Heather Valentine Four Seasons
Heather Valentine Four Seasons
Blocks and quilts for every season! This add-on for EQ8 software gives you 40 seasonal pieced blocks and 24 unique quilts from Heather Valentine! Each quilt can be easily modified for a different season so the 24 quilts become 96 quilts in a snap! Print rotary cutting charts, templates, or foundation paper piecing patterns to make the quilts, or add your own touch—it's easy with EQ8!
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A whole year of blocks and quilts!
This add-on for EQ8 gives you 40 pieced blocks and 24 unique quilts by Heather Valentine. From wall hangings to placemats, these designs will have you covered for all your seasonal projects! Love one of the fall quilts, but wish it featured winter blocks? Just swap out the acorns and pumpkins for snowmen and pine trees then recolor with fabrics you love! Each quilt can be easily modified for a different season so the 24 quilts become 96 quilts in a snap!
Most of the blocks have patterns available for purchase on Heather Valentine’s website, The Sewing Loft. Some blocks are brand new or not even published yet! Scroll down for more information and videos of the festive designs that make up this add-on for EQ8!
Blocks for every occasion
A new block library will automatically link to your EQ8 software. The library includes 40 pieced blocks (10 for each season) all designed to be sewn at 6″ or 12″. Use the blocks together or combine them with your favorites from the EQ Block Library! Print rotary cutting charts, templates, or foundation paper piecing patterns to sew up the blocks right away or set them into your own quilt designs!
Quilts for every season
New projects install into your My EQ8 folder, making it easy to open them in EQ8 software quickly. Sew them up as is, or set different blocks into the layouts and play with color! Print rotary cutting charts, templates, or foundation paper piecing patterns to sew up a project right away or swap out blocks, borders, or fabrics to make it your own! Each quilt project uses the blocks at 6″ or 12″ as the designer intended.
Find the quilts by clicking Open an existing project on the EQ8 Home Screen. Choose a project, click OK, then browse through the Sketchbook to see the blocks and quilts.
About the designer
Heather Valentine, is the voice behind The Sewing Loft and Inspiring Stitches. Armed with a degree from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Heather spent the next 20 years working hand in hand with factories around the world. She developed new products, achieved the perfect fit and produced quality garments found in your closet today. Craving more artistic freedom, Heather stepped away from the garment industry to create The Sewing Loft, an online sewing community filled with enthusiasts of every skill level, from small-business owner to the occasional stitcher. Her main goal is to promote awareness, provide education and, above all, encourage the community to move the needle forward. These days, you can find Heather teaching at local shops, speaking at guilds and sharing her talent in online video classes. Her whimsical designs have graced the pages of many printed publications, including Fat Quarter Projects, Fun-Size Quilts, Stitching Kitchen, and Crafts ‘n Things. They can also be found in stores near you with the Simplicity Creative Group. Each year she hosts a sewing retreat called Sew Scrappy. The 3-day event is a wonderful way to connect with like-minded stitchers who share your passion, learn something new and be inspired to stitch through your scraps. This self-proclaimed fabric hoarder likes to stitch the night away and dreams of one day discovering a better way to detangle her thread collection.
“There is something special about seeing my designs come to life and EQ8 was the missing piece! After years of drawing with graph paper & colored pencils, I was determined to find a better way to streamline my process. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a good doodle session but then I bring those quick sketches to the screen to play with color, texture, and pattern. With the simple click of a button, I can change my color palette, switch up a layout and print off yardage in a flash. The best part… no eraser needed!” —Heather Valentine
The blocks are copyrighted by Heather Valentine. The quilts are copyrighted by The Electric Quilt Company. You may use these designs for personal use only. You do not have permission to sell these patterns in any form.
Blocks and quilts included in Heather Valentine Four Seasons
Play the videos below to see the 40 pieced blocks and 24 unique quilts included in this add-on for EQ8! You'll get 5 EQ Project Files. Each one contains multiple quilts that can easily be modified for all seasons. 24 quilts becomes 96 in a snap!
Note: Each quilt project uses the blocks at 6″ or 12″ as the designer intended.
System requirements for Heather Valentine Four Seasons
- Requires EQ8 software
- Download -- internet access required for downloading
- 100 MB hard disk space
The blocks are installed to the EQ8 Block Library and the project files are in your My EQ8 folder on your computer. Use EQ software to print the templates, rotary-cutting charts, or foundation paper piecing patterns at any size you want. Note: The designer intended for blocks to be sewn at 6" or 12".