Modern quilting magazines!

One of the exciting things about Quilt Market was getting to see a little of some the new modern quilting magazines that are coming out.

I’ve been reading the Generation Q magazine blog for quite a while now.  I always enjoy the chatty and informative style about the goings on in our q-niverse as they call it.  I picked up a copy of the “hot off the presses” new print magazine at Market.  The first thing you notice is its size – smaller than the typical magazine at about 7″ x 9″.  I’m not sure why I find the size appealing, but I do 🙂  Inside there are great articles, interviews and quilt projects.  
One regular feature that I know I’ll turn to as soon as I get my magazine is called “Block Builder”.  Community Editor, Scott Hansen, has sketched a partial block. Finish it any way you like and then submit your version for a chance at a prize.  What a fun idea!
You may have noticed quilting stars Amy and David Butler on the cover.  Inside there is an interview with the designing couple that provides a peek into their working process and their home.  The view from their house would certainly inspire me!
The article reviewing five irons was very helpful and provided concrete information as to which irons performed well and which did not.  Of course, there are quilt projects from well known designers such as Scott Hansen, Heather Jones and Julie Herman and much, much more.
Lucky you that I have a copy to give away! If you’d like to win a copy of Generation Q magazine, leave a comment telling me about your favorite part of quilting magazines.  Do you like the projects, the interviews, tours of studios, tips on working with scraps or pre-cuts or…..?  If you’d like additional chances to win, follow my blog or my Facebook or Twitter (@eschhousequilts) and let me know in a separate comment.  The giveaway will remain open until the end of the day on Thursday, May 31.

Edited to add:  I always forget to add that I must have a way to contact you if you win!  If you are a no-reply blogger, please include an email address in your comment.  If you don’t know what a no-reply blogger is, check your Blogger profile.  If there is no email address listed on the left side, I will not be able to reach you unless you include your email address in your comment.  Thanks!
88 Comments
  • robin
    Posted at 00:29h, 03 June Reply

    I follow the blog. 🙂

  • Jennyroo
    Posted at 03:42h, 01 June Reply

    I love the David Butler centrefold the best! Hahaha, I'm only joking (but a girl can dream, can't she?!?).

  • Trish
    Posted at 15:49h, 31 May Reply

    I'm not fond of the sewing room tours. They tend to make me discontented. I love tutorials and patterns with lots of pictures.

  • RSHudson
    Posted at 13:56h, 31 May Reply

    I don't buy quilting magazines too often but it is usually a pattern that catches my eye. However, I enjoy the rest too! Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

  • Katie
    Posted at 13:16h, 31 May Reply

    I love the free patterns and sometimes the ads… I love seeing new fabrics out there!

  • Katie
    Posted at 13:16h, 31 May Reply

    I like you on FB!

  • Klavers from MI
    Posted at 12:45h, 31 May Reply

    As a beginner I love everything how-to. I also enjoy artist biographies, I am always curious what got a creative mind to the current project or moment!

  • hafza
    Posted at 07:25h, 31 May Reply

    I am new to quilting …just started to learn last year. I never buy quilting magazines before, worry that I might not understand term being used for quilting as a beginner. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • robin
    Posted at 04:59h, 31 May Reply

    I do buy them, and love the great patterns and tips. And photos.

  • Liz, Quilt Adventurer
    Posted at 23:45h, 30 May Reply

    i don't buy quilting magazines a lot. when i do, it's for specific projects – baby quilts, christmas stuff, etc. this looks like a good one!

  • Rachel
    Posted at 21:20h, 30 May Reply

    Looks great! Will you also review Weeks Ringle & BIll Kerr's fabulous magazine, Modern Quilts Illustrated? I'm a fan. 🙂

  • Gill
    Posted at 17:53h, 30 May Reply

    I'm a happy follower!

  • Gill
    Posted at 17:53h, 30 May Reply

    This looks a fabulous magazine! I love new and modern projects, interviews with designers and plenty of pictures!

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 16:55h, 30 May Reply

    I love quilt mags for the projects, and if they're scrappy and full of color, all the better! I like the idea of this 7×9 size – it seems like it wouldn't be so floppy when I'm reading it.

