Barbara Vlack

Author / Quiltmaking Teacher / Designer


Class Title

EasyDraw - Block Drawing in EQ7


Learn to use the drawing tools for EasyDraw™ to draw pieced blocks as easily on a computer as with a pencil and paper. Practice in drawing will go from simple to more complex with hands-on experience. See how to use the Serendipity drawing tools to frame, tilt, and merge blocks.

Supply List

  • Laptop computer with EQ7 installed and activated prior to coming to class.

    * ALTERNATIVE 1: For students who do not yet own EQ7, with prior arrangement with the instructor (via email), the instructor will provide a copy of the program with a limited time use license to load into the student’s personal laptop. Loading of the program must take place prior to the beginning of the class period so class time is not interrupted.
    * ALTERNATIVE 2: For classes in a computer lab, with prior arrangement with the instructor, the instructor will provide a copy of the program with a limited time use license to load into the computers in the lab.
  • Power supply for the laptop;
  • External mouse that is compatible with the laptop;
  • Mouse pad;
  • Spare battery if mouse is wireless;
  • Note-taking materials;
  • EQ7 User manual.
  • A picture of a traditional pieced block you would like to draw in EQ7 (don’t make it too complex!)

Student Level

Intermediate EQ7 or EQ6 user who has designed quilts and printed patterns from either EQ6 or EQ7.

Class Length

3 hours.

Class Size

24, as long as there is adequate table space for each student and laptop plus note-taking materials.

Teacher Will Provide

  • LCD projector if venue does not have one.
  • Handouts to support instruction.
  • Personal laptop to use for demonstrations.

Classroom Requirements

  • Projection screen or unbroken surface with little or no texture, size appropriate for classroom.
  • Lavaliere microphone if classroom is large.
  • Electricity: The classroom must have enough outlets to connect 25 computers (including the instructor’s, which requires a 3-prong outlet) and one LCD projector without worry of power fluctuations.
  • Tables for students with adequate space for setting up laptop and note-taking materials.
  • Display table for teacher.

Please note: 3-hour classes are condensed classes offering a lot of information, but they cannot contain as much instruction material or hands-on practice/experience as 6-hour classes.