Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do You EQ??

Well just when I get the EQ6, the fabulous Electric Quilt Company comes out with EQ7!!!

Hey, I have to be honest here, I am a novice when it comes to EQ. I have seen so many bloggers who create incredible quilts using the EQ computer software. But NOW you can get these features as well -

Quilts, Blocks and photos
Digital cameras will become a quilter's best friend. EQ7 has dozens of ways to turn everyday photos into quilt ­­art images. Or crop and edit scanned fabrics right in EQ7 in minutes.

New Activation Policy
You'll never run out of EQ7 activations! Activation and deactivation is as easy as two clicks of the mouse. Install on as many computers as you like and quickly transfer activations from computer to computer. This new policy gives you complete freedom to manage your own activation.

Easier than ever for new users
EQ7 is the most user-friendly full-featured quilting software yet.

  • Complete user manual
  • 22 printable full-color PDF lessons (115 pages)
  • Point-and-read info on each tool – now linked directly to Help topics
  • 10 videos targeted for beginners
  • 67 “How do I?” topics: printable stepped-out instructions for doing everything from printing English paper-piecing templates to drawing a New York Beauty
  • Built-in Help buttons are everywhere, targeted to the task you're doing
  • New block tools for creating original blocks instantly without drawing
  • Blocks size themselves – just drag and drop on the quilt

Includes tons of user-requested new features
Exactly the same friendly interface, plus loads of new user-requested features.

  • 5000 copyright-free blocks
  • 5000 new scanned fabrics, plus grayscale textures
  • 120 new pre-designed quilt layouts
  • Snap blocks to a Quilt grid
  • Instant border blocks with greatly expanded Auto Borders
  • Print multiple photos on fabric
  • Create original fabric designs from photos, then print on fabric
  • Mirror and use myriad symmetries on photos
  • Use dozens of artistic effects, making everyday photos look like watercolors or Impressionist paintings
  • 79 new features in all

Netbook compatible
Works on netbooks as well as laptops and desktop computers

Now how cool is all that? Are these people just fabulous or what?? Details coming May3rd!


Pat said...

I have EQ 5 (gift from hubby a few years back) and never learned to use it...was just going to START to learn to use it and maybe upgrade to EQ6 (if I was successful at learning 5) but now I'm not sure what to do.

Natalia said...

I'm so excited about 7! I've got 6 and I can't wait to upgrade!:)

Heather said...

I have EQ6 but don't use it. About a year ago I changed computers and never bothered to re-install. Occasionally I want to use it, but on the whole haven't felt it was worth the effort. Part of it is because that version only allowed 4 installs and then you were out of luck. Since I moved to a different used computer, I felt that it wouldn't last and I might be wasting an install and would only have 2 left. Rather dissappointing when I think about it now. At this point I am not looking at upgrading again as that install limit has left a bad taste in my mouth.

Crispy said...

I'll be one of the first in line to get the new version, I've been upgrading since day one :0)


Dena said...

I love my EQ and use it all the time for designing quilts and blocks. I'm a bit nervous about EQ7 because of the cost.

Anonymous said...

This is way cool!!!!

Allie said...

You know, I've been thinking seriously about EQ6, now I'm going to wait for some reviews on 7 - this is awesome!