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  • QA Raffle Winners

    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...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Dec 2006
  • 2007 Calendar, Teens Alone, and a Rare Raffle Opportunity

    'Tis the season for giving, and have we got a special deal for you right now––buy a 2007 Quilting Arts Calendar and get a 2006 Calendar for free! And if that's not reason enough, here's another: Quilting Arts, LLC, donates $1 for every calendar...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Dec 2006
  • Fabric Journal & More Blog Challenge Results

    Congratulations to the following five for winning a free one-year subscription: Terri Stegmiller Sandra Spagnuolo Carol Wiebe Sue Bleiweiss Joanna van Ritbergen In thanks to everyone who emailed me their thoughts on inspiring artists and works, I thought...

  • News flash!

    Thanks to reader support over the years, starting in 2007, both Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors will be going to a six-issue publication schedule. Here's how the publishing schedules break down: Quilting Arts Magazine February/March...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 10 Nov 2006
  • <Blank>5

    I'm home in body but not in brain, so let the pictures of International Quilt Festival in Houston do the talking! See those relaxed, confident smiles on Virginia and Nancy's faces? Just the night before, they counted the loot from the FFAC postcards...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Nov 2006
  • Seven days until Houston!

    Now the countdown really begins--one week until the Houston festivities commence! Quilting Arts Magazine/Cloth Paper Scissors® are taking out four booths in the Make It University section (right smack in the middle of the vendor area) and we are planning...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 24 Oct 2006
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  • Countdown to MIU--Houston!

    Make It University/Make It U! will be making its debut in Houston this fall November 2 - 5 at the International Quilt Festival, and I just launched the webpage with the schedule of workshops and events . I'll be updating it weekly (at the very minimum...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Sep 2006
  • Interview with Debbi Crane

    Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (code for cyberspace) a lonely, art-starved editor thought to free herself from her type-filled, copyediting, desk-chained days by hosting an ATC blog swap. Soon, news of the blog swap spread like spilled walnut...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 22 Sep 2006
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  • Inspired

    We enjoyed beautiful, Indian summer weather this past weekend, and I took a photo break Sunday afternoon to capture some images of my bucolic little town where I work and live: Stow, Massachusetts. When mishaps from the Big Dig aren't backing things...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Sep 2006
  • In Thanks

    I’m simply overwhelmed with the outpouring of support I’ve gotten over the past week. Thanks everyone for the kind words on my father. I’ve been feeling a maelstrom of emotions: grief, of course, coupled with compassion for all of you dealing with cancer...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 9 Sep 2006
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  • Bye Dad...

    My father passed away yesterday; he died of lung cancer and died young (age 59). He got the diagnosis in late June and went very rapidly. I thought about whether or not it was appropriate for me to be posting something so personal on this blog, but decided...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Sep 2006
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  • Back from the UK!

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by our booth last week at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, England. While I recover from a massive case of jetlag, I hope you enjoy some pictures... I was so thrilled to learn that Jean Littlejohn and Jan Beaney of...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Aug 2006
  • Fabric Collage Postcards and ATCs

    I just got the sweetest letter yesterday from a seven-year-old boy named Will. I met him this past spring in Chicago at Make It U! and I remember finding him staring up at the wall of fabric ATCs we had displayed. Eyes wide, mouth agape, and neck craned...

  • News!

    Fellow Artists, If you sent in ATCs for the blog swap I'm starting to mail mine back next week. If you did not get a Grant of Rights form from me via email for the ATC book please email me directly-- and put "Grant...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 26 Jul 2006
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  • Scribbling away

    Time and time again I hear stories from friends and readers about creating art as a way of restoring inner calm, and it certainly holds true for me. I came back from my Phoenix trip only to learn that there was a grave family emergency on my hands and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Jul 2006