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Electric Quilt Users

Do you use Electric Quilt software to design quilts? Let's exchange ideas, tips, tricks, and just have some EQ fun!

Members: 218
Latest Activity: May 31

Like so many other quilters, I was tremendously inspired last spring when the American Folk Art Museum exhibited 650 red-and-white American quilts in the Park Avenue Armory, the largest-ever exhibition of quilts in New York City's history http://www.folkartmuseum.org/infinitevariety. The quilts were on loan from the collection of Joanna S. Rose. Those fortunate enough to attend the exhibition said it was breathtaking.

As a user of EQ7 design software, I decided to design my own red-and-white quilt with all original blocks. This is the first completed block for my quilt, and I'm happy to share the pattern with other EQ7 users. The block, which I've named Gemstone, is sewn in a variety of old and new fabrics. EQ7 users can click on this link http://www.americanquilter.com/publications/downloadable_files.php to open the PJ7 file, then save it on your computer with your other PJ7 files. My block size is 12" square, but you can resize your block in EQ if desired. There are several colorations of the block in the file. 

Enjoy!

Submitted by Christine N. Brown, Editor-in-Chief, American Quilter magazine

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Started by Marlene Baerg Oddie. Last reply by Marlene Baerg Oddie Nov 28, 2015. 8 Replies

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EQStitch - Tutorials

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I just released a tutorial for EQStitch to create a Witches Hat and I'll release part two of this tutorial, where we'll add text to our design, next week.  …Continue

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Design It! Red/White Quilt Challenge

Started by QuiltShop Gal. Last reply by Marlene Baerg Oddie Feb 1, 2014. 1 Reply

I'm hosting a Year of Red and White Quilt Challenges this year with a variety of challenges for those that enjoy designing projects, which is perfect for EQ users!  They'll also be challenges to Make…Continue

Anyone want to help me design my first quilt on EQ-7.

Started by leona harden. Last reply by Myree Williams Oct 1, 2013. 13 Replies

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Comment by Bev Cheuvront on April 5, 2017 at 10:40am
I just started using EQ and looking forward to using it. Looks like many of you have discovered some exciting possibilities with it. I'm especially interested in creating abstract quilts, based on photos. Anyone had experience with this?
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 24, 2017 at 4:22pm
me too ..once on ..i'm gone! oh ..hungry hubby? oh well ..i'm busy in my eq :))

this is great idea tressa ..i love intricate blocks and have felt from my first forays into quilting that those big open centers of some blocks, just begged a small complexity or perfecr fussy cut image. i hope you post a pic when you have you quilt pieced
Comment by Tressa Jurries on February 24, 2017 at 7:33am

I joined a birthday block exchange recently. As a group we decided on a block but each of us have different color ways. Our B-day block is the saw tooth star block. With this block we can put anything in the middle of the block or just do the 6.5 center of the block, this is also left up to the blocks owner, whether she wants the whole block or just the center made. I used EQ to try out different blocks and the different color ways each gal wants for her block.

Also used my EQ to figure out my alternate block and the color way for my B-day blocks. Then played with borders. I can use up so much time just playing in this program when I do open it.

Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on February 23, 2017 at 7:31pm

Thanks for the compliment Rogue I appreciate it. I am a visual learner and so I see things in pictures. I had heard a lot of people saying they had EQ but hadn't the least idea how to use it. So I wrote these. I didn't get through all of EQ7 and some day I should go back and finish out the rest of the bells and whistles. I still use my EQ5 primarily. I like the way it works and I am used to it.  I am always available if anyone has any questions or needs  help. my email is patchesbyr@yahoo.com  I have a lot of stuff I need to get added to my website. I don't get to it as often as I should. I have been using my EQ to create BOMs using my shortcut methods for a FB group I belong to. I also started my own group on FB called Rhonda's Shortcuts. I am trying to get projects and quilt blocks posted for people and tutorials of course LOL   I use my EQ for all of it.  I love love love my EQ!!  I was thinking last night I want to set up a quilt (using my shortcuts of course) and play with adding blocks in hte borders around the quilt. I've never done much with borders except for one Ebook I did. I go into EQ and it will be a long time before I surface LOL

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 23, 2017 at 1:51pm
wow! rhonda i have saved & referred to all 23 links after you posted them a few years ago. this new page of pdf's is amazing! dumping old saves and saving this link now. thank you for posting this here. i visit your blog on occassion, but haven't cruised over to the eq section since i thought i had all that you offered. lesson learned :))

debbie ..be sure to check these out. i have been using eq since my son bought me eq4 years ago ..this set of teaching links by rhonda is as good, or better, than all the books i've bought for eq over the years.
Comment by Rhonda Woodsmall on February 22, 2017 at 7:31pm

Debbie I wrote 23 lessons on using the EQ software. I love my EQ and wanted to help others learn to enjoy it too. Here is a link to my tutorials  http://www.piecencutpatchwork.com/pdfs-1-11  Click on the Electric Quilt link in the bar at the top of the page to see the second page link. 

Comment by Debbie Cartin on February 22, 2017 at 5:13pm

Hello everyone thank you for letting me join your group. I do have the EQ software but have not used in in a very long time I would need to start back at the beginning. So I will be looking for a lot of direction on how to use the software. 

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 22, 2017 at 3:20pm
well ...we've been quiet in here enough! so let,s welconw member debbie cartin, to the eq group.

hi debbie ..join the chat! do you eq?
Comment by Robin Haigh on March 26, 2015 at 11:22pm

Took an EQ7 class today given at our new local quilt shop "Primitive Gatherings". The class instructor was Sheila Williams. Great class and I learned a lot.

Comment by Tressa Jurries on March 15, 2015 at 6:37pm

All the activity on here. It has reminded me of the books I purchased and still have not used. And I love the EQ site.

 

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