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January 2009 - Pokey

  • 100th Blog Post & Happy New Year!

    Not only are we celebrating a new year, but also coincidentally this is our 100th post here on the Quilting Arts blog! I never thought I’d have the perseverance to make it to 100 blog entries.  Case in point: the fact that I have one diary I got...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Jan 2009
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  • Late Breaking News: International Quilt Association's "Celebrate Spring!"

    The Iceman (has) cometh,  now please go-eth... Above: View of my driveway from my garage. Raise your hand if you: • Have been generally freezing the last two months and can't get warm • Have pulled your back out shoveling snow • And have cracked...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 12 Jan 2009
  • Quilting Arts Sneak Peek

    Want to see a sneak peek of the cover for the February/March issue of Quilting Arts (on sale February 3rd)? This art quilt is by Kathy York (who some may remember from this particular Saturday night event ). Doesn't it make you wish for spring? Kathy...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Jan 2009
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  • You Made What?! An Interview with Mixed-media Artists Opie and Linda O'Brien

      With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, are you beginning to fret over what to get your loved one? Forget about a sappy Hallmark card, an overpriced bouquet of roses, or a stale box of chocolates. Take a lesson from soul mates Linda and Opie...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Jan 2009
  • Winners in the New Year!

    Congratulations to following 10 people for winning the first QA Blog fabric raffle for 2009! Thanks to everyone for posting your resolutions, goals, and good wishes for the New Year. We loved reading what you all aspire to accomplish by the end of the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 6 Jan 2009
  • Are quilters also closet Bubba fans?

    If you have received your February/March edition of Quilting Arts Magazine, you might have caught my interview with Jay McCarroll, Season #1 winner of "Project Runway." Well, I received the following email from Amazon this morning: Dear Amazon...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 28 Jan 2009
  • Our Patchwork Heritage

    This just in... "Treasure Map" by Susan Shie PRESIDENT OBAMA: A CELEBRATION IN ART QUILTS February 9-March 5, 2009 Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 6-9 pm. Cafritz Foundation Arts Center Montgomery College 930 King Street Silver Spring...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Jan 2009