Cog designs for Edge to edge

UPDATE: This class has been reformatted and is now available to purchase individually as a course if you do not have a subscription on IQ Summit to watch the replay.
You can find it inside the Academy to work through included in the Gold Member group or you can purchase separately.

What a fun and informative class we have had this morning with Tonia Brooks of Brookston Designs

90 minutes of designing, tips and tricks using your Intelliquilter system.

It was fun writing down all the tools that Tonia used in todays class, so I thought I would share them all with you again here.

  1. Path pattern
  2. Split tool
  3. Repeat pattern
  4. Distort tool
  5. Magnet tool
  6. Stretch tool
  7. Scale tool
  8. Combine pattern
  9. Echo pattern
  10. Update tool
  11. Create and save elements

Then there were tips on

  • planning a design for E2E ie: square, rectangle or chevron interlocking style
  • balancing a design
  • direction of stitching
  • order of stitching
  • minimising fabric drawup

The replay is up on the website now – you can find it here

As always it is FREE to watch live and for 12hrs from when it went live. After that if you have subscribed to IQ Summit then you can watch it at your leisure.

Tonia has been very generous once again and provided a free pattern to you all to use on your own Intelliquilter. Plus a discounted detailed E2E cog pattern so you don’t have to do all the work yourself! If you registered for the webinar you will receive the discount link in an email later today to take advantage of this. The FREE design link can be found under the video replay (link above) on the right hand side.

Cogs E2E by Brookston Designs

So stay tuned for future blog and newsletter updates for the upcoming topics for November.

happy IQing!


Tips on Maximising your Intelliquilter

with Angela Huffman of Quilted Joy

Angela Huffman

Well we have had so much fun talking with Angela Huffman this morning on IQ Summit! A total of 84 people joined us live to get to know Angela & be astonished with all that she achieves and has achieved.

Still not sure if she has a magic wand that creates more time?

But there were some valuable tips in managing your time to maximise using your Intelliquilter.

From using ASANA & Evernote, creating panto quilt maps, ensuring you delegate tasks that can be done by others & not micro manage everything yourself. Allowing yourself to play, learn and get things finished by not overthinking and being a perfectionist.

Then having the right tools to be more efficient like Angela’s APQS Spot on Laser light bracket that is on her website.

I loved hearing about your rental business & now we need to find the answers to the big question on copyright on patterns to renters as well.

One thing we talked about was how to mount your laser light so that the light focused on your quilt inside your hopping foot where the needle enters to ensure accuracy when placing patterns/blocks. I invite you to post in the comments – photos of how you have done this on your machines if you don’t have one built in. Let’s all help each other to more efficient and accurate!

So THANK YOU Angela for making time to prepare and present this snippet into your life and business.

I’ll start with the A1 modification.

Next week we have Tonia’s next class:

All these are held on the IQ Summit page. Use the link in the top navigation bar to go directly there.

Angela has responded with these links for us all to enjoy from our discussion today!

Thanks for joining in today, everyone. I wish we could all be together but, for now, I’m so thankful for the virtual space Tracey created so we could chat! We talked about how much time Panto Maps can save you. Here’s the link to that video showing how to create them. 

And, we talked about how to use Evernote to save time when trying to find the perfect pattern from your pattern library. Here’s the video

And, to save time trying to determine what patterns work well on which blocks, try using block outlines for your auditioning. 

Thank you again Angela, for your generosity in sharing your knowledge!


Designs for Challenge Blocks! IQ Summit class

I’m excited to share with you the next live session with Tonia Brooks! Tonia has chosen to present this fully live so come along for some laughs, inspiration and possibly learning new tools to you. Join us on Sunday 27th Sept at 9am ACST (Saturday evening in the USA) you can check your local time by visiting the IQ Summit site & finding this next session and it will show in your time zone for you.
IQ Design – designs for Challenge Blocks
Tonia has accepted some blocks that resulted from a previous class – Making Blocks – to then create some pattern designs in them. Watch how her mind works!   
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Recently you may have been hearing about another offer that I have sent to a select group and been confused with the information. This is what has been promoted: 

Can I share something a little personal with you?

