• 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
  • In Thanks

    I’m simply overwhelmed with the outpouring of support I’ve gotten over the past week. Thanks everyone for the kind words on my father. I’ve been feeling a maelstrom of emotions: grief, of course, coupled with compassion for all of you dealing with cancer...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 9 Sep 2006
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  • Bye Dad...

    My father passed away yesterday; he died of lung cancer and died young (age 59). He got the diagnosis in late June and went very rapidly. I thought about whether or not it was appropriate for me to be posting something so personal on this blog, but decided...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Sep 2006
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  • Back from the UK!

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth last week at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. While I recover from a massive case of jetlag, I hope you enjoy some pictures... I was so thrilled to learn that Jean Littlejohn and Jan Beaney of...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Aug 2006
  • Fabric Collage Postcards and ATCs

    I just got the sweetest letter yesterday from a seven-year-old boy named Will. I met him this past spring in Chicago at Make It U! and I remember finding him staring up at the wall of fabric ATCs we had displayed. Eyes wide, mouth agape, and neck craned...

  • News!

    Fellow Artists, If you sent in ATCs for the blog swap I'm starting to mail mine back next week. If you did not get a Grant of Rights form from me via email for the ATC book please email me directly-- editorial@quiltingdaily.com and put "Grant...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 26 Jul 2006
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  • Scribbling away

    Time and time again I hear stories from friends and readers about creating art as a way of restoring inner calm, and it certainly holds true for me. I came back from my Phoenix trip only to learn that there was a grave family emergency on my hands and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Jul 2006
  • Summer Reads

    If you submitted ATCs for the blog swap in May, I’ll be sending mine to you in mid-July. So sorry it’s taken me a couple of months, but we’ve had a rather intense publishing schedule for both May and June. I also might have missed some people for the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Jun 2006
  • Alex Anderson Interview

    Something I forgot to mention... A few weeks ago while in Minneapolis for Quilt Market, Alex Anderson stopped by our booth to see if I’d like to be interviewed for her new Podcast feature on her website. Before I could answer, my husband, John responded...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Jun 2006
  • Quilt Market News & More

    It’s been an exciting and busy May for us at Quilting Arts headquarters. Not only do we have a lot of material going to press, but we also visited beautiful Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN for the Spring Quilt Market. I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 30 May 2006
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  • The first official blog swap

    I've been M.I.A. lately, simply because we have our hands in a lot of projects here at headquarters. One of our endeavors is pulling together artwork for a book on mixed-media ATCs. You heard it here first (well, unless you were in Chicago): Rockport...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 May 2006
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  • Inquiring Minds

    Are you dabbling? Have you been experimenting with a new technique or material (or mastering an old one)? Or maybe you're dreaming of creating something but haven't had time? What have you been up to? To keep (or jumpstart) those creative juices...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 21 Apr 2006
  • 2007 Calendar Contest Finalists

    Today's the day we posted the finalists on the Quilting Arts website , and we do it with mixed emotions. With more than 130 submissions, we were simply blown away this year, and the decision to narrow them down to the following was extremely difficult...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Apr 2006
  • Surfacing

    We returned from Chicago late Sunday night/ Monday morning, and three days later we’ve finally chiseled our tired, groggy selves off the floor. Thanks so much to everybody who joined us in Chicago last week. We were stunned by the sheer number of people...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Apr 2006
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