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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?
We typically hold EQ Academy in the Spring and Fall. Due to COVID, we were unable to host EQA in 2020.
We are excited to say that our next EQ Academy event is set for September 9-11, 2021.
When will the classes be posted and enrollment open?
Classes have been posted! View classes here. “Early enrollment” will start in June. Early enrollment is open ONLY to students who were enrolled in the Spring 2020 session that was cancelled due to COVID. Enrollment will be open to the public in early July.
If you were previously enrolled in the Spring 2020 session, please watch your email! We will be communicating early enrollment details in May and June.
Be sure you are on our email list and/or follow us on social media to be notified with the official public enrollment day and time.
What kind of COVID protocols do you have in place?
We are prepared to do everything we can to have a successful and safe event for all students, teachers, and staff. It is very important to us that all students, teachers, and staff follow our requirements. If anyone does not comply, they will be asked to leave. If you cannot follow our requirements, please do not enroll in this event. We hope to see you at a future EQ Academy.
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 all three days, 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)
- Face mask to wear while in the building, if required. See full COVID protocols here >
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.
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.