Friday, June 7, 2019

Teaching at QuiltCon 2020

I am very excited to be teaching again at the upcoming QuiltCon 2020 in Austin, Texas!  

The lecture and workshop catalog has just been released (you can find a copy here) and I will be teaching 7 (yes 7!) 3-hour workshops.


Are you new to Electric Quilt 8 and don’t know where to start? You can leave your pencil and graph paper behind when you learn the basic functions and explore the versatility of EQ8 with this beginner workshop. We’ll cover how to navigate the block and quilt worktables, use library blocks and fabrics, create your own blocks, and build a quilt top with the blocks using different block settings, colors, fabrics, sashing, borders, and more. Students must bring their own laptop computers with EQ8 already installed.

DES100 Thursday, February 20 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
DES103 Friday, February 21 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Learn how to use the Custom Set feature of EQ8 to create quilt top designs with different sized blocks, sashing, and/or negative space to yield alternate grid designs in this workshop. This is a hands-on intermediate EQ8 class that requires students to have a basic understanding of EQ8. Students should be able to navigate the program well and must bring their own laptop computers with EQ8 software already installed and activated. 

DES200 Thursday, February 20 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
DES211 Sunday, February 23 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


Looking for ways to create interesting and new blocks using EQ8? Electric Quilt has a special set of Serendipity functions of Frame, Tilt, Merge, Clip & Flip, Shrink & Flip, Kaleidoscope, and Fancy Star Blocks that can create new and interesting blocks for your quilt designs. This an intermediate EQ8 class that assumes that students have a basic understanding of EQ8 and can navigate the program well. This is a handson computer class, and students must bring their own laptop computers with EQ8 already installed.

DES209 Saturday, February 22 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
DES212 Friday, February 21 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Subtracting for minimalism is a combination lecture and hands-on workshop that explores taking away elements from a full quilt design to create a minimalist pattern. We will begin by showing sample quilts made using the subtracting for minimalism technique, then the method will be taught using both computer and hand drawn approaches. Students will practice the method by creating their own hand drawn minimalist quilt designs and then learn how to develop the designs into a plan for an actual quilt. This is a no sew class.

DES011 Saturday, February 22 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Are you planning on attending QuiltCon 2020?  I hope to see you all in Austin!!


  1. I've been looking at the catalog, and ohmigosh, there are SO many fabulous choices! I've triple booked myself on every available time slot, but a few of your classes are on my candidates list, and I hope I can get into at least one of them!

  2. I've only had time for a quick look through the catalogue, but I am a very interested in the beginner EQ8. I can't believe I'm going and can't wait!!!

  3. Just wondering, did you use EQ7 before EQ8? I'm trying to decide if I want to upgrade to EQ8, although 7 still meets my needs. How different is 8? What new features do you like best about it?
    Good luck with your classes at QuiltCon 2020. That sounds like an exhausting teaching schedule!

  4. Good for you, Cheryl! And congratulations for being accepted by QC. I applied to teach ruler quilting and was turned down. I'm glad you'll be teaching EQ, as I'm sure there's lots of interest in your expertise. I'll be at QC and will look forward to seeing you again, IF you have time! Goodness, you'll have a very full work schedule! All my best.

  5. Next year will be my first Quilt Con! I am already so excited :) Would love to meet you in person. xo Melanie

  6. That is so exciting, Cheryl! Your designs are always so beautiful. I’d be hard pressed to choose a favorite!

  7. That is awesome news, Cheryl. I'm hoping to be in Austin for Quilt Con next year. I'd love to take an EQ class from you!


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