Where to start with today’s blogger? I was looking through my photographs and I came up with this one…
It’s Pokey Bolton, with her editor, Quilting Arts Magazine hat on, not quite sure what she should say when confronted with my most excellent friend Sheila, strutting her very best Hawaiian costume at Surviving the Runway, Quilt Festival Long Beach 2008 style!
Pokey moved on from Quilting Arts and Interweave Press to work for Quilts Inc. as Chief Creative Officer. One of her many innovations was the Open Studios areas. Who better to learn from than Pokey herself? Here she is, before the show opened, all set to go!
When Festival returned to Rosemont in 2013 I volunteered to work in the studios. After that Pokey asked me to record some slots with her, on what turned out to be her last season of Quilting Arts TV.
Here we are, ready to make some English paper pieced hexagons.
I recorded four segments that were aired for the first time in the spring this year. This is African Folklore Embroidery as seen on my own TV screen…
And that started the ball rolling… and now I have my own DVD!
Pokey has moved on again. She has launched a new business, Crafting a Life LLC, and is busy building an artists’ retreat center in Napa, California. She is traveling back and forth, getting things going, celebrating the season and much, much more so I owe her a very big “Thank You” for taking part in the blog hop today. I hope Pokey enjoyed the DVD that she was so instrumental in bringing into being.
Read what she has to say over at her blog and then take the time to write a quick comment back here. You could win a copy of my DVD! (Due to the high volume of comments I’m giving away two) Here’s the list again so you don’t miss out.
Monday 15th December: Faith Jones
Tuesday 16th December: Bonnie Hunter
Wednesday 17th December: Cheryl Sleboda
Thursday 18th December: Maddie Kertay
Friday 19th December: Svetlana Sotak
Saturday 20th December: Julia Wood
Sunday 21st December: Laura Wasilowski
Monday 22nd December: Pokey Bolton
Tuesday 23rd December: Susan Brubaker Knapp
Wednesday 24th December ME!
Just two days to go. Hope you’re having fun.