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Color Club – Winners Announced!

Posted 06-07-2023 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations

Thank you to everyone who participated in May’s design challenge! Check out the wonderful entries we received here! Winners Two winners were selected randomly. Congratulations to…. Winner 1: Sonya Chinn Winner 2: Alice Hertel A Note from Heather Valentine Heather Valentine, the designer of this collection, has some words to share with all the participants! “Oh my goodness, I am absolutely floored by the incredible outpouring of creativity and imagination in your quilt design submissions! Seriously, each and every design is a work of art. It’s been such a joy to watch each quilt be submitted. Keep up the fantastic work my talented friends, because you’re rocking it! I look forward to following along and seeing your designs stitched up in Color Club.” – Heather Valentine  Honorable Mentions Don’t forget to look at all the amazing submissions to this challenge. Here are a few honorable mentions! More Chances to Win Vertex by QT Fabrics is June’s Fabric of

Electric Quilt and Quilts of Valor – Rachelle C. and TeriAnn H.

Posted 06-04-2023 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! Oh, how time flies when such special quilts are being highlighted, but you’ve still got 1 month to join this wonderful event! We’re requesting both an image of your EQ-software-QOV design and a picture of the accompanying finished Quilt of Valor®. For inspiration, be sure to view previous posts in this heartwarming series! Rachelle C. Rachelle Craig, of Rachelle Handmade, is a talented EQ designer and she has used those skills to create some striking QOV! Her design process is “very experimental and she usually tries many versions of a block before playing with the color palette” which EQ allows her to do easily. When Rachelle does finally play with colors, auditioning different patriotic colorways is also quick and fun using EQ software. Being involved in these projects and knowing that her designs may inspire someone to

Design & Discover – EasyDraw Tips and Tricks

Posted 06-01-2023 by Heidi | Posted in: Design & Discover

EasyDraw is for pieced blocks. You can also use PolyDraw, or Applique. With EasyDraw all the lines must touch each other and/or the edges of the block. Think of your lines as seams. For example, in the first block the lines do not touch the edges.  The center pieces are “floating”. When you click the COLOR tab you won’t see the diamond. You couldn’t piece the first block, so you can’t draw it that way in EasyDraw either! In the second block, lines are added. Now, you could sew it, and it appears correctly on the COLOR tab. There are a few other things you want to consider BEFORE you start drawing your block: the block size and the precision bar settings. Block Size Let’s say you want to draw the log cabin block below and want the finished block to be 12 inches x 12 inches. If you analyze

EQ Design Challenge & Giveaway – Vertex

Posted 06-01-2023 by Olivia | Posted in: Contests

June’s Fabric of the Month is Vertex by QT Fabrics, which is their newest blender collection! With an array of 84 colors, this textural print will become your go-to favorite. Select colors are also available in 108” wide fabric too. Ask your favorite independent quilt shop for Vertex and tell them QT Fabrics sent you! A bundle of these fabrics will be given away to three lucky winners! Submit your EQ design featuring Vertex 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 contest ends. Instructions for how to submit an image are at the

Book Giveaway with Cheryl Brickey

Posted 05-25-2023 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Artists From Our Users Q&A

Contest is closed. Winner: Susan Nunchuck! Congrats, Susan and thank you to all who entered! EQ Artist, Cheryl Brickey has a brand-new book out called Just Two Charm Pack Quilts which would make a great gift (even for yourself!!). Read all about it below and enter to win a copy! EQ: We are so excited about your new book! This book is a continuation to one of your previously published books, right? Cheryl: Yes! Just Two Charm Pack Quilts is a follow-on to my best-selling book Just One Charm Pack Quilts. Each of the quilts in my Just One Charm Pack Quilts book used a single charm pack, an additional fabric, and a background fabric in order to stretch the charm pack into a full quilt. I thought of it as the Hamburger Helper of charm packs. Each of the quilts were smaller in size, perfect for babies, children, and

Lessons with Yvonne–May 21, 2023–Quick and Easy Disappearing 9-Patch

Posted 05-21-2023 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

Disappearing 9-patch blocks are extremely popular to use in quilts.  They are easy to make in EQ8 using the Serendipity tools.  With just a few clicks you can see all the different variations of a 9-patch block using EQ8. Open your EQ8 program and create a new project called Disappearing 9 Patch.   Be sure to click the OK at the bottom of the box. Open the view sketchbook and locate the built-in EQ8 9-patch design. Select the 9-patch and then click on EDIT at the bottom of the box.  This will place the design on the block worktable. The block worktable opens up on the DRAW tab of the block worktable. Click on the COLOR tab at the top of the screen and recolor the block as below. Add to sketchbook  At the top of the screen, click on the BLOCK heading and select Serendipity>Clip and Flip. The Clip and

Do You EQ Too? – Chris Behme

Posted 05-16-2023 by Olivia | 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 Chris Behme! “I was a quilter from 1994-2000, when I dropped sewing for knitting,” says Chris. “I have since returned to quilting after building a new house in 2017 and covering 13 windows with Roman Shades and valances. The search for window treatments and home decor led me down a rabbit’s hole into a return to quilting. I quilt with the Mudsock Quilters Guild in Fishers, Indiana and have started tutoring guild members in my EQ8 knowledge. I try to submit challenges each month, but a busy schedule of quilting, grand-kids, and life have prevented my attempts this year. But I do enjoy looking at what others have created and have saved projects from past challenges!” Check

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