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  • Rock On! Art Quilt Update and a Holiday Freebie!

    For all of us who survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, I hereby offer you Totally Free Tuesday! Well, at least a free offer from me in the form of a Christmas tree skirt article. Click on the image below  to download a piece I...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Dec 2008
  • Quilting Arts Pays a Thanksgiving Tribute to Sally Murray

      It’s Thanksgiving Eve here at Quilting Arts / Cloth Paper Scissors Headquarters, and man, are we ever thankful! We have jobs we love, we work with talented and fun people, we get to see fabulous art every day, and when we’re not panicked to meet...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 26 Nov 2008
  • Special Quilting Arts & Cloth Paper Scissors News for 2009

    Some news that I can at long last share with you...    Ready to get floored? Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS is going to a four-issue publication schedule in 2009! Cate Prato will be at the helm as Editor for this magazine, so if you have a studio...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 24 Nov 2008
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  • Humor in Hard Times

    Since the economy is on all of our minds lately, I interrupt our regularly scheduled art quilt blogcast to share some humor with you: The fact that I woke up this morning and it was 18 degrees outside.   18 degrees…in November!  The mail that...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 21 Nov 2008
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  • A Solid Gold Weekend & Free Quilted Jacket Pattern For Your Pooch

    This past Saturday afternoon I realized I was critically low on black and white screen-printing paint, so I hightailed it to one of my favorite places on the planet:   *** Blick. Ooh la la...this place makes my heart beat nearly as fast as sifting...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Nov 2008
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  • Rock On! Art Quilt Update

    OK, my boogie-loving, head-thrashing, air-guitar-playing quilters, how are those Rock On! art quilts comin ''? T minus 10 weeks until the due date, so I hope you're jammin' and quiltin' the night away. We've gotten a handful of...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Nov 2008
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  • Announcing the Winners of the Quilting Arts Book and Stash of Fabrics!

    I want to thank everybody so much for your in-depth responses to my questions about winter woes and planning a three-day art quilt retreat at my house. I was amazed at how long and thoughtful those responses were!  What many of you said:  Coping...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Nov 2008
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  • Today's the day! SAQA Reverse Auction and Close of Giveaway

    Here’s a good way to start the workweek: Want to buy an art quilt? Today the reverse auction commences to benefit SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). I am on the SAQA Board and I can tell you this is a very organized, forward-thinking organization supporting...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 10 Nov 2008
  • Post-partum Quilt Show Disorder & a Giveaway!

    Ever since I returned home from Houston, I've been suffering from what I dub PPQSD: post-partum quilt show disorder. I'm home from the show I look forward to most every year, and now I'm back in my sleepy, bucolic town of Stow, MA. Quilt show...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Nov 2008
  • Houston: What A long, strange (and wonderful) trip it's been!

    What an amazing, beautiful, surreal, funny, busy time we had in Houston! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Make It University!(TM) I had every intention of blogging every day from the show floor. Ha ha, that's a good one. The laugh is...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Nov 2008
  • Houston: International Quilt Festival Scrapbook Pt. 1

      Festival is proving to be incredible...and incredibly boisterous. A blog entry sans words; I will add commentary to this post and previous posts as soon as I down a Zeus Juice and get more than four hours of sleep at night! (Check back soon if...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 30 Oct 2008
  • Houston Day 2 - 3

    The fun continues... Caroline Devoy & Co. who have some scrumptious fabrics out with Michael Miller... See what I mean? I want to thank all of the companies in our industry for making yummy products that will attract the next generation of quilters...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Oct 2008
  • Houston. And so it begins...

    Blog woes: I apologize for not posting over the weekend. If anyone has a Typepad account, you may know they're having lots of technical problems this month as they switch to a new server. I'm praying to the blog gods that they get this fixed soon...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Oct 2008
  • Talkin' Turkey (From Photo to Mini Quilt)

    The other morning while putting on a pot of jo', I spotted this surprising sight out of my kitchen window: Twelve hours later, same skyline: And the following morning when I tried to go to work: A gaggle of wild turkeys on my street stopped me in...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Oct 2008
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  • Stitch, Fall 2008

    ON THE COVER: Asymmetrical Folds skirt features Sew Eco Elaine Lipson Organic + sustainable fabrics = lasting beauty Handsewing Revolution Marlene Blessing Natalie Chanin from Alabama Chanin: style and stitch visionary projects Gifted 10 luxurious fabric...

    Posted to Issues by stitch magazine on 20 Oct 2008
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