  • Kate
    Posted at 16:51h, 30 May Reply

    I love the product reviews craftykate1(@)gmail(dot)com

  • Flaun of I Plead Quilty!
    Posted at 16:14h, 30 May Reply

    I'm a follower (of your blog).

  • Flaun of I Plead Quilty!
    Posted at 16:14h, 30 May Reply

    I'm all about the eye candy. Before I even read, I flip through books and magazines to look at all the pictures, then I might go back and read the words.

  • Ann
    Posted at 15:53h, 30 May Reply

    I do follow your blog.

  • Ann
    Posted at 15:53h, 30 May Reply

    I would like to check out this magazine. I seem too busy to browse quilting magazines but it might be fun summer pool reading.

  • hueisei
    Posted at 15:41h, 30 May Reply

    I'm a GFC follower

  • hueisei
    Posted at 15:40h, 30 May Reply

    I love projects ^^

  • Mike Pearson
    Posted at 15:33h, 30 May Reply

    I have to say, the projects are my favorite part, I am always looking for new ideas and I love following instructions sometimes so I don't have to think too much other than which fabric should I use.

  • Lee
    Posted at 14:08h, 30 May Reply

    I love the projects the most! thanks!

  • Njeri
    Posted at 08:22h, 30 May Reply

    I hardly buy quilting magazines. I get a lot my inspiration from the internet what with hundreds of inspiring blogs offering free tutorials, patterns and advice while in a magazine I will usually like one item or two.
    That said, I saw Amy and David on the cover and was interested in reading their story.

    Njeri
    cutekipepeo(at)gmail(dot)com

  • grapes and hearts
    Posted at 07:11h, 30 May Reply

    I like the beautiful photos best :o)) Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • Karrie S
    Posted at 06:28h, 30 May Reply

    I'm following on twitter

  • Karrie S
    Posted at 06:18h, 30 May Reply

    i liked you on facebook

  • Karrie S
    Posted at 06:18h, 30 May Reply

    i'm a new follower

  • Karrie S
    Posted at 06:18h, 30 May Reply

    I love looking at the the projects the most. Thanks for the chance to win

  • Mhairi
    Posted at 06:06h, 30 May Reply

    I love the projects and the interviews with designers talking about how they create their projects and where they get their ideas.

  • Tania
    Posted at 05:31h, 30 May Reply

    Hi, I love to look at the projects, and I also love to see quilter's studios or workspaces – always lots of inspiration!

  • Pile O Fabric
    Posted at 04:46h, 30 May Reply

    I am a new quilter and haven't gotten any magazines yet, I'd love to read this one though!

  • Carla G
    Posted at 03:45h, 30 May Reply

    I liked you on facebook – Carla Geates 🙂

  • Carla G
    Posted at 03:43h, 30 May Reply

    I'm a new follower of your blog via gfc! 🙂

  • Carla G
    Posted at 03:42h, 30 May Reply

    I rarely buy quilting magazines as they are sooo very expensive up here in Canada. So I read them at the library. I love the projects and the sewing rooms/organization ideas. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂

  • Lindsay Conner
    Posted at 02:42h, 30 May Reply

    I am a follower of your blog!

  • Sooli
    Posted at 00:19h, 30 May Reply

    If I'm not quilting I like to be reading about quilting so I like to browse quilting magazines. Then I stash them away for inspiration when I need a kickstart for a project.

  • Jennie P.
    Posted at 00:09h, 30 May Reply

    I'm following on twitter. 🙂

  • Jennie P.
    Posted at 00:07h, 30 May Reply

    I never really buy quilting magazines, but if I did, it would be for projects and tips!! Thanks for the chance!

  • Laura
    Posted at 00:01h, 30 May Reply

    I'm a follower!

  • Laura
    Posted at 00:00h, 30 May Reply

    I love the projects and how tos! And all the beautiful pictures!

  • Sallie
    Posted at 23:50h, 29 May Reply

    I like the quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lori
    Posted at 22:35h, 29 May Reply

    I love seeing pics of people's studios and seeing how they organize their areas. And of course patterns are always great too!

