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Create Your Family Quilt, by Barbara Brackman is the second book in the Electric Quilt Magic Book™ series. This is the best of both worlds, a QUILT BOOK and an interactive DESIGN CD-ROM that runs using Windows 98/ME/2000/XP.

  • Use blocks from the book to increase your Electric Quilt Block Library.

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Create Your Family Quilt
Using State Blocks & Symbols
by Barbara Brackman

Featuring USA and Canada

8 1/2" x 11"
96 pages full color

Magic CD Runs on Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP. NOTE about Windows 95: Will ONLY run on Windows 95 computers if Internet Explorer 5.0 or later is installed.

Mac users will require using Virtual PC program.

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Back Cover: click here

EQ Magic Design CD bring this Book
to the Fingertips of the Computer Quilter

By Sharla Hicks © 2001

Create Your Family Quilt Using State Blocks & Symbols by Barbara Brackman with its accompanying CD is the second in the Magic Book Series each with a Design CD. When you add the EQ Magic Book Design CD and the book quality, the value is a step above most quilt books of similar pricing and size without a Design CD.

The Book:

Barbara Brackman's love of researching the origins of quilt blocks comes through as she embellishes each State chapter with facts, a little folklore, and details that will warm the heart of anyone who has lived in that area. The quality of the presentation and layout of the book is exquisite. The book's format draws the eye across the page eager to catch every detail. I was thrilled to discover that each chapter is embellished with antique postcards and photos that depict scenes and life from various area's of the region. And you can image my excitement to see the antique postcard of the Twin Falls, the landmark water fall found in the town Twin Falls, Idaho, where I spent my youth. The Idaho chapter also included a postcard from Buhl, the area my sister raised her family. This chapter really brought home the concept of Family Quilt. Each state's block is documented with original publication details and origins.

Page Example


The EQ Magic Book Design CD:

Installation is simple using the familiar Setup file that Windows uses to install the necessary components to run the CD.

I added an Icon to my Quilt Folder, so all my quilting software icons are in one place using Windows Explorer to create my shortcut. The CD must

Those familiar with the EQ and first EQ Magic book, Stitched With Love by Robyn Pandolph, will find the familiar Block and Fabric Library setup that allows you to select and paint blocks and resize appliqué motifs as needed to create your own unique quilt.


The Help is excellent with two options available. I suggest trying each and deciding which best suits your style of learning. For those who like their instructions printed out, there is an option to send them to the printer.

  1. Step-by-Step: The written word with pictures
  2. Show Me: A small, fast-loading video that shows you exactly how to proceed next.


Show Me
Small video with active cursor showing you the way

Select Vine StyleThe Help also includes the following:

  • Print the Vine
  • Delete Templates before printing
  • Move and delete Appliqué Template
  • Print Rotary Cutting Instructions
  • A gallery of quilt designs
  • Gift tag ideas
  • Printing T-shirt transfers
  • Making color book pages

There is one quilt style with 4 vine and 6 size to choices.

Select Quilt Size

Your have the option to finding state blocks and appliqué motifs using a Map that has all the blocks from the book. Select your blocks by using click and drag of your choice over to the little block library folder at the bottom left side of the screen. Very easy.

State Block and Motif select screen

Fabric Palette

After selecting your blocks and motif, you add your blocks and motifs to the quilt just like you do in Electric Quilt. Then you are ready to use the very robust fabric painting tools.

  • Paint Brush ToolPaint Brush Tool: Use to paint individual patches
  • Srpay Can ToolSpray Can Tool: In a selected block, paint all patches with the same fabric at the same time
  • Swap ToolSwap Tool: In a selected block, swap all patches with the same fabric to an another fabric at the same time
  • Eye Dropper ToolEyedropper Tool: Use to select previous painted fabric in a block.

Back Cover:

Celebrate you family heritage by making a Family Quilt representing the places you've lived and loved, the land your ancestors worked, or the states you've visited. Quilt expert Barbara Brackman helps you create your own personal store using pieced blocks, appliquéd birders and your home computer!

Create Your Family Quilt with the help of the Design CD

Print patterns from the CD and sew your family's history into lovely pieced quilts with winding appliqué borders. Perfect for wedding, anniversary and other "special moments" quilts for your wall, crib or bed.

Read the book

Discover which blocks & symbols represent your family history.

  • 700 traditional pieced blocks represent the US states and Canada.
  • 76 new state bird, leaf, and flower appliqué designs.
  • 10 new quilts to inspire your Family Quilt project.
  • 18 antique quilts suggest ideas for reproduction quilts.
  • 100 vintage state photographs and postcards.

Design with the CD

Easy CD-ROM lets you design your own Family Quilt on the computer. You select blocks, birds, flowers and leaves from any US state or Canada, then set them into a preset quilt layout

  • Use the easy point-and-click state map menu
  • Select pieced and appliquéd blocks.
  • Choose fabrics and color your quilt
  • Print full-sized patterns or colored quilt pictures
  • Includes rotary cutting charts and foundation patterns

About the Author:

Barbara Brackman, inducted into the Quilt's Hall of Fame in 2001, is known worldwide for her expertise on quilt history and fabric dating. Her book, Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, was recreated in Blockbase, another Electric Quilt CD ROM click here

Table of Contents:

About the Author....7
State Patterns in Quilt History....11
How to use the CD....14
How to Make Your Family Quilt....21
Quilt Planning Chart....24
Blocks and Symbols....30-161
This section includes a chapter for each state in the USA, a series of blocks for Canada and ideas for people who move often.



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