Beyond the Obvious in EQ8

With Barb Vlack


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Class Overview

The more you use EQ8, the more fun it is to discover new and interesting methods for block drawing and quilt designing! Learn tips and tricks to make EQ8 do more than the obvious. Create an isometric grid in PolyDraw to draw hexagon-motif (free-standing) blocks. Draw a custom set quilt layout from the EasyDraw Block Worktable. Learn to design an irregular-shaped quilt – round or angular! Explore the Layout Library to see how to resize, edit, and customize existing layouts. Create a quilt design with 60-degree pieced triangles in the Variable Point layout. Bend the “rules” for merging blocks with the Serendipity tool. Practice analyzing existing quilt patterns for structure identification and design inspiration. Make EQ8 your favorite video game!

Course Topics

  • Creating isometric grids for drawing hexagon blocks
  • Use a quick EQ8 feature for turning a block into a custom-quilt layout
  • Design irregular-shaped quilts
  • Explore the Variable Point layout and 60 degree triangles
  • Learn to analyze existing quilt patterns to identify structure
  • and more!

Who Should Take this Course

  • Students who have completed the two-day Getting Started with EQ8 class at EQ Academy or who have completed an EQ8 beginner class at a different venue.
  • Intermediate-level students with EQ8 knowledge in creating quilts and basic drawing.
  • Students who want to create and design quilts along-side other like-minded students in a creative, sharing and collaborative environment.

Course Includes

  • Handouts for creating the designs created in class.
  • Classroom assistance from EQ staff.

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Sandra L - Pennsylvania, USA
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Thoroughly enjoyed my EQ classes. Instructors and those helping were outstanding. Well-structured lessons and handouts were excellent.

Jeanne G - Georgia, USA
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Celia T - Oklahoma, USA
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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
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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
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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!

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