S2019 - Drawing Applique (and More!) in EQ8

With Barb Vlack


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Class Overview

While we’ll be working mostly with the Applique drawing tools, you’ll learn to draw much more than just applique blocks. You may start with freehand drawing or tracing an image. Then discover how to use the same tools to create embellishments for your pieced blocks (crazy quilt embroidery stitches) or add geometric shapes to enhance open areas of a pieced block. Learn to create continuous line free-motion quilting designs that can be traced onto your quilt top and quilted. Edit existing blocks in the program. Audition shapes, stitches and colors with your drawing tools.


Course Topics

  • Move, resize, rotate, flip, clone, and stack patches using the Shapes tool.
  • Learn the difference between blocks and motifs in EQ8 and how to use them.
  • Combine existing patches from Library blocks to create new blocks.
  • Use the Bezier tool and Freehand tool to create smooth curves.
  • Edit node properties allowing for more natural and intricate shapes.
  • Import images for tracing.
  • Learn tips and tricks for tracing images.

Who Should Take this Course

  • Confident beginner- to intermediate-level students with basic EQ8 knowledge.
  • Students who are interested in creating their own applique block designs and using them in quilts.
  • Students who want to expand their knowledge of the Applique drawing tools to learn ways to embellish their quilts.

Course Includes

  • Take-home handouts.
  • Classroom assistance from EQ staff.

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