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. We are excited to say that our next EQ Academy event is set for September 29-October 1, 2022. Classes will be posted June 30 and enrollment will open in July 26 at 10:00am.
Spring 2023 dates are set for March 30-April 1, 2023. Be sure you’re on our email list to be notified about class postings and enrollment.
When will the classes be posted and enrollment open?
Classes will be posted by June 30. Enrollment will open July 26 at 10:00am. Be sure you are on our email list and/or follow us on social media to get reminders for enrollment.
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. Please check our current COVID-19 guidelines and note that these can change as the state of the pandemic changes.
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 or half-day 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.
What is the cancellation policy?
Why should I come to the in-person EQ Academy now that there are EQ at Home online classes?
We are excited that our first online class is now available! We only have a beginner online class for EQ8 at this time, so this would only compare to the EQ Academy 2-day Getting Started with EQ8 class. If you need more topic-based classes, we highly recommend checking out the learning opportunities at EQ Academy. If you are a beginner and you are trying to decide between the in-person 2-day Getting Started with EQ8 class and the online EQ8 Beginner class, please think about what type of learning best helps you.
EQ Academy 2-day Getting Started with EQ8 class:
Attending EQ Academy for this class gives you two full days of live education. Working alongside your peers brings comfort knowing you’re all on the same EQ journey together. (Friendships often start at EQ Academy!) Being able to raise your hand and ask the teacher a question gives you instant feedback and clarification. Having the EQ staff available in the classroom is a huge bonus as you should never fall behind. Our staff works hard to make sure everyone stays on track and is fully understanding the concepts. Each teacher provides handouts to work through in class and/or to work on at home as resources down the road. Finally, a change of scenery is always a nice way to clear your mind and be inspired!
EQ at Home online EQ8 Beginner class:
Online classes are perfect for those who are unable to travel, have a busy work/life schedule, and for those who simply prefer to learn on their own, in their home, on their own time. The EQ at Home online class gives you hours of video content to work through at your own pace. Pause, take a break, and come back when it’s convenient for you. Did you not quite understand something? Rewind a bit to watch that part again. While the teacher and staff are not available to you 24/7, we are happy to help during business hours* via the online class forum or through our live chat system. You will have access to this class for the lifetime of Electric Quilt 8. Retake the class as many times as you need!
*Business hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm ET. Closed on major US holidays. Summer hours are observed June-August.