This giveaway is for people who already own EQ7. The software will not work without it.
I recently received the Star Power software for EQ7, by Judy Martin. It contains 110 block and 61 quilts, all designed and ready for you to use. One of my favorite things about EQ is the ability to quickly recolor projects, and that’s the easiest way to use this software. For example, this Simple Stars quilt in orange…
But there are other ways to use it. The blocks can be used in other quilts, and other blocks can be used in the existing settings. I started with this quilt design, called All in the Family:
I replaced all of the star blocks with another block in the EQ7 database called Whirlpool, then recolored it and ended up with this:
That setting would have taken me forever to create because it isn’t a simple grid, or even straightforward borders. Instead, I spent about 7 minutes replacing blocks and recoloring.
Electric Quilt has always been great about calculating yardage and showing cutting instructions, but this software comes with an added feature: piecing diagrams. The CD has a folder full of PDFs, one for each quilt, that show the overall quilt, piecing diagrams for each block in the quilt, any additional pieces for settings, and finally an illustration of the entire quilt with the location of each block indicated. These are diagrams only, showing the order to assemble the pieces not written instructions, but they’ll be helpful for some of the more complex blocks. In order to use the diagrams, I believe you need to open the PDFs from the CD, not from EQ7. That’s what I did, anyway.
Best of all, they gave me a second copy to give away to a reader. This giveaway is open internationally. The only restriction is that you must already have EQ7, as Star Power cannot operate on its own. It is a collection of files that are opened in EQ7. To enter, please leave a comment below. I don’t usually like the whole “get another entry if you do this, that, or the other thing,” but because the EQ7 ownership restriction will limit the pool of winners, I will give a second entry if you blog about the giveaway OR share it on Facebook and come back and leave a second comment. The giveaway will be open for two weeks. I’ll choose the winner on Wednesday, November 21.
I was given this software by Electric Quilt with no obligation to write about it. I just love their products, and wanted to tell you a little about the giveaway so you knew what you could win!
Thanks for a great giveaway! My EQ has been sadly underused.
Thank you Sandi, I love my EQ7 and have done loads with it!
This is very intriguing! I’d love a chance to win and put my EQ7 through its paces!
I am working on something right now that would not be possible without my EQ program! I love the stars ideas.
Thank you Sandy for this giveaway and for your articles on EQ. I love my EQ7 and would love to expore Star Power.
I just subscribed to your blog after reading your last tutorial posted on the EQ site. It was fabulous. Now this giveaway of Star Power makes is perfect as I love Judy’s star quilts.
I love Judy Martin’s design sense and this is so very generous of you to host a giveaway. Thank you.
I just shared this on my FB.
Judy’s quilts are so wonderful, and it would be great fun to play with different variations in EQ7! Thank you for the chance.
I love stars, and playing in EQ7, so please include me in your drawing too. The all in the family quilt is marvelous, and how fun to change out the star. Thank you for the chance!
Bought EQ7 this summer and went to a retreat @ how to use it. Plus, i’ve gone through the lessons. My next step is to scan in blocks from an oldish block of the month and create a setting for them. Thanks for a chance to win!
I was lucky enough to win a copy of EQ7 when it first came out. I’m far from being an expert user, but it does come in handy. Star Power looks like a great addition to play with.
Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this program, Sandi. It’s been on my wish list.
Just posted this give away on my Facebook…not once, but three times by mistake!!! I wonder if people will notice…ha, ha, ha….Thanks again.
What a great collection of stars I have most of the other add on’s to EQ7 and would love to add this one to my collection.
This looks like really cool software! I love EQ. I play with it more than I quilt but someday I will make all of the quilts I’ve designed in it. I didn’t know there was software that goes with EQ7 so I’ll have to see what else is available.
I own EQ7 and also admire Judy Martin’s work. Stars are one of my favorite blocks.
I shared on FB.
Wow, looks like a great addition to EQ7! Thanks for the samples of what it can do, would love to win a copy! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway.
I shared this giveaway with my friends on Facebook!
Thanks for doing the giveaway!
I shared the giveaway on Facebook!
Love EQ7 – though I’m still learning about all the fun things that it does. Oh and star blocks. quilts and inspiration for EQ7, yes please! Thanks for a great giveaway!
Love that re-colour feature. Sooo handy. Thanks for the chance to win. 🙂
Oh! Oh! Enter me 😉 I love my EQ7.
I’ve gone and shared this on Facebook!
I never thought about substituting different blocks for the premade quilt layouts. Terrific idea! Please enter me in your giveaway.
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