EQ8 Has Now Been Released and You can Win a Copy!

Have you heard the great news? After years of patiently waiting, a new version of Electric Quilt software was released, just in time for Christmas! I’m sure you are all busy with your holiday shopping so here’s a fabulous gift you could win for yourself!!

Electric Quilt 8

Click here to learn more about EQ8!

Meet EQ8, with an updated interface, new features, and the same great capabilities you’ve come to know!

I have to share a fun behind the scenes story. Back in 2016 when I met the owners Dean and Penny for the first time while teaching at EQ Academy, I was impressed not only with their business sense, but it was heartwarming to see how much they cared about their customers. I asked if they would be releasing an updated version of the software since the previous version, EQ7 had been launched way back in 2010.


Even those these images say “coming soon” they are actually here now!!!

Dean’s answer really impressed me. He told me that he’d only release a new version if there was a market need for it. He said he didn’t want to follow in the footsteps the big software companies who release new versions year after year just so they could gouge their customers. He wanted to make sure that any new product the company created had enough value to justify the cost.

Click here for the EQ8 FAQ.

I love how thoughtful they were with releasing this software. Those who already own EQ6 or EQ7 can upgrade to the version at a lower cost, and those who haven’t ever owned it before can easily purchase and download it online without having to wait for anything to arrive in the mail.


This is my favorite thing about EQ8!

I’ve recently installed my version of EQ8 and just started designing new projects for upcoming patterns and online classes. So far it’s even easier to use than EQ7 and the interface is much more intuitive.

EQ8Once you start using this software, it will be hard to design without it!

Your Chance to Win!

My friends over at Electric Quilt are generously giving away a copy of EQ8. It comes both in PC and Mac versions and both version also include a comprehensive help manual already installed in the software.

This giveaway is open through the end of the month, November 30, 2017 and is open to all. Simply leave a comment on this post and I’ll choose one at random and notify the winner via email.


393 thoughts on “EQ8 Has Now Been Released and You can Win a Copy!

  1. Sandy Fawn says:

    I have the EQ Mini Version and would love to be able to experience the whole program. I really want to explore it’s capabilities.

  2. Dawn says:

    I have had this on my wish list for some time after seeing a demo by one of our guild members, watching the tutorials and following the website offerings. I upgraded my computer with the plan to purchase the software and it would be great to win it. For me this is the next step in my quilting “journey”, from working on refining my skills to designing my own patterns. What a great holiday present for the winner! It is a phenomenal product!

  3. Eileen Larry says:

    After reading about the software-it sounds like lots of fun and making a wonderful quilt using its directions and my imagination to design a pattern. Thanks for a chance to win as at this time couldn’t afford it.

  4. Julie Becica says:

    I would be very grateful if I was selected to win the new electric quilt software. I hope you and your family had a great Thanksgiving!

  5. thedarlingdogwood says:

    I’ve been considering EQ off and on for years but have never taken the plunge. I’ve been thinking about it more seriously recently as I’ve seen so many things that others have designed in E7. Thanks for sharing your experience not just with the software, but with the company.

  6. Marilyn H. says:

    I still design with graph paper and colored pencils. Quilting friends with previous EQ versions are creating amazing designs especially for modern quilts. I would have so much fun with the EQ8!

  7. Katherine Prior says:

    I’m a new quilter and for me this would be a great way to really visualize what I’m doing. I can see where this would also be a great way to create a new pattern confidently.
    Thanks for such a great item for a chance to win.

  8. Juls in FL says:

    Wow, does the new EQ8 look good! Thanks for the peek at it, and for this chance to greatly enhance how I (ahem!) draw quilt patterns :).

  9. Cheryl says:

    I have wanted the EQ software for many years but never got it. This new version would be fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win one!

  10. Rhonda H. says:

    I would love to win a copy of eq8. EQ has been on my wishlist for sometime now. With the release of v8, it seems to be the right time to move forward and stop procrastinating. Thanks for the chance ego win!

  11. Marcia Kestner says:

    Two rooms of fabric stash and EQ8’s design potentials could equal a dream come true. Thanks EQ8 and Christa for the opportunity to dream of the possibilities.

  12. Pat says:

    Thank-you for the chance to win this product. I’m very new to quilting and it has been hard to figure out my yardage and the design of my quilt tops so it sounds like I could realy use it. I’m on a fix income, if I don’t win this product then I hope that the price is low so I can get it. Thank-you for your time.

  13. Eeckhout Ann says:

    Hello, I am a starting quilter and iI new there was software available for embroidery but I did not know about this software. This must really be helpfull and interesting! Thank you for sharing this!
    Quilting greets
    Ann (from Belgium)

  14. TONI K SILCOX says:

    I bought 6 and upgraded to 7. I love the product and it has made my quilts so much easier to design. I hope I am chosen and if not I will upgrade!

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