Spring 2018 - Drawing Foundation Pieced Blocks in EQ8

With Jenny Novinsky
Skill Level: Intermediate

Intermediate:

An intermediate student has used EQ8 software enough where he/she has a good grasp of the basic tools, knows how to navigate among the worktables, and understands how to add items to and retrieve items from the Project Sketchbook and libraries. Students should know how to navigate to their My EQ8 folder and their Downloads folder on their computers.

 

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EQ ACADEMY LOCATION: BGSU at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, OH 43551 (view map)

Draw your own foundation pieced (aka paper pieced) designs in EQ8! Using EasyDraw tools, you’ll learn to draw a foundation pieced block using a photograph as inspiration. Understand when to use the different snap settings and how to manipulate the drawing with the Edit tool. Then you’ll create a sew-able pattern by sectioning and numbering the block before printing.

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$60.00

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Class Overview

What is EQ Academy?

EQ Academy is a 3-day event for students wanting to learn how to use their EQ8 software. The Electric Quilt Company brings in experienced teachers to guide students through the learning process.

Classes are either half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) with an hour lunch break in between sessions.

How to fill your days: It is not required that you attend all 3 days of the event. You may enroll in as many classes as you like. If you do plan to attend all 3 days, we recommend filling your 3 days with as many classes as you can. Click here to see a complete schedule (PDF) of all the classes being offered.

If you have a break, however, there are a few quilt shops in the area (about 10-20 minutes away), as well as a shopping center, movie theater and restaurants in the same area as the classrooms.

This is an EQ8 computer class. There will be no sewing during class time.

Where is it?

BGSU at Levis Commons
1655 North Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551  (view map)

What’s Included?

The Electric Quilt Company will provide the following for all enrolled students:

  • Coffee, tea, and water throughout the day
  • Snacks (fruit, granola, candy)
  • Daily boxed lunches
  • In-class assistance from EQ staff
  • Personal technical support between classes
  • Open Studio on Friday April 13th: one-on-one support from EQ staff for any specific EQ design or technical questions
  • Student discount on EQ product, for sale during the event

What is Required for Class?

Please read this article before taking an EQ class.

  • Laptop with EQ8 software installed and validated
  • Laptop power cord
  • Extension cord
  • Mouse** (The touch pad on your laptop will work, but having an external mouse makes drawing much easier.)
  • Extra batteries for your mouse, if wireless
  • Mouse pad
  • Pen and paper for taking notes

Hotel and Travel

Lodging and travel are not included in the cost of the workshop. You must make your own arrangements.

CLASSROOM LOCATION:
BGSU at Levis Commons
1655 North Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551 (view map)

We have a block of rooms at the Home2 Suites by Hilton (new hotel walking distance from the classrooms) for $129.00/night + tax. View this hotel on a map. Once you have enrolled at EQ Academy, you will receive a confirmation of your purchase with a special link for the hotel, as well as other hotel and travel suggestions.

We encourage you to share a room with another student, or share rides to/from the airport. After enrollment you can find a roommate via a student forum.

The best airport options would be Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), which is about an hour away or the Toledo Express Airport (TOL) which is about 25 minutes away.

Again, all this information will be available (via a link in your confirmation email) after you register for the class. If you cannot find this information after registering, please contact our office.

Policies

Student Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be processed based on your date of cancellation. The cancellation fees below apply to cancelling all or part of your registration. To cancel, please contact our office at 419-352-1134 during business hours.

  • January 8 – March 5: No cancellation fee
  • March 6 – April 5: 50% cancellation fee
  • April 6 and later: No refunds are available

Unfortunately, Electric Quilt cannot refund payment if cancelled with less than a week’s notice prior to the retreat or in the event of a no-show.

Refunds normally show up on your account within 3-5 business days.

Event Cancellation Policy

The Electric Quilt Company (EQ) reserves the right to cancel this event, or an individual class, due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.

If EQ cancels the event or class, students will be given a full refund.