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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

May 2022 Lessons with Yvonne–Spring Is In The Air

Posted 05-15-2022 by | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

Let’s celebrate Spring!  I am trying to be positive, it is still snowing where I live.  I really want Spring. 1. Double Click on the EQ8 Icon on your desktop and launch the program.  When the program opens, click on the New Project icon  and name the new project ‘Spring Is In The Air’.  Click on the OK at the bottom of the box. 2.  Click on the block worktable icon on the upper right side of the screen.  Click on NEW BLOCK>Pieced and Applique>Easy + Applique at the top of the screen. 3.  At the top of the screen, click on LIBRARIES>Block Library. 4.  In the block library box, click on search>by notecard.  Type in the search word ‘tulips’. Click on the word ‘search’ at the bottom of the box. Click on the OK in the search results box. 5.  Scroll over in the box until you find the

March 2022 Lessons with Yvonne–Interpreting the Designs

Posted 03-20-2022 by | Posted in: EQ8 EQ8 Lessons with Yvonne Favorite Posts

I love my EQ8 program. It is the most important tool in my sewing room. I have been in love with EQ since I first began using it when it was version EQ4.  In teaching lessons on how to use the program to create quilts, I noticed two different mindsets with the students.  One is that they just want to accomplish what can be done to create quilts/blocks with the program. Another is how to interpret the designs into something unique for themselves.  This goes much further beyond the design process alone.  Individual interpretations of the designs are what make our work come to life. Launch your EQ8 program from the desktop by double-clicking on the icon.  On the opening screen, click on the New Project icon and the project helper screen will open.  Type in the name of the new project to be ‘Interpret Designs’.  Click the OK at

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