Sunday, July 8, 2012

Generation Q - Blog Tour & Giveaway

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Welcome to the Gen Q Blog Tour!


I was SUPER excited when Gen Q posted that they would be launching a print format filled with the same spunk & humor as their very popular blog. They raised the funds needed through a Kickstarter campaign just a few months ago. 

You can connect with Generation Q in many ways!
Gen Q is on Facebook
Gen Q is on Twitter
The Generation Q Blog has new content all the time.
....and the print issue I'm going to tell you about today is on sale in quilt shops now!



One of the awesome things about Gen Q is its size. It is smaller than most magazines. Here is is next to my iPad for a direct comparison. Since it's small you can easily toss it in your bag to read on the train, while waiting in a doctors office... basically anywhere!

My iPad is rocking a Tula Pink GelaSkin. I recommend getting a GelaSkin since they are fun and protect your device.

I was honored to be asked to have a project in the debut issue.


But after that... something even cooler happened.
See that?... Look closely.

Yup. My brother Brad & I teamed up to do most of the photography for the debut issue!

I loved visiting Rose Hughes home!


This piece of art was a favorite of mine. I love fun uses of typography.


Jake was there to art direct & we had a laughter filled afternoon.


Here is my table runner pattern that is featured in the issue. I wanted to create a manly table runner so I used the Urban Grit fabrics from Michael Miller.

Yummy Stone Beer.


My On Tap table runner is now being used to display an amazing T-Rex sculpture by Adam Homan.

I had no idea this photo was going to be used. To me it was an outtake!! I arrived at Quilt Market and found out it had been used!


It was very windy & slightly chilly... but we had a great time searching out fun places to photograph the quilts.

Photographing the issue was fun & exciting.


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Don't forget to check out all the other stops on the 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 6 Cheryl Arkinson  
July 9 Megan Dougherty  
July 10 FabTalk blog 


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Want to win a copy??
Leave a comment and one lucky person will get their very own copy of the debut issue.


THE RULES
1. Leave ONE comment to enter.

2. Tell me what you would like to see in Gen Q.... I'm curious!

3. Simple as that!!

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You have until 9pm PST on Wednesday the 11th to enter.
Giveaway now closed. Winner announced soon.
Winner will be selected by True Random Number Generator.




© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

118 comments:

capitolaquilter said...

More fabulous photos like these! thanks for the chance to win.

lynaeve said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I love to get ideas from magazines. I like I agree with capitolaquilter

Lisa E said...

I'd like to hear about the design process that pattern makers use.

Anna said...

How great! I would love to see technique instructions. Thanks!

Marla Nelson said...

It looks like an art book. Very beautiful, something to glaze at and dream of making. Thanks for the chance to win.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

What fun...I'd love to see more inspiring photos! Thanks for the chance.

Donna Baker said...

that's fun picture, no wonder they used it--so candid and it looks like y'all were enjoying it so much. So of course I am looking forward to seeing more fab photos like you shared!

cheri hage said...

Would love to see close-up how-to photos for sewing and related projects (equipment, decor ideas, new techniques even quilt/sewing friendly foods :))

Judith said...

I like the size of the magazine, easy to haul with all my other stuff on trips. Love the photos and I am easy and simple. New ideas always pull me in. Judith, Texas

B Greene said...

Great behind the scenes peek! I would like to see the same block(different colorway - OK) quilted in different ways. I tend to get stuck in a rut, so I love to see many options!

quiltzyx said...

Lots of photos & comparisons of tools - new & old.

Thanks for the chance!

Reader Owl said...

I have not seen it yet - would love to win a copy! Looking for variety, great designs, insight on design process, color choices, quilting variations..

Lisa Marie said...

I always like magazines with patterns that are original rather than old patterns with new fabric. This magazine looks very interesting.

Auntie Pami said...

I would love to see some one-day projects (think special presents). I love interviews with artists. It is fun to see their inspiration.

Linda said...

THANK FOR THE PHOTOS!
THANKS TOO,FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Great photos - looks like you were having some good fun! I'd like to see lots of process photos or diagrams and clear easy instructions (those are all probably already in there but since I haven't seen a copy yet this is my answer!!).

Ashley said...

Would love to see circle patterns I have a circle thing. Or different quilting ideas

Tamie said...

I like patterns, technique tutorials, tool reviews, fabric updates, getting to know other quilters, blog recommendations... there are so many possibilities.

ruthshelton10@att.net said...

I would like to see closeups on the quilt designs as I have vision issues. Love seeing many different design perspectives.

Cecilia said...

I like seeing quilting designs and new quilt patterns. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

mypridenjoy said...

I would love to see designer bios and how they got the quilting bug and patterns!
mypridenjoy@embarqmail.com

Colleen said...

I like to see studio tours.

robin said...

Thanks for sharing your photos! And big congrats on the book!

Jennifer Gail said...

Old quilt patterns.

Angela Nash said...

That is so awesome that you got to do the photography WITH your brother. So many awesome things going on for you since moving out there.

(And you ipad looks super cool!)

Melody said...

