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Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Kimberly E., Wendy S., and QOV Design Tips

Posted 05-04-2023 by Diane | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®

In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this heartwarming event! Kimberly E. Last month we featured 4 of the amazing designers who are in the All-Star Quilts of Valor book. This month, one of the designers we’re highlighting is Kimberly Einmo, who not only has a beautiful quilt in the book, but also wrote the Foreward! She sums up this incredible organization perfectly by saying, “I can think of no greater way to honor these modern-day heroes who have faithfully served our country than with the gift of a Quilt of Valor to show them their service was – and is – appreciated by a grateful nation and will be remembered in a tangible way.” We couldn’t agree

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Color Club

Posted 05-01-2023 by Olivia | Posted in: Contests

This contest is now closed. Winners will be announced soon! May’s Fabric of the Month is Color Club by Heather Valentine for Windham Fabrics! The range of shades and simple prints make Color Club a foundational staple! The tonal prints blend with and highlight those hard to match prints in your stash. The collection is the perfect color assortment to create patchwork pieces, rainbow quilts bags and more. A bundle of these fabrics will be given away to two lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Color Club below…all instructions and contest details are in this post. Good luck! To enter In order to enter for the giveaway you must submit a quilt using the current Fabric of the Month AND comment on at least one other person’s quilt you like by the end of the month. If you’re the first person to submit a quilt, make sure to come back and comment on someone else’s quilt before the

Design & Discover – Coloring Scrappy Quilts

Posted 05-01-2023 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover Favorite Posts

First of all, you definitely don’t have to manually color each individual patch to make a quilt look scrappy! Lots of times if you are planning on sewing a scrappy quilt you wouldn’t be using the specific red fabric you’re coloring your quilt with, you would just be using a red from your stash anyways. So, the first step is just to not overthink it!  But, here are a few different ways to make this job a little faster. In this Wedding Ring Quilt I used the Ctrl/Cmd to color the blocks with the Paintbrush tool, which colors the same patch in all matching blocks on the current layer.   And ended up with this quilt… Once you have a quilt designed and colored like in Step 1, click the DESIGN tab > Block Tools Use the Rotate and Flip tools to break up the repetitive fabrics. For example, here

Do You EQ Too? – Sue Halter

Posted 04-10-2023 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Do You EQ Too

Welcome to our blog series, Do You EQ Too? Each month, we will spotlight a different EQ user and their quilts! If you haven’t already, you can read our introduction post here. This month we are spotlighting Sue Halter! Sue has used EQ from the very beginning when the program was DOS based! Now, she uses EQ8 to design quilts, pillows, and wall hangings for her family and friends. “It is wonderful that EQ has progressed so far and became the best in the field, in my opinion,” says Sue. “Even though I may have a pattern, I will usually recreate it in EQ8 to play with fabric or to make it fit my needs. As much as I use EQ8, there is still so much I haven’t learned about the program. Always learning something!” Take a look at Sue’s lovely designs below! “I had made a beach bag for my 7 yr old

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Daffodil

Posted 04-10-2023 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the EQ8 Block Spotlight series! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want you to show us what you can do with the block. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! This month’s block: Daffodil Where to find it: 03 Foundation Pieced > Flowerbed Foundations Design ideas to get you started I used the Daffodil block plus a couple of other blocks from the Flowerbed Foundations section to make this cute height chart quilt. It would make a great baby shower gift! For my second quilt, I played with the block a bit before setting it in an on-point layout. First, I used Create Serendipity > Shrink & Flip to make this block: And then added a few lines on the Block Worktable: Here is the new block

EQ Academy Recap – 2023

Posted 04-07-2023 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Academy

Another successful EQ Academy in the books! Thank you so much to all who came to Perrysburg, Ohio to take part in this workshop! Our staff got so many compliments during the event and we couldn’t be more appreciative. Shout out to our awesome teachers, especially Lori Miller and Yvonne Menear for providing top-notch education! Scroll down to see more photos of the event. Thank you to our sponsors for the welcome-bag items and fantastic daily giveaways! And thanks to The Sewing Loft for these fun giveaways! We hope to see you all again next spring for EQ Academy 2024! Stay tuned to our blog and/or emails to be notified of dates and enrollment information. In the meantime, check out our online classes!

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – All-Star Book Contributors

Posted 04-04-2023 by Diane | Posted in: Electric Quilt & Quilts of Valor®

In November we announced that we’ve teamed up with the Quilts of Valor Foundation® (QOVF) for a special 8-month collaboration! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. Scroll down below to read more details about this heartwarming event! In this post, the focus is going to be on some of the EQ users who have their designs in the All-Star Quilts of Valor book (see Prizes below for how to win your own copy of this beautiful book)! Ann Parsons Holte Ann, of Ann Holte quilting, not only has a quilt in the book, but is also one of the four Contributing Authors! Ann says that “she couldn’t do what she does without EQ8″ and “EQ8 is such an important tool for her to write her own patterns.” True to her word, she used EQ8 to help write patterns for her and other quilts in the

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