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This is the sale you’ve been waiting for!

Holiday Sale

Sale ends December 16. Not valid on previous orders. Only applicable at


New Designs on

Think outside the square. Fresh circular patterns from My EQ Boutique.

Owls in the Round
Owls in the Round
by Christiane Wipplinger
Inklingo Dresden Plates
Inklingo Dresden
Plates by Annika
Flowering Dresden Plates
Flowering Dresden
by Christiane Wipplinger
Pieced Hexies
Pieced Hexies
by Mickey Depre

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


BlockBase Sew Along

BlockBase Sew AlongJenny’s Sew Along is not quite at the half-way point. You can still catch up after the holidays, and link up your sewn blocks. See the finished blocks, and click the link to read the comments.

Read more about the Sew Along, and get started!


User Spotlight: Daphne Greig

Meet Daphne and see how she uses EQ7 in her pattern business.
Daphne Greig


New Books By EQ Designers Reveal Piecing Secrets

Love the title of Beth Ferrier’s newest book: Sneaky Piecing: Beth’s 20+ Tips, Tricks & Techniques for Cutting, Stitching, Pressing, Finishing & More (C&T Publishing) is out! Learn from an expert!
Beth Ferrier

Sandi Blackwell’s latest is: Square-agonals 12 Easy Pieces: 12 Blocks – 2 Cuts – 1 Beautiful Quilt. Sandi invites you to “come and discover an amazingly simple way to create quilts with a diagonal setting — without adding setting and corner triangles.”

Sandi Blackwell


Cruise to Alaska While Learning EQ7

7-day cruise to Alaska with EQ teacher Mary Ellen Kranz, Sue Spargo, photographer Gregory Case and Rob Appel from June 9-16, 2013. Tempt yourself with more information from Deb Roberts World of Quilts Travel. Prices for the 7 day event, including workshops, begin at only $1149.


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Jane Stephens Wins the Judy Martin Star Power Contest

Jane Stephens wins a Judy Martin Star Power CD. Jane correctly guessed that the number of quilt piecing diagrams in Star Power is: 61. (Plus there are 110 block diagrams!)


New Contest

Godey’s Lady’s Book was a woman’s magazine published from 1830-1898. How many quilt blocks did Godey’s publish during these years (included in BlockBase)?

Subject line: Godey’s Lady’s Book
Your Full Name:
Your Email:
Your guess: Number of blocks published in Godey’s and found in BlockBase.




Bea Lee’s EQ Tutorial Tuesday

Bea Lee offers an EQ Tutorial every other Tuesday.


Hands-On EQ Classes January 2013 at Road to California

Linda Matteoti will teach two 2-day workshops offering hands-on EQ training.

Q: Linda, you are offering two workshops, (January 24-25 and January 26-27, 2013)? Are they the same?

A: The first workshop focuses on foundation (paper) piecing and the second on machine applique. There are lots of different skills involved in the two techniques, both in using EQ7 and in the actual sewing. The classes are exciting for me and for the students because they experience the entire process. The students learn to manipulate the EQ7 software, then scan their fabrics and each student builds a quilt in EQ7 using her/his own fabric. By the end of the first day students will be printing their foundation patterns or applique patterns for use in the actual sewing process. The second class day students will learn the sewing techniques involved in foundation piecing or applique, and bring their projects to life in fabric. Laptop computers are necessary, but sewing machines will be provided in the classroom.

Sounds like the perfect fun Christmas gift for any new EQ user!


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 Red, Green & White!

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

New patterns for your FREE software!


Featured Video

Video title: Drag and Drop Blocks in EQ7




Christmas Angel Quilt

Download this free beautiful quilt using an angel design from Sindy Rodenmayer. Find more angels by Sindy at!

Christmas Angel

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


Return of the Pecking Penguins

Back cuz you loved it. Here’s Heidi Kory’s free penguin project.

Pecking Penguins

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


Bows & Boughs Project

Deck your own halls. Another design by Heidi Kory.

Bows & Boughs

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


Free Project from American Quilter Magazine

Thanks to American Quilter for providing a link to a free downloadable EQ7 design file for Reiko Nakazawa’s Mini Ties and Sunrise quilt which appears in their January 2013 issue.

Mini Ties and Sunrise


Gift Ideas

See the cute “babyface” Jenny made, featured in Quilts and More magazine (Winter). Jenny tells how to download the free project for this cute design.

Baby Face

See Heidi’s ideas for making printed EQ7 soft books for the little loves in your life.

Or print photos to display in a hoop wreath.


Barb Vlack’s Homemade Marshmallow Recipe

MarshmallowsYour whole family will love this fluffy project. Easy and delicious! Barb Vlack’s marshmallow recipe is an EQ tradition. Get the PDF recipe.


Links We Love


Regina Grewe’s Free Patterns
Angie Padilla’s EQ7 BOM
Judy Butcher’s Daily Virtual Quilt
Diane Anderson’s Monthly Desktop Calendar
Glynis Thompson’s Patchworkmaniac’s Blog


Coming Next Month…


New fun and projects for a New Year

Victorian Puzzle lesson