Online enrollment begins July 23.

1) EQ7: LET’S START AT THE VERY BEGINNING…

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
All day, 9 – 12 noon; 2 – 5 p.m.
Mary Ellen Kranz

Go from zero to confidence using EQ7.  Learn the block, color, setting, drawing and printing tools as you turn your quilt design ideas into reality on your PC or MAC screen.  Nicely-paced, encouraging beginner class.

Student Level: Beginner with little or no working knowledge of EQ7.

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQ7 installed, activated and validated* prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQ7 a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


2) DESIGN 40 NEW BLOCKS FOR YOUR EQ7 BLOCK LIBRARY

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
2 – 5 p.m.
Barb Vlack

No drawing required! Use the tools in EQ7 to create unique blocks and add them to My (Block) Library for future use! No drawing required. Perfect for Beginners.

Student Level: Beginners

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQ7 installed, activated and validated* prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQ7 a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


3) EQ7: I WANT TO LEARN MORE…

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
All day, 9 – 12 noon; 2 – 5 p.m.
Mary Ellen Kranz

Learn about using quilt design and border tools, newly-released fabrics, text, drawing complex blocks, editing photos and setting them into quilts, scanning fabrics, personal libraries, freeform  settings. Perfect ‘next-step’ class for beginners.

Student Level: Beginner with some experience or instruction in quilt designing in EQ7.

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQ7 installed, activated and validated* prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQ7 a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


4) BEGINNER INTRODUCTION TO EQSTITCH

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
All day, 9 – 12 noon; 2 – 5 p.m.
Yvonne Menear

Explore the EQStitch program and learn the basics of working with the autodigitizing features to create linear, filled, applique, and text designs in hands-on computer software class.

Student Level: Beginners

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQStitch installed, activated and validated prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQStitch a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


5) 3 HOURS TO EQ7 CONFIDENCE

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Thursday, October 30, 2014

9 – 12 noon
Mary Ellen Kranz

Become totally comfortable using EQ 7 as your design wall. Use the latest fabrics , try exciting color combinations , print blocks, patterns , yardage quickly. Envision your next quilt on screen. Instructor caters to beginners.

Student Level: Beginner with little or no working knowledge of EQ7.

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQ7 installed, activated and validated* prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQ7 a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


6) THREE HOURS TO EQ7 MASTERY

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Thursday, October 30, 2014
2 – 5 p.m.
Mary Ellen Kranz

Expand your knowledge of EQ7 by learning to design quilts incorporating multiple borders, text, photos, embroidery and your own scanned fabrics.  Use more complex drawing tools and trace photos to create your own blocks.

Student Level: Beginner with some experience or instruction in quilt designing in EQ7.

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQ7 installed, activated and validated* prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQ7 a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


7) INTERMEDIATE LEVEL DIGITIZING WITH EQSTITCH

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Thursday, October 30, 2014
All day, 9 – 12 noon; 2 – 5 p.m.
Yvonne Menear

Create more intricate designs with drawing tools and auto features of EQStitch. Must have a basic understanding (beginner level) of EQStitch.

Student Level: Beginner with basic understanding of EQStitch.

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQStitch installed, activated and validated prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQStitch a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


8 ) YOU HAVE TO TAKE EQ7 OUT OF THE BOX TO DESIGN A QUILT

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Friday, October 31, 2014
9 – 12 noon
Barb Vlack

Find blocks and fabrics in the EQ7 libraries, set them into a variety of quilt layouts, audition colors and fabrics, print patterns, estimate yardage, and make a printable label. For beginning users of EQ7.

Student Level: Beginner.

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQ7 installed, activated and validated* prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQ7 a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


9) 40 TIPS FOR USING EQ7

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Friday, October 31, 2014
2 – 5 p.m.
Barb Vlack

Step 2 for beginners: Customize EQ7! There are at least 40 (hidden) add-on tools in the program plus design tricks waiting to be discovered. Explore these tools and tricks to add designing potential.

Student Level: Can create a simple quilt in EQ7.

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQ7 installed, activated and validated* prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQ7 a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


10) ADVANCED TECHNIQUES WITH EQSTITCH

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Friday, October 31, 2014
All day, 9 – 12 noon; 2 – 5 p.m.
Yvonne Menear

Master advanced digitizing techniques using manual punch principles to work around the auto digitizing features creating specific projects and their specialized techniques required. Digitize for lace, cutwork, 3-D applique, bobbin work, and more!

Student Level: Advanced users of EQStitch

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQStitch installed, activated and validated prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQStitch a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


11) 40 WAYS TO DESIGN A BORDER WITH EQ7

Houston, Texas, George R. Brown Convention Center
Saturday, November 1, 2014

9 – 12 noon
Barb Vlack

Count 40 or more different borders that can be created with EQ7! Expand your design options by practicing tips and tricks, and printing appliqué and pieced border patterns.

Student Level: Can create a simple quilt in EQ7.

Notes: Bring Laptop computer with EQ7 installed, activated and validated* prior to coming to class. (* To be sure, log onto the computer you will be using in class and open EQ7 a few days before arriving at the convention center.)


LECTURE:

40 Ways to Set a Nine Patch

Thursday, October 30, 2014
3:00-4:00pm
Barb Vlack

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Quilts, Inc., this slide program and trunk show will demonstrate at least 40 different ways the ubiquitous Nine-Patch block can be presented. Red (for the ruby 40th anniversary) and white quilts will predominate!

 

LECTURE:

Creativity Unleashed:  Modern Technology for Quilters

Friday, Oct 31, 2014
4 – 5 p.m.
Jennifer Rapacki
http://www.jenniferrapacki.com