I like to see the history quilting and different quilting styles.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly Cassie said...

Fresh content with unique quilt blocks or projects and inspiring photography. Can't wait to see the magazine!

Sowing Stitches said...

I'd love to see a project documented from concept to completion, not all the time...but possibly 1 or 2 times a year. Love the idea of the size of this magazine!!!

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Jodi said...

lots of great photos, maybe with great-looking guys would be fun! JK!
I'm getting one of those iPad covers for my son-in-law, the guitar one - thx for the lead.

Kathie said...

The T-Rex really compliments your table runner!

Jamie Lee said...

I like quick and easy patterns and to see new fabric lines. Thanks!

Lee said...

Different techniques would be great! thanks!

Kate Brown said...

That must have been great fun doing the photography! I am looking foward to seeing thi magazine,

Kate Brown said...

New and easy ways of doing things. tips and tricks that are new and different.

Adele said...

Photos, the more the better!

Rosemary said...

I would love to see new fabric lines and maybe a few projects made from them. I love keeping up with new fabrics!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Hi Julie....I enjoy seeing pictures like in this post....how you take your pictures....I think it's neat to have you and the bike in them...great looking book...thanks for the chance.

Melody said...

I love seeing other people's quilts photographed against beautiful natural backdrops. Great patterns and preview of new fabrics. It's looks like you had lots of fun. I'm heading into Golden and hoping they have it in the quilt shop.

Kacey said...

I love to see 'traditional' blocks done in fun modern prints/colors. Nice job on the photos!

quilt happy said...

i love 'traditional' blocks too

hiyacinth said...

Photos of fabulous quilts! It's all about the quilts!

Marcia W. said...

I like to read about the processes people use for their designs - whether creating fabrics, quilt patterns, quilting, etc. I like the background behind stories and of course, fab photos like you guys took. Techniques on quilting (what about hand quilting?) the quilt top would be helpful too.

ritainalaska said...

love product reviews, new tools and books and patterns and projects and would like to see such in this new quiltmag.

Rachelle said...

I like to see the design process from inspiration through to fabric choice.

Bronwyn Beazley said...

How exciting! I will be looking at the photographs a little more closely now. I love getting a sneak peek into artists work spaces.

bets said...

Wow...what fun! Would love to "try out" this new magazine. I like the size!

Donna Joy said...

Creative photography, manly tablerunner, must see this mag. New size is just right to take along. Thanks
I would like to learn about fusibles for making bags.

LauraC said...

I would love to see an article on the fabric designers that are also quilters and the process of designing the fabric and how to showcase it.

Gwen said...

Would love to win a copy of the magazine - thanks for offering the chance. I would like to see articles about where designers get their inspiration and I would love to see their studio spaces. Tips on organizing studio space would be welcome too!

Sharon T said...

I would love too see patterns and more of your lovely photos. I'm always on the hunt for inspiration.

Bridget said...

Inspiration is what I seek most, you cant go wrong with all this featured talent!

b3moon56@hotmail.com

hueisei said...

Original patterns! :)

Lisa said...

I love full size patterns. I like what you, Tula, Scott, and Angela all do! So if you are all in it I would find it inspiring! Thank you for the chance to win one.

Deb said...

I'd like to see the same quilt made (made not photoshopped) in different colorways.

shortseam said...

I think that it is great that they used your table runner!! I like to see the quilted objects not as a prop but as it may be used like your table runner. I really like your pattern and you did a great job. I would love to win a copy of this new mag. The mag being small really helps when one wants to carry it around in a purse less bulk. Great idea by the way to make it smaller.

Allison C said...

Would love to see new modern patterns and interviews with fabric designers and sneak peeks at their new collections.

JoyceLM said...

Pictures, patterns, piecing techniques, interviews. Thanks for the chance to win.

Fran said...

I like to see modern quilt patterns, lots of great photos & interviews with creative quilting types - designers, bloggers & the like. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of this great magazine - your photos look amazing!

Jessica said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to see more tutorials on difficult blocks.

Mystica said...

Thanks for sharing. I like to get an idea from a magazine and work it into my own decor. I am an absolute novice in the sewing game so can only take little snippets of ideas from the main thing.

I Love You, Evie said...

Lots of pictures, please! soparkaveataoldotcom

Jennyroo said...

Every time someone asks me this question, I give the same answer: a David Butler centrefold. I'm only half-joking.... ;) No seriously, the magazine looks great. Would love to win a copy! Thanks for sharing.

CJ said...

So exciting for you and your brother! I like tutorials. :D

Patty said...

I love seeing quilts made in alternative color ways.

Ann said...

Looks like a great publication. Would love to see where people work and where they look for inspiration.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Besides more of your great photographs, I would love to see some garment sewing.

tarheelquilter said...

I would like to see inspiring photos, fast & simple patterns to use up my stash and technique/how to articles. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

Aliza said...

This looks like a fun magazine. Thanks for the oppertunity!

Vicki said...

Notions reviews, I need to know which seam ripper to get. And one day, maybe a design/pattern by me. :)

Rafael's Mum said...

