It’s September 1st and The EQ Seasons Row-Along Has Finally Arrived….

EQ Seasons Row AlongWay back on April 1st, 2015, I had been thinking about how  much I missed participating in Blog Hops. I love them, they are so much fun and not just because your creating a project to show off, but because you get to see the ideas everyone else comes up with. I have loved every Blog Hop I participated in. Each one is unique in it’s very own way.

I had been admiring Deanna’s Quilter’s Garden at the time and thinking how much I’d love to do a Row Quilt. So I wrote to Electric Quilt and asked them what they thought of allowing me to organize a Quilt Along with tutorials for Electric Quilt in a row quilt. They were very enthusiastic and granted me permission offering to help in any way they possibly could.

I enlisted the help of Amy Warner at Sew Incredibly Crazy, and Bea at Be A Quilter and they also were very enthusiastic about helping me out with my first quilt/row along. We decided on a theme, Amy created the logo, and we were off. Sew…. I set about inviting everyone I had participated with in a EQ hop prior to that time, but I wanted to go further.. So I went to Electric Quilts site, and started writing those authors who have written patterns they sell their, I visited many sites of people who also enter Club EQ each month and I checked out all those who contribute patterns. In the end, I invited about 35 people to participate and 20 people said yes. 

Four of them along with myself even agreed to make an entire quilt out of the rows the designers created.

Darlene at Quiltshop Gal helped me to get some of the wonderful giveaways this Row-Along has to offer and in general gave me a lot of good advice on hosting a hop.

I’d like to take a moment and thank Madam Samm at Sew We Quilt/Stitch, because without her and all her previous bloghops, I never would have even tried doing this. She without knowing it, gave me the courage to try it, she taught me how to participate, and she has always been a great leader, supporter, and is probably one of the most creative people I’ve ever seen in bloghops. Her overall enthusiasm to encourage others to grow and create is truly one of the biggest reasons I decided to give this a try.

So without further ado.. let’s get started.

Each blog you visit during this hop will offer you a .pdf pattern of the row being featured at that blog each day. Some of the designers will also offer Electric Quilts .pj7 format file, which of course allows you to take the file and resize it, change it, and create it in the quilt that you choose to create to. Electric Quilt is amazing software, if you don’t own it, I really believe you should consider it a must purchase for quilting. I don’t know how people do without it actually.

All giveaways with the exception of the Electric Quilt giveaway on Sept 29, will be done via Rafflecopter. If you don’t know how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, I’ve created a tutorial for you here, have a look, then enter.

Each week, we’ll have several giveaways at each blog. For the most part each blogger has their own giveaways, but their is also a giveaway by Northcott Fabrics which is generously offering 6-8 yards of fabric per week in 1 yard lengths to 1 lucky recipient who enters the giveaways. This gift is enter at one site, and their is no need to enter at the other sites. You can enter this giveaway only once per week.

Every blogger also has a Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate of $25.00 to giveaway. Unlike the Northcott Fabrics, you can enter at each featured blog of the day to try and win.

All of the bloggers also have various giveaways from books to gift certificates, to thread, and other fun stuff you’d love to have for your everyday quilt projects.

The Flickr giveaway is a random drawing for those who participate and create blocks/rows from the patterns given each week, the ability to pick a Craftsy class of their own choosing and the opportunity to also win a Nancy’s Notions $10.00 off your next order gift certificate. You can enter this giveaway every day of the hop, with 1 to 2 unique blocks each day, Filler rows don’t count tho, so if you enter one of those, they will be disqualified. You must upload the block/row to Flickr first, then come back and enter the giveaway. All entries will be double checked.

Each giveaway has specific guidelines, if their are restrictions they will be mentioned and you must follow the rules as they are listed on each bloggers site to enter.

Now, here’s today’s schedule and the giveaways for the day:

Marlene Oddie-KISSedQuilts_Spring_DogwoodBranch

Kissed Quilts

Lynn Provencher -Thimblemouse Designs -EQ Row Hop 2015

ThimbleMouse

Janeen VanNiekerk-2015 Row A Long Autumn

Quilt Art

Doris Rice Summer Row watermelon 2

Quilting Queen Online

Bea A Quilter

Bea A Quilter

Anneke

Stof Genoeg

Sweepstakes/Giveaways

Today

All giveaways today expire September 8, 2015
with the exception of the Flickr giveaway which starts today and ends October 13, 2015

 

Northcott Fabrics, 1 entry per entrant per week, all featured blogs today have same giveaway. 6-8 yards of fabric in 1 yard lengths $60-80.00 Value based on $10.00 per yard cost of fabric.

Fat Quarter Shop: Every blog has a different opportunity to win. Each enterant may enter at each blogs featured day. 1 $25.00 gift certificate.

