This week I have been immersed in Electric Quilt. I've been writing the class handouts for my Electric Quilt Applique class at the show in St. Cloud. The handouts are jam packed with material. Now I am hoping I can get it all covered during the three hour class.
I am planning to cover all the blocks in my Applique Garden quilt plus Fall Migration. (And yes, those flying geese in the center of the Fall Migration quilt are in the applique tools.)
Not only will we cover the basic drawing tools we will use and modify the basic shapes, use wreathmaker and learn the secrets of successful tracing.
I hope you can join me!
Speaking of applique and Electric Quilt.... in one of my Facebook groups, Renee Chester, a talented quilter who is teaching herself Electric Quilt, shared a cat silhouette her eleven year old son had created using Electric Quilt. His comment was "this is pretty simple".
When I was reading through Renee's post, I realized she had put a basic structure in place to assist her son.
How simple! I am betting that each of you (with Electric Quilt) could probably do the same.
So for this weeks video, I will demonstrate the technique outlined by Renee and executed by her son.
It has been a while since we have done a block exchange. Are you interested in participating in a Silhouette exchange. This one will be open to all users of Electric Quilt.
Those who submit a design will have access to a members only page on my website. From this page they can download files from all the exchange participants. If you do not submit a design, you will not be able to receive the files.
Once you have completed the design, label it with your name. Send me the file at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those using EQ Stitch, please save it in the pj7 format so all EQ users may enjoy the files.
Due date is Friday, May 13th, 2016.
How the member only pages work: When I receive your submission, I will set you up as a member using your current e-mail address. You will receive an email asking you to set a personal password for the site. I will link your email address with the private page. You will need to log in on my site to be able to access the private page. Membership is only required for the private pages.
The login button will change to "My Account". You will then be able to choose the page to access.
I will post pictures of the submitted designs on an upcoming blog post with your name (but will not provide access to the files).
The Minnesota Quilt Show and Conference is fast approaching. Have you signed up for classes yet. I have a full schedule of Electric Quilt classes from June 8-11 and look forward to seeing many of you at the show.
Get more information and sign-up here. Class offerings include:
Small Quilts with a Twist - Octagon Table Runners
I must be one of the most confused people in the world. Your email said there was a video about silhouettes. I can't find it. I was thinking of submitting one for the contest but don't have the foggiest notion how to draw on in EQ7. Do you have any suggestions of where to go to help me get started? I mistakenly thought you had a video available
5/1/2016 05:54:49 pm
The Sihlouette video is in this blog post. Click on the picture with the bunny on it that says "Silhouettes An Electric Quilt Tutorial". If you aren't seeing it, you may want to try a different browser. I find that Google Chrome works the best.
5/5/2016 02:44:58 pm
I sent in an EQ7 file for the silhouette exchange but I never heard back from you My file was very large. Did it reach you? Should it have been that large?
5/5/2016 05:48:56 pm
I just got the private page set up and you should shortly see an e-mail from me. I apologize for the delay.. Loved your elephant and posted it as is. Thanks so much for submitting.
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