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  • Louie, the Quilting Arts Wonder Doggie!

    I've been a little absent lately, but that's only because we're meeting a few deadlines. I will be back in full force soon, but in the meantime, I wanted to share a brief blog entry about Louie, that little Min Pin you see both in the digital...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Jul 2009
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  • Talkin' Turkey (From Photo to Mini Quilt)

    The other morning while putting on a pot of jo', I spotted this surprising sight out of my kitchen window: Twelve hours later, same skyline: And the following morning when I tried to go to work: A gaggle of wild turkeys on my street stopped me in...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Oct 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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  • Are quilters also closet Bubba fans?

    If you have received your February/March edition of Quilting Arts Magazine, you might have caught my interview with Jay McCarroll, Season #1 winner of "Project Runway." Well, I received the following email from Amazon this morning: Dear Amazon...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 28 Jan 2009
  • Fa La La

    On Saturday night I found myself with a free evening (yeehaa!) and made a set of fabric coasters to give my mom for Christmas. I was inspired by Julie Hirota's article in Quilting Arts Gifts for fabric coasters and how Julie manipulates her photos...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 9 Dec 2007
  • "How Entertaining" Quilts Requested

    Thanks to everyone for participating in our "How Entertaining" art quilt challenge! As usual, you delighted us with your entertaining, witty, and amusing entries. One of my personal favorite submissions was a very funny depiction of James Gandolfini...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 5 May 2010
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  • Meet Our New Assistant Editor for Quilting Arts!

    First, thanks to everyone for posting your recipes on my chicken soup blog post ! They sound yummy, and I'll test a few of them and share my favorites. Congratulations to B Smiling, as you are the latest 10th anniversary of Quilting Arts giveaway...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 26 Jan 2011
  • What do press deadlines and rock concerts have to do with quilting?

    Question: What do quilting editors do when they just sent their newest and biggest issue ever ( 101 Patchwork Projects ) off to press, it's St. Patrick's Day weekend, and they live near Boston? They go see the Dropkick Murphys at the House of...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 20 Mar 2011
  • Rock On! Art Quilt Update

    OK, my boogie-loving, head-thrashing, air-guitar-playing quilters, how are those Rock On! art quilts comin ''? T minus 10 weeks until the due date, so I hope you're jammin' and quiltin' the night away. We've gotten a handful of...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Nov 2008
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  • Sneak Peek at a Special Quilting Arts Rock On! Art Quilt Entry

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Feb 2009
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  • It's a Wrap!

    We just finished taping the first series of Quilting Arts for PBS, and I have a few more pictures to share with you... The queen of complex cloth, Jane Dunnewold. She'll appear in our very first episode and I'm feeling pretty lucky that she'll...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 29 Sep 2007
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  • Stitches and Steamers

    I'm in lock down prepping for next week's QA TV taping, but when I woke up Sunday to gorgeous, sunny, 80+-degree weather, I just had to lug my fabric and stitching supplies onto the front porch and throw on a swimsuit. (You can take the girl out...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 18 Aug 2008
  • Recap of International Quilt Festival/ Long Beach

    Oh, I am so sad. Someone slip me a happy pill, please . It's actually over. 2009 International Quilt Festival/ Long Beach is now past, but what an indelible memory it left! International Quilt Festival/Long Beach, second year in the running, is, well...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 28 Jul 2009
  • Call for Art--Two Special Exhibits

    I wish I could explain my absence by saying I've been tossing back pomegranate margaritas on a Fiji beach, but alas, that remains a fantasy. Quick blog post to let all of you clever, creative people know that we're coordinating two additional...

    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Feb 2007
  • 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