ANNOUNCEMENTS

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New! Quiltmaker Quilting Designs: Volume 8Quilting Designs, Volume 8

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.

Download a lesson on using these quilting designs with EQ7

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!

Stash Spring 2012

New EQ videos on YouTube — Over 40 total!

EQ on YouTube

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.

Join by visiting home page: http://uk.groups.yahoo.com/group/steppen
Group email address: steppen@yahoogroups.co.uk

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

Karen CombsFlipping 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!

Penny Article

CONTESTS

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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: sarahshriver@electricquilt.com
Subject line:
Designer Collections
Your full name:
Your email:
Your guess:

LESSONS & CLASSES

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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!

Star Sampler

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!

Janet Quam

Missed the lessons? Get them here!
Hexagon Lesson 1
Hexagon Lesson Part II

DO YOU EQ CORNER

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

 

Fabulous Fabrics

The winner this month is Spring Green!

Palette of the Month

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Download more!

Get free fabric downloads from Andover, Moda and Northcott.

FIND OUT HOW >

Quilt Gallery

Check out what our users have created!

Quilt Gallery

SEE THE QUILTS >

New at Boutique

New patterns for your FREE software!

SHOP BOUTIQUE >

Featured Video

Video title: Using Photo Symmetry in EQ7

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FREEBIES

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Free Erin McMorris Fabric Project

La dee dah! This new spring fabric collection from FreeSpirit colors a simple zig/zag design to play with.

LaDeeDah Quilt

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

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.

Click here for Part 2 Sewing instructions (PDF).
Click here for Jo’s Part 2 EQ7 project.

Click here if you need instructions for downloading a project file.

Find all of Jo’s Spring Mysteries at DoYouEQ.com.

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.

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

Free Inklingo Wedding Ring Project from Linda Franz

Get the project!

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!

Judy Laquidara http://www.patchworktimes.com/
Sheryl Till http://quiltingtizzy.wordpress.com/
Susan Neves http://7and7.wordpress.com/
Denise Russart http://justquiltin.wordpress.com/

Free Wedding Ring Project from Angie Padilla

This EQ6 project can be opened by EQ6 and EQ7 users.

Links We Love

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Regina Grewe’s Free Patterns
Angie Padilla’s EQ7 BOM

Judy Butcher’s Daily Virtual Quilt

Diane Anderson’s Monthly Desktop Calendar

COMING NEXT MONTH…

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Jo’s Spring Mystery – Part 3