EQ Giveaway! EQ Video!
I use and love EQ8 quilt design software. I came on board around 2006 or 2007 with EQ5 or so. I was not computer-savvy but EQ was user-friendly and easy to learn, and it’s even more so now.
I’m partnering with The Electric Quilt Company over a few months’ time to show how powerful EQ8 really is. Lately I’ve been playing with one particular design and yesterday I learned how to record what’s happening on my computer screen. This makes it possible to show you much more about EQ and how I use it.
If you read my post One Hot Mess, and Its Redemption you know something of this quilt design already.
Let me show you in a quick video a little more of how this design evolved.
Here is Part 1 of the evolution.
One bit of info you might find interesting about EQ8: You can design in solid colors or you can use fabric swatches.
I will often test a design both ways. Solid colors are great when you’re getting started on a design. They help you not to be distracted by the beauty of the fabrics.
Sometimes I design only in shades of gray so that the color doesn’t get in the way of the main idea, either. Let’s come back to that.
Here is Part 2 of the evolution video.
Just to clarify, what you are seeing in the videos is the set of quilt design possibilities that evolved as I worked on this over several days. The actual design process happens on a different screen called the quilt worktable, which would make a good video on another day.
This is one of the possibilities that I rather like, although it is very pink. But check it out in shades of gray.
Designing in grayscale is tantalizing. I think of Japanese quilters and how they make the most marvelous designs with the fabrics collectively known as taupes.
Let’s have a giveaway!
This giveaway is for one copy of EQ8 quilt design software, generously provided by The Electric Quilt Company. The giveaway entries will be gathered from comments on this post and also from comments on an Instagram post @stashbanditquilting\\. And yes, if you’re in both places, you can enter in both places.
To be entered here, leave a comment before midnight at day’s end on Friday, July 31 and answer this: How do you see yourself using EQ8 quilt design software? If you’re unfamiliar with the software, some of the possibilities would be:
- Design original quilts
- Design original blocks
- Resize designs I find elsewhere
- Try out different colors in patterns I already own
- See current fabrics mocked up in traditional quilts
- Design a modern quilt
- Move from traditional to modern concepts just for fun
If you don’t happen to win or you just can’t wait, you can use code EQ8STASHBANDIT to save 20% off the entire website at electricquilt.com.
That’s a generous discount on a power tool for quilters!
Edited to add: The winner of the EQ giveaway is Heather White. Thanks so much for all your comments. This is valuable feedback, and I’ll use it to create more EQ videos.