Christa’s Giveaway – Win a Copy of EQ7 for the Mac (or PC)

I knew it wouldn’t be long before I was able to offer another fabulous giveaway! This one is sponsored by my friends (really they are!) over at Electric Quilt. To celebrate the release of EQ7 for the Mac, they’ve generously decided to give away a copy to one of you – whoo hoo!


Don’t worry, this giveaway is actually open to everyone – if the winner is a PC owner, you can select the original version instead of the Mac version. No need to go buy a brand new computer just to run the software on (though that’s exactly what I did, LOL)! And if you prefer to have a downloadable version rather than a physical copy, that’s available, too!

Because I’m an existing EQ7 user, I only needed to get the migration kit to switch from a PC to a Mac. However, for those of you Mac users who have been patiently waiting for the stand-alone Mac version to be released, the time is now!



Here’s how to enter:

Just leave a comment below telling me if you’ve ever designed your own quilt before. Or if not, what you’d love to design if you could. This will be a short giveaway timerame, running through Monday, May 5th at 6PM Pacific time. I’ll email the winner and make an announcement on my blog next Tuesday, May 6th.

Good luck!


584 thoughts on “Christa’s Giveaway – Win a Copy of EQ7 for the Mac (or PC)

  1. Margaret says:

    I just sketched out a quilt on graph paper last night. I think it would be so much easier with software!

  2. Christin Rieß says:

    Yes, I’ve already designed Quilts: a big blanket for my son, a nice wallhanger for my parents in law for their golden wedding and for a fried of me for her 50 th birthday, an so on. My dream of Quilt designing ist to create an interesting pixlated quilt.

  3. Janice Stockwell says:

    I have designed a 2 quilts around quilt blocks that my granddaughters made at school as part of a fundraising project. They drew a picture or picked artwork from the computer and then it could be made into any number of things including quilt blocks. So since my granddaughters knew that their Mom Mom made quilts they chose quilt blocks. It was quite a challenge but I pulled it off.
    I would love the chance to design my own quilts with EQ7 for Mac! Thanks for the chance.

  4. Dawn Hayward says:

    I’m new to quilting and in the UK we don’t get the range or variety of resources that you do in the US. I have bought hundreds of books to try out different styles but still don’t know which one I want to experiment with. This would give me the confidence I am looking for.

  5. Rhonda Best says:

    I have never designed my own quilt, although I have helped my daughter design a few. I would love to win the EQ7 to share with her! We could design all kinds of quilts, from simple to complex…it would be so much easier. Thanks for the chance.

  6. Jessica B. says:

    What an amazing giveaway; thank you so much for the opportunity! I love designing quilts, and have been able to do a million patterns since getting EQ5. I would certainly love to upgrade; I find the products to be fantastic and the customer service even better.

  7. Edith Jones says:

    Have made baby quilts when children were young but now they have their own families and would love to make a quilt for my husband and myself depicting our children… Sort of a ” memory lane” so to speak! Will use digitized pics and personal fabrics to pull it together (at least that is what is in my head to do) 🙂 This is my passion and dream!

  8. Gretchen says:

    It would be terrific to have a program that would teach me how to design my own quilt. When I first started quilting, I used coloring books for inspiration. Would love this EQ7.

  9. Chaka says:

    I am a MAC owner. I want to design a quilt for my niece. She’s almost two years old and its time to turn her room into a big girl’s room.

  10. Martha Hart says:

    I am new to quilting but so excited in all I am learning. I would love to have this to get me started

  11. Deb Kielsmeier says:

    I have not used software, but have designed quilts the old fashioned way with graph paper and colored pencils. I have a Mac and am oogling over this software.

  12. Heather says:

    I am a lifetime mac user so this is an exciting development! The most designing I’ve done on my own so far is cobbling together elements from different patterns. I would love design some quilts that are jelly roll based.

  13. Teresea Dollar says:

    I just finished my very first quilt. It was a baby quilt for a friend’s great grand baby. I designed the quilt using graph paper. After this quilt I was hooked and thought “there has got to be software for quilt designing” [ i have built websites, done videography editing and graphic design and have used a variety of software programs for publications]. and that is when my search began. I have read and compared a number of products and am sold that I will purchase the Electric Quilt software…… has everything a designer could want. These feature to be able to scan my own fabrics is just real winner for me

  14. VickiT says:

    I had gotten an email that the MAC version was out and it came right after my husband did a dual boot (or something or another) to my computer so that I have a MAC computer and Windows on the same CPU.