I LOVE helping you, as a machine quilter. You have possibly already experienced this with me already, being involved with face to face events I have provided in the past! And, I know that the best way to help you, as a machine quilter, is on an ongoing basis, month after month. 

I’m so excited to be launching the Machine Quilting Academy Gold Member group soon! In fact we’ll be launching on 1st November – so not long to go now.
The membership is going to include everything you need to to create beautiful results and grow your business including:

How to solve your frustrations when you need to find answers to your machine quilting questions.
Resources to help your business grow
Encouragement and validation from your peers

Now, I don’t want to give everything away just yet, but if you’re interested in getting an early look at what I’ve created, then you might be interested in becoming one of our founding members. That’s right, I’m looking for some people who would be interested in getting into the membership early in return for helping me with some final testing before the big launch.

This is a limited opportunity only open to 30th September. There is a cost involved as this is actually the final membership product that you’re getting access to, but it’s heavily discounted (yep, even better than the launch price!) and you’ll keep that special price for as long as you remain a member too. The Lifetime deal pricing is ONLY until 30th September, thereafter it will be a monthly or annual price.

If that sounds interesting and you’d like to find out more please visit Machine Quilting Academy here

Looking forward to hearing from you! I am thankful for your support, and I can’t wait to have you as a founding member in this journey with me!


Question mostly being asked is:
I’m a little confused, so the lifetime membership I previously purchased is going, away and you have a new platform?

TO CLARIFY your concerns: 
If you purchased the All Access Earlybird pass or have a subscription to the IQ Summit (run under the Machine Quilting Academy umbrella) then it is continuing the same, but is only for Intelliquilter specific classes & discussions.
This new broader Academy will have a lot more included to suit anyone with their machine quilting on any machine. I will add that some of the IQ Summit classes have been reworked into smaller lessons in a course and you can now purchase them individually to keep forever in this new platform OR be a full member and have everything whilst you stay a member.
It will include topics on the business of quilting, freehand skills, mindset of running a business, dealing with customers, troubleshooting your machine, your physical and mental health and finding your own success story and more… 

If ALL you need is Intelliquilter training, then the IQ Summit will remain the same with content added multiple times each month at a similar schedule to what we have achieved since January 2020. No need to invest further in your education by adding this extra support.

Hope this makes it clearer for you. Don’t hesitate to ask any more questions as they arise.

Chat on Sunday – and be prepared to learn more on the amazing Ultimate tool – our Intelliquilter system.


Adventures of an IQ Installer

So we had 74 join us today for a chat with Helen Baczynski to hear all about her history with working with IS & IQ and Zoltan Kasa and got to hear some great stories and information on the Intelliquilter journey. The replay is up now for all to watch again or if you missed it. It is available for free for 12hrs from going live or if you have a paid ticket – anytime it suits you! Loved all the photos that Helen provided! Thank you so much for graciously agreeing to be in the spotlight.

Helen Baczynski
How far Helen travelled to install Intelliquilter systems.

Next up will be Tonia Brooks again on 23rd August here in Australia (22nd August in the USA) with Intelliquilter Toolbox – Background fill using Line Pattern.

The IQ Summit is the place to be – a great community and lots of learning happening! Don’t forget to join our Facebook group for lots of chat about any classes.

chat again soon…

Quilt maps – how, why & when!

This webinar has now been reformatted into a step by step course to work through to help you with understanding and creating Quilt Maps on your Intelliquilter. If you are a Gold Member of Machine Quilting Academy you can access this inside your dashboard.
This is available for purchase as a stand alone course here.

Learn how to create a quilt map, why you should use a quilt map and when you should use one. Join us on the IQ Summit on 12th July, – Sunday morning 9am ACST. This is in the afternoon/evening Saturday 11th July in the USA.

Quilt map for Belle of the Ball.
Belle of the Ball – designed by Helen Stubbings

If you join in live you will get the chance to grab some free ‘quilt maps’ already designed for you to download and use on your own Intelliquilter.

See you soon!