The Electric Quilt Company is turning 25 years old this year! The company is celebrating all year long with promotions and giveaways, and this month we’re kicking the celebration up a notch with a joint giveaway! Read on for details.
Electric Quilt is a quilt design software package that quilt designers, new and experienced, use to help to design and build their works of art! EQ7, the latest version of the software package, allows users to work with existing blocks or create original blocks, experiment with layouts, work with fabrics from leading manufacturers or their own stashes, print yardage requirements and much, much more!
Many of our designers and Ambassadors use EQ7 for their own projects. Here’s what a few of these EQ Artists have to say about using the program!
“I love being able to truly conceptualize a concept before cutting any fabric!” – Marlene Oddie, KISSed Quilts
“I like being able to play with blocks, trying different fabrics and not wasting fabric is a huge plus. My favorite tool is the fussy cut tool as you can see just what your finished quilt will look like! It is “purrfect”! Nan Baker, Purrfect Spots Designs
“I love to use EQ to draw my paper piecing designs! It allows me to print them to any scale with nice thin lines to sew on.” – Suzy Webster, Adventurous Applique and Quilting
“Designing patterns is much easier, faster and accurate using EQ!” – Anna Branch, Archangel Creations
“I love the fact that I can print out rotary cutting instructions for my blocks, as well as the fabric requirements for the quilts I design. I also love being able to export images that I can use in writing a pattern.” – Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts
“What’s not to love? I love playing with it, designing quilts and turning them into quilts and patterns that I publish. I do bi weekly tutorials on my blog (have been for a few years now). I LOVE EQ!!” – Bea Lee, Beaquilter
“Sometimes I just use it to change borders on a published pattern, and figure out the yardage for what I want to do. I can play, making sure the yardage fits my stash. Or I make the published pattern larger, and can determine the new yardage. I also design stuff to work with my stash, or to work with GO dies that I have. It’s so easy to just play and see what you can create. You can choose alternate layouts, play with secondary designs, and use the actual colors, so you can really see if your design “works” and creates the quilt you want. It’s a great tool, and you can learn more as you create and try new things.” – Maryellen McAuliffe, Mary Mack Made Mine
“EQ7 is easy to use, has wonderful tutorials included in it and there is also great support and help online for the program. I enjoy working the way you can create applique designs in the program, change your fabrics, blocks……it is limitless in what you can create. The accuracy of the amount of fabrics needed for a quilt is wonderful. I use EQ7 for all of my patterns and designs.” – Connie Campbell, Freemotion by the River
Now, let’s talk about that GIVEAWAY! There are actually two awesome opportunities to win. Here on the Island Batik blog, you have the chance to win your own copy of EQ7 – a $190.00 value! You’ll have another chance to win on Behind the Mouse, EQ’s blog. They’ll be giving away some delicious Island Batik fabrics! Hop over to the enter the fabric giveaway by clicking here.
How do you enter to win the EQ7 software package? Using the Rafflecopter widget below, sign in and enter by visiting the Island Batik and EQ Facebook pages and leaving a comment here on this blog post (yes, that’s three chances to win)!
The giveaway officially closes on Monday, July 25th at 9am Eastern. Our winner will be chosen and announced the same day by noon. The winner will be contacted via email so that we may obtain his or her mailing address. The software package will ship directly from The Electric Quilt Company.
If you want to pick up a copy of EQ7 right away, you can purchase one here on the EQ website! 🙂