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EQ8 for Beginners

I'm so glad you are here!
You CAN learn to do computerized quilt design!
(even if you don't like computers!)


Learn more about the class and then get started with 
SIX free lessons!

What is EQ8?

EQ8 is short for Electric Quilt 8 - a software program that allows you to design unique one-of-a-kind quilts,  calculate fabric, and generate cutting instructions, all with the click of a mouse!  This class will show you how to use the software to easily design unique  quilts to be the perfect gift for someone special.

Why learn quilt design software?

    • Have ever found a really beautiful fabric, but could not find the right pattern to do it justice?
    • Have you ever found a great pattern, but the instructions were the wrong size?
    • Have you ever been so frustrated with a pattern that you scrapped the whole project and quit?
    • Have you ever gotten a little bored with quilting, and need a new challenge to keep it fresh?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of these questions, then EQ8 is for you!

You should take this class if you...

    • are a new beginner user of EQ8
    • want to learn to design your own patterns
    • need a good creative boost to your quilting
    • want to learn how to use your own fabric stash in EQ8
    • want to take your quilting creativity to a new level
    • need help to become comfortable with your  computer

What will you learn in this class?

    • how EQ8 resources are organized
    • how to customize your workspace
    • how to use the Project Sketchbook
    • how to manage the Resource Libraries
    • all about the EQ8 worktables
    • all about design layers
    • how to audition quilting designs
    • how to create new quilt blocks
    • how to draw applique blocks
    • how to layout quilts and recolor them
    • how to make and print your own patterns
    • how to make and use fabric estimate charts
    • and more - too much to list here!

What can you do with EQ8?

    • Design your own custom patterns
    • Recreate existing patterns in any size
    • Audition your own fabrics in any quilt design
    • Try different colors at the click of a button
    • Draw applique blocks
    • Print ready made cutting instructions
    • and much more!

What is included in the class?

    • Custom designed learning workspace with easy to follow lesson plans
    • Short, easy-to-follow video lessons you can complete at your convenience
    • Hands-on reinforcement exercises
    • Free handouts, reference sheets, and practice exercises to reinforce your learning
    • Forever access - the classes never expire!

About the instructor

Hi, my name is Sandi Strenkowski, and I have been quilting for over two decades!   I also have a degree in Computer science, and I've done technical support for Apple for eight years, explaining technology to  people in over a hundred countries all around the globe.  Even with all of my technology skills, I remember becoming frustrated trying to learn EQ8, so, I decided to combine my passion for quilting and knack for technology with my love of teaching.  Did I mention I have also been a homeschool mom for 19 years?  If I can teach Algebra to two  dyslexic, ADHD kids, I can teach you how to use EQ8!  I am excited about how these classes have turned out, and I hope you will be too.  My goal is to bring you to a place where you say YES!  I can do this!

What are people saying?

"I am finding the lessons very informative as I am totally new to the EQ8 system.  Great work and thanks for doing this!"
- Marlene L.


"I’m bubbling over with excitement.  Your lessons are just like being in a classroom.  Thank you."
 - Deborah W.



" I especially like how we are learning every inch of the software not just diving in and making a Quilt. I applaud your teaching techniques and look forward to designing my own Quilts"
 - Carolyn R.

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You can watch the entire first module - six full lessons - completely free!
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