You Can Quilt Book – Enterant enters at Kissed Quilts Value $25.00

InkLingo: 1 Gift Certificate for $20.00 at Be A Quilter

DreamWorthy Quilts: 1 Pattern of Your Choice – Value 15.00 at ThimbleMouse

Aurifil: Kit Indelible Large Spools by Katarina Rocella – 40 wt / 12, 1094 yd spools
Value $110.00 at The Quilting Queen Online

Quilt Art: 1 Pattern of your choice Value: $20.00

Craftsy and Nancy’s Notions Giveaways, You must stitch out one unique block from any of the rows offered today or any featured day of this Row-Along.  Filler Rows are excluded. Filler Row Designers are Be A Quilter, Stof Goeneg, and Linda Franz. You may enter this giveaway every day from September 01, 2015 to October 13, 2015. You must upload a picture of your block to the Flickr Group prior to entering. Then go back to the blog of your choice and enter the Giveaway for the Craftsy or Nancy’s Notions Giveaways. All entries will be double checked. The Flickr group is here.

Craftsy: 1 class of your choice – 3 total classes Average Value $40.00 each

Nancy’s Notions: 1 $10.00 of gift certificate – 2 total certificates Total Value $20.00 each.

By entering any of these giveaways, it is assumed that you agree with the following rules and guidelines.

Guidelines and Rules of the Gifts Offered by Our Sponsors:

  • No purchase whatsoever is necessary.
  • You must be 18+ in order to win a gift.
  • You are responsible for claiming and paying any tax owed on the value of any gift that you win.
  • All gifts will be given between September 01, 2015 and October 13, 2015. Winners will receive notification via email. Winners have approximately 7 days to claim their gift, if 7 days passes, the gift will be offered to another eligible entrant. Winners who will receive a shipped item, will need to provide, name, address, city, state/province and country along with a phone number. All international winners will be responsible for any fees customs chooses to assess. Winners where prizes can be delivered via email, must provide a name, country and a valid email address. All prizes will be awarded.
    All winners will be announced on the blogs where they won and here at Seams To Be Sew. Winners agree to allow their name, city, state and/or country to be publicized.
    While we hope you will comment on the posts of the day and we love comments, we want no reply bloggers to have a chance at winning also, all bloggers will use Rafflecopter to give their gifts away. You will be asked for your name, email, city, state, and country. (City, State, Country will be asked to identify any winner where the same name may per chance happen)
  • Some restrictions on gifts will apply based on shipping policies.
  • The Electric Quilt software giveaway will be held at DoYOUEQ.com’s blog and will be given away the week of October 6, 2015
  • Odds of Winning a prize are based on total number of rafflecopter entries during each week and in total for all giveaways.
  • This giveaway is void where prohibited by law.
  • Participating bloggers may enter any of the giveaways as long as they don’t particpate on their own blogs giveaway.
  • The word giveaways in the rules and guidelines are also known as sweepstakes.

All giveaways will be given away within 24-48 hours of the expiration of the giveaway. You have 7 days to reply to the email sent to you. If you don’t answer, we will give your gift to another entrant.

We have a chat/support group at Facebook also, for any questions you have in regards to how a block or row needs to be stitched out, EQ questions, almost all of the designers in this blog hop are part of the group so they can answer your questions.

Some of the bloggers will also be having Linky days, be sure to link up if you post about your row.

I hope you enjoy the EQ Seasons Row-Along

Please leave a thank you, a comment, a wonderful note to each blogger, and take the time if you win one of the great giveaways to write the sponsors, tell them thank you. Without their generous support, we could not have given away any of these great prizes. Feel free to write me if you need the contact for a sponsor to thank them.

Northcott Fabrics
Enter here, or any blog of your choice today,
You can only enter this giveaway once this week.
Expires October 8, 2015, Winner Drawn October 9, 2015

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Upload Your Blocks To Flickr and You May Win a Craftsy Class Of Your Choice or a $10.00 gift certificate from Nancy’s Notions

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 Please keep in mind, I am in Italy, and not everyone’s post will show up at the same time mine do.

Marian

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44 Responses to It’s September 1st and The EQ Seasons Row-Along Has Finally Arrived….

  1. AvatarDorothy Van Pelt says:

    Can I participate in the row quilt along if I don’t have EQ? I did purchase Quilt Pro a few years ago but have not used it. I need to learn. I wonder if they are similar? Let me know.
    Thank you
    Dorothy

    • AvatarMarian says:

      Hi Dorothy,

      Of course you can still participate, all the row patterns have pdf pattern file downloads to go with them so that you can easily make the rows.

      Quilt Pro and EQ are nothing alike. They both do the same things, they just do them in different ways. I to own Quilt Pro, but when I was making a decision 3 years ago on which to spend my time learning, I looked at the one which had the most “learning” resources. Even back then I couldn’t find a single blog that featured how to’s on using Quilt Pro. I couldn’t even find videos on youtube about how to use it. I’m usually one to take a challenge and run with it, but QP’s support is also not as good as EQ’s. That was the kicker for me and the reason I went with EQ.. If I need to know how to do something, not only do they answer the phone, but they answer email within 24 hours. They have an extensive forum of help and answers also, a online faq about questions and answers, and an extremely good help file, along with a blog full of videos and how to lessons. They are also active on the web, social media, and their isn’t a day goes by that my first software to go to is EQ.. Do I recommend you learn QP.. sure, go for it.. but the end result is, you would like EQ better.

