About EQ Academy

EQ Academy is a 3-day event (Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 8) for students wanting to learn how to use their EQ8 software. EQ8 classes are either half day (3 hours) or full day (6 hours) with an hour lunch break in between sessions.

Check your class schedule by logging into your account.

All classes will be taught by a member of the EQ Team. Each instructor brings years of experience and will provide practical content for the use of software.

You may arrive as early as 8:00am for class. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early on your first day in order to check in and get your computer up and running. EQ staff will be available for assistance. Coffee, tea, water and snacks will be provided during this time.


Products for Sale

Select EQ products, including our brand new EQ8 Designing More Quilts book, will be available for purchase during lunchtime at EQ Academy. Save on shipping! Students will receive 30% off their purchase, so we recommend that you do NOT purchase items during the upcoming Labor Day sale.


Friday Evening Event

One of the local quilt shops, Sonflower Quilts, is welcoming EQ Academy students for dinner, demos and discounts! You’ll receive information about this in your student binder upon arrival. This event is optional.


Required for All Classes

Please be sure you have the following for 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
  • Light jacket or sweater (wear layers to stay comfortable in the classrooms)


Included with Enrollment

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

  • Coffee, tea, and water throughout the day (soda available for purchase)
  • Fruit, granola, and candy
  • Daily boxed lunches
  • In-class assistance from EQ staff
  • Personal technical support between classes
  • Student discount on EQ product, for sale during the event
  • Free Wifi during class hours



The event is held at the BGSU building at the Levis Commons outdoor shopping center. There is a large parking lot in front of the building. Handicap accessible parking spaces are available.

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


Hotel and Travel

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

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 enrollment 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 the EQA 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.


Cancellation Policy

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.

June 6 – July 30: No cancellation fee
July 31 – August 30: 50% cancellation fee
August 31 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.



If you have any questions, contact The Electric Quilt Company!