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  • Our Patchwork Heritage

    This just in... "Treasure Map" by Susan Shie PRESIDENT OBAMA: A CELEBRATION IN ART QUILTS February 9-March 5, 2009 Opening Reception: Friday, February 13, 6-9 pm. Cafritz Foundation Arts Center Montgomery College 930 King Street Silver Spring...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Jan 2009
  • You Made What?! An Interview with Mixed-media Artists Opie and Linda O'Brien

      With Valentine’s Day less than a month away, are you beginning to fret over what to get your loved one? Forget about a sappy Hallmark card, an overpriced bouquet of roses, or a stale box of chocolates. Take a lesson from soul mates Linda and Opie...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Jan 2009
  • Late Breaking News: International Quilt Association's "Celebrate Spring!"

    The Iceman (has) cometh,  now please go-eth... Above: View of my driveway from my garage. Raise your hand if you: • Have been generally freezing the last two months and can't get warm • Have pulled your back out shoveling snow • And have cracked...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 12 Jan 2009
  • Quilting Arts Sneak Peek

    Want to see a sneak peek of the cover for the February/March issue of Quilting Arts (on sale February 3rd)? This art quilt is by Kathy York (who some may remember from this particular Saturday night event ). Doesn't it make you wish for spring? Kathy...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Jan 2009
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  • Winners in the New Year!

    Congratulations to following 10 people for winning the first QA Blog fabric raffle for 2009! Thanks to everyone for posting your resolutions, goals, and good wishes for the New Year. We loved reading what you all aspire to accomplish by the end of the...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 6 Jan 2009
  • 100th Blog Post & Happy New Year!

    Not only are we celebrating a new year, but also coincidentally this is our 100th post here on the Quilting Arts blog! I never thought I’d have the perseverance to make it to 100 blog entries.  Case in point: the fact that I have one diary I got...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Jan 2009
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  • Something to Ponder this Holiday Season: Do Quilting and Collage Editors Know How to Party?

    Why yes, we do!    Some of the women of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors. Left to right:Geri Stevens, Sally Murray, Helen Gregory, Barbara Staszak, Pokey Bolton, Barbara Delaney, Cate Prato. If anyone was near the town of Stow, Massachusetts...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 19 Dec 2008
  • Move over, Frosty...

      Move over, Frosty. You’ve got some stiff competition this winter! Sue Pelletier’s snowmen article from our November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors inspired a number of people to feel flaky this winter and make some snowy concoctions. ...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 16 Dec 2008
  • Your favorite art quilting and collage artists. Survey says…

    In last Thursday’s post I posed the following question on the blog: If you could have a craft date with any artist, whom might you choose? The answers ran the gamut—from painters and musicians to creative embroiderers and art quilters.  Names that...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 9 Dec 2008
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  • Author Interview & a Blog Raffle!

       Above: Debbi Crane, Pokey Bolton, and Cheryl Prater at Make It University! at International Quilt Festival/ Chicago in 2007.   We have a very special guest with us today: Debbi Crane , co-author of MIXED MANIA: RECIPES FOR DELICIOUS...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Dec 2008
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  • Rock On! Art Quilt Update and a Holiday Freebie!

    For all of us who survived Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday, I hereby offer you Totally Free Tuesday! Well, at least a free offer from me in the form of a Christmas tree skirt article. Click on the image below  to download a piece I...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 1 Dec 2008
  • Quilting Arts Pays a Thanksgiving Tribute to Sally Murray

      It’s Thanksgiving Eve here at Quilting Arts / Cloth Paper Scissors Headquarters, and man, are we ever thankful! We have jobs we love, we work with talented and fun people, we get to see fabulous art every day, and when we’re not panicked to meet...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 26 Nov 2008
  • Special Quilting Arts & Cloth Paper Scissors News for 2009

    Some news that I can at long last share with you...    Ready to get floored? Cloth Paper Scissors STUDIOS is going to a four-issue publication schedule in 2009! Cate Prato will be at the helm as Editor for this magazine, so if you have a studio...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 24 Nov 2008
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  • Humor in Hard Times

    Since the economy is on all of our minds lately, I interrupt our regularly scheduled art quilt blogcast to share some humor with you: The fact that I woke up this morning and it was 18 degrees outside.   18 degrees…in November!  The mail that...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 21 Nov 2008
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  • A Solid Gold Weekend & Free Quilted Jacket Pattern For Your Pooch

    This past Saturday afternoon I realized I was critically low on black and white screen-printing paint, so I hightailed it to one of my favorite places on the planet:   *** Blick. Ooh la la...this place makes my heart beat nearly as fast as sifting...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Nov 2008
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