As you may have read in the last post, I have no experience using EQ Stitch. I don't even have an embroidery machine. I did own one for about a year -- but I really struggled with it and decided machine embroidery was not for me. The post this week, may have me rethinking that decision.
I knew I wanted to offer the option of embroidery designs in the exchange as they really provide a wonderful way to decorate these eggs. Since this wasn't my area of specialty, I reached out to Yvonne Menear. She is an expert in using EQ Stitch and has even written the EQ Stitch Companion Book offered through Electric Quilt.
I was ecstatic when she agreed to create a video on decorating an Easter egg using EQ Stitch. This video covers creating the egg, creating an applique design, adding embroidery, and then creating redwork. And all in six minutes. This woman is seriously talented. Click on this link for the video.
Are you hooked? I was amazed at how easy this appears to be. I am rethinking whether I need an embroidery machine and this softwear.
Yvonne Menear Additional Information
Yvonne Menear is an international speaker and educator for the home sewing industry. She concentrates on teaching quilting, machine embroidery, quilt design, digitizing machine embroidery, and teaching basic computer skills for the home sewer.
Yvonne has become the EQStitch guru for The Electric Quilt Company. Her expertise has helped in the development of the EQStitch digitizing plug-in, as well as provided great learning outlets for users, through classes, lectures and retreats, a YouTube channel, an EQStitch Yahoo Group, a Learning EQStitch book and online classes at EQ University.
Her Website: http://www.yvonnemenear.com/
EQ University Classes: Yvonne offers two online classes using EQ Stitch. Click on the images below to get a complete class description and register.
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