• Quilting Arts TV

    For me ringing in the New Year often means a cozy night curled on the couch, TV clicker in hand, watching a frost-bitten *** Clark countdown to midnight. However, this New Year’s is a little more thrilling… because that stroke of midnight means Quilting...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 31 Dec 2007
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  • Warm holiday wishes from all of us at Quilting Arts

    Whenever I'm in need of some holiday cheer, I pop " Love Actually " into the DVD player. I love the opening sentiment: "Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 21 Dec 2007
  • Handmade Show & Tell

    My, my...what a busy group of elves you've been this season. I was thrilled to receive so many emails with pictures of handmade gifts you've been making this year! Here's a sampling of ten gifts (randomly selected) that I hope will inspire...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 19 Dec 2007
  • Fa La La

    On Saturday night I found myself with a free evening (yeehaa!) and made a set of fabric coasters to give my mom for Christmas. I was inspired by Julie Hirota's article in Quilting Arts Gifts for fabric coasters and how Julie manipulates her photos...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 9 Dec 2007
  • Great Finds

    I love snowmen, particularly ones who get into the spirit of the holidays, and this one's complete with his very own party hat! Isn't he cute? Sue Pelletier, a local Massachusetts artist dropped him off at Quilting Arts last week as a gift. Sue...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 5 Dec 2007
  • Home and Hearth

    Meet Edgar, one of our furry children that we got from a shelter in Vermont many years ago. Edgar comes and goes when he pleases; he's a stealth little guy, a prankster too. In his days of youth, he reveled in depositing dead mice on the front door...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Nov 2007
  • Back from Houston

    I was away for a whopping eleven days for Quilt Market and Quilt Festival and in my absence Halloween came and went, the remnants of a hurricane whipped through Boston, and oh yeah baby... the Red Sox won the World Series! While I get my voice back and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Nov 2007
  • Four bits of news from Quilting Arts Headquarters

    1. Make It University! with Cloth Paper Scissors at International Quilt Festival is taking place in less than two weeks! If you can't come to the show (and we'll certainly miss you) you can still be a part of the fun if you send in some Fat Inchies...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Oct 2007
  • It's a Wrap!

    We just finished taping the first series of Quilting Arts for PBS, and I have a few more pictures to share with you... The queen of complex cloth, Jane Dunnewold. She'll appear in our very first episode and I'm feeling pretty lucky that she'll...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Sep 2007
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  • Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors is one month away!

    Just think: This could be you... On November 1, 2007 from 12:00-2:00 PM, I'll be holding a luncheon lecture entitled Surviving the Runway: The Ultimate Challenge with Cloth Paper Scissors at International Quilt Festival. It's not a lecture, exactly...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 28 Sep 2007
  • QA TV Becomes a Reality!

    We're mid-way through taping Quilting Arts TV so I thought it would be fun to share my journey with you thus far. Let the pictures do the talking... I had to chuckle when I boarded my flight to the taping and saw this on the back of the seat in front...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 12 Sep 2007
  • Oh the weather outside is delightful

    The calendar says the summer solstice will blessedly be upon us in a few days, but in Editorial Land, this can only mean one thing: How are those holiday issues shapin' up? Admittedly I'm still thawing out from last winter, but while I'm deadheading...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Jun 2007
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    Here at Quilting Arts headquarters, we have questions of great, worldly importance that only you, dear reader, can answer: 1. If you had your dream quilting television show (oh…say…one that was called "Quilting Arts"), what exactly would you...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 15 May 2007
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    I've been mum about something and it's just about killed me to have kept this secret for so long. Coming the end of December a brand new quilting show called "Quilting Arts TV" and hosted by yours truly will join the PBS programming...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 May 2007
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  • Back from Chicago and 2008 Calendar Finalists

    Above: Debbi Crane, Patricia (Pokey) Bolton, Cheryl Prater Thanks to everyone who came by MIU in Chicago last week! Between a flooded basement (came home to two feet of water) and a head cold, I'm just a tad beat, but I'm still laughing as I think...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 19 Apr 2007