June 5, 2019

Facebook Live and Giveaway



Do you remember my quilt, Ribbon Dance, published in the Spring 2019 issue of Quilter's World Magazine? The block placement creates cool pinwheels and I want to show you how I achieved that effect.

Join me at the Quilter's World Magazine Facebook page tomorrow at 4 pm (Eastern Standard Time) for a live demo featuring the Electric Quilt software which I use for all my quilt designs. If you do not design your own quilts, do join me as I will give you tips on fabric placement on blocks to make your quilt pop.

But wait, this is not all:

Leave a comment below telling me what you use when you design your quilts or blocks (EQ, graph paper, other software) and you will be entered in the giveaway: Electric Quilt will give a copy of the Electric Quilt 8 software to one of you. Be sure to give me your email address (use the format "yournameatyourmaildotcom" to avoid receiving spam) so I can contact you should you be the lucky winner. :-). The winner will be announced on Monday, June 10, here on this blog.

Finally, from June 6 - June 30 you can use the promo code SAVE20QW to receive 20% off your entire purchase at ElectricQuilt.comhttps://electricquilt.com/ (software, lesson books, add-ons, etc).

Clear your calendar and get ready for some fun (me, behind a microphone and playing with software - ai, ai, ai!).  I will see you on Facebook tomorrow 

36 comments:

  1. Ribbon Dance is a beauty, especially since I love pinwheels! I'm hoping to log in to FB tomorrow to see your live video...how cool! When I design blocks, I use graph paper. It's rather old school, but it works for me right now. duchickatgmaildotcom

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    1. Kathy, the video was sort of fuzzy but I think it showed a bit of the process (easy)! I think you should make that quilt!!!

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  2. I love your design on Ribbon Dance. I use graph paper to design my blocks, but am really intrigued with having a software program. lewisnancy54atgmaildotcom

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    1. Nancy, I will have Live events on my Facebook page which will show the software better. It is fantastic!

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  3. Lovely pinwheels! Thank you for the FB video ! I use graph paper to design. butler83ataol.com

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    1. Yep, graph paper is awesome - but it can't beat EQ! So fun to work with, too.

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  4. I like all the pinwheels. I use grid paper. 24Tangentatgmaildotcom

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    1. I still use it if I want to create something totally different and am not close to my computer.

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  5. Ribbon dance is a beautiful quilt! I would love to be able to design my own quilts with EQ! Using graph paper gets ild at times but I need to "see" a design before cutting my precious fabrics. Raceerbabe3atyahoodotcom

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    1. I agree! That is how I always did it before I decided to give EQ a try.

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  6. Thank you for the FB video! I was actually thinking today about investing in EQ8 so this was well-timed! Right now I just use drawing paper and my calculator to design. Definitely time for an upgrade! mishserraatyahoodotcom

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    1. I am glad it helped! It is worth the investment and it is such a time (and fabric!) saver.

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  7. Nice video! I've been on the fence about ordering EQ8 but your video has pushed me off the fence. If I don't win, I'll order it and use the discount code. Thanks for all the info! lisaatbananabeltfarmdotcom

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  8. EQ8 looks wonderful! I have designed only one mini quilt, I used graph paper & a simple quilt designer program that is free on-line. Thank you, Susan

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    1. Susan, it is a fantastic software. I have a lot of fun working with it and cannot imagine my life without it!

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  9. I use graph paper... I haven't designed a pattern really, but draw out my ideas when using a book, or pattern. Thank you for chance to win your give-a-way! Looks Amazing & fun to use :) bearpaws9atcopperdotnet

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  10. It is! It makes my life easier, and I loved it when I just designed my own quilts. It saved me sooooo much fabric!

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  11. graph paper or freehand, with a lot of math. I did up on for a detailed pieced tardis quilt. I should actually write it up!

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    1. Rebeckah, you will still need to do math to check everything, but it is way easier. Yes, write the pattern!

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  12. Great quilt! If I design any quilts or blocks, I just draw them out on graph paper. I would love to have EQ8! That would make things so much easier! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Yes, it makes things easier so when you go to your sewing room you all the calculations and figuring outs are done!

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  13. Hi. I used graph paper and colored pencils when designing a quilt. Time to update my method!

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    1. The method you use is fun because it is relaxing, takes us back to when we were in school... EQ will just make it quicker!

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  14. I have to use graph paper or plain paper with a ruler to draw out my quilts. I would sure love to have an EQ! My friend has one and uses it a lot!

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  15. Love this quilt. The colors are great! I generally start on paper then move to eq 5 or 7 and finish up in illustrator. Cjbehling @ att.net

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    1. Ohhh... but wait until you upgrade to EQ8. It is TOTALLY worth it! The interface is like that of any other software we are used to, it is much more intuitive. I almost fell off my chair the first time I launched it.

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    1. Jan, that might change if you every try EQ. The version 8 is amazing, totally different than the previous ones, and you would learn it in no time at all.

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  17. I use graph paper but this would be amazing. I have a bargello quilt I want to make and get it right on paper.

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  18. Ahhh, try designing it on EQ! Then, play with the colors to see which way you like it best.

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