I have been having fun painting Barn Quilts. While some would consider this difficult work, EQ7 definitely makes it fun. To clarify, painting Barn Quilts would be fun with EQ6 or EQ5, but it really is so much easier with EQ7. While I’m planning on sharing more insights with you in the near future, about EQ7, I suspect you are wondering how I can share insights about EQ7 given it doesn’t ship until June 7th? Well, I’ve had the pleasure of being one of the volunteers to Beta Test EQ7. Thus, I can truly say EQ7 is “Fantastical”.
While playing in EQ7, painting various block designs (5,000+ copyright free blocks in EQ7) I had fun with the vast amount of paint selection EQ7 offered (5,000+ new scanned fabrics, plus grayscale textures). Needless to say, I was very impressed with how fast I could paint so many barn quilts and how easy EQ7 is to use.
I’m really excited about this contest, as AccuQuilt has some generous prizes:
- 1st Place: $1,000 AccuQuilt Shopping Spree and a trip for two to AccuQuilt headquarters for the unveiling of the winning design
- 2nd Place: $500 AccuQuilt Gift Certificate
- 3rd Place: $150 AccuQuilt Gift Certificate
Deadline for entries is midnight, May 14th, 2010. Thus, there is plenty of time for you to create and submit your design to AccuQuilt, for their Barn Quilt Design Contest. You need not own an AccuQuilt product to enter, need not have to purchase anything from AccuQuilt, and you don’t need to submit a design that you created using EQ software, I just think that it is so much more fun and faster to use EQ software for this contest. And, of course, while I wanted to share with you my Barn Quilts!
Of course, I’m really hoping to win first place in this contest. I would just love to meet the wonderful people at AccuQuilt and see Lincoln, Nebraska! And I’d love to see my quilt block displayed on the AccuQuilt offices! But, as I’m a firm believer half of the fun of winning any contest is dreaming about what it would be like to win. And for me, I also had so much fun using EQ7 to create these blocks I feel like I’m already a winner.