Are you ready to master Electric Quilt 8? Tech Know Quilters only opens enrollment a few times a year. Since we finished an awesome challenge, I decided to open enrollment through next Monday. But I have to shut it off on March 29, as we need to get everyone loaded in our system so you can start your journey to mastery next Friday.
Spring Fever Reveal
Drumroll please -- here my pieced and quilted project from the Spring Fever challenge. I have had a blast sharing the Electric Quilt tutorials with you over the past two weeks and have been so encouraged seeing your blocks and quilt designs.
If you missed the webinar on the mystery layout for the Spring Fever quilt you can catch the replay here. In addition to sharing how to draft the custom set layout in Electric Quilt, you will learn about the Tech Know Quilters membership program and the opportunity to join an amazing group of quilters in mastering their quilt design skills.
I also covered a couple of additional variations for this quilt and shared stories and pictures of quilts from current Tech Know Quilter members.
1637 Electric Quilt users joined the Spring Fever two week mystery/challenge. I suspect that for a number of you this was your first online quilt class. I hope it won't be your last.
This week there have been many of you posting your designs on Facebook. Let me include a few of them here.
Monquey Shines Kari, thanks so much for the thousands of hours you put into the blog, lessons, videos, and EQ in general. I've learned so much! In my version of "Spring", I was taken with your little kite tail, and wanted to lengthen it a little bit. Another member modified the primrose block, which I adopted, as well.
The videos will be available through the end of March. After that point, they will only be available to VIP members. You can still enroll and we will get you all the videos over the next 24 hours.
Tech Know Quilters February Showcase
Tech Know Quilters is a membership of Electric Quilt 8 owners who are mastering Electric Quilt through online training. At the end of their February class, they were encouraged to apply what they learned during the month of February.
Tech Know Quilters is open to new members only a few times a year. You can sign up through Monday (March 29, 2021) during a flash sale. Read more here.
I love having people at different stages of the EQ journey submitting designs. I am so proud of this group of quilt designers.
Julie Pedersen For the Exploring Layer 3 Masters Class challenge, I chose to take an embroidery design that I made when I had an embroidery business and implement it in a quilt using Layer 3. Before this class, I hadn't known that my embroidery program could export a file that I could use in EQ8 when I am planning quilts. I also learned how to create my own quilting designs to play with possibilities. Thanks, Kari Schell for sharing with us how much EQ8 can actually do!
My goal this month was to finally finish the quilting of the scrap clamshell quilt that was begun during COVID pandemic times. I purchased the shoebox full of donated hand-cut fabric clamshells at our 2019 Time Flies quilt show sale. I can finally say it is done except for the label being sewn on. The hospital handed out Pfizer '1st dose' 1/4 sheet papers and I hope they pass out a '2nd dose' colorful paper again. I want to transfer photos of these onto fabric to include on the back to denote this as a COVID-19 quilt. I added snippets of color into the binding. As each 1/4" strip folds to the back, a mini-clamshell resides as a little surprise.
TKQ Masters Focus on the Quilting in this Challenge
Tech Know Quilter members who have completed twelve months of Tech Know Quilter's class are eligible for the Masters program. They are given an opportunity to participate in a Masters challenge each month.
In February their challenge was to design a quilt that features the quilting in the quilt. The quilt could be a whole-cloth or maybe just a quilt with a lot of negative space.
Julie Pedersen This is a quilt that I am making for a baby whose dad just got his pilot's license and his mom loves hot air balloons. I added the quilting that I drew on the applique motif block table. It is freehand for the most part, except for the plane which I traced from a photo of the plane.
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