Find a Teacher

Looking for an EQ8 teacher to teach at your quilt shop, guild meeting, or other event? The teachers listed below are available for hire. Contact the teacher using the info below for more details.

Becky Ray

Beginning Electric Quilt 8 is an overview of the quilt design program. In this hands on class you will learn about the icons and what they do and learn how to create blocks and put blocks into quilts. (If you do not own the program, a class copy can be downloaded ahead of time.) Other features of the program such as various printing features, quilting options and image manipulation will be discussed and experienced.
Advanced Electric Quilt 8 is an indepth class on the functions of the quilt design program. In this hands on class, you will learn about designing a quilt from start to finish. You should already be familiar with the basic functions of EQ8 offered in the Beginning class.

Available for: Hands-on classes, Online class sessions, In-store classes, Guild presentations

Willing to travel

Carol Ann Maurer

Electric Quilt 8 PowerPoint Lecture- The latest version of Electric Quilt (8) rolled out recently. It is very easy to use and is very intuitive! Ever wish that you could pull that quilt right out of your imagination and actually see it on a screen? To be able to re-draw, rotate; re-color print as a foundation or as a template instead of using graph paper and colored pencils? Wouldn’t it be fabulous to be able to design a quilt and be able to calculate the amount of fabric needed for the size you create? This lecture is a 45-55 minute PowerPoint lecture about features and benefits to using this particular software, and why it is my choice when I design my quilts and my patterns. I own other design software, but feel this EQ 8 version surpasses all of the ones out there, and I will tell you why! This lecture can be followed up with a separate 2 part workshop that includes a limited demo version students can download (only at the workshop) and design with on their own laptops (and for 14 days thereafter) to try it before considering a purchase. Spend less time designing and more time quilting with EQ8 is my motto!

Available for: Hands-on classes, In-store classes, Guild presentations

Willing to travel

Gulnara Polyanskaya (Russia)

Gulnara teaches online EQ7 and EQ8 classes in Russia. View her website for details!

Available for: Online class sessions

Jennifer Rapacki

Jennifer Rapacki is a tech-savvy fabric artisan specializing in combining traditional quilting techniques with technology driven designs and inkjet printing on fabric. In her lecture, Creativity Unleashed: Modern Technology for Quilters, she presents many of the possibilities when using a computer as a design tool for quilts. She offers a beginning EQ class: Design That! Quilt with Electric Quilt. Advanced classes available upon request.

Available for: Hands-on classes, In-store classes, Guild presentations

Willing to travel

Karen Ackva

I have been making quilts for almost two decades and using EQ software since 2005 to design most of those quilts. This computer nerd knows the ins and outs of Electric Quilt to provide you with the shortcuts to make quick and easy designs. Learn the basics or expand your knowledge to become a world class quilt and quilt block designer. Based in Germany, I am able to provide EQ training within Europe. Classes are held in English (software language) with German translations as needed. Book a class for your quilt shop, guild, retreat or check online for nearby classes.

Available for: Hands-on classes, In-store classes, Guild presentations

Willing to travel

Kathryn Groves

I bring a unique set of skills to my teaching. A quiltmaker for nearly 20 years, I have been using EQ for 18 of them. In addition, I was a Microsoft Office User Specialist and taught computer software classes for many years. As a Quiltworx certified Instructor — teaching is my passion! Let me help you learn how to take your quiltmaking (both design and construction!) to the next level. Classes for all skill levels and a wide variety of content areas.

I’m willing to travel to your shop, quilt or group! Let’s get a class on the calendar!

Available for: Hands-on classes, Online class sessions, In-store classes, Guild presentations

Willing to travel

Lori Miller

Lori J. Miller is a quilter, pattern designer, teacher and EQ8 superfan from Oxford, Michigan.
Lori offers beginning and intermediate EQ8 classes that helps the student develop confidence to design beautiful blocks and quilts.
Sewing since age 11, Lori has deep roots in sewing and quilting traditions that add a unique dimension to her designs. “My joy is working with fun colors, patterns and designs.
Using EQ for the design process, Lori’s quilts have been exhibited nationally and she has had her designs published in magazines including Fons and Porter Quick Quilts, Modern Patchwork, Modern Quilts Unlimited, and APQ Quilts and More. Lori also shares EQ8 design tips with EQ8 Lessons with Lori on the doyoueq.com blog. A member of the Detroit Area Modern Quilt Guild and the Stitching Sisters Quilts of Valor group, you can follow her adventures on instagram/lorimillerdesigns, facebook/lorimillerdesigns or catch her blog at www. lorimillerdesigns.com.

Available for: Hands-on classes, In-store classes, Guild presentations

Willing to travel

Margaret Tinnin

Beginning Classes for Electric Quilt 8, or Electric Quilt 7

Available for: Hands-on classes, Guild presentations

Willing to travel

Mercedes Ortiz

Del mundo de la moda como diseñadora, me sumergi en el mundo del patchwork por pura pasión… el patchwork me deja desarrollar todas mis inquietudes entre el colorido de cada puntada en cada proyecto nuevo que nace … como profesora enseño sus tecnicas tradicionales y avanzadas, conocimientos y enseñanza de EQ7 programa diseñado e indispensable para toda Quilter. Con los acolchados logró trasmitir y expresar todo lo que rodea un Quilt, tu Quilt.
Me apasiona lo que hago y ha lo que me dedicó y eso ha conseguido que se me relacione entre las mejores profesionales.

Via Google Translate:
From the world of fashion as a designer, I immersed myself in the world of patchwork out of pure passion … patchwork lets me develop all my concerns between the color of each stitch in each new project that is born … as a teacher I teach her traditional and advanced techniques, knowledge and teaching of EQ7 program designed and indispensable for all Quilter. With the quilts he managed to transmit and express everything that surrounds a Quilt, your Quilt.
I am passionate about what I do and what he dedicated to me and that has made me relate to the best professionals.

Available for: Hands-on classes, In-store classes, Guild presentations

Willing to travel

Nancy Arico

Teach EQ 8 Basics

Available for: Hands-on classes, In-store classes, Guild presentations