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  • Summer Reads

    If you submitted ATCs for the blog swap in May, I’ll be sending mine to you in mid-July. So sorry it’s taken me a couple of months, but we’ve had a rather intense publishing schedule for both May and June. I also might have missed some people for the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Jun 2006
  • Alex Anderson Interview

    Something I forgot to mention... A few weeks ago while in Minneapolis for Quilt Market, Alex Anderson stopped by our booth to see if I’d like to be interviewed for her new Podcast feature on her website. Before I could answer, my husband, John responded...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Jun 2006
  • Quilt Market News & More

    It’s been an exciting and busy May for us at Quilting Arts headquarters. Not only do we have a lot of material going to press, but we also visited beautiful Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN for the Spring Quilt Market. I was pleasantly surprised by the beauty...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 30 May 2006
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  • The first official blog swap

    I've been M.I.A. lately, simply because we have our hands in a lot of projects here at headquarters. One of our endeavors is pulling together artwork for a book on mixed-media ATCs. You heard it here first (well, unless you were in Chicago): Rockport...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 May 2006
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  • Inquiring Minds

    Are you dabbling? Have you been experimenting with a new technique or material (or mastering an old one)? Or maybe you're dreaming of creating something but haven't had time? What have you been up to? To keep (or jumpstart) those creative juices...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 21 Apr 2006
  • 2007 Calendar Contest Finalists

    Today's the day we posted the finalists on the Quilting Arts website , and we do it with mixed emotions. With more than 130 submissions, we were simply blown away this year, and the decision to narrow them down to the following was extremely difficult...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Apr 2006
  • Surfacing

    We returned from Chicago late Sunday night/ Monday morning, and three days later we’ve finally chiseled our tired, groggy selves off the floor. Thanks so much to everybody who joined us in Chicago last week. We were stunned by the sheer number of people...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Apr 2006
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  • Setting a Shipping Record

    More than 2000 pounds and 80 boxes later, we’re on our way to Chicago for the International Quilt Festival/Spring. I don't know who's more shocked by this record-setting shipment––the dog or the UPS guy. I will try (key word being "try"...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Apr 2006
  • Studio before and after

    The Big Clean If you saw my letter from the editor picture in this latest issue of Cloth Paper Scissors , you'll know what I mean when I say my studio easily could have been mistaken for the set of "The Swamp Thing." With the amount of clutter...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Apr 2006
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  • Paper/Fabric ATCs

    My latest obsession—experimenting with paper and stitch © Patricia Bolton Two weeks ago, I committed to making more than 200 ATCs for Spring Quilt Festival/Chicago next week (what was I thinking?!), so I’ve been in my studio late at night experimenting...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Mar 2006
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  • Whoa baby!

    This is too cool for school... check out the loot that Jacquard Products sent us in addition to our order for fabric paints we placed with them last week: I asked for some product to help with my workshops for Make It U! and I'm positively bowled...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 23 Mar 2006
  • A Word on the Journal Quilt Project

    I've held such hope to enter the Journal Quilt Project since it's inception in 2003. I'm not alone. Every January the activity on the Quilt Art list surges as people like me who've never formally entered a show, are excited at the thought...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Mar 2006
  • Countdown to Chicago and news on ATCs

    I'm so thrilled––International Quilt Festival/Spring and Make It U! with Cloth Paper Scissors® is just three short weeks away. I recently received the floor map of where the Make It U! section will be, and it's smack in the middle of the quilt...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Mar 2006
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  • Happy Times

    Happy times I just returned from a Caribbean quilting cruise we sponsored where fellow friends and artists including Lesley Riley and Laura Cater-Woods taught. Although as a sponsor I didn’t take classes, the trip afforded me the chance to simply sit...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 6 Mar 2006
  • Welcome!

    I’ve always been slow to catch onto anything hip (proven by the fact that I’ve yet to watch a single episode of “Project Runway”). Yet I’d get email after email from friends and colleagues who’d apprise me that they were journaling on the Net, and for...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 10 Feb 2006
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