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

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