Free EBooks



Blog Archive List


  • 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
  • Recap of International Quilt Festival/Chicago

    International Quilt Festival/Chicago was such a blast––a heartfelt thanks to everyone who visited and participated in Make It University!(TM) with Cloth Paper Scissors. The area buzzed with energy, creativity, and laughs the entire weekend, thanks to...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 15 Apr 2008
  • Opportunities Knock

    Wanted! We have some very exciting publicity and publishing opportunities that I wanted you, dear blog reader, to find out about first. (Many of these aren’t even on the submissions pages yet on our website.) Go Green Quilt by Frances Holliday Alford...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Mar 2008
  • Artwork in my studio

    It’s here, it’s here! The Studios issue has just arrived in our offices and oh my… I think it came out rather nicely. I hope you think so, too. In my extreme makeover article, I mention that I will share some of the artwork in my studio on our website...

  • True Colors Mixed-Media Quilt Exhibit

    "Illustrated Document No. 1" by Judy Coates Perez Last year we issued a challenge to readers of Cloth Paper Scissors® , asking them to make a mixed-media paper quilt that incorporates a color or colors that reveal the true you. It's always...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Mar 2008
  • Studio Space

    For all of you Project Runway fanatics, you may have been surprised by the size of Christian Siriano's studio when Tim Gunn paid him a visit on last week's episode. Upon seeing Christian's cramped space, Tim said, "Wow, you really know...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Feb 2008
  • QA TV Series 200 Taping Complete

    The winner of the award of Guests Traveling the Farthest for the Series 200 QA TV Taping goes to... The Kemshalls! For those unfamiliar with this dynamic mother-daughter team, Linda (beautiful mother) and Laura (adorable daughter who's only 29!) hail...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 5 Feb 2008
    Filed under:
  • 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
    Filed under:
  • <Blank>1

    Apologies for the two-week absence, but I have been bowled over by a few important deadlines this month and I’ve also managed to catch the flu (no fun). While I sip chicken broth, huddled under my great grandmother’s quilt, I thought to share some happenings...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Jan 2008
    Filed under: ,
  • Quilting Arts TV

    For me ringing in the New Year often means a cozy night curled on the couch, TV clicker in hand, watching a frost-bitten *** Clark countdown to midnight. However, this New Year’s is a little more thrilling… because that stroke of midnight means Quilting...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 31 Dec 2007
    Filed under:
  • Warm holiday wishes from all of us at Quilting Arts

    Whenever I'm in need of some holiday cheer, I pop " Love Actually " into the DVD player. I love the opening sentiment: "Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 21 Dec 2007
  • Handmade Show & Tell

    My, my...what a busy group of elves you've been this season. I was thrilled to receive so many emails with pictures of handmade gifts you've been making this year! Here's a sampling of ten gifts (randomly selected) that I hope will inspire...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 19 Dec 2007
  • Fa La La

    On Saturday night I found myself with a free evening (yeehaa!) and made a set of fabric coasters to give my mom for Christmas. I was inspired by Julie Hirota's article in Quilting Arts Gifts for fabric coasters and how Julie manipulates her photos...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 9 Dec 2007
  • Great Finds

    I love snowmen, particularly ones who get into the spirit of the holidays, and this one's complete with his very own party hat! Isn't he cute? Sue Pelletier, a local Massachusetts artist dropped him off at Quilting Arts last week as a gift. Sue...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 5 Dec 2007
  • Home and Hearth

    Meet Edgar, one of our furry children that we got from a shelter in Vermont many years ago. Edgar comes and goes when he pleases; he's a stealth little guy, a prankster too. In his days of youth, he reveled in depositing dead mice on the front door...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Nov 2007