You asked for it. Volume 8 is out! Over 500 gorgeous new quilting designs. Tons of continuous line. And 37 all-over patterns. Link to EQ6 or EQ7 – easy! Click LIBRARIES > Block Library > Link Library > AutoAdd. Perfect for Pantograms.
New! Stash Spring 2012 is also available!
Don’t forget to check out the latest fabrics from amazing designers in the industry! Get Stash Spring 2012 and view them all! Collect fabrics in virtual shopping bags to take with you to your local quilt shop. Or, for extra fun, use them in EQ7 to design your quilts. Truly see your quilt before you start cutting!
New EQ videos on YouTube — Over 40 total!
New Mail List for EQ Users
Gordon Cooper, from New Zealand, has started a new Yahoo mail list for sharing questions and tips about Electric Quilt Company products. You can choose to receive individual emails, as they are posted, or the “Digest” form, all emails in one daily message.
Please note that in an attempt to keep spammers out, all memberships will have to be approved by the Group Owner. This may take a day or two.
Do You EQ Artist, Karen Combs, in McCall’s Quilting
DoYouEQ Artist Karen Combs in McCall’s Quilting
Flipping through the July/Aug issue of McCall’s Quilting Magazine we spotted one of our very own DoYouEQ Artists, Karen Combs. Her quilt Summer Star is patterned in the magazine so go out and get a copy! As an avid EQ user we asked her to tell us a little about designing the quilt in EQ:
“I just love designing in EQ. It lets my fingers keep up with my mind as I try out different designs. In Summer Star, I started with a Carpenter’s Star, also may be known as a Carpenter’s Wheel. I really do enjoy this design, it is quick to make and looks much harder to piece than it is.
EQ allowed me to quickly add different colors options for the star and for the background. I was also able to add and try out different borders ideas. Once I had a design I liked, I could quickly try out different color placement, using my new fabric line for Troy’s Riverwoods Collection; Midnight Blue. It was so fast and fun! In fact, I had so many beautiful designs, it was hard to select one to piece together! Hmmm, looks like I might have to make another one from another design option. . .”
~ Karen Combs
Read more about Karen on our DoYouEQ Artist page.
Our Very Own, Penny McMorris, Featured in American Quilter Magazine
If you didnt get a chance to pick up a copy of the March 2012 American Quilter, you can read Penny’s article on the AQS website! There you will find a wonderfully written bio on our very own Penny McMorris by Marjorie L. Russell. Check it out!
Winner of the Chapter Name Contest
Last month we asked the title of Chapter 3 in Patti Anderson’s book “EQ6 Pieced Drawing.” Katharine S. Brigham was the winner whose entry was chosen at random from all correct answers, and won a Kaleidoscope Collection CD. The correct answer was: “Divide and Conquer!”
New Contest: How Many Boutique Designers?
How many “Designer Collections” are on My EQ Boutique? If your name is chosen from all correct answers you’ll win a STASH of your choice.
To Enter, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject line: Designer Collections
Your full name:
LESSONS & CLASSES
Create Your Own Star Sampler Layout in EQ
In this easy lesson you’ll create a layout perfect for a mixture of applique blocks. Get the lesson!
Online EQ Class Series from Fran Gonzalez Begins
The class beginner’s wait for: Fran’s first class in her EQ7 series: EQ7 Sampler. This is the pre-req. for the next classes in Fran’s popular online series. Register now for the class which begins July 13.
Tutorial from SewCal Gal
Get the free tutorial from SewCal Gal.
Hexagon Lessons a Huge Success!
EQ user Janet Quam worked through Greg Renhill’s hexagon lessons that were featured in the past two newsletters. And this is what she ended up with! Great work Janet!
DO YOU EQ CORNER
Check out DoYouEQ.com for an EQ community of fun, free stuff, lessons and tips from the pros!
The winner this month is Spring Green!
Get free fabric downloads from Andover, Moda and Northcott.
Check out what our users have created!
New patterns for your FREE software!
Free Erin McMorris Fabric Project
La dee dah! This new spring fabric collection from FreeSpirit colors a simple zig/zag design to play with.
Jo’s Spring Mystery Quilt: Part 2
Last month Jo Moury started you on a magical mystery tour. For the next 4 months you’ll get sewing instructions, and a new EQ7 project file revealing more of the quilt. This month you choose between 3 different border styles to surround your center block. The project shows all 3.
Free Wedding Ring Tile Project
Brackman solves another quilt mystery! Loved this old post about a mysterious wedding ring on Barbara Brackman‘s blog. She noted, “Sarah from Pacifica” had reproduced it in EQ. So Andrea tried duplicating Sarah’s idea. See Barbara’s full post here.
Free Inklingo Wedding Ring Project from Linda Franz
Four EQ7 Users Start Christmas in July BOM
See what Denise Russart, Judy Laquidara, Sheryl Till and Susan Neves have planned for you. A Collaboration Among Friends. Fun!
Free Wedding Ring Project from Angie Padilla
This EQ6 project can be opened by EQ6 and EQ7 users.
Links We Love
COMING NEXT MONTH…
Jo’s Spring Mystery – Part 3