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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Sew In Style: Make Your Own Doll Clothes Blog Tour

July 26, 2014

When author Erin Hentzel approached us about joining the blog tour for her new book Sew In Style: Make Your Own Doll Clothes, I quickly agreed. Having a 10-year-old daughter (and junior editor) who LOVES her American Girl doll, I bet you can understand why there was no hesitation. I have made doll clothes for [...]

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In The Q-niverse – The Sewing Party

July 21, 2014

Attention, Q-Bies! Who doesn’t like a good party involving the best ingredients:  fabric, thread, batting and great teachers like Carrie Bloomston, Kevin Kosbab, Bari J Ackerman, Rob Appel, and so many more from the quilting,/sewing/home decorating/embroidery world. After all, we know this is one big stitchy world. “The Sewing Party” is the first ever online-all-day [...]

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The Thread: A Quilty Bayeux Tapestry, Bernina Award-Winners

July 20, 2014

  Pam Holland To Share About Her Bayeux Redux Quilter, teacher and  author Pam Holland is visiting the Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange on Saturday, July 26, to give a presentation about her recreation of a historically significant work, The Bayeux Tapestry.  In her talk, The Bayeux Tapestry: The Story-telling Textile of the Norman Conquest, she’ll the tell the [...]

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