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Gen Q Magazine Blog Tour

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Welcome! I just spent the last several days on the side of a mountain so I’m hoping my auto-post is set correctly and you’re reading this right now. If you’re not reading this right now (but actually are reading it) then we have some issues to discuss.

Generation Q Magazine just printed their inaugural issue! Jake, Melissa, Megan and Scott have put together a petite-in-size-but-not-in-content magazine full of patterns, neat quilt-y type things and much more.

After perusing through the Summer 2012 issue, I’ve realized that I must live in a cave and I need to get out in the quilting world more. I rarely read blogs or magazines and trips to the LQS involve dragging whiny children along so I usually just pass. But an OMG, I saw their ‘Quiltoids Gimme’ spread. Holy gluten-free macaroni, I need the “THIS TOOK FOREVER” label. It would be so very appropriate on 95% (err, 100%?) of the quilts I make.


And then I see the Butlers’ house. Clean. I dream of the day my children will pick up after themselves.


And patterns! Perfect.


You can visit Gen Q’s website or visit/like them on Facebook.

Leave a comment here for a chance at winning a copy of the new Gen Q Magazine… how about sharing your favorite aspect of a quilting/crafting magazine! I’m intrigued. I’m off to Sisters, Oregon to teach at Quilter’s Affair shortly and this week is simply insane, so I’ll leave comments open through Sunday, July 15. I’ll announce the winner on Monday, July 16th.

Visit the other stops too!

June 25 | Kaye Prince|
June 26 | Carrie Bloomston |
June 27 | Cara Wilson |
June 28 | Heather Jones |
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 |

83 thoughts on “Gen Q Magazine Blog Tour”

  1. ~Michelle~ says:

    I always enjoy tips & tricks, but quilts eye candy is my favorite!

  2. LauraC says:

    I like reading about what inpirese others and seeing how others combine fabrics.

  3. Sandy Dagg says:

    I always look at the pictures of the quilts first.Then if I say ” I HAVE TO MAKE THAT” I will study the pattern more.

  4. Beulah says:

    I love exploring the creative world of others….such a great jump start and resource for new refreshing ideas!

  5. My favorite aspect of a quilt magazine is that it inspires me to try something new.

  6. Karen says:

    well you know Amy’s house probably looked like that for the photo shoot and probably back to kids running through the house – kind of messy within hours 🙂
    I rarely buy a quilting magazine but look through the blogs for ideas.

  7. mrsmoore says:

    I can’t see enough quilts! I like to learn a new technique, but for me, it’s all about the quilts!

  8. Deborah says:

    I like the quilt magazines that include patterns with easy to follow instructions that can be done in a day or a weekend.

    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

  9. Mary Ann says:

    I love getting in ideas and some good directions on technique I am inspired to try! Have fun at Sisters and tell us all about it when you get back please.

  10. Carolyn Venne says:

    I hadn’t heard about this yet! So excited!

  11. Laura says:

    I agree with all the other comments and in addition I love to free motion quilt on my home machine so I like to see different quilting motifs that I can try.

  12. Susan says:

    I like tutorials. I’m new still. I agree, I love the THIS TOOK FOREVER label. ha ha Oh, and about the kids picking up after themselves; it will be when they get their own place, so forget it.

  13. Becky Greene says:

    The photography is the biggest draw in a print publication. To be able to see all the details of a quilt is wonderful!

  14. SewLindaAnn says:

    I get magazines for the diversity. I love reading the articles about techniques, designers, trends, history. I like the pictures and designs for inspiration or a new project. Most of all they’re easy to handle if you’re taking a break or clocking out for the night.

  15. elsa says:

    I love looking at how things go together. And features on regular people quilting, tho those are far and few between. I’m on a book hiatus and quilting magazines are the next best thing!

  16. Allison C says:

    I love getting detailed patterns and seeing finished projects.

  17. Kathie L says:

    I’m a very visual person, and I’m inspired by the quilt photograpy.

  18. debby w says:

    I love the informational articles about what is going on in the quilt world, as well as the new product info! i am looking forward to my first glimpse of Gen Q in print!

  19. Cheri Hage says:

    I love to see photos of before, during and after a project, whether it’s sewing close-ups or a creative sewing room fixer-upper. I get inspiration from the success of others 🙂 Thanks for the chance ~

  20. Marcy says:

    I love quilts that pop and colors that make me blink. Ideas, new “must haves”, and the newest in fabrics. That’s why I love GenQ.

