Quilt as Desired

September 25, 2014

quilt as desired identical blocks + different quilters = stitchy madness! Riddle us this Q-bies: What three little words will make quilters stop in their tracks with eyes twitching and teeth gnashing? Answer: Quilt as desired. Cleansing breath people! Now, let’s talk. While “quilt as desired” does freak many quilters out (and will, for as [...]

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Q-buds: Quilt! Knit! Stitch!

September 11, 2014

By Teresa Coates Since Quilts, Inc. announced that the Long Beach Quilt Festival was ending and a new event was coming, we’ve all been curious about what exactly it would be like. Quilt! Knit! Stitch! is all about the crafts that the name implies: sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet and embroidery. The inaugural show was held [...]

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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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Color Carnival Row-Along Continues; Row 4 The Zipper and Row 5 Bumper Cars

September 2, 2014

Any good carnival has lots of sights and sounds (and ice cream, cotton candy, fried pickles and good bbq). There’s a beginning (the gate), lots of middle (rides, games, vendors…did I mention the rides?) and an end (the last ride before going home). We’re in the middle part on our Color Carnival Row-Along designed by [...]

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Sept-Oct Playdates: !

August 30, 2014

Playdate. Playdate. Oh my goodness, do we have some serious Playdates in this brand-new issue! Let’s start with our cover girl, Kacia Hosmer, and her larger-than-life airplane! (Psst! Follow the link to get the templates needed for use with Kacia’s pattern.)                     And with fresh colors and [...]

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Between the Covers: Generation Q September/October Issue

August 27, 2014

September often feels like the beginning of the year. After all, Back-to-School is here, the weather starts changing, and we start to get ready for winter. You know what that means? Yep. Quilts. Hey, you’ve caught us in a lie! For us, quilts are year-round events. We quilters can find any reason, excuse, event, cause, [...]

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In the Q-niverse: Quilts In The Trees

August 26, 2014

  (Editor’s Note: GenQ contributor Stephanie Thompson shared these thoughts and images from a recent quilt show she attended. Nothing says summer like quilts flapping in a warm breeze!) by Stephanie Thompson Quilts grow on trees in Kansas…at least they were earlier this summer at the Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine, Kansas. On any day, [...]

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Now Touring: Sew a Modern Home by Melissa Lunden

August 20, 2014

I know you hear us say this a lot, but this book is way cool. Really! Sew a Modern Home stitched and written by Melissa Lunden, and published by Martingale, is literally a quilty home reno plan between two covers. From crib sheets to pillows, play mats to place mats, quilts for the front porch (picnic) and [...]

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Now Touring: Scrappy Bits applique by Shannon Brinkley

August 18, 2014

Scrappy Bits applique by Shannon Brinkley of Bottle Tree Quilts brings a sense of fun and freedom to applique. The projects in this book are just like the crispiest potato chips…Can’t choose just one project to like, so let’s just do them all! Shannon covers all the important stuff from color and technique to tools and [...]

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Needle Gypsies: The Quilted Rock

August 13, 2014

Driving along Route 29 through Ohio—part of a long, 12-hour drive we take occasionally to visit relatives in Indiana—one can understandably get a little spacey. Here, heading west, the landscape flattens out, and the road straightens, and if you reaaaally like cornfields, well, you’re in for a treat. Otherwise, there’s just not much to see. [...]

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