  • marci sinfisi
    Posted at 22:08h, 29 May Reply

    good photos are always my favorite part .) the inspire and encourage me to start a project!
    thank you

  • Seventh Sphere
    Posted at 21:14h, 29 May Reply

    I follow your blog via Google Reader.

  • Seventh Sphere
    Posted at 21:11h, 29 May Reply

    I like articles on colour combinations, including texture combinations too. I like to learn to make different blocks and tips on things like binding, choosing batting, etc. Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  • SewLindaAnn
    Posted at 20:45h, 29 May Reply

    I'm a new Follower, Just found your blog on the email from the giveaway posts.

  • SewLindaAnn
    Posted at 20:44h, 29 May Reply

    I'm just so surprised to hear that not everyone who reads blogs is a magazine hoarder like myself:) I love magazines, and curl up in bed with my latest to read. I like all parts, and some are much more different than others. I enjoy the projects, interviews, fabric previews, pictures, what people made.

  • JoyceLM
    Posted at 20:40h, 29 May Reply

    I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • JoyceLM
    Posted at 20:37h, 29 May Reply

    I subscribe to a number of quilt magazines & also buy them in the store. I read them cover to cover & even if there isn't a pattern I want to make, I get inspiration from the articles & the advertisements. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • quilt happy
    Posted at 20:20h, 29 May Reply

    i'm new so i just love quilting mag.

  • ELNM
    Posted at 19:55h, 29 May Reply

    I'm a new quilter, so I love any and all tips and information I can get. Thanks for the chance to win this magazine – it's new to me!

  • Terry@ iluvmybugs
    Posted at 19:44h, 29 May Reply

    I enjoy the projects and tips.

  • Ali M
    Posted at 19:30h, 29 May Reply

    I hate to say, I just ordered my first quilt magazine last night from FQS. What I am most looking forward to though are the tutorials and tips, I can't get enough of those!

  • Jenelle
    Posted at 19:17h, 29 May Reply

    I love to read about the studio spaces and creative processes of designers and quilters. The projects are also my favorite part. Thanks for the chance!

  • cpup40
    Posted at 18:54h, 29 May Reply

    I love free patterns, projects and tips most. I adore all the photos. Reviews of products are always helpful too.

    Thanks for a chance to win a copy!!

  • Alli
    Posted at 18:35h, 29 May Reply

    I love the projects and tips the most. Thanks for the chance to win! 🙂

  • Lisbeth
    Posted at 18:19h, 29 May Reply

    My favorite part of any craft magazine are always the patterns – so the ones that offer more of them (even if it's just for a smaller project or a single block) are my favorite. The Block Builder feature you mentioned sounds really neat!

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  • Laura
    Posted at 17:12h, 29 May Reply

    I love magazines for the projects. I get inspired by the photos and the yummy fabrics.

  • Dotvining@yahoo.com
    Posted at 15:59h, 29 May Reply

    I love the size of the magazine. So handy to take with me non doctor appts, etc.
    Dotvin

  • tubilinha tiacarminha
    Posted at 15:47h, 29 May Reply

    Eu gosto de tudo.Compro o que vejo em bancas,se aproveitar bem…se não,amém.As revistas de bancas são mais baratas que em livrarias.Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

  • tubilinha tiacarminha
    Posted at 15:44h, 29 May Reply
  • Margaret
    Posted at 15:38h, 29 May Reply

    I follow you in Google reader.

  • Margaret
    Posted at 15:37h, 29 May Reply

    I read all my magazines the same, I page through looking at all the pictures, then I go back through and read all the adds for new fabrics and then I go through again and read all the articles and instructions for the projects. And finally I mark those projects that I would like to do. So, it is like getting four magazines in one. I love most everything about quilt magazines.

  • Jennifer
    Posted at 15:36h, 29 May Reply

    I don't think I've ever bought a quilting magazine, so this would be my first!

  • Lisa Marie
    Posted at 15:33h, 29 May Reply

    I read all my quilting magazines cover to cover and most enjoy the projects.

