I went into work late today so that I could go to a class on EQ6. Mill House Quilts in Waunakee, Wisconsin, offers some free classes that meet on a monthly basis. I have been going to the piecing one for years -- I really look forward to show and tell to see what the members of the group are doing. They've offered the EQ6 class for a while and I know both of the women who teach it, but I haven't had the time to go.
Today, I made the time and I am so glad. In an hour with Fran, I learned more than I had in three years of dabbling around in the tutorials that come with the program. And I had fun. We did the pinwheel border around this block, but I was empowered and put the hearts in the middle to finish it out.
I am not ignorant about computers -- I used to work for a software company in the quality assurance (SQA) division and I tested graphics programs. But EQ6 has confounded me since day one. Today I was informed that it is not me, but EQ6 -- because it doesn't work like any other graphics program. What a relief! I am so happy to know that I am not old and stupid. It's the program! Phew.