Thanks Rhonda for responding, I'm still thinking about it. Now I'm going to check out what you have created.
If you want to see a preview of the EQ you can take a look at the 23 lessons I wrote for the EQ5-7.
I create all of my quilt blocks and my quilts on my EQ and wouldn't be without it.
I don't know about any new updated software but EQ is well worth the money if you want to design your own projects.
I just found Carol Doak's Yahoo group. I am so happy.
I used to wash & press all my fabrics. We had a nationally known quilt teacher at our guild last year who said she doesn't wash, but uses 'as is' since the fabrics are made much better nowadays. I generally wash really dark colors, red especially, black, and navy. Honestly the water usually runs clear from the get go. Good luck.