I have a passion for sharing my love of quilt design with you and offer both online and in person classes along with private coaching to assist you in designing your dream quilts.
After watching the video and looking at her tutorials, I decided that I wanted to be able to play with a braid block in Electric Quilt. For this block I wanted to be able to use either 1-1/2" strips (sometimes called Honey Buns) or 2-1/2" strips (sometimes called Jelly Rolls).
I also wanted the design to be tessellating. What is a tessellation? It is a shape that is repeated over and over again without any gaps. This would allow be to set my blocks together in a row that looks like it was designed as a single block.
See how I designed my pre-cut friendly braid blocks in this week's Electric Quilt video tutorial.
Then hop over to Kate's blog and see how her ruler works. She also has a special sale for the next week on her ruler. So take advantage of it, while you are there.
Block and Setting Ideas
For those that own either EQ7 or EQ Stitch, I would like to offer a download of all my braid projects. For the next two weeks the download is free. Just click here. (At the end of two weeks the cost is $9.99.)
Horizontal 4 x 5 Layout
Vertical Strip Quilt
Horizontal Strip Quilt
Horizontal Layout with Sashing
Horizontal Layout Serendipity
EQ Academy - Last Chance to Register
- Easy Draw blocks
- Paper Piecing blocks
- Pieced PatchDraw tools (including hexagons, pentagons, LeMoyne stars plus variations, Dresdan plates)
I will also include layouts to complement each of the blocks!
You will be amazed at how much you can learn in this concentrated setting away from life's distractions.
Learn more here.
Introduction to Electric Quilt 7
Instructor Led Online Class
This online class will cover basic navigation of the software, creating a new project, using the libraries, using Quick Quilts for fast projects, adding borders, coloring tools/fabrics, creating quilt labels and printing quilts, blocks, fabric yardage estimates, rotary cutting and foundation patterns. By the end of class you will be comfortable working with the program and be able to explore additional features on your own. Users of all levels are welcome, with special emphasis on beginners.
Dates: May 4, 11, 18, 25 (four weeks) from 7-8:30
Class size will be limited to 8 participants. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis. This class will be exactly like taking at "in person" class at a show or shop. We will use screen sharing technology -- so you will be able to see my screen and if you have specific questions, I will also be able to view yours as well.
Early Sign-Up Bonus: As a special bonus, if you sign up April 27, 2017 you will be entitled to a private 20 minute coaching call with Kari that may be used any time during the course of the class. Use it for extra help on a topic or to pick Kari's brain on something you wish to do in Electric Quilt. (Value: $60)
MN Quilt Show - Duluth
To learn more about any of my classes (detailed below) or the show in general, check out the Minnesota Quilt Show website.
This mystery event will have you working through clues throughout the day as you guess the pattern that I have designed just for MN Quilters. There will be lots of clues throughout the event -- that will hopefully keep you guessing unti the end.
With Electric Quilt you can redraft these blocks. This class will focus on how to “read a block” and then come up with the most efficient way to draft it with Electric Quilt.
The blocks in this class are those that can be done in a “grid” format – basically just like drawing with a pencil and graph paper. Within Electric Quilt these blocks are drafted within Easy Draw.
Level: Advanced Beginner.
Three different layouts will be covered along with tips on auditioning your T Shirts in Electric Quilt. One of those layouts will incorporate using pieces and different size T Shirts (think Custom Set).