  21. Jayna Williams says:

    Gen Q – new ideas, new tools, new ways of doing old things. Oh and the photographer either cleans up or makes an “artistic mess” for photo shoots.

  22. Tamie says:

    That is actually a tough question. I like eye candy, tools, techniques, more about a certain quilter, patterns. Thanks for participating in the tour.

  23. Carrie P. says:

    beautiful photo of the home. What I like about magazines is that they inspire me to get creative with my own quilts. I might start out with the pattern but then I make it my own.

  24. Beth T. says:

    I love seeing pictures of quilts that use color, fabric, design elements in ways that inspire me to branch out. So for me that means designs more modern than I usually create–I find them very invigorating!

  25. Wendy C says:

    This is the first I have heard of Generation Q so I must be living in the cave next to yours. I immediately went to their website and I cant wait to learn more. I love reading tips and tricks and seeing quilts in color. Thanks for bringing this to us!

  26. Patty says:

    I like to read about a person’s process and the pictures are pure inspiration!

  27. Dee says:

    I like to read articles about the designers lives, and inspirations. I also like a good pattern and review of a product…the good, the bad, and the ugly.

  28. Anne Marie says:

    I love looking at the quilts but enjoy learning new techniques as well. Must admit i use the blogs more now than I use the magazines.

  29. Ali M says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! I haven’t read many magazines yet, but what I like best are information on time saving tools, and seeing organizational help, because man is my sewing room a mess!

  30. Rhonda says:

    Just getting inspired by seeing others’ creativity; thanks for chance to win!

  31. Wendybiird says:

    Nothing better for getting ideas and fostering dreaming than lots of photos and projects.

  32. Lisa E says:

    I look to magazines, books, blogs, and stores for inspiration! It helps so much to see what other people are doing.

  33. MarciaW says:

    My favorite aspect of a craft/quilt magazine, and what I like to just gaze at first, are looking at the quilts and the projects. Only after I look at the pictures do I start reading the magazine from front to back cover – literally. Thanks for the chance to win a debut copy.

  34. eileensideways says:

    social networks are essential to getting the word out, thanks for the chance to win a copy. good luck in your new venture.

  35. Liv Clayton says:

    My favorite part of any magazine is the pictures! I love to see what others create.

  36. jody says:

    I’m a quilting magazine junkie, I must admit. Love the projects, reviews….look for inspiration:) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  37. robin says:

    I like good pics. 🙂 And projects that I like. Kind of vague, I know! haha

  38. Helen says:

    I love looking at the pictures – so inspiring!

  39. Deb F says:

    Curling up in a chair with a new quilting magazine is a wonderful treat after a long day at work. I get to admire others’ creativity and think about what I would love to make (though I don’t seem to get much done). As great as blogs are, a magazine is just the best. Thanks for the chance to win. Happy Fourth to all!

  40. Paula says:

    I think my favourite part of a quilt magazine is the patterns … but they have to be something new, and I love it if they teach me a new technique. And lots of colourful inspiration is always good! Thank you for the giveaway!

  41. patty says:

    My favorite part is when they show the same pattern in different color variations.

  42. Rafael's mum says:

    My favourite magazine has a mix of interviews, projects and patterns. It is so nice to get to know a little more behind designers, crafters and artists without the main purpose being to sell you something, but to share and inspire.

  43. Barb in MI says:

    I need a good mix of inspiration, quilt pattern that can be adapted to your fabrics/ colors and new gadgets. Sprinkle in a new technique and modern quilting and I am in! Thanks for a chance!

  44. Joyce Mitchell says:

    I like patterns, interviews, book reviews, tool reviews, lots of pics. Thanks for the giveaway.

  45. Sue says:

    I like to be inspired. Doesn’t matter if I’ll actually make any of the quilts they pattern, if it inspires me to make something of my own.

  46. Gwen says:

    I like both the patterns they offer and the interviews with the designers. Both are a source of inspiration for me.

  47. Sarah says:

    I like patterns, and seeing options for the patterns. I also love tool reviews. This looks like it will be a fun magazine!

  48. Kathe says:

    I love seeing new ideas and new techniques. Thanks.

  49. Mystica says:

    I like patterns!

