Refresh Your EQ8 Skills

With Yvonne Menear


No sessions are currently available for enrollment. Please check back again later.
Hall Pass Request Form
  1. This class is part of a learning series. To enroll in this class, you must have previously completed the prerequisite class listed above. If you have met this prerequisite, you can request a Hall Pass to bypass the class requirement.
  2. Please complete the form below to request a hall pass. We will contact you via email with your hall pass code. If you are requesting this code on an evening or weekend, we will respond the next business day.
  3. (required)
  4. (valid email required)
  5. Select the class in which you are trying to enroll.
  6. (required)

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

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