Updated August 19, 2019

Apple has announced that the Mojave macOS 10.14 will be the last macOS that will run 32-bit applications. At this point you most likely have already received an alert prompt from Apple letting you know that your EQ software needs updated.

EQ8 Owners

We are currently working on converting Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) from a 32-bit application to a 64-bit application. This conversion for EQ8 has taken months to complete, but we are in the testing phase and plan to have it available before Apple releases the Catalina macOS 10.15 this fall. Owners of EQ8 (Mac version) will be notified of the free update when available. If you do not receive an email from us, please check our website or contact us BEFORE you update your macOS to 10.15. If you update your Mac to Catalina, your EQ8 software will not work until you have the free 64-bit update of EQ8.

EQ7 and EQ Mini Owners

We will not be converting EQ7 or EQ Mini to 64-bit so those programs will not be compatible with Catalina. If you would like to continue using either of these products, then we suggest that you maintain the macOS that currently works for you. (Apple has stated that support for Mojave will continue through 2020.) Owners of these EQ products are eligible to upgrade to EQ8 at a discounted price. We encourage you to upgrade to EQ8 as soon as possible.


Again, this only affects Mac owners. At this time, Windows has not announced any plans to require 64-bit applications. The Electric Quilt Company suggests that you check all your software applications (not just EQ software) to see which ones would be affected.

If you have any questions, please contact our office.