  50. pam says:

    love getting new ideas to inspire me

  51. Karen F says:

    I love patterns and tips. Short articles on the creative process and how something came about. Thanks for the give away.

  52. Sandy H. says:

    I love being inspired to try something different!

  53. kathy says:

    I really enjoy a magazine that gives me new ideas,shows me new products and inspires me to quilt new quilts!It looks like Gen Q will fit the bill Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  54. I love looking at the quilts & patterns for inspiration for an upcoming project. Thank you for the opportunity.

  55. Gwen Windham says:

    Generation Q sounds wonderful!! Quilting is such a fun way to express one’s individual creativity– you have full control– modern, vintage, eclectic— bright, muted, neutrals— planned, scrappy— etc, etc, etc…. Another wonderful thing is the friendships that seem to just naturally develop between quilters…. 🙂

  56. Kim says:

    I never get tired of seeing beautiful quilts, story about quilts and people that make quilts.

    Thanks for the chance to win the first issue of Generation Q.

    Happy Sewing

  57. jodi meenan says:

    lots of pictures is what I like!

  58. Fran says:

    I like lots of photos of modern quilts, interviews with quilting pattern & fabric designers & several projects per issue. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of this fab magazine.

  59. Ann says:

    I tend to look at the photos. I often enjoy the quilts in various ads too. Have a great time teaching!

  60. Donna Joy says:

    I just love the pictures, so many fantastic fabrics to see. Love to see how the colors mingle together. Enjoy the patterns that are included. Thanks

  61. MelodyJ says:

    Looks like a good magazine.


  62. Jeannette says:

    Looks like a very cool magazine!

  63. Suz says:

    Clear photos of projects are ‘must haves’ for me! Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. Jocelyn says:

    I am always looking for inspiration from magazines. I love to see patterns made up in different color ways, as I am not good at visualizing it myself.

  65. Wanda says:

    I would love to have a copy of this new magazine!

  66. Wanda says:

    Well Emilie, I hate to be the one, but you will be a very lucky individual if your children learn to pick up after themselves! I dreamed of a clean house and thought maybe when the kids go to college? get married? Well my daughter has been married one year and I still have her things all over my house!!
    Now about Gen Q!!! Sounds wonderful. I love to read the articles about quilters! Thanks for the giveaway!

  67. Donna Baker says:

    this magazine looks awesome! thanks for the chance to win!

  68. Amanda E says:

    I have never seen this magazine. I would love a change to see what it is all about! (I also really really want to know the 25 best places to shop online)

  69. Grace says:

    I like lots of eye candy, techniques and profiles. Thanks for the chance to win!

  70. Susan S says:

    This looks like so much fun

  71. First, I love to read about new things, and second, that it fits in my purse. Third, that I get a chance to win a copy. Judith, Texas

  72. Evelyn says:

    My favorite thing to see in a quilt magazine is the pictures — for design inspiration as well as color ideas. Then I like to read about new techniques and variations on old ones.

  73. Deb says:

    I love the photography and how quilts are so creatively shown.

  74. kathy h says:

    I would like to see more examples of modern quilts and also some ideas on how to quilt the quilts.

  75. Pat V. says:

    My favorite thing is always an interesting new pattern!

  76. KellyS says:

    I love the patterns and tips from magazines. Great color combos and modern styles definitely attract my attention. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  77. Donna says:

    I like a magazine that inspires me–one that I can spend hours going through, seeing new things or old things done in new ways or new color combinations, particularly things I can’t just do on my own.

  78. Lori W says:

    I love a magazine that inspires me to break out of my habits and try new things. I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of this magazine. Thank you for a chance at your giveaway.

  79. Kirsten says:

    I love seeing different craft/sewing areas – I don’t have one, but it is lovely to think about organzing a room just for me to create in.

  80. Angie H. says:

    I would love one of these magazines. Sadly, they will not be sold near me at all.

  81. I have tried and tried to win one of these magazines, and have been unsuccessful so far. Now the reason I would love to win an issue, because almost everyone in it I follow on their blogs and they are all so talented. So, what do I look in a quilting mag, for people in it who do inspiring work. Since the people in Qeneration X, already inspire me with their work I am sure there will something for me in this issue! Thank you I hope I finally can win.

  82. Amy says:

    Love great pix…I am a visual person so showing details helps me.

  83. Jen says:

    The pictures lure me in, but I really enjoy a diversity of patterns.

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