Gen Q - Warmth

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 Bloomston

June 27 Cara Wilson

June 28 Heather Jones

June 29 Melissa Peda

June 30 Rose Hughes

July 1  Bari J

July 2  Fat Quarter Shop

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 Dougherty

July 10  FabTalk blog