Sunday, August 16, 2009
In September I will be teaching EQ6 classes at the Utah Quilt Guild's annual Quilt Festival in Layton, Utah. All the classes are full (with waiting lists).
If you wanted to take the class but didn't get in, be sure to sign up for my email newsletter. I am planning to teach the classes here in St. George at Quilted Works in January or February.
Or, if you have a group and want to schedule your own class, contact me and we'll see what we can work out.
I use EQ6 quilt design software for all my patterns and designs. I love being able to play "what-if" as I design a quilt, changing the size of blocks, sashing, borders, fabrics, etc. until I get just the quilt that I want to make.
It's great to be able to import my own fabrics and really get an idea of what a quilt will look like before I cut a single piece of fabric.
Being able to print a block in any size is another really useful feature of EQ. I use EQ to figure out cutting layouts, produce instructional drawings and even to make pattern pieces for my various patterns. It is amazing software!
If you are interested in EQ6 software or any of the companion books, please contact me. The manufacturer's suggested retail price is shown below. Please note that I offer special discounted prices on all EQ products. (Because of EQ6 rules, I can't advertise the prices on my website or in a blog, so you need to email me for more info. It will be worth your while!)
Here are the books and software that I recommend:
MSRP: $149.95 (Email me for special prices)
Quiltmaker Quilting Designs software
MSRP: $24.95 each (Volumes 1 through 6 available now)
Stand-alone software with lots and lots of great quilting designs, including many continuous line designs. Play with them when designing your quilt and then print them in any size.
Fran Gonzalez provides step-by-step instructions for eight fun projects. It's like taking classes right in your home!
EQ6 Pieced Drawing
Patti Andersen gives lots of great lessons to teach you to design unique blocks for any quilting need.
EQ6 Appliqué Drawing
This book by Angie Padilla teaches you how to draw and edit appliqué patches to create spectacular blocks.
EQ6 Block Book
An illustrated guide to the 4300 blocks in the EQ6 libraries. Not a necessary item, but I find it much easier to page through a book to find a block than to work through all the libraries on screen.
EQ5 Quilt Design
This wonderful book by Barb Vlack is out of print, but I have a few copies left. It is probably my favorite EQ book and every lesson in it can be translated into EQ6. This book taught me to really take advantage of the power of Electric Quilt.
The Electric Quilt Company offers lots and lots of wonderful products, from software and books to printable fabric sheets and software by lots of talented designers.
Again, I offer special prices on all EQ products. So, if there is something you'd like, please email me.