Electric Quilt May Challenge


Barb Vlack has chosen a perfect theme for Inklingo quilters for the May Electric Quilt Challenge–Red and White quilts!

She was inspired by the astounding Infinite Variety quilt exhibit in NYC. Your design should not copy any of those, but be something new.

About the Club EQ Challenge

Barb Vlack has been running a ClubEQ Challenge since 1999. It is all free, and you benefit.

Barb sets a theme, and quilters design and submit one or two quilts in an EQ project file. The files are featured on the EQ web site and everyone who participates is given access to ALL of the files submitted that month!

There are always some amazing designs–and you get all of the project files! No kidding! You cannot have the files unless you submit one yourself, but if you join, you get a windfall of great designs. Genius!

If you join in the fun, you will also learn something about EQ, get your name on the EQ web site, AND you will inspire yourself and others.

Past ClubEQ Challenges are displayed on the Electric Quilt web site. Your quilt, your name, and your web site are included in the listing.

The ClubEQ Challenge Rules are simple, but remember the deadline—May 31, which makes sense since this is the May challenge. See Barb’s sample Red and White design on that page too.


I hope you will want to design with Inklingo shapes. There are three project files (so far) to give you a head start.

Sunflower EQ7 Project


School House EQ7 Project


Winding Ways EQ7 Project

It would be wonderful to see Inklingoable quilts when the results are posted this summer.

If you use Inklingo shapes (and I hope you will), please make a note of the Inklingo Shape Collection on the notecard in your project file. The notecard feature in EQ is indispensable.

You name your quilt for the ClubEQ Challenge, and if you include Inklingo in the name, it will make it easier for Inklingo quilters to identify which quilts they want to make.


If you are thinking about buying EQ, or are learning to use EQ, you really need to belong to the Info-EQ list hosted by Planet Patchwork. http://www.planetpatchwork.com/info-eq.htm

Sign up for the EQ Newsletter too.  This month it even mentions Inklingo!

Inklingo quilters have a head start with the Inklingo Design Books and these project files. You can create amazing designs—and sew them—thanks to the cutting and stitching lines printed on the fabric!

Soooooo. . . School House, Sunflower, and Winding Ways blocks are already at your fingertips. If you need help drawing blocks for other Inklingo Shape Collections like Storm At SeaDresden Plate (dozens of different blades), Double Wedding Ring, Feathered Star, Appliqué Designs, or other shapes,  you can get help on-Info EQ. I will try to help too, and if I can’t, I will try to find someone who can.

This is the first time I have prepared a blog message on my new computer (delivered yesterday). Moving into a new computer is hard work but the EQ7 installation was flawless.

Got any ideas? Ready to learn EQ? Ready to inspire? Is your EQ open yet? What are you waiting for?

Linda & Monkey

PS Don’t forget to leave a comment HERE to have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate on Mother’s Day!

New to Inklingo? Order and download free shapes and start sewing in the next few minutes. Quick Start (Always FREE.) There are triangles, diamonds, and squares  in the free collection—great for dozens of different blocks.

6 thoughts on “Electric Quilt May Challenge”

  1. Well I read this way too late last night and just had to go play on my EQ6 – don’t have 7 yet until I learn how to use 6;) It was 3am before I got to bed, LOL… I think I may try to do something with the free collection (Lemoyne star one). hugs Elly

  2. You will not believe it! Yesterday I had decided to play around with Winding Ways for this red and white Challenge, and today I find your blog message! …Great minds think alike, eh? 🙂
    Hugs, Anneke in Rotterdam

  3. Hi,
    I love the Winding Ways quilt design. With Inklingo I think I will be able to make one! Thanks so much Linda.


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