Fall2018 - Exploring Intermediate Techniques in EQ8


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Class Overview

Are you ready to move beyond the basics using your EQ8 software? This class moves more quickly through the basic features of EQ8 than a beginner class so familiarity with the Project Sketchbook, libraries, and moving through the workspace is a must. Get a quick refresher of the basics and then dive right into more advanced designs and techniques. Learn tips and tricks for some of the subtle, yet powerful features of EQ8.

This class is the perfect next step for students who have completed the EQ8 Getting Started class at the Spring 2018 EQ Academy or who have taken a beginner EQ8 course at a different venue. (If you enroll in this class, do NOT enroll in Saturday’s “Beyond the Basics” class as both classes cover very similar content.)

In this full-day class, you will spend time on all three worktables in EQ8. You’ll design non-traditional quilt layouts including strip quilts and irregular layouts. Learn to manipulate more advanced border styles, audition quilting stencils on top of your quilt, draw complex blocks, and create blocks without drawing at all!

Jump-start your creativity with short, feature-based tutorials on a wide range of topics like formulas for strip quilts, aligning borders, mixing your own colors, quilt labels, exporting, and more. You will take home from class an array of new ways to approach your designing.

Course Topics

  • Quick overview of the EQ basics
  • Creating custom quilts, strip quilts, on-point vs. variable point quilts, medallion quilts, and panel quilts
  • Understanding and creating tiled, aligned, and scalloped borders
  • Creating blocks with Serendipity
  • Drawing tricks for Dresden Plate and Mariner’s Compass-style pieced blocks
  • Using the Bezier tool for applique tracing
  • Building My Favorites Libraries of your designs
  • Exporting high resolution images for magazine submissions

Who Should Take this Course

  • Students who have completed the two-day Getting Started with EQ8 class at the Spring 2018 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

  • Small class size for optimal learning experience. 16 maximum students per class.
  • Handouts for creating all the designs created in class, including extra ones for practice at home!
  • Complete instructions for finding EQ8 help: When to get it? Where to go?
  • 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
EQ Academy Student