• Houston: International Quilt Festival Scrapbook Pt. 1

      Festival is proving to be incredible...and incredibly boisterous. A blog entry sans words; I will add commentary to this post and previous posts as soon as I down a Zeus Juice and get more than four hours of sleep at night! (Check back soon if...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 30 Oct 2008
  • Long Beach Prep!

    Using this tutorial , I created this peasant blouse for Quilt Festival in Long Beach. In the next post, I will show this same blouse, surface designed and dyed!

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 20 Jul 2009
  • Basic Grey Charm Pack Winner!

    Congratulations to suzanne.david , the randomly selected winner of a charm pack of Basic Grey fabric! Suzanne, please email your mailing address to me at so I can send out your charm pack! This was the last giveaway that I have...

    Posted to Lindsey's Blog by lindsey.murray on 23 Dec 2010
  • Fabric Art with a Side of Pie

    There's no doubt about it: quilting, the holidays, and great food go hand-in-hand! So, with our favorite culinary delights in mind, we asked the contributing artists from this year's issue of Quilting Arts Gifts to share a favorite family recipe along with their fiber art expertise.


    Posted to Quilting Daily by Quilting Daily on 23 Aug 2011
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  • Quilt Artists’ Gifts Gone Wrong

    Most people I know are scurrying around trying to find the perfect gift, whether it's for Christmas, Hanukkah, or a December birthday (seems to be a lot of those).


    Posted to Quilting Daily by Quilting Daily on 30 Nov 2010
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  • Author Interview & a Blog Raffle!

       Above: Debbi Crane, Pokey Bolton, and Cheryl Prater at Make It University! at International Quilt Festival/ Chicago in 2007.   We have a very special guest with us today: Debbi Crane , co-author of MIXED MANIA: RECIPES FOR DELICIOUS...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Dec 2008
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  • I am actively seeking friends.

    Sometimes you just have to say it like it is. The statement comes out and then resonates. I spoke about this a bit in my last post, I told you of Shirley , who approached me at Open Studios and whose name tag indicated that she was from New York City...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 26 Oct 2009
  • Your favorite art quilting and collage artists. Survey says…

    In last Thursday’s post I posed the following question on the blog: If you could have a craft date with any artist, whom might you choose? The answers ran the gamut—from painters and musicians to creative embroiderers and art quilters.  Names that...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 9 Dec 2008
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  • My First Quilt Market!

    Last weekend I attended the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. This was my first Market experience, and I enjoyed every second of it. It was so great to meet face to face with people that I have communicated with solely through email...

    Posted to Lindsey's Blog by lindsey.murray on 18 May 2011
  • Houston: What A long, strange (and wonderful) trip it's been!

    What an amazing, beautiful, surreal, funny, busy time we had in Houston! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Make It University!(TM) I had every intention of blogging every day from the show floor. Ha ha, that's a good one. The laugh is...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Nov 2008
  • The zone.

    A famine, then a feast. That seems to be the way of life, I think. Just before Houston, I decided it was time to make a larger piece, based on the recent painting of a Wester Tanager in my journal and I set out. I printed in a flurry, with no true thought...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 13 Nov 2009
  • 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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  • Quilting Arts Comment-A-Thon

    Quilting Arts is kicking off our very first "Comment-A-Thon" in our forums . This week (Monday, June 6th -Friday, June 10th), we invite you to participate in the "Comment-A-Thon" by visiting the Quilting Arts Gallery and leaving positive...

    Posted to Ellen's Blog by ellen seeburger on 6 Jun 2011
  • Happy New Year! The Winner Is . . .

    Happy New Year, everyone! May 2012 bring peace, joy, love, and lots of quilting! The winner of the giveaway for my signed copy of The Best of Quilting Arts is . . . CC in WI Congratulations!

    Posted to Quilting Daily by Quilting Daily on 31 Dec 2011
  • The wonders

    I am back! While in Phoenix we stayed at a friends house. Upon entering her front door my guy noticed this mother and baby and it is a good thing I snapped a picture because the next day that li'l bird was fledged. Other great animals we saw? Bats...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 12 Aug 2009