As a finish this post, I am in a hotel in Houston after two long days on the road. I set up my booth for International Quilt Market tomorrow. If you are going to market, please visit me at booth 2014. Also, I would love to see you at my School House presentation on Friday at 11:00 in Room 351C. My topic is "Delivering a Profitable Electric Quilt Club". I hope to see you in person.
I struggled a bit with the alliteration on this block's title. I knew I needed an L and I really wanted a pumpkin. Sonja (my pumpkin fanatic friend), reminded me that pumpkins become jack-o-lanterns on Halloween. So a title was born.
This video tutorial on using EQ Stitch expands on using the applique drawing tools in EQ7 and EQ Stitch. And then on using the Stitch features. I am continuing my personal exploration of the stitch features -- in particular creating the layering I wanted in the pumpkin.
Here is my finished block.
How do you feel about your Electric Quilt drawing tools (including applique)? Would you like some concentrated time with me to bring them to the next level? Join me at Electric Quilt Academy next April. Read more here.
I hope you are having a good week. This week has been super busy with preparing for quilt market (which is less than a week away). As a result, I didn't get the fourth video in my Fall table runner completed -- but I will get it to you next week.
Instead I wanted to give you a sneak peak about what I will be presenting at International Quilt Market. International Quilt Market is a credentialed trade show for shop owners and industry professionals.
I know that many of you have been asking for Electric Quilt training in your local community. I have been developing Tech Know Quilters - an Electric Quilt club program that can be accessed through your local quilt shop. This will allow you to enhance your EQ knowledge with the support of both me and your local quilt shop.
Here is the scope:
Here are my versions of the featured quilts for the first Tech Know Quilters Club:
I would love to talk to your show owner (or you) about the program. The quilts and all the program details will be presented both at School House and in my booth (#2014) at International Quilt Market from October 28-31, 2016.
Please help me spread the word!
Also, if you would like me to send information about the program to your favorite shop owner, please drop me a note with their contact information (Shop, Location, their E-mail Address, and your name).
Best 100 Quilting Blogs
I found out this week that my blog was #31 on Feedspot's Best 100 Quilting Blogs. Thank you all for being such loyal followers. It was an honor to be recognized for delivering content that readers are interested in.
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L is for Luscious
Here is block 3 in the series. If you missed the tutorials for blocks 1 and 2 you can check them out here:
1 - F is for Fall
2 - A is for Acorn
EQ Stitch is super easy to learn for those already familiar with Electric Quilt. I am really enjoying the different fill options and having fun playing with the various features.
This week, I will share modifying an Electric Quilt applique design to make it EQ Stitch friendly -- along with suggestions for reducing some bulk in the stem stitch. I will also share how to create a basting square and incorporate it in your stitching design.
Here is a pdf of the block if you would like to create the project for your own F is for fall quilt. You may use to this create your own appliqued or enbroidered quilt.
Next week I will cover the last block in this mini-quilt.
Electric Quilt Academy
Immersion learning -- that is probably the best way to describe EQ Academy. Imagine the progress you could make with time just for you and your Electric Quilt program. Three days of working with a top instructor and an awesome group of fellow students.
EQ Academy will be held from April 20-22, 2017 in Perrysburg Ohio.
Classes are available from Barb Vlack, Mary Ellen Kranz, Yvonne Menear and myself. My classes will focus on the drawing tools. Read more about all the classes here.
Wouldn't this make a great Christmas gift suggestion?
Here is my finished block. I really love the different textures and think they add a lot to the quilt. After watching the stitch-out, I realized that I really didn't want the acorn satin stitch under the acorn top. If you look closely you can see the gold edge peaking though the brown fill. I have some ideas on how to fix that going forward -- but that will need to be a future video.
Here is a pdf of the block if you would like to create the project for your own F is for fall quilt.
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Here are a couple of ideas using my favorite new Christmas fabric line this season -- Scandia. What Christmas collections are you planning to use this year?
OK, I haven't made these quilts yet. But I did purchase some of the Scandia collection and I have used them in a quilt that will be released at Fall market.
Here is a sneak peak.
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