I am honored to have a Chapter in the new EQ8 book, Designing More Quilts from the Electric Quilt Company. I have been partnering with the Electric Quilt Company to share quilt design lessons on their DoYouEq,com blog for both EQ Mini and EQ8 for a couple of years. Many of you have made those designs with the tutorials I offer right here on my Lori Miller Designs Blog.
I have the privilege of joining many EQ Experts who share their Quilt Design Tricks in this book. They include lessons on creating Medallion quilts, panel quilts, baby block quilts and more.
I wrote Chapter 3 Creating Modern Quilt Layouts with Alternate Gridwork. Wow, that’s a mouth full but it includes a chapter jam packed with ideas to use EQ8 to create modern elements like asymmetry, exaggerated scale, negative space and minimalism in your quilt designs.
There are lots of tricks to creatively use borders, horizontal layouts, whole top designs and clever block placement to create beautiful designs.
I finish with ideas to use the built-in Irregular grids provided by EQ8 to add to your design toolbox.
It’s a fun lesson if you are exploring modern quilt design concepts using the tools that came with your software. My lesson is just a jumping off point to highlight design tips you might not have thought of or tools with EQ8 you have not used before.
EQ8 has other books that might be of interest to you.
A couple of my favorites are the EQ 8 Block library book (You can peruse all of the free blocks that come with the software at your leisure, it is great inspiration too!)
and the first design book, EQ8 Designing Quilts.
For more information on the EQ8 Designing More Quilts book, you can visit Electric Quilt HERE.
Happy Quilt Designing!