• 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
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    I'm home in body but not in brain, so let the pictures of International Quilt Festival in Houston do the talking! See those relaxed, confident smiles on Virginia and Nancy's faces? Just the night before, they counted the loot from the FFAC postcards...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Nov 2006
  • Seven days until Houston!

    Now the countdown really begins--one week until the Houston festivities commence! Quilting Arts Magazine/Cloth Paper Scissors® are taking out four booths in the Make It University section (right smack in the middle of the vendor area) and we are planning...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 24 Oct 2006
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  • Countdown to MIU--Houston!

    Make It University/Make It U! will be making its debut in Houston this fall November 2 - 5 at the International Quilt Festival, and I just launched the webpage with the schedule of workshops and events . I'll be updating it weekly (at the very minimum...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Sep 2006
  • Interview with Debbi Crane

    Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (code for cyberspace) a lonely, art-starved editor thought to free herself from her type-filled, copyediting, desk-chained days by hosting an ATC blog swap. Soon, news of the blog swap spread like spilled walnut...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 22 Sep 2006
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  • Inspired

    We enjoyed beautiful, Indian summer weather this past weekend, and I took a photo break Sunday afternoon to capture some images of my bucolic little town where I work and live: Stow, Massachusetts. When mishaps from the Big Dig aren't backing things...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Sep 2006