We are more than our articles, projects and wacky thoughts. We are part of a community, a community of creative creatures who happen to like fabric best. That’s why we’ll also celebrate and honor the efforts and interests of our fiber bros and sissies here at GenQ. Please feel obligated to send us your happenings, charity efforts, contests, show dates, retreat info and such. To the best of our ability we will keep these listings up to serve as a resource for all of us. If you’re a charity, please be prepared for a phone call from one of us to get more information. Email for submissions is

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Bonnie Barber Identicon Icon Bonnie Barber July 13, 2011 at 8:38 am

Hi Q-Masters! I’m intrigued by your ezine, but remain confused as to content and directory links, which are somewhat ‘empty’. Can you explain how you envision your Gen-Q mag to evolve? It seems more like a blog than a magazine, with one article per day coming out. I am confused as I was kind of thinking it would resemble the Lizzie B Cre8ive mag. Just asking so I can figure out the big picture. I don’t have both feet in the modern movement, but I do like many of the designs I see, and I love many of the bright contemporary fabrics coming out. I don’t really ‘get’ some of the designs that have a white background and randomly placed rectangles of color thrown on. Maybe my ideas on that kind of design will evolve, maybe not.

Thanks for bringing us another intriguing look at the new designs.
Bonnie Barber

P.S. I am the webmaster of the guild, so put that url as my website. It’s not my personal website of course. Gotta publicize our guild ya know.


jake Identicon Icon jake July 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Hi Bonnie: We’re happy you’ve stopped by to see us. We’re new; we started just this week and things are in development, including this page. But this page is intended to be an information spot for things happening in our q-universe in real time: shows, retreats, charities, etc… What makes Generation Q different from other blogs is that our content really is what you would find in a print magazine. Three of the four of us come from Quilter’s Home magazine, which shut down recently, and we intend to transition this into a Generation Q print magazine next year. But to do that we need the support of our audience. So here we are, enticing you with quality copy five days a week and with a regular editorial calendar of different types of things. We hope you come back and visit more, or better yet, subscribe at the link above. It’s free and it’s fun. Thanks! Jake


Ruth Identicon Icon Ruth July 17, 2011 at 1:48 pm

I just read the news about Quilter’s Home coming to an end, so I was happy to find Generation Q.

Congratulations on your new adventure—count me as one of your readers!


Lisa Sipes Identicon Icon Lisa Sipes July 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

Did you know I haven’t closed the GenQ tab on my browser since your launch? Of course you didn’t! But now you do. It’s fun to refresh it every day and have new yummies to read. AndIThankYou!


megan Identicon Icon megan July 20, 2011 at 11:21 am

I hereby nominate Lisa as official GenQ cheerleader. Who’s with me?


Melissa Stramel Identicon Icon Melissa Stramel July 21, 2011 at 11:42 am

What a great magazine! I came through a link on Lisa’s site. Thanks for everything.


jake Identicon Icon jake July 21, 2011 at 11:56 am

Thank YOU Melissa! Keep checking in. New content is posted every weekday. Weekends are spent ferrying our kids and drinking. Can you blame us? We’re happy to have you on board. Please spread the word!


Toni Mitt Identicon Icon Toni Mitt July 24, 2011 at 5:48 am

I just picked up the latest copy of Quilters Home, and was sad to see it’ll be the last. I still have the first issue, and most of them in between that one and this last one.! It was a great run.
But–it’s a brand new day with fresh hope, and I am happy to have found Gen Q Mag! I’ll really enjoy the articles and your fun writing style. Thanks!


Michelle Identicon Icon Michelle August 30, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Hi! I’m not sure where to post this but I just thought I’d throw this out there. I was really excited about your site when it came up but every time I come to see what’s new, the layout of the blog just drives me bonkers and I move on.

The flashing ads in the middle of the screen between posts is enough to drive me CRAZY. Also it’s not formatted to fit the page.

Really the biggest turn off is the fact that you have to click on each entry to read them instead of being able to scroll down and read them continuously. I catch up on blogs once every few weeks and I’ve just started skipping this site completely. :\


jake Identicon Icon jake August 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Hi Michelle: We’re working on the site. It’s still in Beta. It seems as if different computers view what we’re seeing differently. Please be patient with us as we scramble through this. Our Web Wiz, Megan, has been without power since Sat because of the hurricane and Melissa and I, who are both NOT web geeks, can’t fix the tweaks. I think I messed something up on the format over the weekend and can’t get it back to normal without Megan.

As to scrolling down for older posts, that we can’t really do. Because we are posting magazine content, not blog posts, our articles tend to be much longer, like what you’d find in print. If we’d had post after post to scroll through it would make everything way too long. You might try subscribing and that should enable you to receive the day’s post in your inbox. Thank you for letting us know. -Jake


Jen Giddens Identicon Icon Jen Giddens August 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm


I’m so thrilled to find you all! I met Melissa Thompson Maher over the weekend at my local quilt shop, and I hadn’t heard of this magazine yet. I’m excited to see how you evolve and am looking forward to picking up my own copy of the magazine (apparently they’re popular — the quilt shop was sold out!).

I’ll keep this site bookmarked…

Jen Giddens