I have been a devoted user of the Electric Quilt design software for many years. I remember their first Quilt Market when the original Version 1 was introduced. I was hooked after my very first demo and each new version brings added features to make quilt design easier and stretch our imaginations. Most of the projects featured here have been drafted in EQ and I thought with EQ5 they had reached the pinnacle. How could they improve on that?


Well, EQ6 is set to be released at the end of this week. October 20, 2006 to be exact. I can’t wait to order my upgrade and install that baby on my computer.
It’s filled with even more fantastic features to make quilt design easier without losing the user friendly format Electric Quilt is famous for.

Some of the new tools you’ll find are -

  • Import items from other EQ projects

  • Search for blocks by pre-defined categories like construction method or skill level
  • Import fabric scans or photo images using BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, and TIFF formats
  • Ability to see more than one quilt at a time

  • Rotate templates before printing

  • Ability to print partial foundation patterns

  • New on-point layout style

  • Create a custom quilt layout from a block drawing with just a click

  • New Paintbrush tools for freehand coloring of patches

  • New Eclipse, Rectangle, Brush Stroke and Freehand tools for drawing appliqué

  • Fabric scales based on the size of the block or quilt

  • Large video screen with more videos

EQ6 Upgrade

That’s just 12 of 99 new features !!!

If you have EQ4 or EQ5 you can purchase the EQ6 upgrade for $55 until November 20, 2006.

If you have EQ1, 2 or 3, you’ll need to purchase the full EQ6 program version but at the special price of $129 until November 20, 2006, it's an investment you'll never regret.

The Electric Quilt Company isn't ready to take orders yet but Oct 20th is the scheduled release date!

Be sure to travel around their web site and take a look at the other computer related products they offer. I don't think you'll find a more extensive collection anywhere.

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