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!
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. *If you are only enrolled in an afternoon class, lunch is not included for that day.
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.
Are there any evening activities planned?
Yes! On Thursday evening we will be having our first-ever social event over at the Home2 Suites! This is an optional event for students, but a great way to get to know your classmates, teachers, and the staff. Light snacks and non-alcoholic beverages are provided. A full bar is available if you’d like to purchase your own drinks.
On Friday evening, the Quilt Foundry will be open late if anyone wants to do some shopping! The Quilt Foundry is quilt shop about 10 minutes from the EQA classes.
More information about both evening events and locations of other local quilt shops will be available after you enroll.
What is the cancellation policy?
When is the next EQ Academy?
The next EQ Academy will be in April 2-5, 2020 in Perrysburg, OH. At this time, we do not know which classes or teachers will be scheduled for this event.
How do I plan my schedule?
Click the link below to download a printable PDF so you can plan out the classes you want to take at EQ Academy. Download the PDF >
How do I enroll?
Enrollment for Fall 2019 EQ Academy is now open!