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Monday, October 1, 2012

Electric Quilt (EQ) Fall Blog Hop & Giveaway




Welcome to the Electric Quilt (EQ) Fall Theme Blog Hop
I'm excited to be part of a group of fellow bloggers that love all things EQ and wanted to share tips, tutorials, inspiration, and a few giveaways with you too, this week.  The concept of this blog hop began with Quilters that use Modern Quilting Tools, as we do enjoy using Modern Quilting tools, such as Electric Quilt software products, and we enjoy sharing insights on our blogs how we use such tools.  You can always visit our blogs and search (e.g. EQ7, Electric Quilt) to find insights that we have shared on the Modern Quilting Tools we use.  And, this week, we are all very excited to be able to share insights with you on how we use various Electric Quilt products.

To kick-start this blog hop this week, I have  a couple of projects that were created using EQ7, but may not be a type of project that you typically think of, when you think of EQ software.  Did you know that EQ7 has been used to help plan gardens, room arrangements, as well as be the most popular quilt design software?


I used EQ7 to create a Fall vest for a wine bottle that will be used in a gift basket for an upcoming charity fundraiser.  You could easily create your own wine vest design in EQ7, but tomorrow I'll share a tutorial show how I used EQ7 to create such a design. And, I'l share my design file to help you create your own wine bottle vest that you can use this Fall.  They are great to decorate your dining table, as well as for hostess gifts.



Another fun, easy and fast project idea that you I used EQ7 with was for a glass etching project!


I made this simple flower design and used the wreath tool in EQ7 to create the petals.


Want to learn how to make these projects?  Click here for my tutorial on using EQ7 and glass etching. And, on Wednesday, I'll share a tutorial to use EQ7 to make the vest design, as well instructions on how to make this cute wine vest.

I hope you have fun in this Fall EQ Blog hop.  There are oodles of tips, tutorials and inspiration that will be shared at the stops along the way, plus a few giveaways too!   Here is the line up:

Monday, Oct lst
SewCalGal
Beaquilter


Tuesday, Oct 2nd
Marjorie's Quilting Bee  
Curious Orange Cat  

Wed., Oct 3rd
Love Bug Studios  


Thursday, Oct 4th
Kissed Quilts: 
Bits & Pieces:  

Friday, Oct 5th
I Quilt Scarlett & Grey:  
EQ Blog:



Two more EQ theme announcements I'd like to share:

Blockbase Sew-Along


BlockBase Sew Along Blog Badge


Starting on October 1, EQ will feature a block to sew from BlockBase every two weeks. At the end of each two week period there will be a link up so you can share a photo of your finished block and we can all oohh and aahh over each other’s beautiful blocks!


Behind the Mouse


EQ has launched  a new blog  called "Behind the Mouse".  Sarah Shriver, Heidi Kori and Jenny Novinsky  will be the voices on this new blog sharing insights, fun free downloads, as well as hosting the Blockbase Sew-Along and other fun activities.  A little birdie told me that the Mouse is also working on some new "add-on" software that will be introduced this Fall and will definitely be announced on this new blog too!

http://electricquilt.com/
http://doyoueq.com/
http://doyoueq.com/blog/


Did I Mention A Giveaway?

Ten lucky winners will receive Fall theme fabric to make their own wine vest:




To enter to win followers simply need to leave a comment on this post.  If you have a preference of which bundle you'd like to win, feel free to let me know and I'll do my best to try to match winners up with their favorite bundle.  Two winners will be randomly selected and announced next Friday.  

This giveaway is also open  to followers world-wide.


Want an extra entry?   Here are a couple of ways you can get extra entries, but for each one you wish to claim, please leave an extra comment on this post to let SewCalGal know you are claiming this extra entry opportunity:


1) If you are a member of the Quilters with Modern Tools, you can claim an extra entry in this giveaway. But, please help me out by including the name of your blog.
2) Visit all of the blogs participating in this blog hop, publicly follow all of them and you can claim this extra entry.

Ten winners will be randomly selected and announced late Sunday, October 7th.

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72 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your black and orange wine vest is smashing Darlene!

