ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS
  • EQ7 for Mac Released
  • Free Jump Start Sew-Along Series Starts May 5
  • Save the Date – 2015 EQ Academy
  • Kimberly Einmo’s Newest Book
  • More Free ABCs from Regina Grewe
  • The Virtual Quilter Celebrates her 4000th Design
  • Christa’s Jolly Jelly Roll Quilt Project
  • Kari Schell Figures Fat Quarter Use with EQ7
  • Bea Lee Designs for AccuQuilt Go Hexagons in EQ7
  • Circle Inspiration from Angie Padilla

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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EQ7 for Mac Released

Mac User New to EQ7? Download and start designing!

Already have EQ7? – Get the EQ7 Migration Kit and you can now run EQ7 on Mac OSX. Read the reviews!

EQ7 for Mac

 

EQ7 Jump StartNew EQ7 Learners — Jump Start Sew Along Series Starts May 5

EQ Newbies can jump start learning EQ7 skills with Jenny. Design and make a fun-to-sew quilt as you learn. All blocks will be based on a nine patch grid for easy-sewing. See the Jump Start Sew Along schedule.

 

Save the Date – EQ Academy 2015

April 9 – April 12, 2015: Come to Perrysburg, Ohio for 3 days of hands-on EQ classes. Interested in learning more? Sign-up for our exclusive email list.

 

Featured EQ Artist – Joanna Figueroa

Do you EQ? Joanna does! Watch to see who else is using EQ7 to design their quilts.

EQ Artist

 

Electric Quilt in Modern Quilts Unlimited

Modern Quilts Unlimited (Spring 2014) has Heidi Kory’s article about making modern floral quilts in EQ7. Heidi discusses photo editing, drawing applique blocks and foundation blocks, photo patchwork quilts, using photos in quilts and more! The Modern Quilts Unlimited website has a lesson to accompany the article. You can also download EQ7 projects that include the blocks and quilts too! Check it out!

Modern Quilts lesson

 

HoopSisters’ Mystery Quilt

Begins June 1. Ends June 30. If we told you more it wouldn’t be a mystery. Find clues here.

 

Kimberly Einmo’s Newest Book: Modern Quilts & More

Congratulations Kimberly on your newest AQS book full of modern quilt ideas and sewing tips. And thanks for mentioning you used EQ7 for designing these beauties!

Kimberly Einmo

 

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CONTESTS

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Kathryn Farver wins the Hey Chick! Contest

Kathryn gave us the right answer chosen at random. The block name is “Chick in Egg” from Sew Precise 1 & 2.

 

New Contest: Who Likes Us?

Guess how many Facebook “LIKES” The Electric Quilt Company will have on May 13 at 10am EST? MUST ENTER BY MAY 7. Come closest and win a downloadable EQ Stash Online of your choice.

To: webmaster@electricquilt.com
Subject line: Who Likes Us?
Your Full Name:
Your Email:
Your guess: Your guess as to how many people “like” EQ’s Facebook page.

 

LESSONS & CLASSES

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EQ Classes Will Be Offered at Quilt Festival in Houston

Three teachers will offer a series of hands-on classes on EQ7 and EQStitch from October 26 – November 1, 2014. See details about classes and lectures here.

 

Kari Schell Shows No-Math Fat Quarter Use with EQ7

Who can’t use this? Check out the lesson.

 

Bea Lee Designs for AccuQuilt Go Hexagons in EQ7

Easy when Bea shows you how. Check out the lesson.

Bea Lee

 

Circle Inspiration from Angie Padilla

Angie found this fun interactive site which turns one circle into quilt inspiration. Try it out. Angie’s better-known as the author of EQ with Me: Applique Drawing book.

 

Want More Lessons?

Find them here: EQ7 lessons, EQ6 lessons

 

Calling EQ Teachers

Do you teach EQ? Help potential students find you. List yourself on our Hire a Teacher page.

 

Other Classes

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

 


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 download this month is Sweet Home Cottons

Palette of the Month

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Quilt Gallery

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Featured Video

Video title: Help is Everywhere in EQ7

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FREEBIES

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The Virtual Quilter Celebrates her 4000th Quilt

Judy Butcher, known as the Virtual Quilter, adds a new design to her blog each day. In celebration of posting her 4000th (!) design on May 1, she shares a free project, Anita’s Starflowers, with you. The blocks include shapes from the EQ block library which she has “re-purposed.” Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS, Judy!

Judy Butcher 4000th Quilt

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

 

Free Jolly Jelly Roll Project from Christa

Get this fun and easy-to-sew project on Christa’s site. Thanks, Christa!

Jelly Roll

 

Free Crooked Alphabet ABCs from Regina Grewe Continues

Check back each month for more letters! See more of Regina’s beautiful designs here.

 

Free Cheerful Chicks Project by Heidi Kory

Three new foundation blocks – for the birds!

Cheerful Chicks

Download the EQ7 Project file
Download the EQ6 Project file
Click here if you need instructions for downloading a project file.

 

Spring Project Potpourri

For Quilt Design Wizard, EQ6 or EQ7. See the quilts!

 

Links We Love

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Sindy Rodenmayer’s Free Embroidery Patterns

Jan T’s Patchwork School
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

 

Coming Next Month…

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  • More free projects and fun