Tuesday, January 5, 2010

How Did She Do This?

Here is a segment of Linda McGibbon's beautiful quilt that won Viewer's Choice in our 2009 quilt show. At the January meeting, Linda is going to demonstrate the software program, Electric Quilt - EQ6 that she used to design her quilt. Among the aspects of this program she will be introducing us to--

The Block Library - over 20,000 to choose from
Easy Draw Blocks - creating your own block
Importing fabrics - know what your quilt will look like before buying fabric
Wholecloth Design Quilts - Hundreds of stencils to choose from
Paper Piecing Patterns - can be printed and numbered from the design you create

I am sure this is a program that will be enjoyed by all whether you have the EQ software or not. I have EQ5 and have done a little bit with it but would love to learn more. Others might be inspired to give this a try. It is fun to play with, too!!