Megan Dougherty, Associate Editor

I was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee and now make my home near Annapolis, Maryland with my husband, David, and our two daughters, Harper and Devon. I began teaching myself to quilt in the summer of 2008, during a time when I needed something to do with my hands other than wrangle toddlers and mark up articles with a red pen. I thought it might be fun to document my adventures with tangled thread and mismatched points on a blog, and thus The Bitchy Stitcher was born. Who knew so many people would be interested in reading me describe how much I suck at sewing? Now, three years later, I don’t suck nearly as much, but I do have a loyal group of readers who are constantly emailing me pictures of things that look like naughty body parts and saying, “This made me think of you.” Tugs at the ol’ heartstrings, it does.

I have worked as an editor, designer and writer in the magazine industry for over six years, and spent two years as the resident humorist at Quilter’s Home magazine. I am thrilled to be on this journey with my partners in quilt crime, Jake and Melissa, and grateful that they don’t blink an eye when I curse like a sailor or am incoherent from caffeine deficiency. Praise, adoration, and gift certificates for fabric and spa services can be sent to me at megan@generationqmagazine.com.

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April Rosenthal Identicon Icon April Rosenthal July 11, 2011 at 8:31 am

Love your profile. Excited to meet you and follow along.
Mwa!
April

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megan Identicon Icon megan July 11, 2011 at 8:34 am

Thank you so much, April! Big mwa-mwas back atcha!

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Bonnie P Identicon Icon Bonnie P July 11, 2011 at 11:30 am

Congratulations on the new ‘mag’. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

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megan Identicon Icon megan July 11, 2011 at 11:47 am

Thank you, Bonnie!

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Deb Hirsch Identicon Icon Deb Hirsch July 11, 2011 at 12:42 pm

Pictures of body parts? Naaa – we – I mean your readers – wouldn’t be that tacky, would they? Am excited for your new venture! Looking forward to reading lots of fun posts. Baffle them with . . .

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Lee McLean Identicon Icon Lee McLean July 12, 2011 at 5:13 am

Megan, the Gen Q button on your blog still goes to “page not found”. I don’t mind doing the occasional google, so have found the new zine, but you may want to get that fixed so your loyal fans can find it without having to type. Good luck!

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megan Identicon Icon megan July 12, 2011 at 6:38 am

Argh! Thanks for letting me know. it’s hard to keep up with so many details!

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Melissa Thompson Maher Identicon Icon Melissa Thompson Maher July 12, 2011 at 10:43 am

Great pic, sweet pea!

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Kelly Identicon Icon Kelly July 12, 2011 at 5:10 pm

A big woo-hoo! from your big sis. Congratulations and good luck on the new venture. You make me proud.

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megan Identicon Icon megan July 12, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Awwww. Thank you so much. I love you dearly and miss you all the time. Thanks for checking us out!

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Lisa Sipes Identicon Icon Lisa Sipes July 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

YAAAAAY!!! I’ve had a hell of a work week so far so I didn’t get to check you guys out on launch day. I’m loving the site! Can’t wait to see more of what you ladies have cooked up. Very impressive, regardless of any late-night panic attacks!

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megan Identicon Icon megan July 12, 2011 at 6:02 pm

That means a lot, coming from you. Now, if you’ll excuse me I need to prepare for my next late-night panic attack.

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Patty Identicon Icon Patty July 12, 2011 at 6:08 pm

beginning to wonder if you were for real or just a pic of someone wrapped in jelly rolls

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megan Identicon Icon megan July 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Real. All too real.

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Tammy Smith Brown Identicon Icon Tammy Smith Brown July 13, 2011 at 11:13 am

Wishing you the best of luck!

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megan Identicon Icon megan July 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

Thanks, Tammy! (That’s my cousin, y’all!)

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Rick Hardin Identicon Icon Rick Hardin July 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Love your blog and SO happy the efforts have paid off with the great site. I love the mag before it collapsed and now look forward to all the good things for all of you.

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Sarah Craig Identicon Icon Sarah Craig July 13, 2011 at 5:25 pm

OK, love your profile, but found a typo – where it says “wrangle toddlers”, shouldn’t that read “strangle toddlers”? Oh, wait, we’re not allowed to do that, are we……………….. Love the new ‘zine!!

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megan Identicon Icon megan July 13, 2011 at 5:55 pm

We’re allowed to do that on my blog, not this one! Thank you so much for checking us out over here!

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Helen Identicon Icon Helen September 8, 2011 at 6:06 am

Megan,

Where can I order the calendar? Gotta have at least one!

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megan Identicon Icon megan September 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

Don’t worry, Helen! I’ll let everybody know when the time comes :-)

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Helen Identicon Icon Helen September 9, 2011 at 2:47 pm

COOL!!!!!

Thanks, Megan! You’re terrific!

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Susan Identicon Icon Susan December 25, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Megan,
I just opened my email from EQuilter and they are selling your calendar! I hope that helps with the fundraising for your brother.
Merry Christmas.

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megan Identicon Icon megan December 25, 2011 at 4:47 pm

Thanks, Susan, and yes I know! I had a great time meeting Luana Rubin via email and she has been a huge supporter of the project.

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Jane Martyn Identicon Icon Jane Martyn August 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Megan, you crack me up. I read your blog as often as you post and look forward to laughing out loud! I wish I had your way with words! I can never remember to leave a comment on the blog since I’m at work but I do plan to get a calendar and tshirt. I love the t-shirt– I drink red wine and quilt so it’s perfect for me. There are so many “perfectionist” quilters in my local guild that I always thought I was the odd man out. I don’t press it right, etc. Anyway, I’m looking for the magazine and I may just have to subscribe it to get it. Thanks so much for your words. Oh, by the way, Happy Happy Birthday. I’m about to turn 60! and am throwing myself a party at the local winery. They won’t know what hit them. Take care.

Jane
Greenville, Tx

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megan Identicon Icon megan August 20, 2012 at 9:08 am

Thanks so much, Jane! I hope you have a rockin’ birthday at that winery. Have a glass for me!

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