Here at Generation Q Magazine, we’re all about community. We know that without our community, we would not still be here, against all the odds, continuing to play with you. You make it fun for us to do what we do: playing with fabric and sharing our findings and creativity with you.
That’s what our first book is all about: community and creativity. Stitch ‘n Swap is a collection of fun, stylish sewn projects designed to be made quickly and shared completely. This book brings together some of the best designing talent in our q-niverse today, including some of our very own GenQ peeps with whom we snuggle with every day.
It’s not just about the projects, though. Stitch ‘n Swap is designed to be a resource for anyone interested in hosting or participating in a swap. Whether online or in real time, swaps are a perfect way to foster your circle of like-minded stitchers. A good swap can challenge you to stretch your creative muscles and serves as an easy lesson to prove that giving and receiving are delightful experiences.
Take the ideas from this book and make them your own. Entice others to join you in a creative swap. Then you and your friends can conquer your world.
Oh, and celebrate with us, as we launch a series of blog parties about Stitch ‘n Swap with many of the designers who contributed to the book. You’ll see a list below…don’t hesitate to visit your faves, or find a new designer you hadn’t heard about before! And of course, there will be giveaways. Details on our fellow blog party participants and the giveaway scheme are below.
Next week, as the parties roll out, we’ll have another perfect stitch-and-swap project for you. Our very own Scott Hansen made two different sets of place mats and a table runner for the book. Space only allowed one to be published, so we snapped up the other version to share with you. Here’s a tease: It’s a table runner named Chow Time and it’s the perfect complement to almost every casual table setting.
-Jake, Melissa and the GenQ Crew
About the book: Stitch ‘n Swap releases May 19, 2014. It has 112 pages filled with 25 projects from amazing designers and get this–it’s only $17.95. Pre-order now through C & T Publishing, or beginning May 1, from our website.
About the party list: Join the festivities! Over the next 3 weeks, our fellow contributors will be sharing their favorite bits of the book, tips on hosting a Stitch ‘n Swap or other glimmers about their design process.
Our Amazing Contributors!
Victoria Findlay Wolf
Elaine Wong Haselhuhn