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Thread: Designs by my DGS Joey

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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    My DGS Joey is 12. He has been fascinated with my EQ ever since I got it several years ago. He has played on it alot and we have talked about designs. He has been playing with the EQ and I am really impressed with his sense of color and contrast. He has a good sense of balance and proportion and symmetry.

    Thought I would share some of the best of his designs. He has designed 163 quilts already!

    Hope you enjoy looking at them. We may have a promising quilt designer!

    This is my budding designer Joey holding his new cousin Colton
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    Wow! Very cool! :thumbup: :thumbup:
    What a great way to encourage his creativity! :P :P

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    Definitely has an eye for spectacular

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    A graphic designer in the making for sure!! Some one needs to get quilting those designs :D They are beautiful! Please be sure to show us more of them!

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    how fun

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    Some of his designs are abit busy! LOL We need to discuss toning them down a bit. But he is playing with EQ and it allows him to put together elements of a quilt that may not work well when actually piecing it. So we have work to do on his designs but I am hopeful he will stick with it awhile. I told him I will work with his designs and see if we can maybe put together something we can offer as patterns. Time will tell whether I can turn them into actual patterns or not. I am not that experienced at some of the elements he likes in these designs!!

    He did do one that I thought would be a great table runner.
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    Great designs! I especially like the first two.

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    Great work. I agree some are a bit busy but very creative. I love the table runner as well.

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    So original. There is a great deal of movement in his designs. Nice picture in your family you have two graphic designers.
    Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    Very cool!

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    A star of the future!

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    Now that I have a new computer I'm hoping to get EQ soon. Can't wait to start designing.
    His designs really inspire me. He is very talented.

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    Some of those are fantastic! I doubt I could ever make one, but then, I wouldnt be able to come up with patterns like that even if I had the EQ!

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    Love his creativity...WOW!!! Can't want to see quilts in these... :-)

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    wow awesome,he designs quilts for advanced piecers

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    Rhonda, I couldn't do those in a million years!!!!!!!!!
    Wow, he's talented!! :D:D:D:D:D

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    definitely a way to think outside the box in letting him cratively design these masterpieces.

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    How awesome. Wish I had half the talent that he has

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    Thats great you let him play with your designs. He does a fantasic job. aloha blossom

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    What great creations. He as a talent, that for sure.

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    Wow! He is very creative!

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    He has been wanting his own EQ for quite awhile now. His mom told him he could not download it onto her computer as she didn't have the room. So He got a computer of his own for Christmas and the first thing he said was he wanted to download my EQ program. As I am allowed to put it on 2 computers and haven't til now I let him downnload it on his pc. He is enthralled with it!! He has OCD and it plays into his obsession with geometrics but he has a natural eye for placement and color etc. He does have alot to learn about making them user friendly but he is off to a good start.

    I do have designs he has done on my computer too. He has spent alot of time playing on mine over the last 3 yrs.
    He has a high IQ. He is in 6th grade but tests out at 11th grade in reading and was in a TAG program for gifted students. His mind is always running on high and way ahead of him. He is always questioning what if or why and gets down to minute detail. It takes alot to keep him occupied so giving him this EQ is a great way to channel all that busyness and questing for new things!! He reads the encyclopedia for fun and challenges himself all the time. So this was a natural element for him to learn to design.

    I am going to give him the link tonight so he can read this thread. He will be so thrilled to hear all of your comments!!

    Thank you so much for all of your kind comments!! It is important to me to encourage him to succeed in this!

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    This is a great way to teach artistic/mathematical principles like symmetry. Bravo to Joey--and to you for for encouraging him .

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    Great job Joey! Very creative.

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    WOW! Holy Cow! I have EQ6 and have designed one really boring ugly quilt! I have had EQ7 since it came out and haven't even had the guts to install it!!
    I am amazed and so very very impressed with his designs! I would LOVE to see a couple of those designs as quilts! I personally think you shouldn't change him from busy designs. I have seen some very complicated but very beautiful quilt designs for sale out there! He will figure out the "busy-ness" on his own at some point. Especially if you try to work on creating a quilt with him. You could talk to him as you make it letting him know areas where you struggle. For now, try to let him be as creative as he wants to be (which I know you do.) He is a natural talent! Keep us all posted if you manage to get a workable pattern out of one of those!!! I am definitely interested!
    FAN-tastic!
    :) :)

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