EQ8 Drawing Blocks
EQ8 Drawing Blocks
Item #: B-8DRAW
Exercises in EQ8 Block Design by Kari SchellIf you want to draw your own blocks in EQ8, this is the book for you! Experienced EQ educator, Kari Schell, takes you step-by-step through each of the drawing styles available in EQ8. You'll learn skills for both pieced and applique drawing while filling your Sketchbook with beautiful blocks! From drawing a simple nine patch to creating a beautiful floral applique wreath, this book will take your drawing skills to the next level!
This 160-page fully illustrated book has a convenient spiral binding that allows pages to rotate 360 degrees and lie flat. Written for EQ8 Windows and Mac users.
Learn the Fundamentals of Block Drawing
Each chapter focuses on one of the EQ8 drawing styles. Learn how to draw the blocks below, plus many more!
Chapter 1 Drawing Pieced Blocks in EasyDraw
Learn how to set up the Precision Bar for drawing success, determine the best size to draw a block by examining the block’s grid, trace a photograph to create a foundation-friendly block, and more!
Chapter 2 Drawing Pieced Blocks in PolyDraw
Learn the difference between the EasyDraw and PolyDraw drawing styles, use the Clone and Rotate method for faster drawing, draw a block on each of the special grids, and more!
Chapter 3 Drawing Applique Designs
Learn to use the Draw and Shapes tools to create unique applique patches, use WreathMaker to make beautiful designs, modify a block from the library to make it your own, trace an antique quilt block, and more!
About this Book
Size 8½” x 11″
Softcover, spiral binding, full-color content
About the Author
Kari Schell is the founder and owner of On Point Quilter. She specializes in Electric Quilt online instruction and produces an active blog with lots of Electric Quilt videos. Her classes (including her popular Tech Know Quilter’s Membership Studio) allow customers to learn the Easy Peasy way with instruction that can be mastered in 10-15 minute increments. She publishes quilt patterns (all designed in Electric Quilt) which have been featured in Mystery Quilt Retreats, Block of the Months, Shop Hops, and quilt magazines. To balance her quilting obsession, Kari has taken up ice skating. You can frequently find her on the rinks in the Twin Cities working on ice dance and moves in the field.
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.