S2019 - Advanced Skill Building in EQ8

With Barb Vlack


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Class Overview

Push EQ8 to its limits! Longtime EQ guru, Barb Vlack, takes you on an exciting journey through EQ8′s more advanced features in this full-day course. Take what you’ve learned in your previous courses and expand that knowledge into advanced skills and techniques.

In this full-day class, you will spend time on all three worktables in EQ8, learn to think outside the box, and manipulate the program’s settings to design quilts beyond your dreams. Bring questions to class about features that have stumped you in EQ8, and if time permits, you’ll learn even more!

This class is only for those who can handle fast-paced instruction, and have taken previous EQ Academy intermediate classes (or who have taken similar classes at other venues). This is not a class for beginners. We would not want you to fall behind.

Course Topics

  • Create custom quilt designs using non-square blocks
  • Draw hexagons and 60-degree triangles
  • Learn how to analyze an existing quilt design from a photo to create in EQ8 for modifications
  • How to design bargello quilts in EQ8 using a vertical strip layout
  • Creating virtual borders on Layer 2
  • and MUCH more!

Who Should Take this Course

  • Students who have completed the Exploring Intermediate Techniques in EQ8 class at the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 EQ Academy, or who have completed a similar intermediate class at a different venue.
  • Intermediate-level students with EQ8 knowledge in creating quilts and basic drawing.
  • This class is not for beginners.

Course Includes

  • Take-home handouts.
  • Complete instructions for finding EQ8 help: When to get it? Where to go?
  • Classroom assistance from EQ staff.

EQ Academy Reviews

This was my first time at the EQ Academy. And it was worth the wait! I learned so much, and came back home and started using what I learned right away. Created my first table runner in EQ8 and actually finished it. Can’t wait to start another project AND attend another class. Thank you for everything.

Cindy W - Georgia, USA
EQ Academy Student

Thoroughly enjoyed my EQ classes. Instructors and those helping were outstanding. Well-structured lessons and handouts were excellent.

Jeanne G - Georgia, USA
EQ Academy Student

This is my first EQ Academy. I learned so much. The whole experience far exceeded any expectations I had. I will certainly be back for many more.

Celia T - Oklahoma, USA
EQ Academy Student

I was pleasantly surprised – after the first day of the 2 day beginner’s class, I could have left happy with what I learned. Highly recommend.

Sandra L - Pennsylvania, USA
EQ Academy Student

I am so glad I went. I learned so much. Thank you again for a great learning experience.

Janice B - Michigan, USA
EQ Academy Student

This was a fantastic, energetic, & fun experience learning the EQ8 software. I couldn’t have asked for better instructors. They really wanted you to learn & were so helpful. I would highly recommend signing up for these classes. Thanks to EQ for having these in-person classes.

Catherine H - Kentucky, USA
EQ Academy Student

This was an incredible experience and I learned so much! Staff was exceptional and were very patient with all of our questions. I’m looking forward to using EQ8 , thank you to all who helped provide this Academy!

Diane S - Nebraska, USA
EQ Academy Student