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What EQ8 Classes are Best for You?

Posted 01-29-2023 by Christine | Posted in: EQ Academy

The best way to learn EQ8 software is to take a class, and there’s nothing like a hands-on experience (especially when there are giveaways, freebies, and fabric discounts included! :lol: )

Come experience EQ Academy this spring and learn your EQ8 from the best teachers!

Make friends, meet EQ staff, visit local quilt shops, and have a great time!

Not sure what classes are best for you? Take our quiz!

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For scores 0-5, this is the class you should start with:

For scores 6-9, this is the class you should start with:

After completing either of the above classes, take any of these!

Hope to see you at EQ Academy!

Thursday March 30-April 1

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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 Notes about quiz scores:

If your score was 5 or 6, you’re right on the fence between the Getting Started class and the Intermediate Techniques class. Choose what’s best for you:

The Getting Started class will be taught at a slow pace and allow for time to practice and ask questions. Even though it’s a beginner class, you’ll likely be introduced to new tools and features that you’ve never noticed before. This 2-day class covers a lot!

The Intermediate Techniques class will move at a faster pace and in order to keep up, you’ll need to have a very good understanding of the basic tools and features on each worktable. This class is perfect for EQ users who have taken the Getting Started class at a previous workshop.

If your score was 10 or higher, you must really know your EQ software! Feel free to refresh your knowledge in the Intermediate Techniques class or take a class on a specific topic to sharpen your skills.

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Prefer online classes? We have those too! View EQ At Home online classes >

Blog Hop with Villa Rosa Designs – Winner Announced

Posted 01-27-2023 by Diane | Posted in: Congratulations

Thank you to everyone who read and commented on our blog post! We’re thrilled that our different versions and colorways of the 5 beautiful Villa Rosa Designs were able to illustrate a few of the simple and fun tools in EQ8! To see more, watch the EQ8-demo video! Winner One winner of EQ8 was selected at random. Congratulations to… JOY PAULL Here’s Joy’s comment: Oh my, no graph paper, no calculations in Excel, no horrible lines crossed out because I can never find a pencil and made a mistake drawing out an idea in pen. I would LOVE to win EQ8. Special Offer For those of you who didn’t win, you can use the promo code VRD25 through January 31, 2023 to save 25% on your order on our site. When you’ve added everything to the Cart, click on the Apply Promo Code button, enter the code, and click the button

Blog hop with Villa Rosa Designs!

Posted 01-24-2023 by Electric Quilt | Posted in: Contests EQ Designers EQ Software Tips Just Because More for EQers Related Blogs

Today is our day to post in the Villa Rosa Blog Hop! Villa Rosa Designs creates “Fast & Fun” quilt patterns featuring pre-cuts like 1/2 yards, fat quarters, 10′′ squares, 5′′ squares, 2 1/2′′ strips, fat eighths, and fat sixths, as well as other fabric cuts like panels. Tricia Maloney, who formats all of the Villa Rosa Designs, uses EQ8 for each one, and designs her own patterns in EQ8, too! EQ8 Giveaway! This giveaway is now closed. See the winner! As part of this amazing Blog Hop, we’re giving away one EQ8!  Please leave a comment below letting us know why you want your own EQ8 to be eligible for the giveaway. We will select one winner at random from all of the submissions on January 27 and announce it the same day. Special Offer For those of you who don’t win, or already have EQ8 and want other fabulous

Lessons With Yvonne-January 2023-Inspired Thread Painting with EQ

Posted 01-15-2023 by Yvonne | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

Thread is the glue for our stitching.  Without thread, there would be no sewing of any kind.  Art quilters use different mediums to create their amazing masterpieces.  Thread plays a big role in the decorative/embellished look of artsy quilts.  If you can’t draw, like me, I can use EQ8 to help me create my designs first and then use my threads or paints to finish my project. Launch your EQ8 from your desktop.   Click on the ‘create a new project’ icon on the upper left side of the screen.  The project helper screen will open.  Name your project ‘Thread Painting Using EQ8′. Click on the OK at the bottom of the box. Confirm that the project’s name shows at the top of the screen.  Once it is named, everything you add to your sketchbook while working on this project will be listed under this named project. To create a Thread

EQ8 Block Spotlight: Raspberry Cheescake

Posted 01-10-2023 by Jenny | Posted in: EQ8 Block Spotlight

Welcome to the first EQ8 Block Spotlight post of 2023! Each month we highlight a block from the EQ8 Block Library with a few design ideas. Then we want you to show us what you can do with the block. We hope these posts will inspire you to try something new and expand your EQ skills! This month’s block: Raspberry Cheesecake Where to find it: 01 Classic Pieced > Nine Patch Stars Design ideas to get you started I used a simple Horizontal layout with several wide borders for my first quilt. These gray January days are calling out for some bright, happy colors! I alternated the original Raspberry Cheesecake block with a variation I created by adding seams to the four corners of the block. For my second quilt, I used a Vertical Strip layout. The center strip is a Half Drop Blocks style, and the two adjacent strips

Do You EQ Too? – Jutta Hufnagel

Posted 01-06-2023 by Olivia | Posted in: Do You EQ Too

Welcome to our blog series, Do You EQ Too? Each month, we will spotlight a different EQ user and their quilts! If you haven’t already, you can read our introduction post here. This month we are spotlighting Jutta Hufnagel! Jutta is a quilter and co-owner of Quilt Around the World, a one-stop location for EQ8 for German speaking quilters. She started with EQ4 to assist in designing her own quilts, and by EQ7 Jutta began to help others learn the software by providing a German translation of the user manual. “I used printouts from EQ for the classes I taught at that time,” says Jutta, “and for a short period in the early 2000s, I even occasionally made a sort of mini quilting magazine for the quilting group I belonged to. Quite a few quilters told me that they found Electric Quilt very tempting, but that they feared their English was not good enough to master

Forest Chatter – Winner Announced!

Posted 01-05-2023 by Olivia | Posted in: Congratulations

Thank you to everyone who participated in December’s design challenge! What a fantastic challenge to close out 2022! Winner One winner was selected by the Maywood Studio team. Congratulations to…. Winner: Beth M “We loved her use of the panel and her clever idea to select blocks from the library that fit the theme.” – Maywood Studio A Note from Maywood Studio “A huge thank you to all who participated. We are so inspired by all the talent and creative ideas out there!” – Maywood Studio  Honorable Mentions Don’t forget to look at all the amazing submissions to this challenge. Here are a few honorable mentions! More Chances to Win Flourish by QT Fabrics is January’s Fabric of the Month! Download the collection and enter in our design challenge for another chance to win some fabric!

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