Have you started on your back-to-school prep yet? We always know when the season starts. Those office supply store ads trumpeting spiral notebooks and Elmer’s glue for just pennies are a dead giveaway. (Oh, and the faint sound of the local high school’s drum line beating early in the morning, as marching band practice starts up. That’s the one Melissa Maher loves to hear on her a.m. dog walks.) What’s your fave part of the back-to-school buzz? Well, whatever it is, don’t let it keep you from your sewing machine and definitely don’t let it keep you from checking in on GenQ this week. Here’s what’s on deck:
Monday, July 25
Working It…So, here’s one more way the Internet can fuel your creative soul—Pinterest. How are quilters using this great new tool for organizing and sharing images? Jake tells you in Pinterest and the Creative Person.
Tuesday, July 26
Playdate… Our very talented friend and designer Vicki Tymczyszyn shows off her Kaufman Kona Charm Square challenge, Jane Meets the Jetsons. Don’t miss it!
Wednesday, July 27
Scoop… goes digital today, with reviews of various quilty phone apps by Megan. Which ones are gotta-haves and which ones are wasted pixels? Tune in for our thoughts.
Thursday, July 28
Digging It… Who’d a thunk it, but quilters are using LED lights in a creative quest to light up their quilts. Megan explores the how and why of who is plugging in to their quilts in Illuminate Your Quilting.
Friday, July 29
Blog Tour… Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle, the dynamic duo of the modern quilt movement, will come visit and share about their latest book, Quilts Made Modern, and how it works to be married to your business partner. Also,C&T Publishing will give away a copy of this wonderful book (yes we read it) to some lucky commenter that we will choose, some how, some way.
BONUS: If you’re lucky enough to be heading to International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, California, this weekend, be sure to catch GenQ’s own Jake Finch during her free presentation on modern quilting and how it connects to today’s art quilting community. She’s speaking on Saturday, July 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the stage in the back of the convention center as part of the SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) lecture series. She’ll have some great examples of modern quiltery to share. Stop by and tell her that you are GenQ!