• Two free Schoolhouse projects celebrate “Back to School!”
  • Guess the Block contest
  • Easy lesson: Using BlockBase and EQ7 Together
  • Free projects from Jo Moury and Inklingo’s Linda Franz
  • Barbara Brackman’s New “Grandmother’s Choice” blog starts



Do You EQ? We have a new website all for YOU!

DoYouEQ.comWe have just launched a NEW WEBSITE for our users. is a community of free projects, lessons and inspiration. Check it out! We’re constantly adding new, exciting things!

Here you’ll find:

My EQ Boutique

We’re seeing STARS! You will too… Get 40 of Marsha McCloskey’s feathered star blocks from Check out the blocks from her first book as well!

Feathered Stars 2 by Marsha McCloskey

Barbara (BlockBase) Brackman Starts New Blog Project

Follow along with Barbara Brackman’s new Grandmother’s Choice blog starting now. A free block each week. Find the block in BlockBase then build the quilt right in EQ7. The topical topic is: The Fight for Women’s Rights.

Sign Up For Our Emails

We’ll keep in touch with special offers and more. Sign up now!



Brenda Travis Wins Storm at Sea Color Contest

Brenda wins a Karen K. Stone Quilts book. Her correct answer was chosen at random from all correct answers to the question – “in EQ7 what color is the last quilt in the “Storm at Sea” project?” The answer: Blue.

New Contest: Guess this Block Name

This block is in BlockBase. Name it, and if we pick your correct answer from all others you will win a Quiltmaker Quilting Designs Vol. 6

Subject line: Guess this Block
Your Full Name:
Your Email:
Your guess:



Jo’s Spring Mystery Quilt: Part 5

Almost done…This month Jo Moury’s EQ7 project has you pick between two designs for the corners, then decide whether to add the ribbon bow to your basket handle.

Click here for Part 5 Sewing instructions (PDF).
Click here for Jo’s Part 5 EQ7 project.
Click here if you need instructions for downloading a project file.

Easy Lesson: Using BlockBase and EQ7 Together

BlockBase makes it easy to find blocks. Learn easy ways to search in BlockBase, using hundreds of different search topics, then get these “found” blocks into EQ7. View the lesson.

Sign Up Now for Fall EQ7 Classes in Houston

Two computer labs with hands-on EQ7 classes during Quilt Festival in Houston (October 30 – November 3, 2012) taught by Barb Vlack & Mary Ellen Kranz. Check out these great classes.

Register online.

Linda Matteotti Teaching EQ7 Classes at Road to California

In January 2013, Linda will teach 2 sessions (Thurs. and Sat.) of her “Scan Your Stash & Paper Piece with Electric Quilt” class for students using either EQ6 or EQ7 at the Road to California Quilter’s Conference and Showcase in Ontario, California.

Other Classes

New! Now search for EQ7 classes by typing in your zip code!

Sign Up Now for Fran Gonzalez’ Online EQ7 Class for Beginners

The class beginners have WAITED for: EQ7 Sampler – The FIRST in Fran Gonzalez’s class series, starts September 14. Sign up now.

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 Travel. Prices for the 7 day event, including workshops, begin at only $1149.



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

Fabulous Fabrics

The winner this month is Lots O Dots!

Palette of the Month



Download more!

Get free fabric downloads from Andover, Moda and Northcott.


Quilt Gallery

Check out what our users have created!

Quilt Gallery


New at Boutique

New patterns for your FREE software!


Featured Video

Video title:Creating Blocks without Drawing




Free EQ7 Schoolhouse Project

Celebrate the beginning of another year with this traditional Schoolhouse design.


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

Free Welcome Back Project by Heidi Kory

We featured this Schoolhouse + kids one year ago. Back just for fun.

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

Free Apple Bookmark: For the Teacher

Quick trick for a teacher gift (PDF).

apple bookmark

Free EQ7 Walkin’ on Sunshine Project from Jo Moury

Prolific EQ designer Jo shares this beautiful project with you other EQ7 users. Thanks Jo!

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

Free Inklingo Projects from Linda Franz

Our friend Linda Franz shares these project files for users of EQ5, EQ6 or EQ7.
Spool project
Hexagon project

4 EQ7 Users Start Christmas in July BOM

Part Block of the Month, part Mystery and part Blog Hop. New patterns posted the first Saturday of each month from EQers Denise Russart, Judy Laquidara, Sheryl Till and Susan Neves. Learn more.

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…


Lots of spooky projects.
Final Part 6 of Jo’s Mystery Quilt
EQ the Mouse’s Pumpkin Bread recipe