EQ8 Change of Heart to a Like
If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that Sue and I have a hate relationship with EQ8, the quilter’s design software package.
I know, hate is a very strong word but it
does did accurately reflect our feelings for the software. Ever so slowly, my opinion has been changing. For this change, I thank Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing. Earlier this year, I contemplated going to Ohio for hands-on training on the software. Kathleen also considered it and decided instead to opt for online training.
EQ8 Challenges and Successes
Classes that are delivered to your email (!!) three times a week are pretty darn convenient. They are comprised of short videos (less than 10 minutes usually) that walk you through each topic. I signed up on the waitlist back in February and came off the waitlist April 1. Initially, I signed up for six months or the first six lessons, and I am pretty darn certain I will be signing up for an additional amount of time. The first month’s topic was Working With Fabric and I have learned a lot! How to import fabric lines into EQ8, where to find them to import, how to adjust them to scale, etc. Very valuable! I didn’t know I was a fan of medallion quilts; that is until we made this Mariner’s compass center.
EQ8 Month Four
Just following along on the various topics offered, I am about one month behind. July’s topic is adding borders to medallion quilt centers. I was thrilled in the first or second lesson we already went beyond the basic border to nine-patch cornerstones.
There is hope for a paper-pieced sew along after all. The software is starting to make sense. <gasp>
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