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Thread: How to lose a full day in one easy step

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    Senior Member SuzyM's Avatar
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    Buy EQ6 - I am in so much trouble. I can't wait to make it through the manual to really figure out what this thing can do.


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    I've been resisting, but my will power is weakening. Let me know if I should succumb. :)

    (Enjoy!)

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    Several on here have it, Pitsburgpam and Blue Chicken for sure, they will probably help!

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    I have EQ 6 and it's so worth the money. I use it all the time and still haven't used every feature of it. When I first got EQ, it was on floppy discs! I remember I made plans to send the kids to their grandparents for a week the same week DH has a hunting trip planned so I had plenty of time to go through the books. No internet back then for me. I still have the floppy discs but no computer that will run them. I haven't seen a computer that will run floppy discs in years.

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    You can lose more than a day, let me tell you!! I love EQ6 (for some reason I didn't like EQ4). I know I have barely scratched the surface of what it can do but I learn something new every day on it. I have the manual in my bedroom and I read random sections all the time.

    It has been a little quiet at work and I am soooooo tempted to bring my laptop with me. I can't let myself do that! I brought my books to study for a certification I need instead when I have spare time. I'd much rather be playing with EQ6.

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    does EQ6 run on a Mac?

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    I don't know about Mac but I just wanted to say that I've had mine for about a week, I can't sit for very long so I just play and practice in short spurts but someday I'll be showing off the quilt I designed and made. At first when I ordered it I really felt guilty because that was $160.00 that we really didn't have extra, I got over it real quick once I loaded it on the computer! And we didn't even go hungry because of it!!!!! :D

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    I save my notary services money for my "funny money." I would use this for it so it doesn't interfere with living expenses. Right now I have enough saved for a swing set for the grands (OK, me too, I still like to swing) but it won't take long to set this aside.

    Guess I better start reading up on it (right after I get over my fear of the embroidery machine and conquer that).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    does EQ6 run on a Mac?
    YES!! IF.....

    Do you make Macintosh versions?
    We now have Macintosh users using our programs on their Macs through emulation software. Gloria Hansen, co-author of the "Free Stuff on the Internet" series of books, is a Mac user and writes that "you can run any quilt PC program by using Virtual PC if you are using a newer Macintosh, such as an iMac or a Macintosh with a 603 180 MHz processor or better."

    We think Macs are fabulous computers and value our Mac users; we just want to be able to provide the high level of programming expected and best support we can, without spreading ourselves too thin.

    Our Electric Quilt/Virtual PC users have their own support group on Yahoo. It is a free email/forum group you can join. Check out their group here: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/EQonMacs/. This group will provide an additional level of support to any quilters using, or considering using, Electric Quilt on a Mac with Virtual PC. The original Info-EQ list and EQ tech support are great primary resources, but sometimes it's also helpful to talk to other Mac users when questions arise.

    Hope this helps. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    I save my notary services money for my "funny money." I would use this for it so it doesn't interfere with living expenses. Right now I have enough saved for a swing set for the grands (OK, me too, I still like to swing) but it won't take long to set this aside.

    Guess I better start reading up on it (right after I get over my fear of the embroidery machine and conquer that).
    I Barb, I had my embroidery module sitting beside my machine for over 18 months and couldn't use it, even though I kept looking at the manuals, they didn't make sense to me. I took a one day workshop, and I was away. That workshop was worth every penny. I still haven't tried designing with it, but have enough patterns, either freebies (most of them) or a few I have paid for, to last me for years. So my advice is to take a workshop! As for EQ6, I have that too, and don't use it quite as much as I would like, but have made several quilts I designed, so I think it has paid for itself by now.

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    I just got EQ6 a week or so ago. I have been going thru the training in the users manual, bought the four companion books to go with it.
    I bought mine at JoAnn.com, it was on sale for $125 with free shipping.
    The books I bought from Amazon.
    DH has been in the hospital since 6/22 so I loaded it on the lap top & my desk top at home and play with it every chance I get.
    Jo

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    I wish that I could say I have only lost one day playing with mine :oops: :roll: I use it a lot for designing blocks, making templates and paperpieced blocks from other patterns....it was worth every penny :wink: 8)

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    You can find classes at quiltuniversity.com, all experience levels too, including beginners for EQ 6. I've taken one of them, and was pleasantly surprised. Cost is quite reasonable, too.

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    Just keep working with it. I can lose hours at a time on it.

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    For me it will save money on books. I have these quilting books and I make one quilt out of them and then they sit (cause who wants to make two quilts the same).

    It is pretty logically especially if you are used to working with function keys. I learned on Lotus 123 (does that tell you how old I am?) so I am used to those keys.

    I have dinked around with it and have created two quilts and now I am going through the lesson plan now which is so full of information that I am never going to remember everything it does.

    I can't wait to really play with it and learn what it does.

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    I just got my EQ6 last week and have been studying the manual and completing the exercises. I can't wait to get to the part where I can design my own quilts...I have several ideas in my head, but since I spent the $s, I feel I ought to learn it inside and out :)
    So far, I'm quite intrigued and have NO buyers' remorse.

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