Google Reader will be extinct soon! I'm so sad to hear that, as I love to have all of my "stuff" (i.e. blog, reader, email, calendar, etc) in one place, and I'm a big fan of most google products.
A techy friend recommended The Old Reader as a replacement, and I really like it so far. It looks and operates much like google reader (which I guess is the point, ha!). You can import your subscriptions from google reader, although it does take a few more steps than some of the other readers that I've seen. Adding new subscriptions is very easy though!
I've also see bloglovin mentioned by quite a few bloggers.
If you prefer that, you can Follow my blog with Bloglovin
Let me know if you find a solution that you like more than either of these!
And in quilty news, we had some nice sunshine today, so I was able to snap pictures of a few new quilts! I'll try to find time to share them soon!