EQ is Silver!

They’re 25 years young today!

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How can you not love a company that – aside from making a terrific quilt-design program – titles their newsletter – The Floppy Gazette?

This issue is from 1997 and it announced the launch of their website on the “World Wide Web”.  It was also back-in-the-days before e-mail newsletters.  (Not that I personally remember those days… but I’ve heard about them…)

They were EQ3 then – now they’re EQ7!

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And we are helping The Electric Quilt Company celebrate their anniversary – or is it their birthday?  Whatever.  They’re having a year-long party of contests and giveaways to celebrate the occasion and we’ve celebrating with them.

Giveaways?  You could win a copy of EQ7!  (And maybe perhaps a wee bit of fabric to use for the quilt you design using EQ7.)

To enter – make a mini quilt using a pattern and fabric by any Moda designer – and you’re free to mix and match designers and collections.  (But the pattern does need to be from a Moda designer.)  Then post a picture of your awesome Moda Mini on Instagram using the hashtag #EQ25ModaMini.  Don’t forget to tag us – @modafabrics.

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The Moda designer patterns represented here are Corey Yoder – Coriander Quilts / Camille Roskelley – Thimbleblossoms / Lisa Bongean – Primitive Gatherings / Edyta Sitar – Laundry Basket Quilts / Sherri McConnell – A Quilting Life.

Make as many minis as you like to get as many entries as you like.  And yes, you can add the #hashtag to a Moda mini – designer and fabric – that you’ve already made.  But it has to have been made this year – 2016.

The contest closes on March 25, 2016 at 9:00 am EST.  We’ll announce a winner by Noon.

Since this is Electric Quilt’s anniversary, they’re also celebrating with a contest and giveaway.  If we’re giving away EQ, I think the odds are pretty good that they’re giving away a Moda Pre-Cut Prize Package.

Happy Anniversary Electric Quilt Company and EQ7 – you’re looking better than ever!

Update: Thank you to everyone who entered both contests!  The winner of the #EQ25ModaMini is Jessica – with this Rise and Shine Mini made with Bonnie & Camille fabrics.

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Thank you!

Update No. 2.  I goofed.  I thought the deadline was Midnight last night so a winner was picked a couple of hours earlier than the deadline.  It’s a very busy morning today and given that EQ needed to know the winner as quickly as possible, I didn’t check the deadline.  It’s my mistake and I’m sorry.

 

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28 thoughts on “EQ is Silver!

  1. I don’t have instagram but always wanted EQ design program. Finally after 20 years I bought myself a new machine and would love to have the design program.

  2. Please confirm, any mini pattern listed on the Moda website is valid for entering this contest? The pattern doesn’t necessarily have to be written by a Moda fabric designer, is that correct?

  3. I’d love to have EQ-7 so if I don’t win will start saving being on fixed income makes it hard these days.

  4. I don’t do Instagram, but I just made a beautiful mini quilt by Edyta with her butterfly pattern. If you change this to be open in another way I would love to enter.

  5. Does a Frivol count? I need an incentive to start cutting my little roll of fabrics!

  6. Oh my gosh I’m so excited for this! I want EQ7 so badly! Quick question: Do we have to use actual patterns for mini quilts? Or can we use blocks from full size quilts to make a mini quilt? Thanks!

  7. I’m currently using Design Wizard & would love to have EQ 7 to try my hand at designing in more detail.

  8. I don’t have a picture of a mini to share. But would LOVE to try the EQ7 and design my own quilts. I have designed a couple in the past but it was a chore (and before computers).

    1. Because I seriously goofed on the deadline.

      My notes had the deadline as Midnight last night. Given that EQ needed the name of our winner as soon as possible, an important meeting scheduled for this morning and Good Friday, a winner was picked a little before 7:00 am this morning and the blog post updated.

      I’m very sorry that this meant a few entries were left out.

  9. How is the contest over when there is still a 1/2 hour to go before the deadline- there are many quilts that just posted and i was about to post mine when I read the update. If you are not going to wait for the deadline then why have one at all.

  10. And why have a contest where you say to make a mini, but the winner’s quilt isn’t finished, neither quilted nor bound. Why didn’t you just say to make a quilt top?!

    1. Because I seriously goofed on the deadline.

      My notes had the deadline as Midnight last night. Given that EQ needed the name of our winner as soon as possible, an important meeting scheduled for this morning and Good Friday, a winner was picked a little before 7:00 am this morning and the blog post updated.

      I’m very sorry that this meant a few entries were left out.

    2. I’m sorry but we purposely didn’t specify that the mini had to be quilted and bound because we wanted to leave it open to as many possible entrants as possible. I’ll know better the next time.

      I’m sorry that I goofed on the deadline – this clearly is not a Good Friday. 🙂

  11. In my opinion, a “quilt” (of any size) is a finished product, and I am disappointed that some people worked hard to complete their projects in order to enter when it was not necessary.
    This is not anything against the winner, I am happy for her, she did a great job on her quilt top.

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