• Victorian Puzzle Lesson
  • How to Change the Default EQ Palette
  • Free Snowmen projects from Kevin Kosbab and Heidi Kory
  • BlockBase New Year Search Contest
  • Free Treat Bag EQ7 Project



New Product Coming Soon!

The Electric Quilt Company is proud to announce the upcoming release of a plug-in program for EQ7 called EQStitch. We’ll have all the details and pricing information in the next newsletter!


EQStitch is an auto digitizer for EQ7 users and a perfect fit for the new embroidery machine owner or beginning embroiderer. As an EQ7 user, you’ll find learning the auto digitizing elements of EQStitch easy as the tools are already familiar to you. You’ll be able to create embroidery designs in minutes and incorporate the designs into your quilt designing. There is no other product on the market that allows complete quilt design including the ability to digitize embroidery and machine applique in one! We’re very excited! Watch for more details as they become available.

Make sure you are subscribed to this monthly Newsletter and/or the Special Offers email. Subscribe now so you don’t miss out on this special release!


New Year, New Computer?

Yes, our products work with Windows 8! Are you installing EQ7 or the EQ7 Upgrade? Watch our “EQ7 Activation” video and learn to deactivate the old and activate the new.


Designs on

Ring in the New Year with animal friends.

Dog Pound Pals
Dog Pound Pals
by Denise Russart
Hoot by Erin McMorris
Cats by Sindy Rodenmayer
Spring Awakening
Spring Awakening by Regina Grewe

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


BlockBase Sew AlongBlockBase Sew Along

Jenny’s at Block 6! See the half-way-through progress and click the link to read the comments.

Read more about the Sew Along, and get started!


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Tracy Darr-Van Reet Wins the Godey’s Lady’s Book Contest

Tracy wins a Judy Martin Star Power CD for her correct answer to the question: “How many quilt blocks did Godey’s publish between 1830-1898 (included in BlockBase)?” We chose Tracy’s name from all who correctly answered: 13


New Contest

BlockBase offers hundreds of searching possibilities. How many blocks are in the “New Years Day” Search category in BlockBase? Answer correctly and you may win a Karen K. Stone MORE Quilts CD.

Subject line: New Years
Your Full Name:
Your Email:
Your guess: How many blocks are in the “New Years Day” Search category in BlockBase?




Victorian Puzzle Lesson

Simple blocks. Intricate effects. See how.


Changing the Default Palette

Angela Pingel shows you how easy it is. Read more…


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.


Hands-On EQ Classes January 2013 at Road to California

Linda Matteoti will teach two 2-day workshops offering hands-on EQ training. January 24-25 and January 26-27, 2013.


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 Kaffe Fassett Combo!

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: EQ7 Activation and Deactivation




Free EQ7 Snowman Pattern from Feed Dog

Just found Kevin Kosbab’s cute snowmen armed with a hairdryer to use in applique or embroidery. Check it out.


Free Smiling Snowman Project from Heidi Kory

Escapees from Kevin’s hairdryer, for your EQ6 or EQ7.

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


Heidi’s Treat Bags

Perfect for parties! Check them out!



Slideshow from Christiane Wipplinger

Christiane Wipplinger invites you to see a slideshow from the last Mystery project in the Yahoo Group EQ7-Club. (Scroll down to see the Smilebox show, then click and patiently wait while it loads.)


Links We Love


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…


More information about the EQStitch release.