• Quilting Arts TV Series 400 Taping Pt. II

    Quilting Arts TV taping for Series 400 has officially completed, and over the course of this week I will be posting photos and short videos to give you a flavor of what transpired on and off camera. I have more than 200 pictures and I'll also be loading...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 Mar 2009
  • Behind the Scenes at Quilting Arts TV

    I'm still here taping Quilting Arts TV, and I thought it might be fun to show you some behind-the-scenes video of Quilting Arts TV. See what *really* happens on the set: We all have an ear worm in the green room and Jay McCarroll leads us in song...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Feb 2009
  • Bernina and Quilting Arts TV!

    I have kept mum about this for months but I can finally rip the duct tape off of my mouth and spill the news: Bernina is now the sewing machine sponsor of Quilting Arts TV! I have been a fan of Bernina and their sewing machines since Day One of Quilting...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 26 Feb 2009
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  • An Editor Spoof, Update on Reader Challenges, and Happy Valentine's Day!

    Here's an update on our reader challenges with a little bit of humor thrown in. Love the face I'm making in this frozen YouTube shot: Wishing you a Happy Valentine's Day!

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Feb 2009
  • SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) Update!

    Please note: These exciting workshops are open to non-SAQA members! Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) will be presenting 6 exciting 3-day workshops May 18-20, 2009 in Athens, Ohio. The 3-day workshops are open to all artists - you don't have to be...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Feb 2009
  • Upcoming QA TV Series 400 Taping

    We tape Quilting Arts TV Series 400 in just a couple of weeks, and I thought it might be fun to tell you who some of the guests will be this next season. (And this isn't the full list, just some I can remember off the top of my head!) Frieda Anderson...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Feb 2009
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  • Sneak Peek at a Special Quilting Arts Rock On! Art Quilt Entry

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Feb 2009
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  • Cloth Paper Scissors "Play On Words" Reader Challenge

    Today's the big day! I'm not talking about Groundhog Day (and please join me in cursing that over-sized, toothy rodent who dared to see his shadow this morning).No, I'm talking about the announcement date for the finalists for our Cloth Paper...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 Feb 2009
  • Are quilters also closet Bubba fans?

    If you have received your February/March edition of Quilting Arts Magazine, you might have caught my interview with Jay McCarroll, Season #1 winner of "Project Runway." Well, I received the following email from Amazon this morning: Dear Amazon...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 28 Jan 2009
  • Our Patchwork Heritage

    This just in... "Treasure Map" by Susan Shie PRESIDENT OBAMA: A CELEBRATION IN ART QUILTS February 9-March 5, 2009 Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 6-9 pm. Cafritz Foundation Arts Center Montgomery College 930 King Street Silver Spring...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Jan 2009
  • You Made What?! An Interview with Mixed-media Artists Opie and Linda O'Brien

      With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, are you beginning to fret over what to get your loved one? Forget about a sappy Hallmark card, an overpriced bouquet of roses, or a stale box of chocolates. Take a lesson from soul mates Linda and Opie...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Jan 2009
  • Late Breaking News: International Quilt Association's "Celebrate Spring!"

    The Iceman (has) cometh,  now please go-eth... Above: View of my driveway from my garage. Raise your hand if you: • Have been generally freezing the last two months and can't get warm • Have pulled your back out shoveling snow • And have cracked...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 12 Jan 2009
  • Quilting Arts Sneak Peek

    Want to see a sneak peek of the cover for the February/March issue of Quilting Arts (on sale February 3rd)? This art quilt is by Kathy York (who some may remember from this particular Saturday night event ). Doesn't it make you wish for spring? Kathy...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Jan 2009
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  • Winners in the New Year!

    Congratulations to following 10 people for winning the first QA Blog fabric raffle for 2009! Thanks to everyone for posting your resolutions, goals, and good wishes for the New Year. We loved reading what you all aspire to accomplish by the end of the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 6 Jan 2009
  • 100th Blog Post & Happy New Year!

    Not only are we celebrating a new year, but also coincidentally this is our 100th post here on the Quilting Arts blog! I never thought I’d have the perseverance to make it to 100 blog entries.  Case in point: the fact that I have one diary I got...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Jan 2009
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