TQPM, Inklingo, and Barb’s ClubEQ Challenge

This is your lucky day, and you don’t even have to be Irish!

You're in luckj!

Electric Quilt, TQPM (The Quilt Pattern Magazine) and Inklingo are all conspiring to help you make quilts you will love while you learn more about Inklingo and EQ.




I have written an article for TQPM which will appear in the magazine later this year. It’s about how I developed Inklingo and how it works.

In the meantime, thanks to the generosity of the magazine, I have several
free SIX-month subscriptions to TQPM to give away.

You could be a very lucky quilter! The odds couldn’t be better!


Reeze Hanson - Morning Glory Designs


Reeze Hanson of Morning Glory Designs is doing a series of Electric Quilt lessons for TQPM, so the prize subscriptions are especially useful to quilters who want to learn more about using EQ.

Reeze has several tutorials and EQ project files on her website too.



Monkey has devised two ways for you to receive a free trial subscription.

1. Entry in ClubEQ

Design a quilt using Inklingo Curved Shapes in EQ and submit it to ClubEQ by March 31 for the March ClubEQ Challenge.

When you submit your entry to the ClubEQ Challenge, please put Inklingo in the name. For example: Ìnklingo New York Beauty or Inklingo Double Wedding Ring.

Great tips for designing with Inklingo shapes in EQ.

Then, just email me to let me know that you have sent your project file to ClubEQ and you won’t have to wait to start enjoying the magazine.

By participating in ClubEQ, you will also receive project files for ALL of the other entries! You can’t lose!

2.  Comment on the blog

What if you don’t have EQ? You are still going to want a subscription to TQPM because there are great patterns and articles—and more coming about Inklingo too.

Leave a comment below. Several winners will be chosen by random drawing on April 1 from quilters who do not enter the ClubEQ Challenge. You are going to love the magazine too.


Do You EQ - ClubEQ

Barb Vlack`s ClubEQ Challenge

Barb’s latest challenge is perfect for Inklingo, so if you design a quilt for the challenge before March 31 and let me know, I will make sure you are one of the lucky new TQPM subscribers!

Design a quilt in EQ which uses Inklingo pieced curved shapes.


Inklingo Yin Yang

You don’t have to sew the quilt, just design it, so you might use shapes you have never considered sewing before.

However, Inklingo makes curved piecing so easy, you might end up sewing wonderful curving seams and loving it.



Your EQ Inklingo quilt does not have to be elaborate. It just has to use curved pieced shapes which are inklingoable.

You don’t have to be an EQ expert to enter a simple quilt. It’s easy, but there are at least 3 sources of inspiration.


EQ tab on All About Inklingo

1. Download Inklingo EQ Project Files for a fast start!

In honor of National Quilting Day, there is a new tab for EQ.

The page lists links to all of the free project files on the All About Inklingo blog.


Inspiration on YouTube

2. YouTube inspiration

There are several Inklingo videos on YouTube with examples of quilts designed with Inklingo shapes. They could inspire your entry for ClubEQ.


Winding Ways Design

3. Inklingo Design Books

There are also examples of quilt designs in the Inklingo Design Books. You can use one as your starting point.

Inklingo is on Facebook and Pinterest and we hope you will whisper info to your friends about the The Case of the Secret Garden (COTSG) mystery quilt too!

You can subscribe to the blog (top of right sidebar) so you don’t miss anything good.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

Feeling lucky? Go check that list of Inklingo Shapes with Curves now, okay?

Electric Quilt and The Quilt Pattern Magazine have been good friends to Inklingo. Let’s let them know we appreciate it!

Monkey was going to write a limerick for today but he has been playing with EQ instead. This one is from Wikipedia:

The limerick packs laughs anatomical
In space that is quite economical.
But the good ones I’ve seen
So seldom are clean
And the clean ones so seldom are comical.

I think you will prefer the articles in TQPM.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, you lucky quilters!

Linda & Monkey

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.

73 thoughts on “TQPM, Inklingo, and Barb’s ClubEQ Challenge”

  1. I am just getting started with Inklingo. I am an avid “fussy cutter”. I am trying to incorporate Inklingo into my designs and classes. I was not aware of The Quilt Pattern Magazine. I would love to preview an issue.

  2. I really enjoy both EQ7 and Inklingo, but I am not good at combining the two. That is something that I would like to learn. Thank you for the opportunity to win the subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine!

  3. Hi..I love both INKLINGO and EQ! I have the old EQ5 which I wish it was the newer version but the old still works. I haven’t designed a quilt in it for inklingo piecing yet,but it is on the horizon.
    Peggy Snyder

  4. Hi, I’m a complete beginner and have downloaded the free shapes. I love reading you blog and seeing all of the inspirational designs come to life. Many thanks for hours of fun. One day I’ll make something more complicated 🙂 Avis x

  5. I am seriously considering the purchase of EQ and am gathering information at this time. Did not know this magazine existed. Would love to try it with a free subscription. Thanks for the opportunity. Evelyn

  6. Would love a chance to see how inklingo works with EQ. Magazine looks really interesting. Would like to know how useful EQ is. I have considered purchasing it, but did not know if I would use it that much.

  7. I love using EQ to design quilts and decide on colors for quilts. I enjoy your Inklingo blog, as it’s so inspiring. One of these days, I’m going to actually learn to use Inklingo for my quilting. I’ve been considering either one of Lucy Boston’s patterns or the hexagon shapes. The way you show sewing hexagons on the machine intrigues me, although I find hand-sewing very relaxing.

