EQ8 Intermediate Techniques (2-day)

With Yvonne Menear


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Class Overview

Looking for the next step after taking the 2-day beginner class at a previous EQ Academy? This class is for you! Take what you’ve learned in your previous courses and expand that knowledge with intermediate skills and techniques presented by EQ expert, Yvonne Menear.

In this two-day series, you will move beyond the basics and explore the more powerful features of EQ8. Spend time on all three worktables, learn to think outside the box, and design quilts beyond your dreams.

This is a 2-day class. Enrolling in this class requires that you attend both days.

Course Topics

  • Overview of set up for new projects and setting up your Sketchbook
  • Use EQ8 pre-sets to challenge your design skills and keep it simple to accomplish
  • Create blocks using all the worktable options, including foundation piecing
  • Change the look of blocks with fabric and solid color options
  • Use the Image Worktable to import fabrics, including working with panel images
  • Personalize quilt labels with photos of family
  • Use blocks in various quilt layouts for a unique look
  • Set designs on all three layers of the quilt layout
  • How and when to use Symmetry to change the quilt layout
  • Import blocks from another project
  • Search the libraries and add items to the Favorites section
  • Discover the unique properties of each of the layout types
  • Understand which tools work with each layout
  • Explore the differences between similar layouts (Baby Blocks vs. Variable Blocks) with emphasis on how these blocks are measured (edge vs. point-to-point)
  • Explore the Layout Library and the options available
  • Create One Patch layouts
  • Use the Randomize tool to change the look of layouts
  • Print yardage estimates and block cutting instructions

Who Should Take this Course

  • Students who have taken the beginner 2-day EQ Academy class in the past (or similar class at another venue) and are ready for a faster-paced class utilizing higher-level features of EQ8
  • Students should already be confident with the basics of EQ8, and be comfortable navigating the worktables, Project Sketchbook, and the libraries.

Course Includes

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

EQ Academy Reviews

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

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

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

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

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 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
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