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Do You EQ? Electric Quilt has Received a Face Lift. Blog Challenge Day 8

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Over the years I have been slowly learning how to use the Electric Quilt software  This week we installed an upgrade to our EQ software, EQ8.  Kari Schell is my EQ expert.  I met Kari at CABS, the Creative Arts Business Summit that I went to last year.  The best thing about CABS was meeting such wonderfully knowledgeable people. In the last year, my knowledge of drawing appliqué blocks has grown by leaps and bounds with Kari's guidance.

Blog Post Challenge - Day 6

Christmas Baubles

Our latest holiday pattern using the Hearts and More templates is Christmas Baubles.  This pattern is quick to make if you need a last minute handmade gift.  

Wouldn't it be fun to cut circles out of fabrics containing your favorite animals?  A kitty tree would be just adorable!  Nancy Sullivan, one of my Certified Instructors, made her pretty quilt using bright red cardinals in some of the circles.  

Don't you just love a challenge?

Choose from four different Kaffe Fassett Cameos

I was at Genesee Valley Quilt Fest recently, and seeing many of my favorite customers who have all my tools.  Everyone enjoys watching the demonstration and a good percentage of customers go home with at least one template, if not all seven.  Yet at the shows I often hear "I have not yet removed the shrink wrap!" That makes me sad!  I invented these tools to help you be more productive and creative.  So how do I get my customers to use the tools they have purchased?

Generation Q and Quilter's Stash Box

Two exciting things are happening with Hearts and More this week.  First, Generation Q magazine is blogging about and having a contest to win my book and a small set of Hearts and More tools and a copy of my new book!  They have asked readers to comment on what you would write on the hearts in this sweet little Conversation Hearts quilt!  In the comments below, I will put a link to the Generation Q contest so you can go, write a sweet saying, and win a copy of my book and tools!  

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Modern Challenge

Sue, Donna, and Linda Gosselin, a SPD Certified Instructor, belong to Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild and we recently revealed our 2016 Challenges. The theme for challenge was "modern".  To participate, we purchased a bag that contained two fat quarters and two crayons.  We had to use both the fabrics in the bag but could add four additional fabrics as long as they matched the colors of the crayons.  The fat quarters were a Kona white and a gray fabric with some circles and helped unify the finished pieces.

Next stop – Syracuse, NY – AQS Quilt Week July 27-30

Who else is going to AQS Quilt Week in Syracuse?  Joanne and I will be in booth # 1821 with all our Sue Pelland Designs products.  We do demos all day long so stop by and learn about the Leaves Galore and Hearts and More templates.  Even if you’ve seen our demos before, we are always adding new tips and techniques to our talk so it is worth a stop.

One Day to Sewing Room I Can Sew In!

Friday arrives and it’s SHOPPING DAY!  Armed with my lists, my good intentions and my credit cards, I am off to the shops to find all the bins, baskets, and labels I need to make my sewing room livable again.  Then off to the fun stuff, the fabric store where I stock up on my list of fabrics and notions.  I try not to stray too far from the list.  The eye candy on the shelves can stay on those shelves unless it is going to help me finish my PHDs, my Projects that are Half Done!

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