Many of you have been developing a new love for your Electric Quilt program -- and are probably ready to share your newly designed quilt with the world. Or at least your Facebook friends. Or maybe you want to share a rotary cutting chart with a friend.
My video tutorial today is all about sharing.
However, please make sure that you aren't infringing on anyone else's copyright when doing so.
Three ways to share were included in the video:
Back to School
Are you ready to get back to working on you own quilt education? Check out these Electric Quilt options designed for you.
Introduction to Electric Quilt
Learn the basics of the program. These classes are live (via the internet) and are limited to 8 participants. This allows participants to ask questions while I am demonstrating and even share their screen to allow me to see their work and personally advise them. Also participants receive videos of the class sessions plus detailed handouts supporting material covered during the classes. Learn more.
Pieced Patch Draw
The blocks in this live interactive class will be those based on special grids – including those based on circles, octagons, Kaleidoscopes, eight pointed stars and hexagons. Layout options will also be provided for many of these blocks. Level: Intermediate.
Easy Peasy Easy Draw - Learn Easy Draw in 10 Minutes a Day
Would you like to draft your own quilt 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.
30 separate video lessons will be e-mailed to you over six weeks (one lesson a day, Monday-Friday). Learn more here.
Price: $50 Register now.
In talking to people in my classes and online, one thing I hear is "I haven't really learned how to use my EQ software". Or a variation on the theme -- "I haven't used my software in (insert number) of months (or even years)". or -- "I've tried the software, but it wasn't intuitive".
Join the over 2000 people who accepted and completed this challenge, allowing them to fall in love with the program. 14 separate videos will be emailed to you over two weeks.
Price: Free Register now.
Sun and Moon - In a few days many in our country will experience a solar eclipse (where the moon blocks the sun for a short period of time). I know of a number of people hoping to observe this event -- but I can say "been there, done that". Back in 1979, while still living in North Dakota a solar eclipse was visible in our town. I remember laughing with my father because Minot officials had decided to turn on the street lights during the "dark" period. I think I will miss this one, but there is always 2023 when the next solar eclipse is expected to pass through the US.
Stars - This weeks blog post is about Stars (since they are visible in the sky with the sun and the moon). Read more below on creating Fancy Star blocks in Electric Quilt from our Dressed Up Half Square triangles.
Last Chance for Introductory Pricing on Easy Peasy Easy Draw Online Class
Introductory price of $50 available through August 21, 2017.
Would you like to draft your own quilt blocks?
Have you been frustrated with you skills in drafting blocks? Maybe the lines weren't "quite straight" or you couldn't figure out how to set up the "right" grid to draft your block. Or did you have to guess about what snapping options to use? Or maybe you found the “perfect” block online. But then realized you wanted to piece it a different way. Maybe you want rotary cutting instructions or a foundation pattern. Or maybe you want a different size to incorporate into a different quilt. 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.
Fancy Stars with Dressed Up Half Square Triangles
This summer I have been presenting a Electric Quilt series on my blog entitled Dressed Up Half Square Triangles. This week we are going to explore using the Fancy Star feature within Serendipity.
We will be using the original blocks developed in Session 1 for the Fancy Stars.
If you missed the previous sessions you can catch up here:
Session 1 - Create your Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Block
Session 2 - Combined Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
Session 3 - Pyramid Setting for Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
Session 4 - Clip and Flip your Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
Session 5 - Shrink and Flip your Dressed Up Half Square Triangle Blocks
The fabrics in these blocks are from Timeless Treasures Tonga Mystical collection by Wing and a Prayer Design.
Featured Pattern: Come Said the Wind
In my T Shirt and Panel Quilt class, students learned how to resize their T Shirt and Panel images so they could be used in designing a quilt.
For today's free Electric Quilt video tutorial I thought I would take a panel and apply some simple borders that will highlight the panel. This design would be super simple to adjust for many different sized panels. This quilt or a variation using your own favorite panel, would make a great Christmas gift.
The fabrics in this project were part of Timeless Treasures Country Holiday collection.
If you are interested in my mini-class in working with T Shirts and Panels in Electric Quilt, you can purchase a video download of the 1-1/2 hour class here. Or you could also purchase the entire T Shirt and Panel Quilt series.
Featured Pattern - Modern Maze
Bundle the Modern Maze digital piecing pattern with a comprehensive set of Modern quilting designs to finish off the project. On sale for $31 (regular $47.50)
Learn more about Zoom in Electric Quilt below. First I would like to cover some updates and new class information.
We are approaching the end of the first wave of participants in Catch the Waves. When I originally offered the program I expected 200-300 sign-ups. As I write this we are close to hitting the 2,000 mark. I have been so appreciative of the feedback and reports of successes by participants in the program. This obviously is a training style the resonates with Electric Quilt owners.
Would you like to join the fun? You may enroll in this free two week training at any time. The first video will be sent the day after you enroll with additional videos sent each day thereafter. Read more and enroll here.
I have noticed that some people signed up for my newsletter thinking they were also enrolling in Catch the Waves. Catch the Waves is a separate program offered by me. So if you aren't getting the emails (but thought you signed up), please enroll here. If it says you are already enrolled, check your spam, junk (or promotional) folders. Still no luck, send me a note so I can help investigate.
What's Next - Easy Peasy Easy Draw
I have a number of follow-up offerings:
I am current working hard at my next 10 minute a day offering. Now that many of you have been introduced to Easy Draw -- are you ready to expand your proficiency? This will be a 6 week class with over 30 videos.
There will also be a few changes based on what I have learned through administering Catch the Waves.
If you are interested in signing up, enrollment is open (as of today). The pre-launch price is $50. (After August 21st it will increase to $60.)
Learn more here.
Solving the Mystery of Zoom
A number of participants in Catch the Waves reporting struggling with the zoom tools within Electric Quilt. Zooming in and out appears to be a function that works quite differently from computer program to computer program. In this video tutorial I will share with you how these tools work in Electric Quilt.
Featured Pattern - Whim Wham Stars
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