Thursday, June 28, 2012

my stop on the Generation Q blog tour + a giveaway

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you probably already know that I'm a huge fan of the folks at Generation Q. I've watched them grow from their first blog posts and tweets to their first print issue, which I'm honored to both be in and to review for you here, on my stop of the Generation Q blog tour. And I couldn't be more proud of all of the work they've done to bring such a great publication to life.

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!!

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