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Electric Quilt - the next step

  • 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: 19
  • Skill Level: intermediate
  • 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. 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 both 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
    • Bezier Curve Tool
    • Freehand Drawing Tool
    • Brush Stroke Tool
    • Swath Tool
    • Oval Tool
    • Polygon Tool
    • Rectangle Toolbar
    • Ellipse Toolbar
    • Exercise One
    • Exercise Two

    Lesson two:

    • Exercise One: PatchDraw/PolyDraw Block
    • Exercise Two
    • PatchDraw/PolyDraw
      • 4 ways to use it
      • Starting with a Pieced PatchDraw/PolyDraw block
      • Starting with an EasyDraw block
    • Exercise Three
    • The WreathMaker
    • Exercise Four
    • Blocks for Sashing or Borders
    • How to Retrieve a Block or Quilt from Another Project
    • Tape Measure Tool
    • Placing Border Blocks
    • Exercise Five

    Lesson three:

    • Exploring Foundation Paper Piecing
    • Exercise One
    • Tailoring the Printout
    • Custom Set Quilts
      • Use a Quilt Block as a Quilt Layout
      • Exercise Two
    • Use a Library Layout
    • Adjust Tool
    • Exercise Three

      Lesson four:

      • Adding plain blocks to custom quilts
      • Other custom set tools
      • Putting text into your quilts
      • Serendipity

      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.