When on the path to designing your own quilts, a lot of quilters miss a key point.
I’m sharing this with you in video #2.
Download the blueprint referenced in the video.
Ready for less overwhelm with using Electric Quilt?
An easier way to finally design your own quilts?
Then you’ll want to check this out!
Did you miss Video #1? You can check it out here.
You’ve tried to get started designing your own quilts, but there’s always something which gets in your way.
And if you’re like most of us, we can easily get overwhelmed with the complexity of design software.
Frankly, you’re tired of being confined to making quilts from published patterns and want to design your own quilts.
There’s a better way.
My free video series the Electric Quilt Design Revolution shares how creative quilters like you and me can get started designing in EQ8.
Start by downloading your free copy of Part 1 - Mix and Match Quilts Blueprint. You can use this guide for implementing the information from the video.
...And the revolution starts here in Video 1
Ready to get started designing in EQ8 without being stressed with the complexity of the software?
Did you know that Electric Quilt has a wonderful collection of Accuquilt dies -- at no charge? You can download them from the Do you EQ website. Here is a link to their post.
The instructions on the post are for EQ7. I will share my suggestions for downloading them into EQ8 (if they aren't already in your block library).
I will also share with you my process for turning these stencils into very usable applique motifs within EQ8.
The key is to make sure that you understand and maintain the size of each of the elements (whether you are adding to a block or the quilt).
I've been playing with a couple of quilt ideas for this collection -- but I will save that for a future post. However, I have a great deal of confidence that you will come up with the wonderful ideas on your own and I look forward to seeing them.
Feel free to post on the Learning EQ Facebook group (if you are a member) or send me an e-mail with your image file. If you would like to become a member of the Learning EQ Facebook group, click here. (I do approve all membership requests to keep the list focused on those interested in EQ)..
Tech Know Quilters Latest Creations
I love being able to brag about my Tech Know Quilter's members. They continue to create amazing blocks and quilts. Here are a few of their recent posts. (Note 00 I am saving many of them for our show at the end of the month.)
I will be opening membership into the group shortly -- sign up for the wait list to make sure you get the e-mails. Membership in the group is only open 2x a year and I would hate to have you miss out.
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New EQ Design Book -- EQ8 Designing More Quilts
I am excited to report that I have a chapter in the soon to be published book by Electric Quilt -- EQ8 Designing More Quilts.
I am accepting pre-orders of signed copies in my store. I hope to have the books in hand to ship to US locations by September 15th.
We have added challenges to the Tech Know Quilters program.
During this challenge, Tech Know Quilter members were asked to "Design your own quilt to apply what you learned during the current month. This could be as simple as using a different color palette than what was used in the lessons. Or changing the quilt layout for blocks designed during the lesson -- or something totally different. Let your creativity reign."
As I was uploading the quilts to this blog post, I was amazed at the creativity expressed by these wonderful quilters. There were a couple of members who even got started in transferring their designs to fabric.
Enjoy the show!
I was so excited to do the month of Modern Quilts. Before the class started I had been working on a couple of designs to make a modern quilt for my home. As the month went on I finalized my design and also have made the quilt
I want to mention that the small 4" blocks in the quilt are a block that you and Tina Dillard included on one of the April Showers blog posts in April https://www.onpointquilter.com/blog/april-showers-umbrella-blocks. I played with this block in EQ8 additionally I saw a block on one of Deb Tuckers Blockbusters Newsletter called Whirligig and drew this block in EQ8.
Tech Know Quilter's Wait List
Would you like to join this amazing group of designers. I have a wait list for the next open enrollment period. Note: those on the wait list will receive an invitation in September to join starting October 1st. Sign up now to get the information on Tech Know Quilters.
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