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Has anyone tried out EQ 8 yet, was wondering if it's worth the upgrade from 7?


Connie
Port Huron, MI   48060
APQS Sales Rep and Educator
Millennium with Intelliquilter (IQ)

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I updated recently to EQ8. It takes a bit of time to get used to the new format, but I like it. Just the fact that it maintains block coloring even if you change some of the lines  is worth the price to upgrade!

Here is a like to all of the new features of EQ8.

http://electricquilt.com/online-shop/electric-quilt-8/#tab-Features


Sharon

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I have been using EQ for the past 18 years and I don't sew anything without it. I upgraded to the new version the day it came out, and I love it. Definitely worth the upgrade. I usually hate change for no reason, but they overhauled the whole worktable setup, and it is so much easier to use now. Lots of hidden new features, and what I love most is that it now shows you the measurements when you are in print mode and click on a block.


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Great, thank you for the feedback, looks like I will be making a purchase this weekend.   Sounds like they did the update right, EQ 7 has been out for years so they took their time with 8.


Connie
Port Huron, MI   48060
APQS Sales Rep and Educator
Millennium with Intelliquilter (IQ)

"Be a good listener, your ears will never get you in trouble" Frank Tygr


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There are some encouraging comments here!  I have had EQ7 for sometime and never got the hang of it, but when EQ8 came out and the upgrade price was discounted, I bought it, hoping maybe I'd be able to get the hang of it!  I haven't installed it yet, but it's on my list of things to learn this year.  I am determined!!  So much to do....


Kathy :)

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I am so glad you asked this.  I have not had any EQ versions but was waiting for the new instead of getting the just barely outdated.  Looks like Grandma Jackie will be getting me a nice gift for birthday/Christmas!  That and the machine quilters business management program. 


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They are rather proud of the new product.  It seems to be about a $100 more than version 7 from what I can find online.


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You people are really tempting me I've not used my EQ much as I find it difficult.  I've had it since it's first EQ and continue upgrades only because I kept thinking it would become more idiot friendly.  After EQ7 I told myself no more.  Now hear I am again thinking this could be the one:wacko:


Nancy

Gammill AKA "Gabby"

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7 minutes ago, Pepsi Girl said:

You people are really tempting me I've not used my EQ much as I find it difficult.  I've had it since it's first EQ and continue upgrades only because I kept thinking it would become more idiot friendly.  After EQ7 I told myself no more.  Now hear I am again thinking this could be the one:wacko:

Nancy, Kari Schell of On Point Quilter ( http://www.onpointquilter.com/about.html ), is starting classes on using EQ8. I think the first class starts on Monday - it is online and I think you can join in most any time. Her method of teaching is simple - each lesson is about a 10 minute video and then you create what she did. There will also be some downloadable files. I've signed up and I'll see how it goes. I do use EQ but have never really taken advantage of a great many features that are offered. I hope to learn lots more! Look for the heading Classes at the very top of her page.


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Nancy. I took a few of her classes with EQ7. They were very helpful. She did a sneek peek class for EQ8 and i took it. One of the features i like is that i learned how

 to better use my on fabric in the planning of a quilt. I have made a couple that i wished i had placed hexagons differently. 


Judy Day

Love My Georgia  (aka George)

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Well, I did it!  I just ordered my first EQ8.  I haven't had any of the other versions, so this should be interesting.  I was cleaning emails and it finally dawned on me that the coupon for 30% off of more than $100 would work for this.  I ordered 3 items and still paid less for everything including postage because of that coupon from AQS!!!!


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