• EQ7 Summer Drawing School Series
  • New EQStitch Videos by Yvonne Menear
  • Free Gardenhouse project from Werner Taesler of Mini-Patch
  • Easy Foundation Lesson from Werner Taesler
  • Free Texas Star project from Linda Franz of Inklingo
  • Houston Hands-on EQ7 and EQStitch Class Schedule
  • Bea Shows How to User EQ7’s Random Recolor Tool



Jenny’s EQ7 Summer Drawing Series Continues

Sew AlongStudents, take your desks! Teacher Jenny’s EQ7 Summer School is in session.


New EQStitch Videos Posted by Author Yvonne Menear

Pieced Drawing bookYvonne Menear, known as the go-to guru with embroidery expertise, has posted new videos. Check them out!

Her new book, Learning EQStitch, will be your side-by-side companion to your new EQStitch plug-in for EQ7. Spiral bound, 8.5" x 11", 120 pages.

Order now! Order online or by calling 1-800-356-4219 (M-F, 9-5pm EST).




New EQStitch Topic on the EQ Forum

Yvonne Menear will answer your EQStitch questions on the EQ Forum. Yvonne has also started an EQStitch Yahoo discussion group. She will teach 3 hands-on classes in Houston during International Quilt Festival. View the class listing.


Free Embroidery Pattern from Sindy Rodenmayer of FatCat Patterns

Sindy uses EQStitch to design embroidery designs. She offers several embroidery downloads, including this beautiful Sweet Pea design, free on her site.

Sindy has set up a Yahoo group to share and chat about the embroidery designs she makes using EQStitch.

Sindy also has 27 applique pattern collections on My EQ Boutique.


Electric Quilt to Chicago Quilt Festival!

Attention quilters heading to Chicago June 21-23! Stop by booth 925 at Quilt Festival for a FREE demonstration, plus special show-only savings!


Summer Designs at

Think summer!

A Day at the Beach
A Day at the Beach
by Angie Padilla
Daisies & Ladybugs
Daisies & Ladybugs
by Christiane Wipplinger
by Erin McMorris
Frozen Delights
Frozen Delights
by Denise Russart

See hundreds of beautiful My EQ Boutique designs including other free collections.


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Gretchen Boardman Wins BlockBase Keyword Contest

Congratulations Gretchen! She wins the “BlockBase Keyword” contest and a copy of Quilting Designs Vol. 7.

The question was: What is the first block in BlockBase’s “keyword” Search category: Blocks perfect for reproduction quilts – 1855.
The answer: Early Peony (768.1)


New Contest – What State is this Block Named For?

This BlockBase block is named for one of the 50 U.S. states. Name the state correctly and if we choose yours from all correct answers you win a copy of Gloria Hansen’s book, Digital Essentials.

Subject line: State Block Contest
Your Full Name:
Your Email:
Your guess:




EQ7 and EQStitch Hands-on Classes at Quilt Festival in Houston

Three expert EQ7 teachers, Barb Vlack, Mary Ellen Kranz and Yvonne Menear, will teach hands-on computer classes during the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Classes are held from October 29 to November 2. View our class options. (Registration is not available yet.)


Werner Taesler’s EQ7 Foundation Lessons

This well-known foundation pattern designer shares his EQ7 design experience with you in a new series of lessons. Check out lesson 1.

Visit Werner’s Mini-Patch site for a free pattern. Download his free project.


Bea Shows How to User EQ7’s Random Recolor Tool

With this “magic recolor wand” to play with, who needs Angry Birds? See Bea’s results. Then look at pages 145-148 in EQ7’s User Manual for much more.


Jan T’s Patchwork School

Jan T Baillie offers a wide range of EQ6/EQ7 lessons in her Patchwork School.


Last Chance for Quilt University Classes

Fran Gonzalez teaches an excellent series of online “learning EQ7” classes. Since Quilt University will close this fall, these will be Fran’s last classes. Classes must be taken in order. Registration normally opens 6 weeks before class starts:

  • EQ7 Sampler (1st in series) – July 19
  • EQ7 Building Blocks (2nd in series) – Aug. 23
  • EQ7 Advanced Layouts (3rd in series) – Sept. 20


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

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

Fabulous Fabrics

The winner this month is Spring Flora

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: Find Fabrics, Colors, and Blocks Using the Eyedropper in EQ7




Folksy Flag by Heidi Kory

Get ready for the Fourth of July with this unique flag design.

Folksey Falg

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


Linda Franz of Inklingo Offers Free EQ Star Points Project

Read Linda’s blog post, including her Important Tips for sizing, then have fun with her Texas Star block and get coloring and planning in EQ6 or EQ7.


ClubEQ Does New York Beauty

What’s not to love about this pattern. See how other EQers interpret the idea of New York Beauty.


Links We Love


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…


More free projects and fun!