2024 Quilt Festival Classes

Below are the sponsored Electric Quilt classes for Quilt Festival 2024 in Houston, taught by Lori Miller and Nancy Roelfsema. Please use the teacher contact info below to ask questions regarding the classes. Both enrolled and non-enrolled students are welcome to ask questions. Visit Quilts, Inc. website for registration info.

Lori Miller  •  Contact Lori  •  Visit Lori’s website

Nancy RoelfsemaContact NancyVisit Nancy’s website

Scroll down or click here to view the class supply list!

Please Note: EQ8 requires a full Windows or Mac operating system. EQ8 will NOT install on an iPad.
Read the full EQ8 system requirements here >

Schedule of EQ8 Classes

Monday, Oct 28
EQ8 Let’s Start at the Beginning (full day) – Lori Miller

Tuesday, Oct 29
EQ8 I Want to Learn More (full day) – Lori Miller

Wednesday, Oct 30
EQ8 Adding Fabrics and Photos (half day, morning) – Lori Miller *See download link below for class materials.*
EQ8 Designing for the AccuQuilt Qube (half day, afternoon) – Lori Miller

Thursday, Oct 31
Intro to EQ8 Quilt Design (half day, morning) – Nancy Roelfsema
Medallion-Style Quilts in EQ8 (half day, afternoon) – Nancy Roelfsema

Friday, Nov 1
Designing Custom Set Quilts in EQ8 (half day, morning) – Nancy Roelfsema
New York Beauty Quilts in EQ8 (half day, afternoon)  – Nancy Roelfsema

EQ8 Adding Fabrics and Photos Class Materials

Click here to download class materials >>

Download the zip file of materials. Locate the downloaded ZIP file in your Downloads folder.

  • Windows users: Click the link below to download the file. Locate it in your Downloads folder. Right-click on the file and choose Extract All. A window will appear letting you choose the location of the extracted files. Click Extract. Your teacher will instruct you how to use these files during class.
  • Mac users: Click the link below to download the file. Locate it in your Downloads folder. Your teacher will instruct you how to use these files during class.

Festival Supply List

These class requirements are the same for all EQ8 classes.

  • Laptop with Electric Quilt 8 (EQ8) installed and validated*
  • Laptop power cord
  • Extension cord
  • Mouse** (The touch pad on your laptop will work, but having an external mouse makes drawing much easier.)
  • Extra batteries for your mouse, if wireless
  • Mouse pad
  • Pen and paper for taking notes

******************** Important! ********************

A week before class, please check the following (scroll down for video):

  1. Is your EQ8 working? Open EQ8 to make sure it’s working properly, especially if you’ve updated to a new operating system.
  2. Is your EQ8 validated? Open EQ8 while the computer is connected to the internet to validate the software. Validation happens behind the scenes when the computer is connected to the internet. It’s very important to do this before class as the classroom may not have wifi.
  3. Is your EQ8 up-to-date? Open EQ8 and on the Home Screen, click on Product Details to check which version you are currently running. If you need to update, you can get the update by clicking here.

If you encounter any errors or need help, please contact our office (or by phone 419-352-1134 M-F, 9:00am-4:30pm ET) as soon as possible so we can help you get up and running before class. The teachers do not have time to help get your software working during class time.

*See #2 above. Validation is a signal your EQ software sends to our server to validate the software. This happens behind the scenes if your computer is always connected to the internet. If it’s not always connected, validation will only happen when it’s connected again. It’s very important to make sure your EQ is validated before coming to class.

**Mac users, make sure your secondary mouse-click is turned on. You can turn this on in System Preferences > Mouse > Secondary Click. This will allow you to right-click to access different menus/options.