What is EQ Academy?
EQ Academy (EQA) is a multi-day workshop in Perrysburg, Ohio for students wanting to learn to use Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) software. It’s a great way to learn from expert teachers and get inspired by your peers! Don’t own EQ8? Get it now!
When is the next EQ Academy?
The 2020 EQ Academy dates are April 2-5, 2020 and October 1-3, 2020 in Perrysburg, OH.
When will the classes be posted and enrollment open?
Enrollment for the Spring EQ Academy (April 2-5) will open January 14, 2020. Classes will be posted December 20.
Enrollment for the Fall EQ Academy (October 1-3) will open in June or July 2020. Classes will be posted in June.
Be sure you are on our email list and/or follow us on social media to be notified with the official enrollment day and time.
Why is there a Sunday class in April, but not in October?
The April workshop will include a “How to Teach an EQ8 Class” full-day class on Sunday. At this time, we have not decided if we will be offering it for the October workshop.
Where is the event held?
EQ Academy is held in the Bowling Green State University graduate building at the Levis Commons shopping center in Perrysburg, Ohio, just off I-475 and I-75. Conveniently located among restaurants, shopping, and walking distance from the hotels, this facility has been the perfect location for this event since the first EQA in 2015.
Perrysburg is in Northwest Ohio, just south of Toledo. The address for this event is 1655 N Wilkinson Way, Perrysburg, OH 43551 (view on map).
Where can I stay?
A block of rooms is available at the Home2 Suites by Hilton, which is right next to the classrooms (walking distance!). Once you enroll, you’ll receive all the information you need for booking your room at the Home2 Suites. Additional local hotel options are also available.
What’s the best airport to fly into?
There are 2 airports that we recommend:
- Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) – 1 hour north of Perrysburg
- Toledo Express Airport (TOL) – 25 minutes northwest of Perrysburg
Is there a shuttle service from the airport?
Click the links below to see what each airport offers. Alternatively, you can use the EQA Message Forum (access given once enrolled) to try and find a travel buddy to help split costs of a taxi, rental car, etc.
Do I have to attend all days?
No, you do not. Most students will attend Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday classes, but you may attend whichever days work with your schedule!
What do I need to bring to EQ Academy?
Please be sure you have the following for class:
- Laptop with EQ8 software installed, updated, 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. We highly recommend a mouse.)
- Extra batteries for your mouse, if wireless
- Mouse pad
- Pen and paper for taking notes
- Light sweater or jacket (classroom temperatures can vary)
What’s included with enrollment?
Each class is priced individually as a full-day ($120.00) or half-day ($60.00) class. Along with the class, you will also receive boxed lunches; daily coffee, tea, water, snacks; in-class assistance from EQ staff members; discounts on EQ product; take-home goodies and resources; a free social event on Friday evening.
What is the social event?
All enrolled EQ Academy students are invited to an optional social event on Friday, April 3 at 5:00pm. The event will take place in the same building as the classrooms so you’re welcome to stay after class, or head back to the hotel before the event begins. We will have light snacks, drinks, a short presentation about EQ, and lots of great giveaways! We hope to see you there!
Can I communicate with other students beforehand?
After you enroll, you will have access to a forum where you can read and post questions to all enrolled students and teachers. EQ will also use this forum as a way to keep you updated on important information regarding the event, so be sure to check it out. You should receive email notifications for all messages posted to the forum.