EQ8 Block Library
EQ8 Block Library
Item #: B-8BLOCK
An Illustrated Guide to the EQ8 Library BlocksThis is a fun, uncomplicated book for any EQ8 user. In your busy lifestyle, you probably don’t have the time to sit at the computer and take a long look at every block in the EQ8 Library. This book offers an escape from the computer to a world of inspiration. So between meetings, soccer games or whatever fills your life, flip through the pages of this visually appealing book and simply enjoy the view, or use it to plan the blocks you’ll use in your next quilt.
All 6,700+ blocks are organized by category and style, just as they appear in EQ8. Each is named, illustrated and indexed. Use this book to find the blocks you want to use for your next EQ8 project. It’s so easy to use the Block Library Search tools to quickly find the blocks in EQ8.
There are up to 42 color blocks per 8.5 x 11 inch page, 216 total pages. Plus it has the popular spiral binding so pages can rotate 360 degrees and lay flat. This book makes a wonderful gift.
An Illustrated Guide to the EQ8 Library Blocks
The EQ8 Block Library includes traditional as well as contemporary blocks, including pieced, applique and foundation friendly. It even includes combination blocks with a pieced background and overlay applique. Blocks are well organized into categories based on style like Eight-Pointed Stars, Dresden Plate, Four Patch, Nine Patch, Orange Peels, and Pictures. Other category types include border blocks, sashing blocks and quilting stencils.
Size 8½” x 11″
Softcover, spiral binding, full-color content
This book contains pictures of every block in the EQ8 Block Library. The EQ8 Block Library includes:
- Classic Pieced
- Contemporary Pieced
- Foundation Pieced
- Classic Applique
- Contemporary Applique
- Border Blocks
Which Book to Buy
Which Book to Buy
Which book should I buy?
The EQ8 Lessons for Beginners is the best book for going step-by-step through lessons to learn the ins and outs of the program. The first chapter covers all 3 worktables, and Chapters 2 and 3 get more into different features of the quilt designing and block drawing. Chapter 4 is full of some fun, popular topics in EQ. The book is only 128 pages, so it's easy to go through, and a great way to get started.
The EQ8 Reference Manual has 256 pages and is much more informational, rather than lesson-based. We suggest using this book as a "look up" reference book, rather than working from page 1 to page 256. You have free access to the full Reference Manual as a PDF from the Help menu in your EQ8 software.
The EQ8 Block Library book is simply a catalog of the block designs included in the EQ8 library. This is not a lesson book for learning the software.
The EQ8 Designing Quilts book is a compilation of several chapters written by EQ8 experts. Each chapter features a different quilt design. While the book teaches you to design these specific quilts, the knowledge gained will help when designing your own masterpieces. It is recommended that you work through the blue EQ8 Lessons for Beginners book before moving onto this book.
The EQ8 Designing More Quilts book is similar in style to the first quilt design book (above), but with new content and techniques. It is not necessary to purchase both books, however you will learn even more if you do! Check out each book's product page to see what each offers. Remember! This book isn't just about the finished quilt, but the techniques you learn so you can apply them to your own designs. It is recommended that you work through the blue EQ8 Lessons for Beginners book before moving onto this book.
The EQ8 Drawing Blocks book is for those interested in drawing blocks. You'll learn how to draw both pieced and applique blocks in this step-by-step lesson book by popular EQ educator, Kari Schell. Working through this book will give you the skills you need to draw your own unique block designs.