Color Carnival Row-Along: Row 6, The Monorail and Row 7, The Swing Tower

September 9, 2014

Well Q-Bies, this Carnival has been colorful indeed. Flitting from ride to ride like a little kid, a squeal of delight here…a scream of fright there. The midway fun is ending, though, with our last two installments in the Row-Along. We hope you’re enjoying stitching up this energetic design by GenQ staffer Michelle Freedman.  And [...]

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Block Builders that might have been…..

May 28, 2014

In our May June 2014 issue, we presented you with our top five favorite entries to our Block Builder feature in every issue. We thought you might like to see just how hard it is for us to pick and choose just five. (That is our maximum, some issues we only have room for two [...]

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Worldwide Quilting Day Winners Announced!

March 21, 2014

Thanks to each and every person who commented on our recent Worldwide Quilting Day post. I smiled, nodded in agreement as I read the stories of your first quilts and how you spent this global holiday honoring our obsession.  Been there, done that…and that and that! I have never been happier for the Random Number [...]

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GenQ Downton Abbey Modern Block Challenge – We Have A Winner!

March 19, 2014

It all started WAAAYYY back at 2013 Spring Quilt Market when we caught a glimpse of the inspiration boards for Andover Fabrics‘ Downton Abbey line. The Downton fans on staff went a little crazy and we started cooking up a plan. Now, this line is may not be modern, but we know that many of [...]

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Worldwide Quilting Day….(And a Giveaway!)

March 13, 2014

Well, hello Q-bies! Greetings and salutations from your newest associate editor! Who knew a simple “I wish” comment on a post written by Jake Finch would lead to the privilege of working with Generation Q Magazine? Whoa, Nelly! Somebody pinch me. No, not really. But seriously! Please do not wake me up if this is all [...]

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More Downton Modern: Mary’s Crown

January 4, 2014

Do you even have to ask? Yes, TOMORROW is the day when we can let Ladies Mary and Edith, their various swains, resilient Lord and Lady Grantham, the redoubtable Dowager and the downstairs Downton family out of suspended animation, and see where their privileged lives lead them next. So, we WON’T be sewing tomorrow night [...]

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Downton Gets Modern Again with the Dowager’s Feathers

December 16, 2013

Moving right along with Our Downton Abbey Modern Block Challenge (which continues until Jan. 5, 2o14) we’re bringing you some DA love from our home as our very own Scott Hansen (also of Blue Nickel Studios) offers his take on what’s modern about Downton. Working with fabrics from Andover Fabric’s Downton Abbey collection, Scott gave us his take [...]

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Downton Geeks Unite! (A Modern Block Challenge)

November 20, 2013

If you have seen the latest issue of Gen Q, you know that we have come out of the closet… We are total Downton Abbey GEEKS. Just can’t get enough! So at Quilt Market last Spring in Portland, when we learned Andover Fabrics was introducing a line of Downton-inspired fabrics designed in collaboration with the [...]

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A Prize While We’re Packing

October 22, 2012

OMG. If you could just see our to-do lists right now. Not only are we trying to make sure our families are taken care of during our Market absences, and that we’re all hyped for some fun and meaningful discussion with our quilting industry pals (well, okay, that doesn’t really take much prep) but we’re [...]

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Twirl Your Skirt Challenge: A Design Project

April 9, 2012

Nothing makes a girl of any age feel more girly than the swish of fabric swinging around her knees or the twirl of textiles as she moves through daily life in her fave skirt. And when that skirt is made from a luscious new fabric, such as the tissue-thin voiles and dainty lawns now hitting [...]

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