I'm sure you've already heard and maybe even seen the adorablest, coolest magazine for sewinistas—GenerationQ? Man, is it fun to read...
GenerationQ founders, Jake Finch, Melissa Maher, and Megan Dougherty, have backgrounds in quilting journalism. They recently decided there was a spot in the market for a publication focusing on the community of the modern quilting/sewing movement and GenQ was born as an online magazine. (They even featured me right here.)
I grabbed a copy of their debut print issue at Quilt Market in Kansas City last month and couldn't wait to pour over it on my flight back home. Well, who was I sitting right behind on the flight to Denver, but Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios, another of the GenQ founders! We had a nice chat and I was utterly delighted by the pages of this little mag—and I do mean little. GenQ measures 7" x 9" so it is a bit daintier than a normal magazine—a more intimate and handy size. It feels like you're carrying a secret in your purse.
As I was reading it I was aware that it spoke to me in a totally geeky/cool way that only other modern sewing dorks like us could possibly understand: an article about the glories of sewing with linen, a lovely piece about the lives of Amy and David Butler (the kindest queen and king of the sewing world), a comparative reviews of irons...be still my geeky sewist heart. Did I mention the awesome projects? Incredible designer, Rashida Coleman-Hale, contributed a rockin' baby quilt.
I just felt at home reading GenerationQ—like I was actually a part of it—like it was part of me. The community and connection is totally what this is all about and GenerationQ has its finger on the pulse.
Oh...and shhhh...I'm contributing a project to their next issue. I can't give it away but let me just say that you may never look at your pins the same way again.
Anyway, leave a comment here by July 10th and I'll pick three winners. See the list of the other stops on the blog tour here.
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