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  • Help! Quilt Design for my "Inner Animal" Quilt

    The deadline for Our Inner Animal Reader Challenge is coming up fast (January 22), and I thought it would be fun for me to play along, too, perhaps put my entry on my letter from the editor page and in our community. My inner animal is the cutest amphibian...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 16 Jan 2010
  • 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
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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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    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
  • Thermofax Screen Printing

    A sample of my hand-dyed and screen-printed fabrics. What would you do if you had a month off and could do any one activity? If I could take this kind of time, I'd scamper off to some secret destination (preferably a small creekside cottage in Sedona...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Jun 2008
  • Huge News at Quilting Arts!

    See this picture? It's one of my favorite pictures taken this last year, and is of my favorite quilting gal pal, Helen Gregory and me right before we taped a segment with her for Quilting Arts TV. She's been our Managing Editor for the Quilt &...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 30 Sep 2011
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  • 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...

  • Stash Winners, Current Projects, and 2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Contest Rules

    I want to send a heartfelt thanks to everyone who stepped up and answered my burning question. I am blown away by the sheer number of responses and in awe of all the diverse gadgetry you have in your stashes! And now what I really want to know is… when...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 24 Jun 2008
  • 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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  • Stitched Holiday Fabric Cards

    Over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, I knew I needed to do something with my bin of fabric runts. You know what I'm referring to: those fabrics you made that didn't dye or screen successfully, but you just can't bear to throw them out. I decided...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 30 Nov 2009
  • Announcing the New Editor for Quilting Arts!

    A couple of months ago I announced a few sizable changes at Quilting Arts (you can read more about those changes in this post ). Now I’d like to share the fantastic news that we have a new editor for Quilting Arts! Meet Vivika Hansen DeNegre, a...

  • 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
  • Fabric Winners!

    I felt a little blessed this weekend to have had a beautiful Saturday afternoon all to myself. I dragged an 8' table onto my driveway and loaded it with piles of fabrics (cottons, organzas, and velvets) as well as stamps, stencils, printing inks and...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Aug 2008
  • Artwork in my studio

    It’s here, it’s here! The Studios issue has just arrived in our offices and oh my… I think it came out rather nicely. I hope you think so, too. In my extreme makeover article, I mention that I will share some of the artwork in my studio on our website...

  • Houston. And so it begins...

    Blog woes: I apologize for not posting over the weekend. If anyone has a Typepad account, you may know they're having lots of technical problems this month as they switch to a new server. I'm praying to the blog gods that they get this fixed soon...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 Oct 2008