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  • Home from QA TV Taping

    As they say in TV speak, it’s a wrap! All 13 episodes of our third season of QA TV have taped. Now the editing and captioning fairies will work their magic so that Series 300 will be ready to air nationwide starting December 26. I had wanted to give a...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 Sep 2008
  • QA TV: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Studio

    I landed in Cleveland this morning and as the tires hit the tarmac, I thought of doing a reckless thing: of not going directly to the QA TV studio set to drop off my supplies and hang my clothes, but rather stopping somewhere I have wanted to go for nearly...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 25 Aug 2008
  • Stitches and Steamers

    I'm in lock down prepping for next week's QA TV taping, but when I woke up Sunday to gorgeous, sunny, 80+-degree weather, I just had to lug my fabric and stitching supplies onto the front porch and throw on a swimsuit. (You can take the girl out...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Aug 2008
  • One more fabric winner and sneak peek of the guests for Quilting Arts TV Series 300

    My screen-printed fabric packs are cut, sorted, and ready to go! Goodbye my colorful calico and crepe de Chine lovelies, I hope your new owners put you to good use… I only received nine emails yesterday instead of 10 so I am drawing another winner. Congratulations...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Aug 2008
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  • Fabric Winners!

    I felt a little blessed this weekend to have had a beautiful Saturday afternoon all to myself. I dragged an 8' table onto my driveway and loaded it with piles of fabrics (cottons, organzas, and velvets) as well as stamps, stencils, printing inks and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Aug 2008
  • Quilting Arts GIFTS and a Fabric Giveaway

    I feel such a huge sense of elation, relief and utter joy; I want to jump up and down, dance around the office, or go run along the beach and holler into the breeze. Why am I so giddy? The Quilting Arts GIFTS issue officially went to press today. I'm...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Aug 2008
  • The Lowdown on Long Beach

    Artist Alisa Burke poses with a fan. For those of you who didn't come to International Quilt Festival/Long Beach and Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors, we sure missed you! Some pictures for you… Surviving the Runway Luncheon (Thursday...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 3 Aug 2008
  • Mixed-media Tea Party Challenge Results

    News flash! We have been steeped in challenge entries for our Cloth Paper Scissors Mixed-Media Tea Party challenge and invite the following artists to please send in their submissions to us as soon as possible. Many will be published; all will be displayed...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Jul 2008
  • Stash Winners, Current Projects, and 2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Contest Rules

    I want to send a heartfelt thanks to everyone who stepped up and answered my burning question. I am blown away by the sheer number of responses and in awe of all the diverse gadgetry you have in your stashes! And now what I really want to know is… when...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 24 Jun 2008
  • Dog Days of Summer and a Giveaway

    Did you know that not only is today the summer solstice but equally momentous is the fact that it's National Take Your Dog to Work Day ? We, at Quilting Arts have truly gone to the dogs. Today we have four of man's best friends here sniffing around...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Jun 2008
  • Thermofax Screen Printing

    A sample of my hand-dyed and screen-printed fabrics. What would you do if you had a month off and could do any one activity? If I could take this kind of time, I'd scamper off to some secret destination (preferably a small creekside cottage in Sedona...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Jun 2008
  • Breaking News! New STUDIOS issue

    You are hearing it here first! Due to the reception of our first STUDIOS issue we are publishing a second edition, which will be available this October. I am really so thrilled to share this news with you. Cate Prato, our features editor, will be Editor...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 30 May 2008
  • I’ve been tagged, News for ATC Trade at International Quilt Festival/Long Beach, and a Fat Quarter Giveaway!

    Art quilter Mary Stori tagged me earlier this spring and as I just enjoyed a three-day weekend, I had a little time on my hands to finally put to paper a few bits about me. (And if you want to skip all that and jump to Quilt/ Collage news and the Fat...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 May 2008
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  • There’s No Place Like Home––Announcing the Quilting Arts 2009 Calendar Winners

    "Window into Home 2" by Natalya Aikens We said we’d publicize the 2009 Quilting Arts “Celebrate Home” Calendar winners on May 23, but hey, the decision has been made so why keep mum about it? (Plus we want to display the winning quilts at Quilt...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 May 2008
  • Why The Sopranos Quilt Didn't Get Made

    As my friends know all too well, I am slightly obsessed with HBO's The Sopranos , and inspired by a recent call for entries for an upcoming show in Long Beach , I came darn close to formally entering an art quilt dedicated to my Jersey boys. But there...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 May 2008
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