  8. I do some EQ work but not enough to say I am good…actually, would need to work hard to get to mediocre! I would love to take some lessons as I am determined to get the most from the software that I can. This magazine looks great and I would love to get a subscription. Thanks, Linda and Monkey, for the opportunity to try!
    All the best,

  9. I’d love a chance to win this magazine. I have EQ but very low on the learning curve so I know I won’t have time to try to design something. Thanks

  10. Wowzer, I’d love to win a sub’ to TQPM! Can’t enter the EQ7 challenge this time. I need to dedicate more time to learning the program. And. . . I am up to my detective’s ears in the COTSG Inklingo Mystery! Sew fun. Thank you for opportunity to enter the drawing.

  11. I forgot to mention that I would love to win the mag and am born on St Patricks Day. I married and Irishman born in Ballycastle but sadly when he died way too young he really didn’t leave me any Ballymoney.

  12. I think one of the aspects I like most about Inklingo is that one doesn’t HAVE to have a rotary cutter and mat. This is particularly wonderful for people who are just starting and don’t have anything but scssors fabric and threads. It would be a wonderful gift for someone who is bedridden even, as once one has the fabric printed one could lie in bed or sit in a rocker and cut out and sew by hand.

    Could I ask Linda about the feature fabric in the picture of the Kaleidoscope? What range of fabric is that and how does one print and fussy cut?

  13. I have really loved the Inklingo. Tried it a couple of years ago,but had to have a reverse shoulder put in and that set me back. Got started again and received much personal help quickly. It has been such fun that one night I dreamed about it and my husband said I kept talking about getting it printed and shapes fitting. Guess I was a little obsessed at first. I heard about it through either Dear Jane or The Quilt show I believe. I do not have EQ but do have Quilt Wizzard and Dear Jane. Will be interested in seeing how EQ and Inklingo tie together.Thanks for a superior product!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. I have EQ 5 and have never mastered it. This magazine looks great and would give me the incentive to try EQ again. I am doing the mystery quilt and am trying to master Inklingo also. The combination of EQ and Inklingo in one magazine sounds wonderful. Please include me in this special drawing.
    May all your ups and downs be with a needle and thread.

  15. I have EQ 5 and have never mastered it. This magazine looks great and would give me the incentive to try EQ again. I am doing the mystery quilt and am trying to master Inklingo also. The combination of EQ and Inklingo in one magazine sounds wonderful. Please include me in this special drawing.
    May all you ups and downs be with a needle and thread.

  16. I love Inklingo and you are always inspiring us with great quilt ideas! I have EQ but I’m not very proficient at it. Would love to win a subscription that would help with gaining some new skills! Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. I dont ha EQ but am really enjoying getting back into Inklingo after a short break and loving sharing my knowledge with others ( 3 new recruits surfing your website over the last week 🙂 ))

    Thank you so much

    Sue in West Australia

  18. I have had EQ since it first came out so many years ago… I have never become proficient, as so many others report, and I think that one must use it regularly to be able to remember how to do what. Inklingo is so easy that a project using them together might be just the thing to gain more skill at both! I loved the limerick, by the way. Does Monkey EQ, too?

  19. I just got eq7, and now need help in learning how to use it. If there are articles in this mag on how to use it, it might be the answer I am looking for. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Linda,
    I am so glad I found your site and the great Inklingo method!! I am a little slow but can’t wait to dig in!! I have tried to use an older version of EQ but never got the hang of it. Thanks again for designing this technique!

    Sue Fisher

  21. I just found you a week ago, and can’t get over how wonderful your site–and your product–is! The project possibilities are endless! I can’t wait to get started. And a subscription…priceless! This is too good to be true!!!

  22. I know a quilter named Sally
    Who does not like to race or to rally
    She’s afraid of EQ
    But this challenge she’ll do
    Cause Inklingo is right up her alley

  23. I have never even opened my EQ, she said very embarrassed. I think Inklingo and EQ is such a winning combination that I may just have to spend a summer learning it after school is out.

  24. …and my excuse for not needing EQ was that I had Inklingo! Now I have no other choice but to get EQ! Thanks for all your hard work!

  25. I am always so inspired by what Inklingoists do with EQ…one day I will take the plunge but until then it would be wonderful to be inspired by the magazine. Thanks for the chance to win

  26. I love Inklingo, but haven’t mastered EQ well enough to design for the challenge. I’ll be looking forward to seeing what others create, and would love to win the magazine subscription. Thanks for the chance.

  27. JUST purchased EQ, but have the additional obstacle of using Windows on a Mac (with Parallels). Perhaps my first attempt can be using Inklingo shapes! We shall see! (Anyone else use EQ on a Mac?) I am always inspired by Inklingo!

  28. I am new to Inklingo and to EQ. So, I am looking for all the help I can get with EQ. I have been checking out your products, and know that I will be using them. Thanks for the chance to win the subscription to The Quilt Pattern Magazine.

  29. Dear Linda; I do not use e.q. because i have no computer skill to speak of and inklingo is so easy to use, I just print, sew and design as I go. Besides, your blocks plus my fabric choices = an original every time!

  30. I love all the new free ideas that I get for the products I have purchased from Inklingo. Keeps me inspired. And your website is fun and friendly.

    Thank you.


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