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EQ8 Beyond the Basics

Join this monthly club to learn more about using EQ8 to design your own quilts.
This class is for students who own a copy of EQ8 and have a basic knowledge of the software.
Bring your laptop and your questions to dive deeper into the many features of EQ8.

October - Quilt Layouts and Borders
Think outside the box! We’ll review the basics of quilt layouts and begin exploring the custom set layout options. Learn how to turn a block into a quilt layout and save your newly created layouts to your library.
Take your quilts to the next level with the variety of borders available in the EQ8. There are over 20 different styles of border to experiment with on your quilts. Learn how to play with many options such as simple borders, pieced borders, scallops and swags, flying geese, asymmetric borders and more.

November - Block Design
Practice creating your own pieced block designs using EasyDraw and PolyDraw. We’ll cover setting up the worktable, editing blocks from the library, and printing your completed block patterns.
Create your own applique designs in the EQ8 block worktable. Learn how to create and edit patches, combine existing blocks to make new designs, manipulate nodes to create smooth curves, and add your block design to your quilt as an applique block or a motif.

December - Working with Images
Learn how to import images of your fabric stash to use in your quilt designs. We’ll explore how to download fabric images from websites and install fabric libraries from the Electric Quilt website. You’ll create your own library to save your fabrics for future use. Experiment with the image worktable to import photos or images into your quilt layout.

Skill Level: intermediate
Skill Details:
Requirements: Students should have taken EQ8 Fundamentals or have a working knowledge of EQ8.
Instructor: Susan Akre

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.