  • Amy
    Posted at 15:14h, 29 May Reply

    I love flipping pages and soaking up the colours that flash by and the smell of the ink. I love being able to put a sticky note on my favourite project and when it is on the shelf I know exactly what is where because I write a header on the sticky note sticking up so it is easy to grab it and make it 🙂 Hmmm/… magazines.

  • Barbara
    Posted at 15:11h, 29 May Reply

    I like the projects.

  • cinzia
    Posted at 15:11h, 29 May Reply

    i am following you!

  • cinzia
    Posted at 15:10h, 29 May Reply

    i like the eye-candy! Lots to look at for inspiration. I like to see new and unique color combinations. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Allegory
    Posted at 14:48h, 29 May Reply

    I love quilt magazines for the projects. I always like to see the designs other quilters are coming up with and then make my own twist on it.

  • works4me
    Posted at 14:43h, 29 May Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love to look at the magazines for inspiration. I like to check out the projects ans see how I can make them my own.

  • rachael
    Posted at 13:49h, 29 May Reply

    i love the projects!! thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  • Adele
    Posted at 11:28h, 29 May Reply

    I love looking at the pictures for inspiration but also like informative articles and product reviews.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 11:14h, 29 May Reply

    I rarely buy a quilt magazine – but this one might be worth trying. I like the 7 x 9 format idea.

    Love reading your blog.

    Jan

  • Molly
    Posted at 10:42h, 29 May Reply

    I'm a follower via reader, facebook and twitter!

  • Molly
    Posted at 10:42h, 29 May Reply

    I really never buy quilting magazines anymore but do get the from the local library sometimes for the articles. I never really follow a pattern but use the pictures for inspiration.

  • YC
    Posted at 07:09h, 29 May Reply

    Also I've been stalking your blog since a certain swap 😉

  • YC
    Posted at 07:08h, 29 May Reply

    I like the pictures for inspiration… usually I don't need the project instructions. 🙂

  • Ethne
    Posted at 06:56h, 29 May Reply

    I love seeing how some quilters take a basic block and give it a modern/contemporary twist to create a quilt, and all too often I get some fantastic inspiration from the tiny advert or article photos for quilt projects

  • Michelle Hudak
    Posted at 04:52h, 29 May Reply

    I'm a follower with GFC
    shel704 at aol dot com

  • Michelle Hudak
    Posted at 04:52h, 29 May Reply

    I love getting free patterns in the magazines and I adore all the photos. Reviews of products are always helpful too.

    shel704 at aol dot com

  • Kelly Smith
    Posted at 04:10h, 29 May Reply

    I follow you on twitter @_livelovecreate

  • Kelly Smith
    Posted at 04:09h, 29 May Reply

    I look at the projects first to see if there is anything I like. I can't wait to see a more modern quilting magazine, I definitely do not like the traditional fabrics/ designs. Tips and tricks are always nice. I a still a beginner so those are very helpful to me!

  • B Greene
    Posted at 01:49h, 29 May Reply

    I am a new Twitter follower – thanks for the chance to win!

  • B Greene
    Posted at 01:49h, 29 May Reply

    Projects are my favorite of any crafting magazine – all else is gravy!!

  • Beached Librarian
    Posted at 01:06h, 29 May Reply

    I like the different ideas and how-to's. Though, as Clumsy Cloud mentioned, they can be bloody expensive, so I don't buy many. I do, however, enjoy browsing them regularly to see if there's one that's got a particularly nice collection of ideas (both in terms of patterns and colour combos).

  • Clumsy Chord
    Posted at 00:33h, 29 May Reply

    I almost never buy quilting magazines – I like looking at the pictures and all the projects, but I rarely want more than one or two things out of it (and they're so very, very expensive in Canada, I don't know about the US, but I could buy 2 magazines or 1 book, so my money tends to go to the book, if it's got stuff I want in it). Whenever I see something new to me, I always hope it'll be The One, the one with more than one worthwhile project, but I've not found it yet. It's bound to happen eventually, right? Maybe this'll be it.

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