My birthday fell in the middle of last month, and I received the gift of EQ7! If you aren’t familiar, Electric Quilt 7, better known as EQ, is an amazing quilt design software that lets you do pretty much anything! Many if not most of the famous quilt designers out there use EQ to begin their creations, and now I can too!
I received and installed the software Monday evening, and then stared at the computer screen, completely overwhelmed. Thankfully, Tuesday evening was my monthly guild meeting, where I was enrolled in an EQ seminar as part of our Quilt University! At the end of the two hour session, I feel WAY more confident! I’ve built a half-dozen different projects, including an entry in the monthly challenge on the doyouEQ.com website! Crazy, right? Crazier still that I have spent pretty much every waking minute with the program running! But it’s seriously addictive – trying out colors, sizes of sashings, borders, you name it… I will show pictures of some of my projects as soon as I figure out how to take screen shots – I’m far too used to using my mobile devices, obviously.
But there are other things I need to figure out, too… Like, brushing up on my Roberts’ Rules of Order – because the other thing that happened is I was elected President of the guild for the new guild year, which starts May 1. Eek! So that’s going to be an exciting challenge! I have lots of ideas, and plans for our first board meeting are already in the works… but I’m getting ahead of myself. I still need to hand off my OLD positions to the new people! I was the Secretary and Webmaster, and thankfully there were volunteers for both positions, as I don’t think I could handle both the Presidency and the Website. And no, this would not be an appropriate time to ask me for the missile launch codes or the truth about Area 51, that’s been done already!
But that’s all for now, it’s almost Friday! Happy weekend!