• EQ7 for Mac News
  • New EQ7 book: EQ with Me: Quilt Design
  • Free EQ7 Lesson from: EQ with Me: Applique Drawing
  • New Video on EasyDraw Drawing
  • Four Cute Halloween Projects
  • Bea Shows How to Draw a FPP Owl
  • Pumpkin Bread Recipe
  • Follow Us on Twitter



EQ7 for Mac

We’re working hard on the upcoming EQ7 for Mac. For full information, and release date when we have it, sign up for our maillist. (We never share your information.)
Updated release estimate
: early 2014.


2 New Books Now Available!
Quilt design book

New! EQ with Me: Quilt Design book
EQ7 Lessons showing how to create hexagon blocks and hexagon, octagon or circle quilts, plan t-shirt or photo quilts, design for AccuQuilt Go! dies or jelly rolls, import scans, and MUCH more. For all EQ7 skill levels.

Order Quilt Design now!

Applique Drawing book

Republished! EQ with Me: Applique Drawing book
Try this free lesson from Angie Padilla‘s newly re-published Applique Drawing book for a small taste of how helpful this book can be for applique drawing.

Order Applique Drawing now!


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We want to get a better look at how you get your quilting news. Please take 5 minutes to fill out our survey. Each entry will be automatically entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate for EQ products! Survey closes Monday, October 14th. A winner will be announced on our blog, Facebook and Twitter on October 15.


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We’re Heading to Houston…Are YOU?

We’re heading to Quilt Market AND Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas. Stop by booth 608 for special show-only savings and to check out our new products. Or, just stop to say hi! Hope to see you there! Festival-goers, check our blog for a fun contest for you!

Only a few spots available! Don’t miss your chance to learn from 3 of the best EQ teachers, Mary Ellen Kranz, Barb Vlack and Yvonne Menear. Take beginner to advanced EQ classes, or get to know your EQStitch. Enroll soon! You don’t want to miss this opportunity!


Summer Sew Along Final Quilt Link Up!

You’ve learned a lot about drawing blocks, now let’s see them in your final quilt! Post a photo of your SEWN quilt here! All entries submitted by October 7 are entered for a chance to win a free EQ with Me: Quilt Design book!

Did you miss the summer sew along? No problem! Our sew alongs will always be available on our blog. Feel free to start any time and work at your own pace.

Quilt link up


New Designs at

Check out these new patterns from MyEQBoutique!

A Day at the Beach
100 Blocks, Volume 3
by Quiltmaker
Frozen Delights
Speech Bubbles
by Jenny Novinsky
Lets Picnic
My Flakey Friends
by Sindy Rodenmayer
12 Funny Snowmen
by Christiane Wipplinger

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


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Download, Sew and WIN!

EQ Contest

We want to see you sew something! Download the EQ project file on the blog and create something using any of the blocks in the Sketchbook. All submissions will be posted on Facebook for YOU to vote on! Check out the blog post with details.

Are you going to be at Quilt Festival, Houston? Read how you can walk away with big EQ prizes!


Valerie Williams Wins “Name that Thread” Contest

Valerie won Quilting Designs Vol. 4 for knowing the last thread style in EQ7’s Thread Library was Ultrasheen (by YLI).


New Contest – Pucker Up

On what page in her Learning EQStitch book does author Yvonne Menear discuss “puckering?” Answer correctly and if we choose your correct answer you’ll win Quilting Designs Vol. 7.

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




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

View our class options. Not sure which class to take? Contact EQ and we’ll help you decide.

Enroll now!


EasyDraw? Easy — Once You Know the Rules

This video will help you draw pieced blocks!

EasyDraw video


Bea Shows How to Draw a FPP Owl

Whoo doesn’t want to draw, print and sew an owl? Check out Bea’s tutorial.


Jan T Shares 2 “Colorful” EQ7 Tips

Check out these great EQ7 tips!


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 White with Black

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

Block patterns for your FREE software!

Oh Christmas Tree


Featured Video

Video title: Export Images from EQ7




Four Cute & Quick Halloween Projects

Free Colorful Creepies Project by Heidi Kory

Colorful Creepies

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


Free Pumpkin Patch Project by Heidi Kory

Pumpkin Patch

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


Free Haunting Project by Heidi Kory

Happy Haunting

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


Free Jack ‘O Lantern project by Sara Seuberling

Jack 'O Lantern

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


Pumpkin BreadHey Punkin! Want a Piece of Me?

Try this recipe for EQ the Mouse’s (non fat) Pumpkin Bread for your punkin!


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
Lesson 5 from Werner Taesler