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

Posted 01-15-2023 by | 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

November 2022–Lessons with Yvonne–My Favorite Colors

Posted 11-20-2022 by | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

My favorite colors are Blue, Purple, and Fuschia.  Most of my fabric stash is in these colors.  When I design a quilt or block in EQ8 I often start with grayscale colors and add my favorite colors later.  I prefer to have all my favorite colors in one project that I can return to with future projects and import the fabric library I created with my favorite colors. Open your EQ8 program and create a new project named ‘My Favorite Colors’. I start making my favorite color project by removing all the blocks and fabrics in the EQ program by default.  This way I can create a clean sketchbook with only the blocks and fabric colors I like. In the sketchbook under the blocks heading, click on the three little dots on the upper right side.  Click on the option to ‘clear all unused blocks.   In the pop-up box, click

September 2022–Lessons with Yvonne–Multi-tasking Quilt Projects

Posted 09-18-2022 by | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

Do you work on more than one project at a time?  Do you start a project and get stuck and then move to another project?  Did you know you can save partial projects in EQ to return to later to complete?  EQ makes it easy to start and stop projects and return to them later to complete or edit. If I am not sure what I am going to design and I just want to practice, I create a special project file named ‘Practice”.  Everything that is just a thought I want to try out goes into this file until I have developed my design idea.  I can then go back to the original design and pull it out of the Practice file to create a specific project for it. Open your EQ8  When the splash screen opens, select the ‘new project’ icon and name the project  ‘Practice”.  Click ‘OK’

EQ Academy: Meet Cheryl Brickey

Posted 09-10-2022 by | Posted in: EQ Academy EQ Company News EQ8

Our next EQ Academy is Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Perrysburg, Ohio and enrollment is open now! View the full class catalog here > In this post, we’d like to introduce you to one of our teachers, Cheryl Brickey! Cheryl was part of our EQ Academy faculty a few years ago, and we’re so excited to have her back in Ohio this fall. Keep reading to learn more about Cheryl! Cheryl’s Classes at EQ Academy Cheryl is teaching three different classes this fall. Join Cheryl for one of these fun EQ8 classes! Click on a class below for more info. Tell us a bit about yourself Cheryl! Hi, I’m Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs. I am a chemical engineer and live in South Carolina with my husband, two kids, and three crazy cats. I enjoy all aspects of quilting, especially designing quilt patterns and quilt math. I created

EQ Academy: What to Expect

Posted 08-07-2022 by | Posted in: EQ Academy EQ Company News EQ8

Our next EQ Academy is Sept. 29 – Oct. 1 in Perrysburg, Ohio and enrollment is open now! View the full class catalog here > What can you expect at an EQ Academy workshop? Let’s take a peek at what you’ll experience when you attend an EQ Academy class! EQ8 Expertise EQ Academy classes are taught by experienced teachers who know and love EQ8! You’ll learn from the best in a comfortable, encouraging environment surrounded by quilters. What could be better? Not only will you have an excellent teacher leading the class. The classroom helpers (who happen to be EQ staff members!) are top-notch! The helpers are there to assist with any questions and make sure no one falls behind. You’ll leave these classes empowered to design your own beautiful quilts in EQ8! Friendship After the last couple of years, we don’t need to tell you how important connection is

July 2022-Lessons with Yvonne–Summertime Quilt Planning

Posted 07-17-2022 by | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

I would prefer not to quilt in the summer months.  I find handling a quilt in summer to be too hot during warm weather.  Instead, I do all my planning and designing during the summer using my EQ8 and then I am ready to go when the cooler weather starts.  I sit outside in the sunshine with my computer and get lost in the design process of creating quilts. Double click on the EQ8 icon to launch the program. On the opening screen, click on the new project icon on the upper left side of the screen. In the project helper box, click on the ‘create a new project tab’ and then type in the name ‘Summertime Quilt Planning’.  Click the OK at the bottom of the box. I used the colors of the clear blue sky and the bright oranges and yellows of the summer sunshine to be my

NEW! EQ At Home Online Classes for EQ8

Posted 07-09-2022 by | Posted in: EQ News and Press EQ8 New Products

You asked, we delivered! EQ At Home is a series of online classes for EQ8 owners and we are excited to announce that the first class in the series is now available! Watch the video below for an introduction to this new class. This series of classes will inspire you to take the quilt in your head to the quilt on your bed! As owners of EQ8, you have a powerful design tool at your fingertips. Make the most of this software and learn how to navigate the design process with confidence. These on-demand video classes will guide you through every step of creating your own quilt design. The videos are divided into easy-to-watch segments, so you can take breaks and come back to the class whenever your busy schedule allows. About the Beginner Class The EQ8 Beginner Class has over three hours of video content that you can work through at

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