I’m sure you’ve already heard and maybe even seen the adorablest, coolest magazine for sewinistas—GenerationQ? Man, is it fun to read…
GenerationQ founders, Jake Finch, Melissa Maher, and Megan Dougherty, have backgrounds in quilting journalism. They recently decided there was a spot in the market for a publication focusing on the community of the modern quilting/sewing movement and GenQ was born as an online magazine. (They even featured me right here.)
I grabbed a copy of their debut print issue at Quilt Market in Kansas City last month and couldn’t wait to pour over it on my flight back home. Well, who was I sitting right behind on the flight to Denver, but Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios, another of the GenQ founders! We had a nice chat and I was utterly delighted by the pages of this little mag—and I do mean little. GenQ measures 7″ x 9″ so it is a bit daintier than a normal magazine—a more intimate and handy size. It feels like you’re carrying a secret in your purse.
As I was reading it I was aware that it spoke to me in a totally geeky/cool way that only other modern sewing dorks like us could possibly understand: an article about the glories of sewing with linen, a lovely piece about the lives of Amy and David Butler (the kindest queen and king of the sewing world), a comparative reviews of irons…be still my geeky sewist heart. Did I mention the awesome projects? Incredible designer, Rashida Coleman-Hale, contributed a rockin’ baby quilt.
I just felt at home reading GenerationQ—like I was actually a part of it—like it was part of me. The community and connection is totally what this is all about and GenerationQ has its finger on the pulse.
Oh…and shhhh…I’m contributing a project to their next issue. I can’t give it away but let me just say that you may never look at your pins the same way again.
Anyway, leave a comment here by July 10th and I’ll pick three winners. See the list of the other stops on the blog tour here.
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I like your review of the magazine – as a reader of the Gen Q online mag I have been excited for the release of it’s print sibling & it looks & sounds like it has been worth the wait. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
Geeky hearts … yes I am so pleased to have the paper version of Gen Q available… still love the paper versions
I’m so excited that Gen Q is in print!! The online mag is fab and it’ll be fun to have one to add to my library!
WOW !! This is truly great !! Can’t wait to get this in my hands!!
oh yes, sign me up…ive hears so much good about this magazine!
you make me want to check it out!
I haven’t seen this magazine yet but you made it sound wonderful and I would love to win a copy of it. Thanks.
sewing “dorks”??? I wonder if that’s why at our 40th class reunion a couple weeks ago everybody kept giving me funny looks when all I could talk about was quilting????? I NEED this magazine!
how exciting for you that you will have a pattern in the magazine. congrats. I hope we get the magazine around here. thanks for a chance to win a copy.
Congrats on being in the first issue. Really a keepsake. Looks like a great new mag. Thanks for the opportunity to win one.
I will def check this out. Have you told BConnection about this mag? we should sell it.
Looks great! I would love to win one! I cannot wait to look at all the patterns in it!
Thanks for the introduction to Generation Q – looks like a great magazine!
Ok, thanks for the heads-up on this new magazine! Looks terrific, can’t wait to get one. Or win one on your lovely blog! Thank you!
I would love to win a copy. I will have to check out the magazine.
I’m excited to see the new magazine! Did you know that on the Gen Q blog tour, the link they have for you doesn’t go here to the blog, but to your website? I had to search for you through google and facebook to find you.
Sounds like a very cool magazine! Great review! Can’t wait to see your new project!
Woo Hoo….finally a cool quilting magazine that will speak to me
So excited about this magazine! Thanks for the chances to win!
What a nice thing for you to be in the debut magazine I cannot wait to get my paws on.
Thanks for a chance.
Yep, quilt geeks, that’s our people for sure!
Thanks for the chance to win a copy!!
The more I read about this magazine, the more I want to read this magazine. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.
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I need to find this magazine! I quit the ‘traditional’ magazines because, well, they were simply too traditional. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy…..
Oh My! This is a modern quilters dream come true!!!!
Can’t wait to read a copy cover to cover!!!!
sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com
I would love to read this magazine. I’ve been following Megan the Bitchy Stitcher for a long time and would love to read what she wrote.
paweis at yahoo dot com
I’m so excited for this magazine and can’t wait to get my hands on a copy. One benefit about hops I love is I always find new and inspiring blogs to follow. I just saw the post about the Lego sewing machine. Can’t wait to have alook around and see what else I’ve been missing. I’m now a newbie follower!
Thanks for a great giveaway and a chance to win.
great giveaway thanks for the chance to win
This magazine does look very interesting. Thanks for the chance towin a copy.
What a great looking magazine! Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂
Would love a chance at the magazine, thanks!
the magazine looks like a great source of inspiration
I love the pictures of the cover quilt that I have been seeing during the blog tour. the x and o s with the very different amy/david fabric
Oooh! Inspiration! Am looking forward to checking out this new magazine! …Ellee soparkaveataoldotcom
Congratulations on gettng in the next issue!
So many great ideas! so little time…
Oh, I can’t wait to see what goody you contribute to the next issue!!! I’m on “pins” and needles!
So nice to see more quilting inspiration. Cannot wait to read the magazine!!! Thanks for sharing!
This magazines sounds great and it hits a nerve – in a good way! Congrats on being a contributor in the next issue
I can’t wait to see this magazine! Sometimes an online one just doesn’t work, and we really need a new modern inspirational one! Thank you for the giveaway!
I am really looking forward to this magazine. I love reading almost any quilt magazine and this looks like a new fresh approach.
Like This! Magazine began as a journey with friends. Along the way, we made a stronger bond within and added a lot more friends.
I am looking forward to seeing this–the quilt magazine world gets a fresh infusion!!!
It looks like a new fresh take on a quilting magazine.
I can’t wait to see this magazine in person. Thanks for participating in the tour.
I love seeing new modern patterns and how other people use color. I find it very inspirational to see what others are doing. Thanks!
I’m looking forward to seeing this magazine. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!
Sure hope I win. This new magazine looks like a winner !
This magazine looks like a winner! And hope that I am, too. Thanks.
Looks like an exciting new magazine! Thanks for a chance to win.
This looks like a good magazine.
I like the idea of a size to tuck into my purse. Can’t wait to see this magazine!
I can wait to see a young take on quilting!
It sounds like a great magazine. I like the idea of the smaller size.
I am intrigued at this magazine. I like the idea of it being smaller to fit into a hand bag without having to fold it or roll it only to have it bulk everything up!!
This magazine sounds perfect for me….assuming I don’t win one, I hope to find in on the magazine rack some day soon. Thx for the opportunity!
What a neat sounding magazine. ’bout time someone made a smaller magazine. Makes sense.
Love to get my hands on something new and also love the size of it. Fit in my bag while on my trips….Cannot wait to see it! Judith, Texas
I found your site on StudioKat’s newsletter and LOVE it! I, also, love the idea of this wonderful sounding magazine. Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU.
I’m almost finished with Giggles and Squeaks, so I could use another project….