Refresh Your EQ8 Skills

With Yvonne Menear


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Class Overview

Looking for a one-day beginner course before you jump into the content-specific classes at EQ Academy? Start your EQ Academy weekend with this fun and motivating class to tune up your EQ8 skills. You will cover the key features in EQ8 so you’re ready to explore the other topic-based classes on Friday and Saturday. This course will help provide a smooth transition into the other EQ8 topics you’re excited to learn!

If you have not taken the 2-day beginner class at EQ Academy, or similar beginner class at another venue, we highly recommend that you take either of those options before taking this class. This class is for those who’ve taken a beginner class and looking for a refresher before jumping into more topic-based classes.

Course Topics

  • Overview of the set up for a new project and setting up your sketchbook
  • Use EQ8 pre-sets to challenge your designing skills and keep it simple to accomplish
  • Create quick and easy blocks using blocks in the program and editing them to create new blocks
  • Change the looks of the blocks with the fabric and solid color options
  • Use blocks in various quilt layouts for a unique look
  • Use the WreathMaker for easy applique/motif designs
  • Use the stencil tool to enhance or complement a block design
  • Set designs on Layers 2 and 3
  • Use the Paintbrush tools for coloring various 1 block quilt layouts
  • Add plain blocks for use in your layout
  • How and when to use Symmetry to change the quilt layout
  • Add more color options to the solid color palette
  • Import fabric images
  • Import blocks from another project
  • Cover each print option
  • Search in the libraries
  • Add items to a Favorites library

Who Should Take this Course

  • Students who took the beginner 2-day EQ Academy class in the fall last year (or similar class at another venue) and need a refresher course
  • Students who have not taken a beginner class but are pretty computer savvy and learn quickly

Course Includes

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

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