Blogs

  • Harvest Time At Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors

    **Please note there is a 10/1/08 update in the post below... Studios is here! In case you hadn't heard the news, the new Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS issue is now available! It is absolutely gorgeous (thanks to the hard work of editor Cate Prato and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Sep 2008
  • Fabric Stash Giveaway Part II

    Thanks so much to everyone who sent Barbara your favorite art book titles and answered my Snooze or Cruise vacation question from my previous entry. Some of your responses were hilarious! This past vacation I had intended to only be a cruiser, but alas...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 26 Sep 2008
  • How well do you know your editor? A two-part giveaway!

    This is the first of two blog entries where you, cherished blog reader, have the opportunity to receive a fat (and I mean FAT) stash of stenciled, screened, and stamped papers and hand-dyed fabrics. I will be giving 15 of these stashes away. Challenge...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Sep 2008
  • Collage & Quilt Opportunities Abound (and Meet the Joneses)

    Virginia Spiegel’s e-newsletter popped into my in-box earlier this week, letting me know that another Collage Mania auction to raise funds for the American Cancer Society will be taking place. Virginia’s efforts to raise funds and rally artists for ACS...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Sep 2008
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  • Home from QA TV Taping

    As they say in TV speak, it’s a wrap! All 13 episodes of our third season of QA TV have taped. Now the editing and captioning fairies will work their magic so that Series 300 will be ready to air nationwide starting December 26. I had wanted to give a...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 Sep 2008
  • QA TV: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Studio

    I landed in Cleveland this morning and as the tires hit the tarmac, I thought of doing a reckless thing: of not going directly to the QA TV studio set to drop off my supplies and hang my clothes, but rather stopping somewhere I have wanted to go for nearly...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 25 Aug 2008
  • Stitches and Steamers

    I'm in lock down prepping for next week's QA TV taping, but when I woke up Sunday to gorgeous, sunny, 80+-degree weather, I just had to lug my fabric and stitching supplies onto the front porch and throw on a swimsuit. (You can take the girl out...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Aug 2008
  • One more fabric winner and sneak peek of the guests for Quilting Arts TV Series 300

    My screen-printed fabric packs are cut, sorted, and ready to go! Goodbye my colorful calico and crepe de Chine lovelies, I hope your new owners put you to good use… I only received nine emails yesterday instead of 10 so I am drawing another winner. Congratulations...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Aug 2008
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  • Fabric Winners!

    I felt a little blessed this weekend to have had a beautiful Saturday afternoon all to myself. I dragged an 8' table onto my driveway and loaded it with piles of fabrics (cottons, organzas, and velvets) as well as stamps, stencils, printing inks and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Aug 2008
  • Quilting Arts GIFTS and a Fabric Giveaway

    I feel such a huge sense of elation, relief and utter joy; I want to jump up and down, dance around the office, or go run along the beach and holler into the breeze. Why am I so giddy? The Quilting Arts GIFTS issue officially went to press today. I'm...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Aug 2008
  • The Lowdown on Long Beach

    Artist Alisa Burke poses with a fan. For those of you who didn't come to International Quilt Festival/Long Beach and Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors, we sure missed you! Some pictures for you… Surviving the Runway Luncheon (Thursday...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 3 Aug 2008
  • Mixed-media Tea Party Challenge Results

    News flash! We have been steeped in challenge entries for our Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed-Media Tea Party challenge and invite the following artists to please send in their submissions to us as soon as possible. Many will be published; all will be displayed...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Jul 2008
  • Stash Winners, Current Projects, and 2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Contest Rules

    I want to send a heartfelt thanks to everyone who stepped up and answered my burning question. I am blown away by the sheer number of responses and in awe of all the diverse gadgetry you have in your stashes! And now what I really want to know is… when...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 24 Jun 2008
  • Dog Days of Summer and a Giveaway

    Did you know that not only is today the summer solstice but equally momentous is the fact that it's National Take Your Dog to Work Day ? We, at Quilting Arts have truly gone to the dogs. Today we have four of man's best friends here sniffing around...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Jun 2008
  • Thermofax Screen Printing

    A sample of my hand-dyed and screen-printed fabrics. What would you do if you had a month off and could do any one activity? If I could take this kind of time, I'd scamper off to some secret destination (preferably a small creekside cottage in Sedona...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Jun 2008