• Newly republished Pieced Drawing book
  • Free lesson by Patti Anderson: Draw a Prairie Braid
  • Free EQ7 Awesome Amore project


EQStitch Progress Report

Last month we announced EQStitch, a new digitizing plug-in for EQ7. We will be officially announcing the release of EQStitch the week of February 18th! Make sure you are subscribed to the Special Offers email to get the full announcement. Subscribe now so you don’t miss out on this special release!


SNEAK PEEK! The image above shows how a typical EQ drawing can turn into a machine applique, a quilting design and an embroidery design! Stay tuned…


EQ with Me: Pieced Drawing book now available!

Pieced Drawing bookPatti Anderson’s Pieced Drawing is back. So popular it sold out for EQ6! This book is the best Valentine gift you can give yourself. Penny says: “I’m so amazed at what I learned about drawing blocks just proofreading Patti’s book!” We’ve republished the same book, in a large-format SPIRAL edition.

Have EQ7? Don’t already have Patti’s original book? Get this one before it sells out.

Try before you buy: A Free lesson from her book! Follow Patti’s easy steps for drawing a Prairie Braid.


Romantic Designs at

Be our Valentine. Browse these romantic designs.

Baltimore Bliss
Baltimore Bliss
by Sindy Rodenmayer
I thee wed
I Thee Wed
by Angie Padilla
Poppies & Posies
Poppies & Posies
by Erin McMorris
Hearts & Hands
Hearts & Hands

But wait, have you tried our free designs, and browsed the other terrific patterns?


BlockBase Sew AlongBlockBase Sew Along

Block 8! Check out the progress. Four more blocks to go. You can still catch up!

Read more about the Sew Along, and get started!


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Ann Scott wins BlockBase New Years Contest

Ann was among those correctly answering that there are 3 blocks in BlockBase’s “New Years Day” Search category. She wins a Karen K. Stone MORE Quilts CD.


New Contest: Symmetry

How many design variations can the Symmetry tool produce on a quilt in EQ6 or EQ7? Be chosen from all correct answers and win Blending Fabrics with Photos 2 book by Mary Ellen Kranz.

Subject line: Symmetry tool
Your Full Name:
Your Email:
Your guess:


Is our love reciprocal? We’d love to be nominated! (Hint!)

about.comWho loves us? is holding a Readers’ Choice Awards contest. Nominations for your “Favorite Quilting Software” are open now and will close February 11, 2013. Finalists will be announced February 19, and voting will take place for one month, ending on March 19. Winners will be announced on March 27.




Want More Lessons?

Find them here: EQ7 lessons, EQ6 lessons


Bea Lee’s EQ Tutorial Tuesday

Bea Lee offers an EQ Tutorial every other Tuesday. Her latest? Be Fat Quarter Friendly with EQ7.


AQS & NQA Shows offer EQ7 Classes

Andrea Bishop will teach hands-on classes at both venues:
AQS Show classes
NQA Show classes


Other Classes

New! Find a class easily! Search by Zip Code for EQ7 classes!




Check out for an EQ community of fun, free stuff, lessons and tips from the pros!

Fabulous Fabrics

The winner this month is Limes & Lemons!

Palette of the Month


Download more!

Get free fabric downloads from Andover, Moda and Northcott.


Quilt Gallery

Check out what our users have created! Leave comments for the users!

Quilt Gallery


New at Boutique

Patterns for your FREE software!


Featured Video

Video title: Antique Inspiration for Contemporary Quilts




Awesome Amore

Who loves you baby? We do! Heidi Kory shares her free EQ7 Love quilt with you.


Download the EQ7 Project file
Click here if you need instructions for downloading a project file.


Heidi Makes Fabric Valentine Postcards

Heidi shows what she made and gives you her free Valentine postcard project too.



Links We Love


Bea Lee’s EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday
Regina Grewe’s Free Patterns
Judy Butcher’s Daily Virtual Quilt
Diane Anderson’s Monthly Desktop Calendar
Glynis Thompson’s Patchworkmaniac’s Blog