Tag Archives: Electric Quilt

Quilt Designer Insights: Part 2

Magic Stars is a quilt design by Janice Averill in the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker. It’s a fascinating design with so much potential for different looks. The QM Scrap Squad had a terrific time making scrap quilts from this pattern. … Continue reading

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Quilt Designer Insights: Part 1

We’ve been fascinated with Janice Averill’s Magic Stars design from Quiltmaker’s Sept/Oct issue. The Scrap Squad had a terrific time making different versions of it. The block is not what you might be expecting from a quick glance at the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of a Butterfly Block

Many of my designs for 100 Blocks are inspired by nature. Knowing that 100 Blocks volume 9 would released in May, I decided to go for something springy. I searched for ideas in Google  images. Butterflies? That says spring! Who … Continue reading

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QM Staff Inventory: I Love Tradition–with a Twist

It was the first day of first grade and I was ready. I had my Big Chief writing tablet and a pristine box of 16 beautiful Crayola crayons. I could hardly wait to break it open. As we were given … Continue reading

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Creative Spark from Electric Quilt

For every regular issue of Quiltmaker, the folks at The Electric Quilt Company write a column-lesson called Creative Spark. In print, Creative Spark gives a few ideas for things you can do using EQ7 quilt design software to vary the … Continue reading

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Unswerved by Curves

Have you checked out our fun foundation patterns in the July/August ’13 issue? Two of the foundation patterns also have curves: Shayla and Kristy Wolf’s Piccadilly Circle. . . and my Sparkling Bubbles quilt. Do you avoid patterns that call … Continue reading

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Plug into EQStitch–Final Reminder for EQ7 Giveaway

We love to design quilts! And our friends at The Electric Quilt Company have so many fun tools to keep our creative juices flowing. If you already own the EQ7 software and an embroidery machine, you’re going to love their … Continue reading

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Quilting Designs on CD; EQ7 Giveaway Reminder

One of the most useful tools Quiltmaker offers came from a partnership with The Electric Quilt Company. Several years ago we joined forces and created Quilting Designs on CD. My co-workers said that using these Quilting Designs CDs is as easy as 1-2-3. … Continue reading

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EQ Boutique Fun

One of the awesome things about working here at Quiltmaker magazine is working with great companies like Electric Quilt. We get to see what’s new, play with new products, and pass on our thoughts, experiences and opinions to our readers. … Continue reading

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A Big Splash: Electric Quilt Giveaway!

Well, do I have something happy for you on this Monday morning! Quiltmaker is pleased to have Splashes of Color by Margaret Okuley appear in our May/June issue. Isn’t this quilt exuberant?! Margaret designs and makes sample quilts for The … Continue reading

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