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Modern Quilt Perspectives Blog Tour

April 5, 2014

Way back when I first joined the staff of Gen Q, we were at my second Market. I had spent the summer hearing about Thomas because he would be on the cover of our next issue. I didn’t know too much about him. And then I got to hang out with him at the Fabric [...]

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ModKid Summer Fun Blog Tour

April 4, 2014

  We are so happy to be a part of the MODKID Summer Fun Blog Tour! When MODKID founder and designer Patty Young asked us to review her new booklet with seven adorable patterns for 18-inch dolls, I jumped at the chance. The projects are all items for the summer, so you have time to [...]

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Glamping – Camping Modern Style

March 22, 2014

TV icons Lucy and Ricky (aka Nicky and Tacy) once honeymooned and moved to a new home in an (also iconic) Airstream trailer in the  movie The Long, Long Trailer. Their adventures ranged from cooking meals while zipping down the highway to collecting stones across the way, and the vintage movie still has huge appeal even [...]

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Now Touring: Quilting IsN’T Funny By Megan Dougherty

January 7, 2014

By Jake Finch It was June of 2009. Melissa and I worked together for another magazine, no longer published. Working from home around a young kid meant (and still does) that I often worked late at night when the house was most quiet. On this particular night, I had suffered through a hellish day of [...]

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Now Touring: Big-City Bags by Sara Lawson

November 7, 2013
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Sometimes, a little desire can be a mighty force. For example, two of our staffers ho’d themselves out at Market to get a copy of Sara Lawson‘s spanking new book, Big-City Bags: Sew Bags with Style, Sass and Sophistication (Martingale, November 2013).  Now, we do get review e-copies, but GenQ publisher Jake Finch and associate editor [...]

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Now Touring: Marie Bostwick’s Between Heaven And Texas

May 8, 2013

I have a friend who swears she could be blindfolded as she’s driven across the New Mexico-Texas state line, and she will still know the exact instant she begins to breathe the air of the Motherland. She’s Texas-born and bred, and although she’s in the Land of Enchantment now, any ol’ part of the Lone [...]

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Now Touring: Threadbias Design Tool Launch!

March 27, 2013

  So when the folks from Threadbias, the online sewing community, approached the GenQ gang and asked if we wanted to be a part of their blog tour to launch their new web-based Quilt Design Tool, of course the answer was a loud resounding YES! Then they asked if I actually wanted to play with [...]

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15 Minutes of Play Blog Tour

December 3, 2012

Welcome to today’s stop on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s 15 Minutes of Play — Improvisational Quilts Blog Tour!  We were so excited to be asked by Victoria to be a part of this tour, and we gladly share with you this amazing book. Take time to play. Make the time. Carve out 15 minutes a day. [...]

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Now Touring – Modern Designs for Classic Quilts by Kelly Biscopink and Andrea Johnson

November 9, 2012

I help write the book reviews here at GenQ and so some days I swear it is like my birthday as I unwrap brown envelopes to find what new book is waiting for me. To a quilting book junky like me, I really could not have a better job. Just before I was getting ready [...]

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Now Touring: Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting by Natalia Bonner

October 15, 2012

We’re pleased as pumpkins to be the next stop on the blog tour for Natalia Bonner’s new book, Beginner’s Guide to Free-Motion Quilting (C&T Publishing, September 2012)! Natalia is a young mom of two who ditched her dental assistant job several years ago to become a machine quilter. She’s an award-winning quilter and teacher, and [...]

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