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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 came in today:    And lastly, this...
    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 through my button loot from Houston. Since it’s...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 17 Nov 2008
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  • 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 entries so far, and above we see Tina Turner stitched...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 14 Nov 2008
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  • Announcing the Winners of the Quilting Arts Book and Stash of Fabrics!

    I want to thank everybody so much for your in-depth responses to my questions about winter woes and planning a three-day art quilt retreat at my house. I was amazed at how long and thoughtful those responses were!  What many of you said:  Coping with winter Make a lot of soup (Survey says...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Nov 2008
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  • Today's the day! SAQA Reverse Auction and Close of Giveaway

    Here’s a good way to start the workweek: Want to buy an art quilt? Today the reverse auction commences to benefit SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates). I am on the SAQA Board and I can tell you this is a very organized, forward-thinking organization supporting and promoting the art quilt worldwide. ...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 10 Nov 2008
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  • Post-partum Quilt Show Disorder & a Giveaway!

    Ever since I returned home from Houston, I've been suffering from what I dub PPQSD: post-partum quilt show disorder. I'm home from the show I look forward to most every year, and now I'm back in my sleepy, bucolic town of Stow, MA. Quilt show season is officially over, and it's time to...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Nov 2008
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  • Houston: What A long, strange (and wonderful) trip it's been!

    What an amazing, beautiful, surreal, funny, busy time we had in Houston! Thanks so much to everyone who participated in Make It University!(TM) I had every intention of blogging every day from the show floor. Ha ha, that's a good one. The laugh is on me. Simply put, we were too busy, and on top of...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Nov 2008
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  • Tricks and Treats

    What's that saying: When the cat's away the mice will play? My husband's been out of town for the past week, and while he was gone, play I did… A few things have been on my mind lately: my beautiful hometown of San Francisco, the Grateful Dead (who have a new CD set out ), and of course Halloween...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 Oct 2008
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  • Collage & Quilt Opportunities Abound (and Meet the Joneses)

    Virginia Spiegel’s e-newsletter popped into my in-box earlier this week, letting me know that another Collage Mania auction to raise funds for the American Cancer Society will be taking place. Virginia’s efforts to raise funds and rally artists for ACS are unparalleled; she has raised more than $165...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 4 Sep 2008
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  • Quilting Arts GIFTS and a Fabric Giveaway

    I feel such a huge sense of elation, relief and utter joy; I want to jump up and down, dance around the office, or go run along the beach and holler into the breeze. Why am I so giddy? The Quilting Arts GIFTS issue officially went to press today. I'm not one to use exclamation points very often,...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 8 Aug 2008
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  • The Lowdown on Long Beach

    Artist Alisa Burke poses with a fan. For those of you who didn't come to International Quilt Festival/Long Beach and Make It University!™ with Cloth Paper Scissors, we sure missed you! Some pictures for you… Surviving the Runway Luncheon (Thursday) The fun began when our Surviving the Runway Luncheon...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 3 Aug 2008
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  • 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), and shlep plenty of Procion dyes, Jacquard and...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 11 Jun 2008
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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 Quarter Giveaway, move along to #7!) 7 Tidbits: 1...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 27 May 2008
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  • Why The Sopranos Quilt Didn't Get Made

    As my friends know all too well, I am slightly obsessed with HBO's The Sopranos , and inspired by a recent call for entries for an upcoming show in Long Beach , I came darn close to formally entering an art quilt dedicated to my Jersey boys. But there was only one event on this planet that could...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 7 May 2008
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  • Recap of International Quilt Festival/Chicago

    International Quilt Festival/Chicago was such a blast––a heartfelt thanks to everyone who visited and participated in Make It University!(TM) with Cloth Paper Scissors. The area buzzed with energy, creativity, and laughs the entire weekend, thanks to all of the artists who donated their time in Open...
    Posted to Pokey by Pokey on 15 Apr 2008
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