Barbara Vlack

Author / Quiltmaking Teacher / Designer


Class Title

Quilt Designing with the Layout Library in EQ7


There are hundreds of quilt layouts in the Layout Library in EQ7. Let's explore how to use some of them! This class will cover how to take your selected blocks and set them into quilts of predetermined sizes and of special layouts. You will learn to use Layer 2 for setting appliqué overlays on the quilt and Layer 3 for setting quilting stencils. You will also learn to use the Auto Borders feature in EQ7.

Supply List

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

    * ALTERNATIVE : 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.

Student Level

Intermediate EQ7 or EQ6 user who has designed quilts and printed patterns from either EQ6 or EQ7. It is assumed you know how to use the built-in quilt layouts in EQ7 (accessed from the list at QUILT>New Quilt).

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.