I like to try and post an EQ lesson as often as possible, and by no means could I do one on a weekly basis. I’m going to shoot for once a month in tribute to Electric Quilt‘s 25th Anniversary. Yep, that’s right, can you believe it?? 25 years creating quilting software for you, the quilter, for me, a quilter.. I’m fairly sure that I haven’t even owned a pc for that long itself, it was 1992-3 that we bought our first desktop pc, with our tax refund. At the time, it cost a whopping $1200.00, it had all the latest bells and whistles and windows 3.1 .. I so remember those days, but the thing I remember the most about my desktop, was the day someone in a email group for quilters wrote a how to on copying and pasting… I can still remember that aha moment.. Today, I can build a desktop from putting the motherboard in the tower, to installing windows and software. I’ve replaced numberous hard drives over the years, graphic cards, ram… the list goes on and on… My first version of Electric Quilt was version 3. It was on a floppy disk if I remember right, and a friend and I went in on the cost of the software. At the time, we had no idea that was a no no. When I moved to California, I bought my own copy.. and just upgraded thru the years. It wasn’t until Electric Quilt v7 tho that I really got serious about deciding to learn it. I had been playing games on Facebook for years, literally.. we have moved to a new home on the base here in Sicily, and I decided I really wanted to get back into quilting instead of gaming so much. So I literally quit all my games on Facebook and started learning EQ. I ended up going back to one of them, but I quit that game in January of 2015 for good. I’ve never looked back. Once in awhile I’ll go in and play some backgammon because I love to play and a good stress reliever for me is to go and play some games of backgammon.
So, as part of Electric Quilt‘s year long celebration of 25 years, I will post a lesson on using Electric Quilt each month as my thank you for such great software.
Today’s lesson is fairly upfront. it talks about some tips and tricks I use when creating layouts for my patterns. It’s something tho that everyone can use when they go to print out their layouts for their pattern in EQ.
I hope you will enjoy today’s quick lesson.
This lesson is about 15 minutes long.
I’ve also added 6 new BOTMs to my list of the Block Of The Months.
Would you like to see a preview of Australia’s Sunbonnet Sue and Sam?
I’m not so sure about the colors for Sue yet, but I’m fairly happy with how they turned out.