EQ8 Reference Manual
EQ8 Reference Manual
Item #: B-8MANUAL
User Index of Features and Functions for EQ8 SoftwareThe EQ8 Reference Manual is the ultimate handbook for describing all the program features, functions and tools. It gives you the essentials for understanding the EQ8 software.
This book is available as a PDF from the Help menu in the EQ8 software. It can be opened for reading or downloading to your computer. It is also available for purchase as a printed book. This entirely revised manual has 256 pages fully illustrated and in color. The convenient spiral binding allows pages to rotate 360 degrees and lay flat. For those who prefer a printed book over digital, you’ll find the EQ8 Reference Manual a useful addition to your EQ8 supplies.
Note: This book is available as a FREE PDF download for all owners of EQ8 software. The printed version is available for purchase for those who prefer a physical book.
Who might want this book?
EQ8 owners already own the content of this manual as a free PDF. You may want to purchase this manual if you prefer a printed book over a PDF.
About the Reference Manual
The EQ8 Reference Manual is a look-up guide for EQ8 software. It does not include lessons for learning the software. For help in learning the software, please visit the EQ Support Site, or other EQ8 companion books.
Size 8½” x 11″
Softcover, spiral binding, full-color content
EQ8 Reference Manual Translations
French Translation Available (Traduction française disponible)
Lise Langevin and Carmen Lefebvre have teamed up to produce printed versions of the EQ8 Manuel de référence and the EQ8 Leçons pour débutantes in French.
Lise and Carmen are quick to point out that they are not translation experts, but they are passionate quilters and therefore very detailed oriented. They have put their hearts into their translations. Lise and Carmen teach EQ8 classes in Canada.
For more information on purchasing the EQ8 Manuel de référence, or the EQ8 Leçons pour débutantes, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
German Translation Available
Jutta Hufnagel, headquartered in Munich, Germany, has translated the EQ8 Reference Manual. She runs a "Patchwork Puzzle" activity with a strong EQ8 component. It involves a block riddle with an EQ8-based short tutorial and a free EQ8 project in the end. For more information on the EQ8 Reference Manual in German and other EQ8-related activities in Germany, contact Jutta at:
Quilt around the World GmbH
Firmensitz: Gross-Nabas-Str. 3, 81827 München
Registergericht: Amtsgericht München, HRB 18 38 94
Geschäftsführer: Jutta Hufnagel, Johann Gutauer
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.