Blogs

  • Brief SAQA Conference/ Quilt National Recap

    I recently returned from the annual SAQA conference that took place in Athens, Ohio on the Ohio University campus, and what an incredible time! For those who are unfamiliar with SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) , it is the non-profit organization to...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 24 May 2009
  • Video Prompts Begin

    Video Prompts Begin! Hi everybody! Today I will begin our semi-weekly I2Q Video Prompt Challenge. Some basic yadayada. This video challenge speaks to making marks and motifs that can be used in future projects. These marks are your personal signature...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 21 May 2009
  • Announcing the 2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Winners!

    We said we'd announce the winners this Friday, but I'm heading out on the road again in a couple of days so I'm posting this a bit early (and via video format). Congrats to the winners and thanks to all of the finalists for sharing your art...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 May 2009
  • Pretty Purse Give Away

    Hello All. I know how much a give away can draw attention to a blog and as the Quilting Arts Community grows each day, more and more of you are coming to the site and finding the value in it. This is a place where we can met to exchange ideas, show each...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 15 May 2009
  • Cloth Paper Scissors "Skeleton" finalists revealed

    Congratulations! We would like the following artists to send their “Skeletons in Your Closet” mixed-media art to us by June 2 nd for consideration for publication. Please send your art to 23 Gleasondale Rd., Stow, MA 01775, if you use a carrier...

    Posted to Barb's Blog by Barbara Delaney on 13 May 2009
  • Texture by way of thread

    True to Melly fashion I am working on something that has bird feathers in it. I can't really say what I am making but figure I can show a small detail shot. It won't give away the house, so to speak. The interesting thing with this piece is the...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 12 May 2009
  • Down-Under Design

    When we feature artists' studios in S TUDIOS , we ask for a floor plan so readers can get a better idea of how the studio is laid out, the flow of work, etc. It's funny how many of these amazingly talented art quilters and mixed-media artists...

    Posted to In the Studio with Cate by Cate Prato on 12 May 2009
  • Just Keep Swimming

    I am working on this: This is a piece that I began as a project for my book, but that I it messed up and put it aside. Although I have been attending some knit groups, I have not felt inspired to knit. Instead, I bring sewing projects. I embroider, bead...

  • The 2010 Cloth Paper Scissors Calendar Artists are...

    With the help of attendees who voted at Make It University! at International Quilt Festival/Chicago, the following artists' work will grace the pages of the 2010 "Life is Like a Box of _______" calendar, available this summer. Congratulations...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 May 2009
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  • It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood.

    I love Mr. Rogers (present tense) Thought I might introduce you to my neighborhood. Here is some raw footage of my neighborhood. If you haven't been reading my other blog, every-single-day , you may not know that less than two months ago I moved from...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 6 May 2009
  • I spoke, sold and teach

    Last night I went to my Alma Matter, The Fashion Institute of Techology and gave a small talk to a silk painting class. The teacher was one of my favorites when I went to school there, Zsu Zsi Dalquist. Or at least I hope that is how you spell it. Zsu...

  • And the winners are...

    Thanks to everyone who responded to my last post. I love how our place is shaping up, and it's all thanks to you! The following people should email Diana Theriault with their full mailing address and she will send you a Bobbin Sidewinder (courtesy...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 5 May 2009
  • Some blog crushes.

    You know, we all surf around, sorta aimless, often to the same sites? I have been checking out some really notable sites lately and figured I would share some of them with you. These are blogs whose artwork really gets under my skin, makes me look forward...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 4 May 2009
  • And the winner is...

    Flutterbugartgirl! She was randomly chosen to win the first In the Studio with Cate giveaway. Please email me your address Flutterbugartgirl, and I will send your winnings out poste haste. Didn't win? Don't despair. I have another giveaway coming...

    Posted to In the Studio with Cate by Cate Prato on 4 May 2009
  • My 1st QA Community Giveaway!

    It is so thrilling to see so many people joining our QA Community. I hope you are finding your way around successfully, posting in the forums, and enjoying the various features of this site! We want to make this community the fun and engaging place for...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 May 2009