I am honored to be chosen by the Electric Quilt Company to be their Brand Ambassador for 2018 alongside Kerry Goulder. I have been designing with EQ since the very beginning of my design career. I cannot even imagine designing without it. I started using EQ7 in 2010, and am so excited to discover and share the new utilities of EQ8 with you over the course of 2018.
I am a self-taught EQ user and I enjoy figuring out how to use different softwares at my own pace. I learned to use EQ by digging into the user manual, online tutorials, and by becoming a frequent caller of their user helpline in the early days. :) Back in 2010, I regularly found myself talking to Penny McMorris, the co-founder of EQ, on the help line. The staff at EQ is always patient and helpful. They offer classes too for those perhaps not as stubborn as myself.
I am probably best known for my non-traditional use of EQ for making Block of the Month programs and Samplers. I admit I have been manipulating EQ7's grid to make interesting samplers that lean toward modern quilt designs. I am most excited about EQ8's Custom Settings going forward with my samplers and BOMs. The Custom setting lets me drag and drop blocks wherever I want on the quilt top. This is a big change from the grid I was constrained to previously. These BOM programs are a ton of work, but I am already working on designs for next year!
Join me this year to learn more about EQ8 and other products EQ offers. Use the code EQ8CHANY to save 20% off any product, including EQ8. Visit EQ here. Can't wait!