Walking down the hallways of a cold convention center, crowds of quilters, store owners, and designers pushing against me and my baby boy in his Bjorn, I spot a tall man with a very colourful shirt. He picks me out of the crowd and before I can unclip the baby carrier he's stolen my kid. Cuddles ensue.
That's how I met Scott Hansen, from Generation Q and Blue Nickel Studios.
It was at Spring Quilt Market back in May. Generation Q in print was launching into the world, so we both had babies. The big difference is that his baby was allowed on the show floor.
While Gen Q is an ezine and web-site, they are also now a print magazine. Thanks to a tremendous Kickstarter campaign they were able to move from the on-line world to print. People were keen to see the magazine be a success. People backing people. It was a perfect reminder that while quilting may be a business, it is a business backed by people, not fabric.
Of course, I've got another connection to the magazine. Nikolai's quilt is in the premiere issue! We now get to snuggle under the love from Rashida. The pattern is available on-line now.
Now folks, you can get your own copy of Gen Q. Leave a comment here between now and July 11th for a chance to win the premiere issue. Tell me a story about some of your favourite quilting people.
And don't forget to visit the other spots on their anniversary tour.
June 25 Kaye Prince
June 26 Carrie Bloomstonhttp://such-designs.com
June 27 Cara Wilsonhttp://www.caraquilts.com
June 28 Heather Joneshttp://www.oliveandollie.com
June 29 Melissa Pedahttp://100billionstars.com/blog
June 30 Rose Hugheshttp://ravenspeakquilts.blogspot.com
July 1 Bari Jhttp://barij.typepad.com/my_weblog
July 2 Fat Quarter Shophttp://fatquartershop.blogspot.com
July 3 Emily Cierhttp://carolinapatchworks.com/blog
July 4 Blue Nickel Studios
July 5 Jackie Kunkelhttp://www.cvquiltworks.blogspot.com
July 6 Cheryl Arkinsonhttp://naptimequilter.blogspot.com
July 7 Amy at Amy's Creative Sidehttp://amyscreativeside.com/blog
July 8 Julie Hermanhttp://www.jaybirdquilts.com
July 9 Megan Doughertyhttp://thebitchystitcher.blogspot.com
July 10 FabTalk bloghttp://blog.fabshophop.com/blog