With a look at more contemporary designs and a lifestyle feel Generation Q is a magazine that really stands out from the others out there, which oddly are almost all owned by the same parent company.
So first my quick review of the mag and then you get a chance to win your own debut copy!
GenQ, and the geniuses behind it, Jake, Melissa, Megan, Scott and many more, are fresh, sassy, modern and most importantly completely as mad about quilting and fabric as we are. These are people I have met and I love! I could talk to Jake and Melissa for hours, and in fact have!
The size of GenQ is just one of the differences, it's a lot smaller in size, about 7"x9", which fits so much better into my purse, making it easier to carry and read when doing all the errands.
|Thanks to Miss Print, Kaye Prince, for letting me swipe some pictures!|
They have this great Block Builder feature in every issue where they start a block, giving 3-4 lines, and readers can go from there and design their own block. Sending the block back in, electronically, gets people in a draw to be featured in future issues! It's so interactive and hands on.
One of the things I love about GenQ is the same as I loved about the original Quilter's Home and that is the humour, from Fabric Porn to drink recipes and heart touching stories, GenQ connects to the whole me, not just the fabric junkie quilter.
There are reviews and comparisons to help figure out products that match your needs, new and odd things to check out and so much more!
It is a quilt magazine, so of course there are quilt patterns in the mag, this edition has ones from Scott, Julie Herman, Melissa Peda, Heather Jones, Pat Bravo, and the info on getting an exclusive downloadable pattern from Rashida Coleman-Hale.
|Also stolen from Miss Print ;)|
They have an awesome interview with quilting power couple Amy and David Butler.
The magazine is not just online or just in print. There is a lot of cross platform things going on, and it's just makes it that much cooler. You can get a lot from their site free still, and lots of interesting questions, articles, and interviews pop up that most would have kept for just the magazine. It's just another way that GenQ is different from everything out there.
I cut some of the names off because there was just too many of them!! But I really love the community feel this gives it. This magazine is really by us for us. And how can that not be good??
You can like GenQ on Facebook here. The more likes the easier it is to get sponsors and the more awesomeness they can provide! They're giving away a copy there too!
You have two ways to enter to get your free debut copy of GenQ.
1. Tell me what you'd like to see in the magazine, who would you want interviewed? what kind of articles or patterns?
2. Leave another comment if you are a follower of my blog, liked CaraQuilts or Talkin Tuesday on FB, or if you follow me on twitter. Any of them work but it's only one entry even if you love me so much you've done them all!
That's it! Easy to enter, just make sure that you leave a comment for each entry (if you combine both into one I can only count it as one). I will close the comments on July 4th and announce the winner here on the blog. International entries are welcome! Any duplicate comments will be deleted.
The tour continues! I was so honoured to be included with all these super talented people! You can enter to win a copy of the debut issue from all these fabulous people too!
June 25 Kaye Prince
June 26 Carrie Bloomston
June 27 Cara Wilson <<<that's me!
June 28 Heather Jones
June 29 Melissa Peda
June 30 Rose Hughes
July 1 Bari J
July 2 Fat QuarterShop
July 3 Emily Cier
July 4 Blue Nickel Studios
July 5 Jackie Kunkel
July 6 Cheryl Arkinson
July 7 Amy at Amy's Creative Side
July 8 Julie Herman
July 9 Megan DoughertyJuly 10 FabTalk blog
Oh and check out this post for a fat quarter bundle giveaway of my Blogger's Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop!