• EQ7 Summer Drawing School Series
  • EQStitch Videos by Yvonne Menear
  • Bea Lea’s Applique Animal Blog Hop Tutorials
  • Free Pretty Pinwheel Wallhanging
  • Designs Shared by Judy Laquidara



Jenny’s EQ7 Summer Drawing Series

Sew AlongIt’s FREE. It’s FUN. It’s “summer school” for EQ7 drawing. Sharpen your mouse! Lesson 1 is available now!

But this series isn’t just about drawing—it’s a SEW along too! At the end of each month Jenny wants to see your block in fabric!

Check out the full schedule!



Author Yvonne Menear’s EQStitch Videos – Watch and Learn

Yvonne Menear is spreading her embroidery expertise. This EQStitch teacher/guru has produced some wonderful videos — drawing raves from EQStitch users. Watch Lesson 1 below, then check out all of her lessons on her YouTube channel!

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).


Last Week to Sign Up for Hands-On Learning EQ7 and EQStitch with Yvonne Menear

Still a few spaces left. Sign up (deadline: May 7) for this three-day (June 7-9, 2013) hands-on seminar covering all elements of EQ7 and EQStitch taught by the Yvonne Menear, author of Learning EQStitch.


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.


More Spring Designs at

Celebrate the warm weather. Buy one block, or a whole collection (at a discount). Try Heidi’s free Gnomes blocks while you browse.

Poppies & Posies
Poppies & Posies
by Erin McMorris
Ship Ahoy!
Ship Ahoy!
by Angie Padilla
Miss Daisy's Garden
Miss Daisy’s Garden
by Denise Russart
Gnomes - Free collection
Gnomes (FREE!)
by Heidi Kory

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


Jenny’s BlockBase Sew Along Quilt

We love the quilt Jenny made with her Sew Along blocks. Though her BlockBase Sew Along is over, you can still design your own quilts with the blocks if you wish. Start now!

BlockBase Sew Along


EQ Designer Wins at Dallas Quilt Show

Congratulations to Serena Vrnak on her 3rd place win in the Master Division Large Pieced category at the Dallas, Texas quilt show. See more details of Serena’s beautiful quilt.

Serena Vrnak


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Barbara Sylvester Wins EQStitch Video 16 Contest

We asked “What is the first word in the title of Video 16 in EQStitch.” Many guessed correctly: Sort.

We chose Barbara’s name from all correct answers, so she wins a Quilting Designs vol. 6. (Perfect companion for EQStitch!)


New Contest

What is the first block in BlockBase’s “keyword” Search category: Blocks perfect for reproduction quilts – 1855. If we pick yours from all correct answers you’ll win Quilting Designs Vol. 7.

Subject line: 1855
Your Full Name:
Your Email:
Your guess:




Bea Lee’s Applique Animal Blog Hop Tutorials

Bea Lee and 8 other EQers have created fun drawing tutorials for you. Start at the end and work your way forward as you scroll down and click tutorial links. See tons of ideas for drawing all sorts of cute critters. Thanks to SewCal Gal, Marian Pena, Jane Capriotti, Carol Steely, Nancy Meyers, Marlene Oddie, Amy Warner, and Connie Campbell.


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 Building Blocks (2nd in series) – May 24
  • 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

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 Black in Back

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: Easy Skewed Quilt Blocks




Pretty Pinwheels by Heidi Kory

Cute Pinwheel and “stick” blocks for a quick wall hanging.

excellent eggs

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


Judy Laquidara Shares Quilt Designs

Three designs Judy generously shares with you on her blog.


Links We Love


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!