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  • Back from Houston

    I was away for a whopping eleven days for Quilt Market and Quilt Festival and in my absence Halloween came and went, the remnants of a hurricane whipped through Boston, and oh yeah baby... the Red Sox won the World Series! While I get my voice back and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Nov 2007
  • Four bits of news from Quilting Arts Headquarters

    1. Make It University! with Cloth Paper Scissors at International Quilt Festival is taking place in less than two weeks! If you can't come to the show (and we'll certainly miss you) you can still be a part of the fun if you send in some Fat Inchies...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Oct 2007
  • It's a Wrap!

    We just finished taping the first series of Quilting Arts for PBS, and I have a few more pictures to share with you... The queen of complex cloth, Jane Dunnewold. She'll appear in our very first episode and I'm feeling pretty lucky that she'll...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Sep 2007
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  • Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors is one month away!

    Just think: This could be you... On November 1, 2007 from 12:00-2:00 PM, I'll be holding a luncheon lecture entitled Surviving the Runway: The Ultimate Challenge with Cloth Paper Scissors at International Quilt Festival. It's not a lecture, exactly...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 28 Sep 2007
  • QA TV Becomes a Reality!

    We're mid-way through taping Quilting Arts TV so I thought it would be fun to share my journey with you thus far. Let the pictures do the talking... I had to chuckle when I boarded my flight to the taping and saw this on the back of the seat in front...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 12 Sep 2007
  • Oh the weather outside is delightful

    The calendar says the summer solstice will blessedly be upon us in a few days, but in Editorial Land, this can only mean one thing: How are those holiday issues shapin' up? Admittedly I'm still thawing out from last winter, but while I'm deadheading...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Jun 2007
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    Here at Quilting Arts headquarters, we have questions of great, worldly importance that only you, dear reader, can answer: 1. If you had your dream quilting television show (oh…say…one that was called "Quilting Arts"), what exactly would you...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 15 May 2007
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    I've been mum about something and it's just about killed me to have kept this secret for so long. Coming the end of December a brand new quilting show called "Quilting Arts TV" and hosted by yours truly will join the PBS programming...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 May 2007
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  • 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
  • Studio News

    Wanted! If you have designed a studio space either in or outside of your home, and would like to share your space with the greater community, I'd love for you to tell me a little bit about your space . We're interested in stories about how you...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 3 Apr 2007
  • 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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  • Call for Art--Two Special Exhibits

    I wish I could explain my absence by saying I've been tossing back pomegranate margaritas on a Fiji beach, but alas, that remains a fantasy. Quick blog post to let all of you clever, creative people know that we're coordinating two additional...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Feb 2007
  • Interview with cover girl, Cheryl Prater

    Are you pulling your hair out, wondering what you could possibly get your mother-in-law for her birthday? Just ask Cheryl Prater, daughter-in-law extraordinaire. If you haven’t seen the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors yet, Cheryl’s shares...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Jan 2007
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    Okay, my heatgun-wielding, rotary-cutting lovelies, I have big news, but before I share, I want to tell a story: Back in the day when I was in sixth grade, my art teacher plopped a pile of colored felt, a bag of needles, and skeins of DMC floss on the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 6 Jan 2007
  • Happy New Year!

    And a blessed one I hope it will be for everyone. I don't have any new year's resolutions, except to make efforts to spend more time in my studio and less on the net. (My guess is this is a common goal for many of us.) After my father passed away...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 Jan 2007