Hey cool! I just found out My Garden Gradation quilt is one of McCall’s Quilting best sellers! Gosh, I’m just one proud mama! (And no….I don’t get any residuals….darn it…but I do get a lot of satisfaction!)
Generation Q Magazine is a fresh new quilting magazine. They don’t have a huge distribution through quilt shops (yet), but you can get your own subscription now! Just click on the image above and you will be taken to Gen Q’s order page. They have a witty writing style and fresh new projects. It’s a little more expensive than some of the quilt magazines out there, but that’s because they are smaller. They got off the ground using Kickstarter (which I’m thinking of doing for Doug’s Nuts!) and need the subscriptions from all the quilters out there who want to support a small group of people trying to make it in the quilting world. I’m an entrepreneur (or so I’ve been accused!) so I understand the drill. Vote with your dollars!
And no, I don’t get any commission from them! I just know a good thing when I see it.
I’m so excited to have one of my quilts on the Generation Q blog! This is my Dot to Dot Quilt and is done with lots of springy-colored dots of all shapes and sizes. And what’s not to like about the sky blue background….yummy! (Hey, is that the sun peeking out through the clouds?) So many dots auditioned for this quilt, and there was a danger that they wouldn’t all be included, so there are dots at the ends of each row as well. My friend, Sheila Sinclair Snyder, suggested I add these end-dots (as I nicknamed them) and I think the end result is absolutely dotty.
Sign up for Generation Q’s blog and order a subscription to their magazine. It’s full of fresh ideas and I absolutely love it! And they’ve posted the Dot to Dot quilt pattern on their site so you can make one. So hopefully you will dive into your stashes and start making one right now….no really…..run, don’t walk to your quilting studio! Dotted fabrics will be flying off the shelf in no time.
I also made this quilt in red and taupe colors (yeah, I used dots – duh!) which I will show you (tease!) in a couple of weeks.
And because there were fabrics leftover from the quilt project, I used the leftovers to make an apron. Who knew aprons could be so fun? Stay tuned for more about that in my next post….
Have you seen it? Have you read it? It’s new and fresh and I think it’s really fun! So I recommend you check it out. Currently in Oregon it’s only sold at two places: Greenbaum’s in Salem and Stitchin Post in Sisters. But you can buy it online directly from Generation Q (tell Scott I sent you!).
And now Generation Q magazine has put out a survey for you to fill out if you are interested. They have a unique and fun way of asking questions, so I think it’s a fun one to fill out. And there is a possibility (OK, slim, but there none the less) that you could win something. Check it out here. And good luck!