Friday, March 8, 2013

Software Review & Giveaway - Karen K. Stone's More Quilts EQ add-on

So excited to be participating in Quilting Gallery's Beat the Winter Blues - Quilters' Blog Hop Party and Giveaway!
 
The Electric Quilt Company is sponsoring this giveaway. I had the opportunity to sit in on a class from Karen K. Stone back in 2009 at Jinny Beyer's last Hilton Head Seminar. What a fantastic week I had with my mom, just two weeks before my wedding. Karen's class talked specifically about bringing random fabrics together and creating a color palette that is pleasing, specifically in the context of scrappy quilts like Karen loves to make.

Let me tell you about the product, Karen K. Stone's "More Quilts". This is a follow-up to her Karen K. Stone Quilts CD and Book produced several years ago.  Karen is probably best known for her New York Beauty and related designs.

Included on the CD are her original instructions for piecing as well. Being able to have the projects already drawn in EQ7, means you can size them the way you'd like with very little effort. Each project has a colored version and a gray scale version. This makes it very easy to swap fabrics and create your own version within the colored version since it already has the scrappy effect, or if you want to just maintain the light/medium/dark values within the design and replace them with a single color and then let the piecing process generate the true result based on your own scrappy fabrics compiled for the project. By knowing the value quantities needed you can then assemble sufficient fabrics to create the project.
 
A huge bonus, is the fabrics that are also included in this software CD.  These are organized by color palettes (Warm, Cool, Tints and Neutrals, and Abstract) and then 17 colors within the first two palettes, 21 in the Tints and Neutrals and 12 pattern styles within the Abstract palette.

A fantastic collection to use in any project you are working on!
If you'd like a chance to win Karen K. Stone's More Quilt's software CD...an add-on to EQ7, then please be sure you're a 'follower' of my blog and comment below (with an ability to write you back) if you've ever made a New York Beauty styled quilt. If you haven't, does this inspire you to try? Comments received by the end of  March 14 Pacific Standard Time will be considered by a random # generator, the selected comment's owner will be contacted for address information and the Software will be sent upon receipt of mailing address.
 
My 'EQ Tutorials' page here on my blog and my entries in the EQ Artists and EQ's Lessons from Guru's pages have other ideas on how to use EQ to design you quilts. Happy Sewing!
 
If you'd like to head to the Blog Hop....here you go!



Edited March 19, 2013: This giveaway is now closed. Although some comments didn't indicate whether or not they had made a New York Beauty.....the eligible number drawn has been contacted.

March 25, 2013: Congratulations "Heather B."!




54 comments:

  1. I've only made 1 6" New York Beauty block before. IWould love to win Karen's EQadd-on.

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  2. I have Karen's earlier EQ7 package and would love to add to it with this new package. I follow you on Google Reader. Does that count as being a "follower?"

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  3. ANd thanks for the chance this book looks fantastic

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  4. I am follower and it would inspire me.....grin.

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  5. I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  6. haven't made a NYB but sure would love to try! My biggest part would be picking colors I think. Thanks, Marlene!

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  7. I would love to have Karen Stone's More Quilts! My EQ is version 5. LOL! If I win that might make it an incentive to upgrade!!I love using my EQ.

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  8. I would love to see this package! I haven't made a New York beauty...yet! I do admire the ones I have seen!

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  9. I haven't made a New York beauty, but I would love to try soon! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!
    mrs(dot)hbraun(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm working on a New York Beauty right now. I've always wanted to try one of Karen Stone's quilts. I would be so thrilled if I won this giveaway!!!

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  11. No I have not, but would love to try one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. Ja ja si Beaquilter no sabe si es elegible.
    Me quito toda esperanza,
    Un beso a las 2.

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  13. I haven't made a New York Beauty before, but I'm always game to try. Thanks for the giveaway, Marlene!

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  14. I have EQ7 but not the Karen Stone. I follow you on my google reader

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  15. I've never made a New York Beauty quilt, but I'm a great admirer of them. I'm a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  16. I've been wanting to do a New York Beauty quilt for some time now. The picture of the software cover immediately inspired me to want to drag out my Kaffe and use it for something wild like this.

