Quilting Editors

Pokey Bolton
FOUNDER

Pokey Bolton was introduced to art quilting and the related fiber arts in 1998, and ever since she took her first stitch (a fly) and embroidered her first motif (a spider), she has been entangled in this art form and doesn't envision herself free. Art quilting and mixed-media have, quite literally, taken over her life--so much so that she left her doctoral program and full-time teaching job to found Quilting Arts Magazine®, and later with her husband John, Cloth Paper Scissors® magazine. Both magazines were acquired by Interweave Press in 2007. Pokey is the author of The Quilting Arts Book: Techniques and Inspiration for Creating One-of-a-Kind QuiltsThe Best of Quilting Arts, and 1,000 Artist Trading Cards: Innovative and Inspired Mixed Media ATCs. Pokey is also the host of "Quilting Arts TV" on PBS, and when she isn't at the office or a taping, she can be found in her studio at home--her absolute favorite place to be!

Learn more and find her blog posts on Pokey Bolton's profile page.
Helen Gregory
VICE PRESIDENT, CONTENT

Helen Gregory is the Vice President, Content, for Interweave, which includes Quilting Arts Magazine, Cloth Paper Scissors, Stitch, and Studios magazines. Having worked for years in the quilting industry, both as an editor and in marketing/ product development, Helen was a fan of Quilting Arts since the early days, and she was thrilled to join the QA/CPS team in 2007. A friend introduced Helen to quilting shortly after they graduated from college, and she was perfectly content with handwork until her parents gave her a student model sewing machine. When she received the machine, she couldn’t imagine that she’d ever use it. Now she can’t imagine life without it. When not working or creating, Helen loves spending time outdoors – hiking, biking, kayaking, x-c skiing, and relaxing at the beach.

Learn more and find her blog posts on Helen Gregory's profile page.



Vivika Hansen DeNegre 
EDITORIAL DIRECTOR,
QUILT GROUP


Vivika Hansen DeNegre is a life-long admirer of all things stitched.  Like many art quilters, she learned to sew, knit, and embroider at an early age.  Her love affair with quilting started when she made her first nine-patch block, and has continued since that day.  After covering every bed in the house, she moved on to making art quilts, and has never looked back.  She has been an active member of several quilting groups, and credits her fellow artists with giving her inspiration and lots of pointers along her artistic journey. When not creating in her studio or working at Quilting Arts, she can be found hiking the trails of New England with her husband and four children.  Inspiration for that next project or article might be just around the corner…

Learn more and find her blog posts at Vivika Hansen DeNegre's profile page.

Cate Coulacos Prato
ONLINE EDITOR

A lifelong writer and editor, Cate Coulacos Prato has been with Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors since 2004. In 2008 she took over as editor of Cloth Paper Scissors Studios and in 2009 also became Online Editor for Quilting Daily and Cloth Paper Scissors Today. She published her first book, Mixed-Media Self-Portraits, Inspiration & Techniques (Interweave) in 2008 and recently released her second book, "Inside the Creative Studio." She dabbles in a wide variety of art media, primarily fabric collage and embroidery.

Learn more and find her blog posts on Cate Prato's profile page


Kristine Lundblad 
ASSISTANT EDITOR
QUILTING ARTS

Kristine Lundblad is the assistant editor of Quilting Arts Magazine, Modern Patchwork, Quilting Arts Gifts, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene and "Quilting Arts TV" on PBS. She has a background in newspaper journalism and human resources. In 1987, needing a special baby gift, Kristine made her first quilt and has been hooked ever since, experimenting with styles, color, and new techniques along the way. In addition to quilting, she enjoys cooking, kayaking, and yoga.

Learn more and find her blog posts on Kristine Lundblad's profile page.