Spring 2018 - Drawing Applique Blocks and Quilting Designs in EQ8

With Nancy Mahoney

EQ ACADEMY LOCATION: BGSU at Levis Commons, Perrysburg, OH 43551 (view map)

Learn how to use applique blocks in the Block Library to create new blocks. Discover how to create new and unique applique blocks. Learn how to use the WreathMaker and Swath tools. You'll learn how to use the Fabric tools and Thread tools. Explore creating your own quilting designs using the Line and Freehand tools. Learn how to set the quilting designs on top of your quilt.

This class is also being offered at a different time by a different teacher.
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Class Overview

What is EQ Academy?

EQ Academy is a 3-day event for students wanting to learn how to use their EQ8 software. The Electric Quilt Company brings in experienced teachers to guide students through the learning process.

Classes are either half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) with an hour lunch break in between sessions.

How to fill your days: It is not required that you attend all 3 days of the event. You may enroll in as many classes as you like. If you do plan to attend all 3 days, we recommend filling your 3 days with as many classes as you can. Click here to see a complete schedule (PDF) of all the classes being offered.

If you have a break, however, there are a few quilt shops in the area (about 10-20 minutes away), as well as a shopping center, movie theater and restaurants in the same area as the classrooms.

This is an EQ8 computer class. There will be no sewing during class time.

Where is it?

BGSU at Levis Commons
1655 North Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551  (view map)

What’s Included?

The Electric Quilt Company will provide the following for all enrolled students:

  • Coffee, tea, and water throughout the day
  • Snacks (fruit, granola, candy)
  • Daily boxed lunches
  • In-class assistance from EQ staff
  • Personal technical support between classes
  • Open Studio on Friday April 13th: one-on-one support from EQ staff for any specific EQ design or technical questions
  • Student discount on EQ product, for sale during the event

What is Required for Class?

Please read this article before taking an EQ class.

  • Laptop with EQ8 software installed and validated
  • Laptop power cord
  • Extension cord
  • Mouse** (The touch pad on your laptop will work, but having an external mouse makes drawing much easier.)
  • Extra batteries for your mouse, if wireless
  • Mouse pad
  • Pen and paper for taking notes

Hotel and Travel

Lodging and travel are not included in the cost of the workshop. You must make your own arrangements.

BGSU at Levis Commons
1655 North Wilkinson Way
Perrysburg, OH 43551 (view map)

We have a block of rooms at the Home2 Suites by Hilton (new hotel walking distance from the classrooms) for $129.00/night + tax. View this hotel on a map. Once you have enrolled at EQ Academy, you will receive a confirmation of your purchase with a special link for the hotel, as well as other hotel and travel suggestions.

We encourage you to share a room with another student, or share rides to/from the airport. After enrollment you can find a roommate via a student forum.

The best airport options would be Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), which is about an hour away or the Toledo Express Airport (TOL) which is about 25 minutes away.

Again, all this information will be available (via a link in your confirmation email) after you register for the class. If you cannot find this information after registering, please contact our office.


Student Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be processed based on your date of cancellation. The cancellation fees below apply to cancelling all or part of your registration. To cancel, please contact our office at 419-352-1134 during business hours.

  • January 8 – March 5: No cancellation fee
  • March 6 – April 5: 50% cancellation fee
  • April 6 and later: No refunds are available

Unfortunately, Electric Quilt cannot refund payment if cancelled with less than a week’s notice prior to the retreat or in the event of a no-show.

Refunds normally show up on your account within 3-5 business days.

Event Cancellation Policy

The Electric Quilt Company (EQ) reserves the right to cancel this event, or an individual class, due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable.

If EQ cancels the event or class, students will be given a full refund.

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