Intro to EQ8 Quilt Design

With Nancy Roelfsema


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Class Overview

Don’t have time to commit to the two-day beginner class? This half-day class is perfect for the beginner EQ8 user who is short on time!

This class will cover the basics for beginners looking for an overview of EQ8. Gain a better understanding of the three worktables, the Project Sketchbook, and how to navigate the workspace. Add items from the Block and Fabric Libraries to your project and build confidence in your design skills as Nancy guides you through the software.

Course Topics

  • Understand EQ8 project files and the Project Sketchbook
  • Navigate the Quilt, Block, and Image Worktables
  • Create Horizontal and On-point quilts
  • Add designs from the Block and Fabric Libraries
  • Import fabrics from the internet to the Fabric Library
  • Review printing options: foundation patterns, template, rotary cutting charts, and yardage estimates

Who Should Take this Course

  • Students with little or no experience using EQ8 who want to learn the basics of the software
  • Students who can work at a faster pace than those in the two-day Getting Started class

Course Includes

  • Handouts covering lesson material
  • Classroom assistance from EQ staff

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