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Electric Quilt 7 & 8 - Introduction To Hands On Quilt Design

Bring your computer with EQ7 or EQ8 loaded and spend time exploring the program. Design blocks, quilts, and borders from scratch and from the EQ library. Learn about libraries, block design, quilt layouts, printing, yardage estimates, and other tools. Learn to adapt patterns from magazines, add fabrics to the program and more.
This hands-on intensive tour of the program will give you the confidence to explore and create more on your own and make it work for you. There will be project introductions for beginners to advanced students.

Supply List

  • Computer with power cord (two students could share a computer)
  • EQ7 or EQ8 loaded onto your computer (if EQ has been loaded for a while but you haven't logged in ever or in over 45 days, please log in before class day to allow time for updates.)
  • Paper and pen for note-taking
  • Optional - any EQ manuals or workbooks you may own

There will be a 45-minute lunch break around noon, plan to bring a lunch if you would like to continue working in the classroom or go out for a bite. There is a refrigerator and microwave at the shop for you to use.

Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Barb Gardner
Instructor Bio: Barb has a background in "Textile Design" from Iowa State University and designs patterns under the "Gardners Delights Patterns" name. She started out making traditional quilts and has branched into Modern and Art Quilts. Most of her designs are created using the Electric Quilt Program (EQ). She has taught EQ classes at festivals, state guilds and The International Quilt Festival in Houston. Barb has had works published and won awards with designs using the Electric Quilt (EQ) Program. She had a quilt designed using EQ travel with the Hoffman Challenge. The April 2014 edition of Quilters Newsletter Magazine has an article on computer quilt design and quotes Barb on page 33. She has a quilt in Ricky Tims "Kool Kaleidoscope" video. She has had pieces in the Capitol Quilt Show in Colorado and at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado. She has two recent publications, both group efforts with the Denver Electric Quilters a small group that explores the EQ program. The most recent was a winning entry in the New Quilts from Old Favorites contest. Barb was inducted into the Colorado Quilt Council Hall of Fame in 2011. She is from Lafayette, Colorado (near Denver) and is active in several local guilds and makes charity quilts.

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