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  • Canine Confessions & Celebrations: Quilting Arts Is Turning 10!

    GUEST BLOGGER: Louie Bolton, Min Pin, soon to be 10 years old Hello there! My name is Louie Bolton. When I’m not chasing squirrels, begging for cookies, or wheezing from eating too fast, I do a little modeling on the side. I love to walk the catwalk…especially...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Sep 2010
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  • Announcing Our Quilting Arts in Stitches eMag Vol. 2 Blog Tour and a Giveaway!

    We are so excited to announce the launch of our second edition of our eMag, Quilting Arts in Stitches, that we’re going on tour this week. In our second edition of In Stitches you’ll find a slew of information and inspiration for hand and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Feb 2011
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  • How well do you know your editor? A two-part giveaway!

    This is the first of two blog entries where you, cherished blog reader, have the opportunity to receive a fat (and I mean FAT) stash of stenciled, screened, and stamped papers and hand-dyed fabrics. I will be giving 15 of these stashes away. Challenge...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 13 Sep 2008
  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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    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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  • My 1st QA Community Giveaway!

    It is so thrilling to see so many people joining our QA Community. I hope you are finding your way around successfully, posting in the forums, and enjoying the various features of this site! We want to make this community the fun and engaging place for...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 2 May 2009
  • 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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  • Welcome to the New Quilting Arts Community! It's Move-in Day!

    At long last...we have our own online community just for contemporary quilters! Like moving into a new house, it takes time to familiarize yourself with your surroundings, unpack your stuff, decorate your rooms, and meet the neighbors. To kick off move...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 30 Apr 2009
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  • Pokey's Fabric Winner & A New Quilting Arts Series 700 DVD Giveaway

    I had every intention of posting the latest winner this past Wednesday but then you may have seen in the news that Boston got hit with a pretty huge snow storm. I worked from home that day, but not without spending a good amount of time trying to dig...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Jan 2011
  • Please join me in welcoming Pippa Eccles to our editorial team!

    I have very exciting news: Pippa Eccles, new assistant editor, has just joined the Quilting Arts editorial team! As Quilting Arts has grown over the years, launched a few other publications, expanded into TV, etc., we've been eager for another smart...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Aug 2009
  • 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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  • I’ve been tagged, News for ATC Trade at International Quilt Festival/Long Beach, and a Fat Quarter Giveaway!

    Art quilter Mary Stori tagged me earlier this spring and as I just enjoyed a three-day weekend, I had a little time on my hands to finally put to paper a few bits about me. (And if you want to skip all that and jump to Quilt/ Collage news and the Fat...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 May 2008
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  • Pokey's Chicken Soup Recipe & Another 10th Anniversary Giveaway

    Congratulations to cronelv for winning the last giveaway for the complete QATV Series 700! Please email Lindsey Murray ( ) with your address and she’ll mail you the DVD set. This next giveaway has to do with quilting and food...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 23 Jan 2011