Generation Q is the brainchild of Jake Finch and Melissa Thompson Maher, who worked together previously as editors at Quilter's Home magazine. Jake is now the publisher of GenQ and Melissa is the Editor-In-Chief; with help from Creative Director Megan Dougherty and Community Editor Scott Hansen, Generation Q is a much needed resource for the newer generation of quilters.
The first thing you'll notice about Generation Q Magazine is it's size. It's a bit more compact than standard magazines, but I really like the format. And even though it's smaller in size, it definitely doesn't skimp on content. In fact, the first issue of GenQ is jammed full of great projects from lots of your favorite designers including Julie Herman, Melissa Peda, Scott Hansen (who designed the gorgeous quilt on the cover with Amy and David Butler), Pat Bravo, and Rashida Coleman-Hale. And yours truly as well.
I designed my You + Me quilt for GenQ and the complete pattern is included in the inaugural issue. I took some new photos of it yesterday in front of my neighbor's barn, since I really didn't have a chance to before I sent it off to Jake in California--it was a bit of a whirlwind to meet the GenQ deadline for publication!
The magazine also features a great interview on power duo Amy and David Butler, a test dive of five different brands of irons, and articles on The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative, working with linen, a sneak peek into Rose Hughes' colorful condo, and more. I'm telling you, Gen Q magazine is full of so many great things!
Generation Q magazine is now available for sale on their website and it's also making it's way to some independent retailers across the country. And the generous folks at Gen Q are also giving away a copy of the inaugural issue to one of my readers!
To enter, please leave a comment letting me know what kind of features or projects you'd like to see in future issues of Generation Q. The giveaway will be open until Thursday, July 5, 2012 at midnight EST. I'll use the random number generator to choose one winner. Please make sure that your email address is either in your blogger profile or in your comment so that I can notify you if you are the winner. International entries are welcome. Good luck!
For all the latest on Generation Q, be sure to follow their blog as well as their Facebook page. And be sure to visit the other stops on the GenQ blog hop for other chances to win a copy, too!
June 25 Kaye Prince
June 26 Carrie Bloomston
June 27 Cara Wilson
June 28 Heather Jones ---that's me!
June 29 Melissa Peda
June 30 Rose Hughes
July 1 Bari J
July 2 Fat Quarter Shop
July 3 Emily Cier
July 4 Blue Nickel Studios
July 5 Jackie Kunkel
July 6 Cheryl Arkinson
July 7 Amy at Amy's Creative Side
July 8 Julie Herman
July 9 Megan Dougherty
July 10 FabTalk blog
Once again, good luck!!