What is EQ At Home?

EQ At Home is a series of online video classes that will help you master your EQ software. On camera is EQ’s own Jenny Novinsky walking you through each step! These online classes will have you designing your own quilts fast and feeling confident. Plus, you’ll have easy access to help from the teacher! Watch the video here to see how it works.

How do I access the class after I buy it?

Log in to your EQ Account and click on My EQ At Home classes. You can also click the link in your order confirmation email.

How long will I have access to the online classes?

You have access to the EQ8 EQ At Home online classes for the lifetime of EQ8 software. 

How long will the EQ At Home Next Steps Class be Discounted?

The Next Steps online class will be discounted until it becomes available sometime later in 2022. We’ll notify customers via email a few days in advance so they have one last chance to pre-order it at the discounted price before it changes to the regular price of $95.00. Subscribe to EQ emails here.

Can EU/UK Customers Purchase the EQ At Home Classes?

Due to VAT laws, we are unable to sell EQ At Home online classes to customers in the EU and UK at this time. We are looking into a workaround for this. Please check back later this year.

Are the classes the same content as the EQ8 lesson books?

The classes are not the same content as our EQ8 lesson books. Both the Lessons for Beginners book and the EQ At Home Beginner class cover beginner level topics and program fundamentals, however the content, such as projects, exercises, and order of presentation are different. You should pick the learning tool that works best for your learning style, or get both the book and the online classes to really get a strong foundation in EQ8.

What exactly is taught in the EQ At Home Beginner class?

You’ll learn the basics of navigating the three worktables in EQ8, as well as using the Block and Fabric Libraries. You’ll be taught how to add your designs to the sketchbook and save project files with confidence. You’ll create quilts and blocks from scratch, while learning the skills you need to design your own beautiful projects. To see a full list of topics covered in this class, download a PDF of the class outline.

Is the EQ At Home Beginner class a prerequisite to take the other classes?

The EQ At Home Beginner class is not a prerequisite for the other classes, however, all EQ8 users can benefit from this first class in the EQ At Home series. It serves as a fantastic introduction for the new EQ8 owner AND a great refresher for those who have owned EQ for a while. The Next Steps and Master Skills classes will build on the concepts and exercises shared in the Beginner class.

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 EQ8 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 Beginner 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.