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  17. I haven't made a New York Beauty, but someday will. I follow be email.

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  18. I am from Canada and I don't think I can win, but this looks fantastic and I have EQ so thank you for the information on this new product.

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  19. I would love to have this add on. I have not made a new york beauty in the normal way but did make some blocks and turned them into flowers. I follow by email and GFC

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  20. I've made a New York Beauty styled quilt, but would like to sometime. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower.

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  21. I have never made a NY Beauty but finally learned PP! I have EQ and follow you, great giveaway!

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  22. I had a great luck to take a workshop with Karen Stone too and just LOVED it!! Her method of building a palette for a quilt made so much sense to me! Basket of fall foliage colors and bright blue skies is still together and New York beauties are being made slowly...(a bit too slowly, life and other projects and deadlines keep interrupting! ) I have the first KS software and this next one looks fabulous - thanks for a chance to win! Love a follow your blog for a while now!

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  23. I am a new follower and I have not made a New York Beauty. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. I am a new follower, and I have never made a New York Beauty. Thanks for hosting a give-away!

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  25. I just bought EQ7 and can't wait to try it out.

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  26. I follow through a reader. I haven't made a NYB quilt though I plan on it someday. Sewgratefulquilts.wordpress.com

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  27. I have not attempted a NYB yet but have wanted to this would inspire me to do so. I have EQ7 but don't own any addons yet. New follower via GFC

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  28. Thank you for the chance. I am a new follower and I do have eq7

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  29. I so love my copy of EQ7 its one of the best quiting investments I have done would love to win this. I have never done a NYB but have been eyeing them and working my skills so that one day I can do it.

    Richard and Tanya Quilts

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  30. I had the pleasure of making a NY beauty in a class with Karen Stone. She's so inspiring! Thanks sew much for this chance to win your generous giveaway! :-D
    back2loghome (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  31. I am following via email and I do have EQ7.

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  32. I'm following via email. I am inspired.

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  33. I follow your blog and have found it enlightening. Have I ever made a NYB? Not yet...always thought I would someday...maybe this add on is just the ticket to get me going. It sure would get me going if I were the lucky winner.

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  34. I'm a new quilter so I haven't done anything complex. Thanks for chance to win. I'm a new follower.

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  35. Never tried one (the curves scare the heck out of me, lol) but I love the look of them. I'm an email subscriber. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  36. I'm a new follower...
    I have never made a New York Beauty styled quilt, and yes this does inspire me to make one. I'm always up for a challange.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. This add-on is a great compliment. Thanks. I am a follower

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  38. haven't made a New York Beauty quilt..

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  39. I an a new follower. I have not made a NYB. I would love to try! Thanks for the chance!

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  40. Great giveaway. I don't have EQ& but have been considering buying it, If I win it will make me have to> Love it. Thanks for the chance to win this. I am a new follower :)

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  41. Oh boy, I'm a new follower.. and what a giveaway! Awesome!

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  42. I Follow on Facebook! I Love New York Beauties! Thanks for this Great Giveaway!

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  43. I'm now following you!
    I've never made a New York Beauty - but I would love to try one out! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  44. I am a new follower! I have and use EQ7 so I think this is a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  45. I've not made a New York Beauty but it is beautiful. I love EQ7 and would love to win. Thanks for the chance

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  46. Hi, thanks for a chance to win and I am a follower.

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  47. happy new follower and have yet to make a New York Beauty, but it is on my list of things to try!

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  48. I'm a follower. I have not made a New York Beauty quilt, but did make a block that was fun to do so it will be something I try someday. Thanks for putting my name on the list for your drawing.

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  49. I am a follower - thought I had written a comment before but do not see it now. Thanks for putting my name in the hat for your drawing - would be fun to win! I've made one block for a New York Beauty, it was fun and something I'll do when I get back home.

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  50. gfc follower: nicolesender
    I've never sewn a New York Beauty styled quilt but this has inspired me to try.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  51. I'm a follower! Would love to win this!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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