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.

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

Lauren MacDonald

Lauren MacDonald lives in northern Ontario (and visits Michigan every year). She taught computer classes for many years, so when she found out about quilt design software, she tried out two programs and bought Electric Quilt. Since then, she has used the quilt design software to help quilting friends transfer their ideas into quilts, to create projects for her guild newsletter, to create charity quilt projects for her quilt club and to design her own quilted projects, from Trend-Tex projects to Canada 150 quilts (approximately 2500 projects reside on two older computers and the current one!!). She has written several articles about using Electric Quilt in The Canadian Quilter (canadianquilter.com)
Lauren is enthusiastic about the latest version – Electric Quilt 8®. This improved program is immensely helpful to new users – it has become so helpful for design purposes that quilters are finding it indispensable to the quilt design process.
Supplies: For a group, it would be useful to have a projector on hand to connect to a computer.
Quilters may wish to bring a tablet or laptop with Electric Quilt 8 installed and activated (run it at least once at home with Internet access).

Available for: Hands-on classes, 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

Martha Ethridge

Beginner and introductory classes, teaching to use EQ8 for designing Quilts and blocks.

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

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.

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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

Nancy Mahoney

Nancy has enjoyed making quilts for over 35 years, during which time an impressive range of her beautiful quilts have been featured in over 200 national and international quilt magazines. She has also created over 100 quilt patterns for a variety of fabric manufacturers. All of her quilts start out as virtual quilts in EQ. Nancy offers beginning and advanced EQ classes.

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

Willing to travel

Pat Harrison

Designing in EQ can open a new world of possibilities in our quilting designs. Through practice and gently guided experimentation, success is a sure result. Classes are taught through projected demonstration and plenty of individual attention. Lectures are interactive with the audience. Quilts designed in EQ, many award winners, are used as examples in both classes and lectures. As a professional educator, I can address a variety of learning styles and adjust to each student’s needs.

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

Willing to travel

QUILT’YS ESCUELA DE PATCHWORK (Torrejón de Ardoz – Madrid – Spain)

Clases de EQ7 y EQ8 básicas y avanzadas (mínimo una jornada de 8 horas, en fin de semana)

Via Google Translate:
Classes of EQ7 and EQ8 basic and advanced (minimum one day of 8 hours, on weekends)

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