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the EQ blog hop and learning how to use EQ more. I have had it for a long time and know that I have not even touched the surface on what I can do with it.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I have looked forward to this hop as I have had EQ7 for almost a year and still don't know how to use it. I was really interested in learning how to create from photos.

Vickie said...

I have EQ7 and have enjoyed using it although it's a very limited use. I will be following this hop hoping to learn a lot more about it. I'd love the black and orange fabric.

Debbie said...

Love EQ7, and eager to see how you created this. The wine vest is adorable....very creative.

Lisa Marie said...

Who knew EQ could be used for so many things? This hop should be fun. Your fall fabrics are gorgeous, especially that orange one on the far right of the photo.

Kathryn said...

Cute project. Thanks, and I like any of the bundles.

Cindy said...

Great vest for the wine bottle. I'm looking forward to this blog hop.

RandiSue said...

Looking forward to learning new things!

Kate Brown said...

The wine vest is adorable and I love the colors on it! I was thinking of getting this program so I am excited to see everyones projects.

Gill said...

Thanks! I don't have EQ and I'd like to know more about it!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I've seen some amazing things created with EQ7 - Santa may have to be informed ;)

Would love to any of the bundles !!! I am a follower yay!!

Pamela said...

I love EQ and can't wait to see more ideas for using it!

hueisei said...

Cute project! I don't have EQ but I know it's a great software :) Thanks for the chance to win the lovely bundle.

JoAnn K said...

Wow, this is a fun fall project!
Can't wait to get started.
I have Eq7 and looks like you
are giving us motivation to
explore even more.

Kathy MacKie said...

I don't have EQ7 but know there is much to benefit from owning it.

BizyStitches said...

Love the idea for the vest. What a great gift that would make to have a bottle of wine with a vest. To stinkin' cute. I love all fall colors so I have no preference on which one I receive if I'm the lucky winner. Thanks for sharing.

BizyStitches said...

Extra entry. I plan on visiting all the blogs in the hop and I will follower them all for the extra entry. Thanks for giving us this option.

Nanbon44 said...

I never thought of using my EQ 7 software for anything other then designing my quilts.. WOW opened my eyes... love the vest idea..

Sue said...

I am such a vest person and I love the fabric!

Karen said...

How Neat ! Love to make a wine vest for my daughter -- On 2nd thought -- I might have to make 100 of them for her! Better get started!

Karen

SpartanBabe said...

What fun! I have just loaded EQ7 on my computer. This is a great way to see how other use it too so I can get some ideas onhow to play with it :o) Thanks for the giveaway and hop! I love blacks and oragnes the best :o)

teachpany said...

Cute ideas! I can't wait to see how you did it.

Snoodles said...

It's obvious to me that I need a fairy godmother to gift me with a copy of EQ! LOL This was a fun post, and I'm looking forward to seeing all of the others....thank you for the chance to win some fabric - I love fall fabrics!

Snoodles said...

I'm a member of the Quilters with Modern Tools - currently my GoBaby is hard at work! Thanks for the extra chance to win!

Joanna said...

Dressing up your wine bottle is too cute. That's a neat idea.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

How cute is that! All the bundles are great

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

You are so clever! I love the wine bottle vest....such a great idea.

Smiles,
Kelly

Kathleen said...

This vest is such a cute idea...love how you made it...I will take any fabric if I win..thanks for the giveaway..

Nancy said...

Looks like fun - any of the bundles would be great.

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

EQ7 is awesome, I see. I wish I had it :) Still working with EQ5!!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Great project...love the vest. I would just love to win one of these bundles; anyone of them. Thank you

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am one with Modern Tools; the Go! Baby. Marjorie'sBusyCorner.blogspot.ca/

Shannon Ownby said...

So clever! I never thought of using it for general design! Great little goodie bags too! Thanks for the chance!

Member of the Quilters with Modern Tools at http://fabricsnquilts.blogspot.com

Sallie said...

So cute! I like the dark green in the goodie bag. Thanks for the chance!

Kathy H said...

The wine bottle looks like he is ready to party. So cute. Would love to win a bundle. Thanks for the chance.

barbara woods said...

i am a follower with gfc

Terrie Sandelin said...

