UPDATE: I’m now using EQ8 and I love it even more!! Check out these posts:
I often hear quilters say that they want to learn how to design quilts using the software design program called Electric Quilt. Too many quilters bought the program…and then never or seldom use it.
So, for all of you with a version of Electric Quilt sitting on your virtual shelf, I want to give a recommendation–no remuneration given.
I’ve been using EQ7 for a couple of years and thought I was pretty knowledgeable. For example, I used EQ7 to design these blocks for a patriotic modern quilt (book coming in September 2017!).
And here are 2 variations of a block that I designed in EQ7….and maybe there’s a pattern coming in a few months…..so many ideas/so little time!
I can even design modern asymmetrical quilts using this program like the one shown here.
Then…… I recently took a FREE online class from Kari Schell that was an introduction to EQ7 called Catch The Waves. Yes, even though I have been using this program almost every day for the past couple of years, I still learned some very useful tips.
Kari’s Catch the Waves class was designed in 10 minute lessons–with a video tutorial and other materials. It was easy to find 10 minutes to learn and practice one tip at a time! The lessons arrived in an email with links to everything I needed. And, I can go back and review a lesson anytime. Brilliant!!
So, when she announced a paid class as the next step, I signed up immediately. This next class is called Easy Peasy Easy Draw Online Class. You need basic familiarity with Electric Quilt (which you can get in her other classes). I am really looking forward to learning even more about using all the capabilities of my favorite quilt software design program. If you want to purchase EQ7 for PC or Mac, click here. (also, this is NOT an affiliate link–I just love the program.)
Kari has other classes for beginners and advanced users. Sign up for her newsletter and find out more about her other classes by visiting her Blog here.
Happy Modern Quilting!