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Exciting News in the Q-niverse

April 1, 2014

And we get to share it with you first Old School Style. You get to print this out and read it in your hand! Blog this! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this [...]

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Gratitude Wrapped With A Bribe-Ain’t It The Best Kind?

August 19, 2013

Over the last month, we quietly sailed through four GenQ milestones. First, we posted our 400th post here on our GenQ eZine. Second, we welcomed the 500,000th page viewer to our site. Third, we surpassed the 4,000th “like” mark on Facebook, which allows us to extend our reach even further into the q-niverse. Last–and best–we reached [...]

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So, when a children’s author/illustrator plays with fabric design…

March 11, 2013

…we get some incredible, wonderful fabric to fondle! We’re talking about Julie Paschkis of course. The Spring 2013 issue of Generation Q Magazine features an article on Julie, her books and her current collection with In The Beginning Fabrics. Julie has written and illustrated some wonderful children’s books over the years and her talents easily [...]

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How To: Shop for a new sewing machine

January 30, 2013

How many of us dream about our next sewing machines? You know, those deep, dark mechanical fantasies that give our car-obsessed other halves a race for their unending devotion to what could be? Yep. That’s what we thought. All of us! And since there are more than a few makes and models on the market [...]

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Betty the Block Builder

December 10, 2012

Or Bob the Block Builder. Maybe a Jennifer or a Courtney or a Liz? Whatever you call it or whomever you name it after, it’s all about the Fun of the Puzzle, the GenQ Block Builder. Have you checked this out yet? In every issue of Generation Q we give you a little “game” of [...]

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Q-torial: Improv Piecing, Part 2

September 14, 2012

In our Fall 2012 print issue, quilt goddess Sarah Fielke gives us a fun little doll quilt that uses improvisational piecing. However, if you’re strictly a by-the-pattern sewist, freedom  can be a little intimidating. We can help you with that. GenQ technical editor Vicki Tymczyszyn has prepared a two-part tutorial that demystifies this free-wheeling technique. [...]

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let’s lighten your wallet a little AND didya know we ain’t perfect?

September 13, 2012

Our Web Goddess, the Great and Powerful Megan, has been busy behind the bytes at GenQ lately. She has brilliantly overcome the roadblocks our website likes to torture her with and has created a couple of new features we’d like to shout out here. Without further ado, may we present…a shopping cart. (Insert cheers and [...]

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Show Report: AQS in Grand Rapids, Michigan

August 31, 2012

By Kelly M. Smith Okay, give me just a moment while I reminisce. The first really big quilt show I ever attended was the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) show in Paducah, Kentucky, the year Zena Thorpe won Best of Show for her quilt Kells: Magnum Opus. Being a total Celtic appliqué-ophile, I was blown away [...]

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In the Zone: UFO Triage

August 20, 2012

  Most of us have short attention spans. It doesn’t help that this wonderful q-biz we adore keeps putting out new fabric, patterns, tools and ideas, creating a constant form of creative whiplash for us. If you think you’re the only one suffering from a slew of Un-Finished Objects decorating your sewing space, think again. [...]

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Gotta get you some GenQ!

June 22, 2012

  Well, Q-bies, you’ve been patient, we know. So we’re happy to tell you that as of today, the print debut edition of Generation Q Magazine is available for purchase on our website. Now, we’re not looking to take the thunder of our arrival away from our wonderful quilt and fabric shop distributors. In fact, [...]

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