Love your ipad cover! I want an ipad just so I can get one :-) I'd love to see a mix in GenQ. Fabulous art and photography, indepth interviews and of course some patterns too. Plus news in the quilting world right now. Not a lot to ask? :-)

Deb said...

I esp love photography and seeing quilts in magazines for inspiration. Would love to win. Congrats on being in the mag!

Nancy said...

Love having patterns and pictures of quilts for inspiration. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this new mag.

Danielle Povey said...

The magazine looks great! I love reading about how people started sewing & where they sew. Everyone is different! Also, love the Condo pics. Congrats!

Sandy said...

Easy quilt patterns are always great! Looks like a fun magazine!

rrjane011749 said...

Looks like a wonderful, fun & informative mag!

Sandy said...

Love seeing the different studios of professional quilters. Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

Kathy H said...

This looks like a fun magazine. I would like to see more modern quilt patterns.

Regina said...

I have been waiting for this first issue. It would be wonderful to win it and use the saved funds to buy a couple of fat quarters!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow how cool is that!! I can't wait to see all the fun photos. Love seeing where designers create :-) Thanks!

Pam said...

reveiws of products and lots of pictures of modern quilts

SewLindaAnn said...

Magazines need to have content you'd go back to, like information on techniques, patterns that are variable and super interesting.

Janice said...

I cant wait to see all the designer's spaces and I love product reviews. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of what looks to be a great magazine.

Sharon said...

I would love to see new twists on old patterns.

Margaret said...

I love to see new quilt patterns that fall into the intermediate catagory and also any new notions that are on the market. One can never have too many quilting tools.

Gill said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!
I like to see lots of great photos!

Karenl said...

Looks like a very well put together magazine !!! More great photos !!

Pat V. said...

I'd enjoy seeing small projects using new techniques that I could try out.

moonsword said...

I'd love to see quilted jewelers featured such as
Quilted in Clay Polymer Clay Quilted Jewelry
Robyn Wells Quilted Fabric Rings
Joan Allen Colorful Crazy Quilted Wrist Cuffs
Marjorie Dade Kafader Quilted Whymsies Pins
Georgina Ferrans Fabric Lovlies
Cheers!

Sharon said...

Home decor items would be awesome!

Art and Light said...

I would like to see new ways of doing old things.

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

I would love to see detailed instructions on how to make the patterns--so anybody could follow them. Thanks for the chance to win :)

cakegirl said...

I would like to see tutorials and tips on improving my quilting techniques. thanks for a great giveaway.

mascanlon said...

Got my own copy of course so just skip me if I come up but wanted to say congratulations to you and Brad, fabulous job! And the outtake photo is so cute!

Meredith said...

Awesome! I just am so excited to see all of the neat projects and ideas!

Amanda Echler said...

Congrats to you! I love the modern side of the new magazine and the different perspective of life as a quilter.

Clairecomp said...

Looks a great new magazine I am trying firstly to win it, but will buy it if I don't. Goodluck with it.

Carmen Nuland said...

I love seeing different quilting techniques (as I'm still a beginner)

Gina C. said...

Thanks for introducing me to the magazine. I'm gonna check out their blog.

Joannag said...

Looks like a great new mag!
I'd like to see patterns, techniques, fabric trends, and quilting techniques covered.
Thanks!

Emily C said...

Feature plenty of fabric and i'm happy. Also tote bags, quilts and other fabric projects.

Carolle said...

I would like to learn more about how/what colors go together. Also, I'm always looking for the perfect quilted bag pattern. Thanks for the chance!

Sarah said...

I know a lot of bloggers are in online bees and post about their projects. But, it would be neat to see an article, or series about a bee block swap or round robin from start to finish, with modern quilts.

~Michelle~ said...

I always like seeing tips & tricks!

Paula Ganyard said...

I can never get enough of tips & tricks, product reviews, and inspiration.

Gwen said...

Tutorials! :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

Meghan said...

I like patterns and ideas for putting fabric and colors together.

jrwork said...

I love EYE-CANDY!!!

robin said...

Quilt patterns! And lots of photos.

Sheri said...

I love to see other people's studios. The issue looks great!

Alycia said...

Love the photos!! I like seeing where people create!

paige said...

Congratulations! I would like to see technique tutorials and insight into designing quilts or customizing patterns to fit a size.

EG said...

Very cool - congrats to you and your brother!

I'd like to see quilts that don't use templates, or at least minimal templates.

Anne said...

I'd love to hear more inside stories like the Amy Butler article. But also about newbies. There are so many talented people out there. Congrats to your personal inside story on the photography.

Ellen in Oregon said...

What I like to see most comes down to one word "INSPIRATION"!!!

Kate said...

I'd like to see Gen Q feature quilters' design process as well as finished projects. akmajor(at)gmail(dot)com

Andee said...

I would like to see some color theory and quilting!~

robin chapa said...

Wow... what a fun project to work on! I would like to see inside more quilters/artists homes and studios. congrats!

Denise Russell said...

It sounds like you are having a blast! As for the magazine... interviews with textile artists!