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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Now Touring: The Quilter’s Applique Workshop by Kevin Kosbab

February 25, 2014

  Is it Christmas again? That’s the only explanation we can think of for another great new hot-off-the-presses book on applique: The Quilter’s Applique Workshop: Timeless Techniques for Modern Designs by Kevin Kosbab of Feed Dog Designs. (Interweave/F & W Media, February 2014, $26.99). It’s a comprehensive, diagram-packed book with 12 projects exploring three different techniques of [...]

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Now Touring: The Modern Applique Workbook by Jenifer Dick

February 19, 2014

  When my husband and I visited Maui for the very first time 14 years ago, we greedily soaked up the island culture and made it a point to see things other than the beaches (which were totally gorgeous, of course, but there IS a whole lot more). And we brought back some cool souvenirs [...]

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Auld Sod, New Love: A Quilter Tours Ireland

February 5, 2014

From the Editor: Our guest blogger is quilter Penny Barnes of Pieces of Me (, who with her husband, Don, is leading the Anam Cara tour, a creative-based ten days of travel in Ireland in May 2014. Penny shares how Ireland and some of its quilty people have opened up a new vista in her [...]

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More Downton Modern: Sara Lawson’s Block

January 27, 2014

  Can you believe that Edna Braithwaite? What a she-snake! (Although we do wonder when Tom is going to grow a pair, er, seem a little less lost…) And Edith, girl, are you sure about this guy? Germany, really? Of course, we’re talking about the developments in the latest installment in the Downton Abbey super-saga. [...]

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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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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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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2014

Sometimes we get to the end of the year and think we’ve  accomplished nothing. Nada. Zippo. But is that really true? That’s how we feel, but we’re learning that our feelings are not always our reality. In spite of each one of the GenQ staffers facing various challenges and traumas this year, along with producing [...]

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More Downton Modern: Dowager’s Flower

December 28, 2013

Pour some more eggnog into that coffee, and get ready to time travel! There’s still time to play along in GenQ’s Downton Abbey Modern Block Challenge!  The challenge continues until Jan. 5, 2014, and is pretty simple: Create an original modern quilt block using some of Andover Fabrics’ Downton Abbey  collection. It’s the ultimate mash-up [...]

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