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13 Dec 2006

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 addicted to making these coffee cuffs for holiday gifts.)

The three lucky winners who will be receiving a set of Quilting Arts Magazine Back Issues 2-6 are:

Melinda Beveridge

Shelley Gaines

Sue Banman Sileci


In other news, tonight we're hosting our annual Quilting Arts LLC staff Christmas party in my in-laws'  barn. Sounds a bit rustic, but it's a beautiful place and has a warm and inviting function room where people can gather and enjoy one another's company.The barn holds a lot of history for Quilting Arts.  Years ago when I got it in my head to start a magazine but couldn't afford office space, they took pity on me and let me set up a computer and a phone line there. So it's rather fitting that the barn has become the place where our staff gathers annually to celebrate the spirit of the holidays. And of course my in-laws are our guests of honor tonight!

Cheers everyone,


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susan barker wrote
on 14 Dec 2006 3:42 PM
Merry Christmas, Pokey and everyone at Quilting Arts! I have got the coffee cup cuff bug too! Made a few and gave then all away to quilting friends at my local guild's christmas "do" on Tuesday, but did manage to take a few pictures of some of the ones that I did. Photos on my blog at
Donna Funnell wrote
on 1 Jan 2007 4:30 PM
Happy New Year Pokey, I was excited to receive my Christmas order from Q'Arts just after Christmas. I have been immersing myself in making coffee cuffs ( a real hit with my friends who all drink Tim Horton's coffee here in Canada), sweet beads, flowers and weaving fabric in rug canvas. I highly recommend Fabric Leftovers for those fibre artists that like to experiment with small projects. I also loved the books, Landscapes in Contemporary Quilts and Creative Quilting, Journal Quilts.Inspirational books are always the best presents, even if I ordered them myself!!! I want to tell you that the 22 Quilting Arts Calendars that I ordered were a hit with friends and family. I gave them away for birthdays or Christmas Gifts. Each of my fellow artists in Fibre Art Studios now has one hanging in their studio! The most memorable event in my art career this year was the publication of my quilt in the 2007 Calendar. I think I was also a very enthusiastic sales person as well, I told everyone about the calendar: at Guild meetings, quilt shops, on line and to anyone who would listen. Quilting Arts magazine has certainly changed my artistic life. I so look forward to more issues a year. A sincere thank you Patricia, and to all the staff of Quilting Arts magazine. Warmly, Donna