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LESSONS WITH YVONNE–My Favorite Tools in EQ8

Posted 01-19-2020 by | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

I use EQ8 for all my quilt block and layout ideas that I want to test out.  There are several tools that I love to play with when designing.  Each of us has our own style when it comes to quilting, but it is so easy to try something new/different when playing with the the EQ8 design tools.  I would like to share a couple of tools I use fairly consistently when working with the program.  I would love to hear what is your favorite tool. One of my favorite tools is on the Quilt Layout Worktable.  Since I live in a very small apartment, I don’t have a design wall available to me to view my blocks in various positions.  With the Symmetry Tool  under the sketchbook block tools, I can rotate my blocks with one click to see various layouts for the blocks.  I can view up to

LESSONS WITH YVONNE–INTRODUCING NEW ‘DESIGN AND SEW ALONG’ LESSONS

Posted 01-12-2020 by | Posted in: Design and Sew Along EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts Sew Alongs

Welcome everyone to our newest sew along lessons!  We are calling this ‘DESIGN AND SEWING’ .   The lessons are for everyone but can be especially beneficial for the beginner EQ8 user.  Following along with the lessons and creating the pattern will be a great way to learn how to use the tools in the EQ8 program. The lessons begin with this introduction on January 12 and there will be a new lesson posted every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month for 3 months.  The first designing lesson will be January 26, 2020.  There will be instructions on how to create the blocks and the layout for the quilt below.  This will include all the different block styles, border options, and printing of the patterns for each of the blocks for construction.  You will be able to download and print the lesson from the website to follow along.  You will

New to EQ8?

Posted 12-26-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8

Did you just get EQ8 for Christmas? Welcome to the EQ family! We’ve put together a list of resources to help you get started with your new software. A great place to start is built right into your EQ8 software. When you open EQ8 you’ll see the Home screen. Under the big EQ8 logo on the left, click LEARN. Reference Manual and Quick Start Guide On the Learn screen, you’ll see links to our EQ8 learning resources. The Reference Manual and Quick Start Guide are available as PDFs. You can download them by clicking the appropriate links. These downloads can also be found here: EQ8 Documentation The Quick Start Guide has a beginner lesson starting on page 15. It’s a great way to become familiar with EQ8′s tools and controls, plus you’ll design this fun quilt in the process! Lessons for EQ8 On the Learn screen, you’ll also find a

Enter to win free enrollment to EQ Academy!

Posted 12-20-2019 by | Posted in: Classes & Demos Contests EQ Academy EQ Company News EQ Company News EQ8 Just Because More for EQers

CONTEST IS CLOSED! Thanks for participating! Click to see who won! Get your EQ Academy enrollment paid for—up to $360 value! One random winner will be selected and announced on January 10, 2020. See what classes are being offered! THREE WAYS TO ENTER! Enter the contest by commenting on this blog post, on our Facebook post, on our Instagram post, or ALL three places! (You do not need to enter in all three places, but you can if you’d like!) All entries will be tallied together to choose one winner. FOR ENTRY: “Name an EQ8 class topic you would like offered at EQ Academy.” Comment below with your answer (on this blog post). Comment with your answer and tag a friend on our contest Facebook post. Comment with your answer and tag a friend on our contest Instagram post. Contest closes January 9, 2020 at midnight ET. Good luck! Contest

EQ8 Book Translations

Posted 12-02-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8

Du nouveau! Des livres en français pour EQ! EQ8 has enthusiastic users around the world! Did you know that the EQ8 User Manual and EQ8 Lessons for Beginners books are available in other languages? We are excited to share with you the translations provided by EQ8 users in the languages below. French Translation Available (Traduction française disponible) Lise Langevin and Carmen Lefebvre have teamed up to produce printed versions of the EQ8 Manuel de référence and the EQ8 Leçons pour débutantes in French. Lise and Carmen are quick to point out that they are not translation experts, but they are passionate quilters and therefore very detailed oriented. They have put their hearts into their translations. Lise and Carmen teach EQ8 classes in Canada. For more information on purchasing the EQ8 Manuel de référence, or the EQ8 Leçons pour débutantes, please email: eqenfrancais@gmail.com German Translation Available Jutta Hufnagel, headquartered in Munich,

LESSONS WITH YVONNE–IT’S MY BIRTHDAY

Posted 11-17-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

EQ8 is so versatile.  Not only can you create quilts, but with the Image worktable, you can create any image you wish using the EQ tools and blocks to create a photo design.  You don’t need to worry about block size or placement on the quilt layout table.  Just arrange the images and blocks in the way you want your layout to look and then save the image to your computer to use for sending best wishes to people through any internet medium you choose (Facebook, Instagram, messenger, etc).  Try this project and send your image in an email to that special person in your life or just post it to the internet for everyone to see. Start by opening your EQ8 program and click on the quilt worktable icon  on the upper right side of the screen. Set the layout to be 1 block horizontal quilt layout with the

LESSONS WITH YVONNE–MUST BE AUTUMN

Posted 09-15-2019 by | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

Fall colors are rich and vibrant. Fall to me means colored leaves, pumpkins, and cooler evenings with bright sunny days.  Looking around outside you can see that every color imaginable is represented in nature.  The colors blend, contrast, and define each other.  Therefore, anything goes!!  I design in fabric prints, solids, and a gradient palette of my own making.  All of this is possible to do in EQ8. When I am designing I may not necessarily be making a pattern to follow. Often, my design is simply a source of visible inspiration.  I can ‘see’ how the quilt will look when completed.  EQ8 is often a place for me to just test out ideas. The easiest way to stir creativity is to begin with an idea and build on that.  Often, I am under a time crunch so I will look in the huge EQ8 library first rather than try

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