Blogs

  • 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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  • Quilting Arts Happenings-Gifts and More

    I’ve finally come up for air! What a Quilting Arts summer it’s been—and we’re already well into October. The New England landscape is absolutely gorgeous with the fall colors. Here at QA headquarters, we’re busily working...

    Posted to Helen’s Blog by Helen Gregory on 7 Oct 2009
  • Feedback

    So, what did you think about the June/July issue of Quilting Arts Magazine? The art and artists we get to work with every issue are amazing. And this cover ; I love it! I find it very calming... It's the perfect issue to pack up and bring to the beach...

    Posted to Barb's Blog by Barbara Delaney on 10 Jun 2009
  • 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
  • Experiencing a Photo Shoot

    Last week I was at a photo shoot with Quilting Arts Editor Vivika DeNegre and Art Director Larissa Davis at the studio of photographer Larry Stein. What a fabulous experience! Larry, right, sits at the computer while Dan and Larissa style a shot in the...

  • What Quilters (and Their Kin) Wear for Halloween

    Susan Brubaker Knapp and I share something besides our love for creating fiber art. Our birthdays are side-by-side: mine is October 30 and hers is October 31. I can say--and I'm sure Susan agrees--that it's a lot of fun to have your birthday on or near Halloween. Everyone gets dressed up and there is a ton of candy!

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  • Houston 2009

    This is a difficult post to create because I forgot my camera in a store in Galveston Texas (it is being returned to me this week). So these photos are thanks to Jamie Fingal, Leslie Tucker Jennison and Sharon Hyll. Thanks gals! This is a photo of me...

    Posted to Melanie Testa’s Blog by MellyT on 22 Oct 2009
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  • 2009 Quilting Arts Calendar Finalists

    Okay, dear blog readers, it’s that time of year again to announce our Quilting Arts Calendar finalists. (I know it seems a little early to be thinking about 2009, but welcome to my world!) With this year’s theme, “Celebrating Home,” we received 243 entries...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Apr 2008
  • Starting off a Monday right! Winner announced...

    Are you feeling like a winner this Monday morning? Well, if you go by the handle "Sewingcyclist" congratulations! You, lucky person, not only won some fabrics hand-dyed and screened by Yours Truly, but a big ole' fat stack of Moda Fats!...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Jan 2010
  • QA TV Series 200 Sneak Peek

    We’ve started taping for Series 200 of QA TV and I thought to give you a special, behind-the-scenes sneak-peek at how we put this together. It all begins months in advance when Kathie Stull (owner/producer) and I discuss the themes for each episode. At...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Jan 2008
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  • An Embarissing Photo and a New Fabric Winner

    Since I never heard from the last winner of this cute stack of fabric squares, it’s time to select a new one. And to catch your attention, look what I had my mother track down. Remember the story from my earlier post about the pet snails my sister...

    Posted to Pippa's Blog by pippapatchwork on 18 Jun 2010
  • A Word on the Journal Quilt Project

    I've held such hope to enter the Journal Quilt Project since it's inception in 2003. I'm not alone. Every January the activity on the Quilt Art list surges as people like me who've never formally entered a show, are excited at the thought...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Mar 2006
  • Announcing the Kona Cotton Fat Quarter Winner!

    Last week, I asked you all what you love about patchwork in exchange for some fat quarters of my favorite Kona cottons. Thank you for all the wonderful responses ! Clearly, the patchwork fever is upon as all. The randomly selected winner is Karen Irvine...

    Posted to Pippa's Blog by pippapatchwork on 5 Nov 2010
  • 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
  • Behind the Scenes: What You Don’t See on ‘QATV’

    You may recall from a previous Quilting Daily blog post that the first day I taped an episode of "Quilting Arts TV" I was having a very bad hair day. This stemmed from the fact that I had forgotten my shampoo and had to wash my hair with a bar of hotel soap. This left the show hairstylist little choice but to apply a ton of product to make my hair behave somewhat reasonably.

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    Posted to Quilting Daily by Quilting Daily on 12 Oct 2010
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