    I have not designed my own quilt yet, but I do have a design in mind that I want to do. I just haven’t taken the time to learn my EQ7 well enough yet to do so. I think now that I have the capability I try to focus on that after summer. I think this would be a great design too. It was a background for a comedienne’s live performance that I’d seen on tv about a year ago. That’s all I could focus on and it made me think, HEY maybe I AM a quilter now because it was the first time that I had ever seen something and thought it would be an awesome quilt design. LOL

  15. Sarah says:

    What a fantastic giveaway! I’m in the process of designing a couple. I’m using graph paper and colored pencils. Thanks for the chance!

  16. Gill turner says:

    I use a notebook at pencil at the moment so I would love love love the opportunity to design a quilt electronically!

  17. Rita Wilson says:

    I would love to try EQ7. I have never designed a quilt with a program so to win this would be very exciting.

  18. Iris says:

    As a soly MAC user I am very thrilled at this news! So far the quilts I did design were on good old paper with pencil. It kind of stops creativity as it is weighed up against the hassel of redrawing everything. I’d love the chance to play with ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  19. kathiba194athleen Yerkey says:

    This would be sew great to win. I have so many ideas for quilts running around in my head! I have a Mac and have been thinking about EQ7. Trying to figure out how I can swing it! Lol. I will keep my fingers crossed all weekend!

  20. Anne says:

    Oh wow, I’d love to win this! I started the Quilt Design A Day thing, but I use Illustrator since EQ7 wasn’t available on Mac yet. I’ve been “patiently” waiting for it to come out and am excited to give it a try now that it has! Thanks so much for the chance to win! 😀

  21. Nancy Ridder says:

    I have designed my own quilts–most of the time I am taking elements from one pattern and adding to another. I use the paper and pencil method with coloured pencils but would love to use a computer for the speed of changing things. Fingers crossed.

  22. Sarah says:

    In a very amateurish way, I have designed my own quilts. I have made traditional blocks also, without altering. My designs are usually done on graph paper with either colored pencils or regular pen or pencil with shading to represent darkness or lightness of colors. I’ve seen reference to EQ, but had no idea it was available for the home quilter. Would love to give it a whirl! I’ve gathered some amazing fabrics lately after discovering precuts and find myself almost afraid to use them without getting a good idea of what my finished quilt will look like. Thank you for offering this giveaway.

  23. Shelly Kuropatwinski says:

    I have been waiting for the Mac version, so excited! I have designed a few quilts that I made, but would love an easier way. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Molly says:

    I designed a Texas Flag quilt for my sister with pictorials. I would love love EQ7. Thank you Christa for the opportunity!

  25. Brenda says:

    Christa I love looking at pictures of quilts and then trying to make them myself without the pattern or instructions. I have had some mess ups with the whole math thing, but usually I can still make something from my miscalculations. I think it would be awesome to have the software to figure it out for me!

  26. Alesha Klein says:

    I have never designed my own quilt but have so many ideas. Thank you for giving us the chance to win the EQ7.

  27. Sue Stubbings says:

    No I haven’t designed a quilt although I have played with HST designs and love the way they work so nicely together.
    I have some Reunion by Sweetwater that I won and really want to design something special out of it

  28. rcra says:

    I am doing this now! Or I’m trying to… It’s based on one I found on Pinterest, a cot quilt, which used four or six solid-coloured quarter circles to make an animal. The only feature on it was a dot for the eyes and maybe another for a nose – very simple and modern and SO SWEET! I’ve tried out two online quilting programs and my IT programming husband has even helped a bit, but bits of paper and coloured pencils have been my main strategy so far. It will be the fourth quilt I’ve begun and hopefully the third completed. (No.2 was also designed by me and almost a dud – I’m still finishing it!) If my quilting goes as well as it has so far – or at least improves at the same rate – this sort of orogram would be excellent. It’s the only one that gets consistently good reviews! Fingers to’s crossed…!

  29. Anne Marie says:

    I haven’t tried it design my own quilt yet but would love to do one with stars. Am a sucker for stars. Thank you so much for the chance to win. This is one amazing prize.

  30. Karen in OR says:

    Designed a couple with just paper and pencil. Designed a couple more by just sewing scraps and seeing what happened. Others have been adaptations of an actual pattern. Having EQ7 would be fantastic. Thanks for the chance to win!

  31. Sharon says:

    I love hearts so I would love love love to create a heart quilt or a table runner. Thanks for the fun contest. I’m excited that you share this program. Have a delightful day!
    Cheers sharon

  32. Danielle says:

    Yes, I’ve designed more quilts than I’ve created. I can’t seem to stop coming up with designs. Some I just design in my head, some I draw out on paper. Working on quilting one of them now that is called “Sometimes I Get It Right” that includes the blocks I’ve flubbed up as well as the ones that came out right the first time.

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