Block Designing with Serendipitous Effects

With Yvonne Menear


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Class Overview

Having basic knowledge of how to draw pieced and applique blocks in EQ8 will take your designs further than ever! Having the tools to take those designs to the next level will make your quilt designs extraordinary!

This half-day class will teach how to create blocks without drawing at all. Take blocks from the EQ Block Library and use the Create Serendipity feature to turn library blocks into show stoppers with just a click of the mouse. Serendipity tools include: Frame, Tilt, Merge, Clip & Flip, Shrink & Flip, Kaleidoscope, and Fancy Star Blocks. Learn each of the functions and explore the design possibilities. You’ll leave this class with blocks perfect for your next sampler quilt.

Course Topics

  • Create new blocks using each of the 7 Serendipity tools
  • Start with a simple block and create quick blocks by applying Serendipity
  • Collect, view, and name your newly drawn blocks in the Project Sketchbook
  • Set blocks into a quilt layout
  • Create a Favorites library of your Serendipity blocks

Who Should Take this Course

  • Students with basic EQ8 knowledge
  • Students who are interested in a general overview of block drawing and editing

Course Includes

  • Downloadable handouts provided by the teacher for at-home reference
  • Classroom assistance from EQ staff

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