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Electric Quilt - beginners patchwork

  • Briefly: Learn how to use the powerful Electric Quilt to make exciting pieced blocks and quilts - a computer based workshop Read more
  • Type: Workshop
  • Location: online at
  • Tutor: Shirley Goodwin
  • Videos: 16
  • Skill Level: beginner
  • Number of Lessons: 4
  • Techniques: Design Using Electric Quilt
  • Tags: Design a block, Design a quilt, designing, Electric Quilt, EQ7, EQ8, online workshop, Shirley Goodwin

  • Regular price $42.00 USD
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    • Description
    • Requirements

    Learn how to use this powerful software to make exciting quilts using pieced blocks. Electric Quilt is a complex set of programs specially designed for quilters that can revolutionize how you design and make quilts. This workshop was created for EQ7 users however EQ8 users will find it very helpful too - you'll need your manual handy to navigate the layout.

    Shirley will guide you through the process of selecting and changing blocks, auditioning fabric and color choices, deciding on borders and layouts, and bringing all these together to create templates to make your quilts. All the instructions are accompanied by colored screenshots and videos of what to do so that you can see exactly what is happening and follow along easily.

    Note: Once purchased, you can access the class data any time, 24 hours a day and you get immediate access if this workshop is available on this website. (if you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase. Workshops held at require signing in there and take a little more time to activate). Time Duration applies only to teacher access for your question and answer duration.


    Lesson one:

    • Introduction
    • Block Library
    • Adding Block to Sketchbook
    • EasyDraw
    • Coloring a Block
    • Putting a Block into a Quilt
    • Adjustments to the Quilt

    Lesson two:

    • Printing Templates
    • Calculating Fabrics
    • Exploring Layouts
    • Border Styles

    Lesson three:

    • Exploring Color
      • a color story
      • Paintbrush tool
      • Spraycan tool
      • Fussy cut tool
      • Eyedropper tool
      • Customize toolbar
    • Color Theory Tutorial
    • Exercises to Try
    • Putting it All Together
    • Importing Fabrics
    • More Tools
      • Zoom Tool
      • Twist Tool
      • Crop Tool

    Lesson four:

    • PatchDraw
      • Pick tool
      • Shape tool
      • Line tool
      • Arc tool
      • Grid tool
    • Adapting an Existing Block
    • Drawing a Block from Scratch
    • Symmetry Tool

    Supplies Required for Workshop

    Electric Quilt version 7 or version 8 with manual.

    Also suitable for students with earlier versions of Electric Quilt.

    Fabrics if you wish to make the projects created in Electric quilt - amounts determined in class.

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