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.
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 on the EQ blog and social media. She also designs the projects for the monthly project downloads. 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.
Linda is the friendly voice on the phone when you call EQ. She handles technical support calls, retail orders, product assembly, and makes sure orders are shipped out in a timely manner (among many other things). Linda’s calm personality has been a blessing in the ordering and shipping departments.
Matt is a support specialist who developed and maintains the EQ websites, software installations, as well as nuts and bolts of the EQ servers, email list and most complex technical support 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 EQ’s direct contact with fabric manufacturers and distributors. She is an instrumental part of the promotions and design team, and a key player in building relationships with industry professionals. She produces the EQ Stash Online downloads, released 3 times a year. In her down time she helps create blog and social media content as well.
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 website and software development. Jacob has taken on a big role as one of our software programmers, under the tutelage of EQ President and head programmer, Dean Neumann.
Having degrees in business, Diane worked for EQ back in the days of EQ3 and 4. She took a “brief” 15-year absence to sing opera professionally. She’s happily back to help write & edit books and assist with marketing & anywhere else she’s needed.