I love the black and orange wine bottle vest! Winning things doesn't seem to be my strong point, so I'm so happy you're going to share how you did it. I will definitely be making up one -- though it's so darn cute and would make such a great present, I'm thinking that making up a bunch might make for great holiday presents!

Josie McRazie said...

Crazy cute! I have some (lots) of. Wine bottles those would look great on! LOL

scottylover said...

That is just too cute! I don't have EQ but am finding more and more reasons to get it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sandy A

Sewgirl said...

Wow, a chance to win a fabric pack AND a tutorial to boot! Thanks so much for the chance. I love all the packets, so I would not be choosy! And I love my EQ too!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Seguidora e amando este sorteio,obrigada.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

That wine vest is just way too cute!!!

Heather said...

I made little wine vests for Christmas gifts one year. They are quick and easy, and in my opinion, adorable! Always a conversation starter :)

Jeanne said...

Cute ideas! Thanks for the giveaway.

Wivi said...

Lovely fabrics. I'll be happy for any of them if I'm lucky to win.

Karin said...

Already a follower. Love all the colours of the fabric. Have been using EQ for a while but will be exploring the blogs as there is always new stuff to learn.

flavia said...

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Donna Joy said...

I follow you and enjoy visiting and learning. Love the owl, and vest. Looking forward to your tutorial, I want to make those wine vests as gifts. Thanks so much.

Sally King said...

Would not have thought to use EQ in this way. Thanks for sharing. Now I know!!
Sally@babystepsquilting.com

Lori said...

Cute design!

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Sally King said...

I am now following all the blogs for this Blog Hop!
Sally@babystepsquilting.com

Lori said...

What a cool tool. I am a follower and I like the green/org fabric. Thanks for a chance to win.

KAM said...

Some terrific ideas in this post - love following your blog. If my number is selected for fabric I would be thrilled with any of them.
Kristin

sarar1234 said...

I LOVE the wine vest can't wait til Wednesday for directions, but No EQ for me.. I'll have to muddle through.

Dixie said...

What a HOOT!!! :)

Patricia said...

The vest is cute but I don't drink. What I really love is the owl! I have a collection. Where did you get it?
I'm a new follower.

Cyn ;-) said...

It's amazing how many things we can do with EQ. I rank myself as a beginner - an enthusiastic beginner.
Thanks for throwing my name in the hat to win the bottle-vest. Great idea.
I'm a long time Happy Follower.

Deborah Celtic Heart said...

Ah! Lightbulb moment . . can you hear the penny dropping? I used to own EQ, eons ago when computers were new and electronic quilting design was unheard of! It came on a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk . . remember those? I can see it has really grown up since then and come of age. I'm delighted to have found 'here' because were I live quilters, and those interested in quilting, are few and far between. In fact, I don't know anyone who does patchwork and/or quilting. So happy to be here! C♥H

Kathleen at Rose Prairie said...

What a cool ting to with EQ7. I have had EQ since 5 and I am still learning something new all the time. I am looking forward to the new blog.

Karen in Breezy Point said...

I never thought to do something like this in EQ--thanks for the idea!

Lynda said...

Thanks for organizing the EQ7 blog hop. I learned several new things. It's an amazing tool!

Linda said...

What a great idea for that vest. I definitely want to do it for sure. I'm so glad to have found you and looking forward to learning how to really use my EQ& that I love.
Thanks for all your hard work.

Grandmasewnsew said...

Thank you so much for this! I've never tried to actually draw anything in EQ yet and this is a fantastic way to learn! Just love that cute little vest and would love to win! I'm a follower.

2ne said...

Great idea and lovely fabrics :-)
Cross my fingers.

Jennie P. said...

Who would have thought to use it to etch glass? Not me!

Fleurette said...

The wine vest is too cute!!

Karen Propes said...

Love the Owl Vest, I could have been making those when I was out looking for a bottle bag... This would be so cute in different seasonal patterns for dinner parties and such.
ncjeepster@aol.com

Anonymous said...

great project and wonderful giveaway,thankyou.xx

Pia said...

I'm now a follower of ours

Ariane said...

I love the wine bottle vest!!! What a great gift idea. I never though of using EQ to make an etching pattern!! Thanks for sharing with us!!!