• 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
  • Studio News

    Wanted! If you have designed a studio space either in or outside of your home, and would like to share your space with the greater community, I'd love for you to tell me a little bit about your space . We're interested in stories about how you...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 3 Apr 2007
  • Odds and Ends

    Almost here! 1000 Artist Trading Cards is not available until next month, but I got my advanced copy a short while ago. What I love most about this gallery-style book is that these ATCs bridge both the art quilt and collage worlds. Lots of styles, themes...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Mar 2007
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  • Call for Art--Two Special Exhibits

    I wish I could explain my absence by saying I've been tossing back pomegranate margaritas on a Fiji beach, but alas, that remains a fantasy. Quick blog post to let all of you clever, creative people know that we're coordinating two additional...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Feb 2007
  • Interview with cover girl, Cheryl Prater

    Are you pulling your hair out, wondering what you could possibly get your mother-in-law for her birthday? Just ask Cheryl Prater, daughter-in-law extraordinaire. If you haven’t seen the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors yet, Cheryl’s shares...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Jan 2007
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    Okay, my heatgun-wielding, rotary-cutting lovelies, I have big news, but before I share, I want to tell a story: Back in the day when I was in sixth grade, my art teacher plopped a pile of colored felt, a bag of needles, and skeins of DMC floss on the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 6 Jan 2007
  • Happy New Year!

    And a blessed one I hope it will be for everyone. I don't have any new year's resolutions, except to make efforts to spend more time in my studio and less on the net. (My guess is this is a common goal for many of us.) After my father passed away...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 Jan 2007
  • QA Raffle Winners

    A big round of applause to every single one of you beautiful people who donated funds to Teens Alone ! In thanks to those who sent money, you'll be getting a handmade coffee cuff (as seen in the latest Quilting Arts ) by Yours Truly. (I admit I'm...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Dec 2006
  • 2007 Calendar, Teens Alone, and a Rare Raffle Opportunity

    'Tis the season for giving, and have we got a special deal for you right now––buy a 2007 Quilting Arts Calendar and get a 2006 Calendar for free! And if that's not reason enough, here's another: Quilting Arts, LLC, donates $1 for every calendar...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Dec 2006
  • Fabric Journal & More Blog Challenge Results

    Congratulations to the following five for winning a free one-year subscription: Terri Stegmiller Sandra Spagnuolo Carol Wiebe Sue Bleiweiss Joanna van Ritbergen In thanks to everyone who emailed me their thoughts on inspiring artists and works, I thought...

  • News flash!

    Thanks to reader support over the years, starting in 2007, both Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors will be going to a six-issue publication schedule. Here's how the publishing schedules break down: Quilting Arts Magazine February/March...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 10 Nov 2006