76 students… 11 employees… 4 teachers… 3 days… 1 heck of a good time!


If you weren’t at this year’s EQ Academy – you should have been!  ;-) What a fun 3 days! We kicked it off on Thursday morning with coffee, tea and registration at 8am. (Meeting all the students and welcoming them is my favorite part!) Classes were from 9am-4pm every day with a lunch break at noon when we all enjoyed sandwiches, salads, wraps, snacks and yummy cookies from local restaurants and caterers.

Friday night each of the AWESOME teachers gave a lecture while we all snacked on Anniversary cake and took silly pictures in the photobooth. First, Yvonne Menear spoke about some of her jaw-dropping embroidered quilts (and told an incredibly funny story quoting Taylor Swift’s song, “Shake it Off” :lol: ). After that, Christa Watson displayed many of her amazing quilts and described her design process. Next, EQ Ann took us on a virtual tour through the old versions of Electric Quilt (yes, all the way back to EQ1!). Toward the end of the evening, Susan Lane of Quilts of Valor presented a quilt to EQ President and Air Force Veteran, Dean Neumann – that was really nice! Then, Mary Ellen showed off her students’ creative work from just 2 days of class! The evening came to a close with Barb Vlack’s lecture about several of her beautiful, complex quilts and a few prizes were given. ;-)

Classes wrapped up on Saturday and, boy, were we sad to see the students go. We had so much fun with them! (Miss you all and thanks for coming!!)

If you’re interested in learning how to use EQ7 or EQStitch software (and a fun weekend away making lots of new friends) consider coming to EQ Academy in September. It will be held in Denver, CO. Read more about EQ Academy in Denver >>

Photos from the weekend are below. You can also check #EQAcademy on social media for more photos and videos!

(See photos from EQ Academy 2015 here.)