Barbara Vlack

Author / Quiltmaking Teacher / Designer


Class Title

Designing with Quilting Stencils in EQ7


After the quilt is designed, it’s great to audition quilting stencils in EQ7. Learn to use stencils from the EQ7 block library or draw customized stencils for blocks and borders. Learn to trace drawings to use on a quilt design in EQ7 as well as export images to use in other programs. Students may discover ways to use EQ7 to practice free motion quilting.

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

Advanced EQ7 or EQ6 user who is confident in using the program, and has designed quilts and printed patterns from either EQ6 or EQ7.

Class Length

6 hours plus lunch break

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) 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