Along with being the co-founder of The Electric Quilt Company, Dean is the creator and programmer of all EQ software. Electric Quilt Company exists because of Dean’s programming skill and ideas. He produced the first Electric Quilt program in 1991, as a DOS program which included a method for drawing pieced blocks without using the mouse. The rest is EQ history. Dean is a retired Mathematics professor from Bowling Green State University.
Along with being the co-founder of The Electric Quilt Company, Penny is the main technical support person. Penny has had earlier “quilt lives” as a TV Producer, quilt historian, and art curator, but now spends full-time answering customer questions for many EQ customers via email and/or the telephone. Penny also edits many of the companion manuals for EQ software and is the friendly voice you hear on our videos.
Ann has been with The Electric Quilt Company since 1992 and started out packing product and running to the post office as well as doing the bookkeeping. Although she still handles the treasurer’s duties, she has become much more of a project manager. Ann assigns new projects, keeps everyone on schedule, and helps Dean with programming tasks.
Sara oversees the production and promotions of products being released by the company. Her graphic design background helps keep up with the branding of the website, advertising, product packaging, book designs and more. Sara is involved with magazine submissions, trade shows, and marketing as well.
“Jan in shipping” takes phone orders, but spends most of her day shipping EQ products to wholesale and retail customers. She and her assistant maintain the warehouse, or annex, appropriately renamed to the “Jannex.” Her humor is unbeatable and she always keeps us laughing.
Jenny’s passion for creativity is evident in her work for the Electric Quilt Company. She has a background in graphic design, but she has found an additional talent in sewing. Her skills at the sewing machine have helped her develop interactive Sew Alongs on the EQ Blog, as well as having quilts features in magazines. Jenny also writes the Creative Spark Series found in Quiltmaker Magazine and finds great ways to promote EQ through blogs, lessons and more.
Heidi scours the internet for projects and ideas to post in Heidi Finds. She also designs the projects for the monthly Quilt Design Wizard downloads. She works with Penny posting all the ClubEQ projects. Her articles about EQ7 have been posted in Modern Quilts Unlimited and many of her projects have been featured in other quilting magazines. When Heidi was younger she took quilting classes taught by Margaret at The Quilt Foundry.
Margaret, our “quilting consultant,” is a former partner in The Quilt Foundry quilt shop in Maumee, Ohio. If EQ needs a quilt for a trade show, photo shoot, or television show, you will be sure to find Margaret sewing away.
Linda is the friendly voice on the phone when you call to place your order. She handles retail orders and assists with getting orders shipped out in a timely manner. Linda’s calm personality has been a blessing in the ordering and shipping departments.
Matt is a support specialist who oversees the web site’s Product Support WIKI, program installations, as well as nuts and bolts of the EQ websites and email list issues. He brings his 5+ years of experience in Computer Science to the table here at EQ having previously worked as a web developer and as an IT support specialist for Bowling Green University.
Christine is a recent Bowling Green State University graduate and brings her visual communication skills to the company. She is currently working on the revamped Stash products as well as some advertising, marketing and promotional projects.
Jacob graduated from Bowling Green State University in December 2015. His education in Computer Science gave him the experience he needed to jump in head first at EQ to help with keeping the websites fresh, adding new features and developing new opportunities for the company.