      Thank you so much for your comment, I really appreciate being able to reply to it.

  2. AvatarPatty says:

    What a fun project!

  3. AvatarSheila Ivany says:

    Thank you for your tremendous amount of work you & Anneke have done. Your EQ7 Blog Hop is very educational & I am considering in investing in one. Thank you to all the sponsors for the generosity. Happy Quilting 🙂

    • AvatarMarian says:

      Hi Sheila,

      Your welcome. It wasn’t just Anneke tho, it was 18 other designers who have made this an amazing event. I do hope you consider EQ as a good investment to make, it is awesome software and by far and away better than others also on the market. The sheer amount of time they spend helping to support you even learning the software is invaluable. It just takes you to open it and start learning with it.

      Happy Quilting

  4. Avatarjudys says:

    This looks so interesting! thank you for doing all this work!

  5. AvatarLynn says:

    Looking forward to participating. A big thanks to everyone involved in the designs. Loving what I see so far!!!

  6. AvatarDolores says:

    Thank you for organizing this. It looks like it will be lots of fun.

  7. AvatarShirley says:

    going to learn lots!! Thank you for you and everyone involved for all their efforts!!

    • AvatarMarian says:

      thanks for the lovely complement Shirley, I do hope you learn alot, and thank you for visiting us during the first week. I hope you will come back for more.

  8. AvatarScheri says:

    I am interested in participating but I have read and re-read above several times and can not find the EQ7 file or PDF file. Could you please help me?

    Thank you

    • AvatarMarian says:

      Scheri,

      I answered you in email earlier in the week, but to let everyone else know, not every blogger will have .pj7 files, they will tell you in the post if they do, and they provide their own download links to the pdf and pj7 files.

  9. AvatarLaurie says:

    I’m going to keep an eye on this hop. Looks like you have invested a lot of time and energy. Going to go check out the bloggers for today 🙂 Maybe I’ll “hop” on the row/quilt along.

  10. AvatarVickie Stipe says:

    Wow! Sounds like a lot of fun. Looks great, too.

  11. AvatarSally says:

    Great rows, so glad you did this. I’m a bit confused about why I would download the EQ files if I can just download the pdf files which uses a lot less memory. I have gone to my own EQ files and ‘designed’ similar rows just for fun! thanks for inspiration.

    • AvatarMarian says:

      Although the instruction is in the pdf file, you are limited to the size that the designer created the block in. If you have the EQ file, you can resize to your own needs, add it to the layout of your own projects, and then print out your pattern to your specifications. A pdf limits all of that.

  12. AvatarBarb says:

    Thanks for starting this up and all of your work in doing so. I couldn’t wait for it to begin. I’ve had EQ7 for a few years and still don’t know how to do much with it. I will be following faithfully and doing the “homework”.

    • AvatarMarian says:

      I look forward to seeing what you do and learn with EQ Barb, please do take a few and upload to the Flickr group what ever you create so we can see your progress to.

  13. AvatarKaren in Breezy Point says:

    This will be fun–thanks for all your work at getting it set up!

  14. AvatarPatty D says:

    What a fantastic hop you’ve put together. I will learn a lot about creating in EQ, something I’ve recently purchased!

    • AvatarMarian says:

      Thank you Patty, I hope you enjoy the Row-Along and learn lots and lots about EQ. There are many tutorials all across the web for EQ, but quite a few of the bloggers here, myself included have quite a nice selection of tutorials for EQ on their blogs to. I look forward to seeing more of you.

  15. AvatarCarol says:

    You’ve done an amazing job at getting this up and running…thanks Marian!

  16. AvatarKathy says:

    The work and effort you have put into this hop just boggles the mind, thank you so much 🙂 You have gathered together so many talented quilters/designers it is simply amazing. I’ve been so looking forward to this Row Along and it’s finally here!

    • AvatarMarian says:

      What a lovely complement Kathy, thank you. I agree, they are all so very talented and we’ve only just begun. I’m sew happy you’ll be following along with us.

  17. I love Blog Hops and this one goes right along with my EQ7. I am excited to learn a few more tricks to use it. Thank YOU!

  18. AvatarCarla says:

    The day is here! Thank you, Marian for all you did to make this possible. September should be a great month of rowing together and growing together. Let the creativity begin!

  19. AvatarLynn says:

    Thank you Marian for the many hours you’ve devoted to this most awesome hop – I’m so thrilled to be a part of it all!

  20. AvatarMichelle Fairchild says:

    Ok my keyboard on my camera didn’t come up to leave a comment for the entry.
    So I’ll leave a comment here. Excited about the EQ row . Can’t wait to start. And thanks to everyone who made it possible.

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