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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 here on our website
    (requires an account to log in)
  • 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 $48.00 USD
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    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 and EQ8 users. We include instructions for both.

    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 you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase)

    Time Duration applies only to teacher access for your question and answer duration.

    Outline

    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/PolyDraw
      • Pick tool
      • Shape/Edit 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.

    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.

      Question: What does it mean by Duration of 10 or 14 weeks?
      Our standard duration for teacher help is 10 weeks. If you feel you need longer we have an option to select 14 weeks of teacher help. We find this is plenty of time for the student to be engaged. After the teacher time is ended you still have access to the class data and you also have access to extend your time at a later date (details are included in each class)
      Question: Is the workshop self-paced or do lessons open at certains times such as on a weekly schedule? 
      Workshops are self-paced. All lessons are available as soon as you access the class for the first time unless otherwise stated in the workshop description.
      Question: After I register for a workshop, how long can I access the class data (videos, text, images etc)
      Once purchased, you can access the class data at any time, 24 hours a day for as long as you need. On occasion, a teacher or workshop may retire, in this case we will give you fair warning so you can download the class data so you can still access the information.
      Question: Do I need to make an account?
      Yes, you need an account so you can log into the workshop. If you don't have an account we suggest you sign up for one prior to purchase. Workshops held at academyofquilting.com require an account on that website.
      Question: Can I ask the teacher questions?
      Yes, you can ask the teacher any questions relating to the workshop. Details on how to do this are provided in the course.
      Question: Where do I find the workshop I purchased?
      Sign into your account by clicking on the figure icon in the top right corner of this page. You will be directed to your workshop. Alternatively, click here to sign in.
      Question: Can I use PayPal to purchase a workshop?
      Yes, you can but we will need to send you an e-invoice as we no longer use PayPal. Please let us know which workshop you want when contacting us. There is a $2 transaction fee added per workshop.

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