pokey's ponderings

Thoughts on Crafting a Life

  I admit…when I set a goal of $40,000 in our second year to raise funds for Festival’s Pet Project where 100% of the proceeds go to Friends For Life, Houston’s only no-kill animal shelter and rescue organization, I was rather anxious (and a little dubious) that we might hit this goal.   But thanks […]

Update: Winners for these books are: Pauline Salzman Debbie Williams Laurie Russman Please email me your address and you will each get one of these books!   Quilt Market and Quilt Festival are now over, and yes, I had every intention of blogging during the shows, but I was constantly on the go, running all […]

Can you believe Fall Festival is only 20 days away? I certainly can’t! We are actually packing up our offices next week to move into the George R. Brown Convention Center, so wanted to be sure to share the Make It University! schedule before I pack up my prayer flags. x Make It University!(TM) 2013 […]

Quilters and crafters, the receive-by deadline for pet postcards is just two weeks away and you would make me happy as a clam if you would engage in some (quilting) monkey business, let your (crafty) cat out of the bag, and stitch up some postcards!  And if you tell me you don’t have time, you […]

Open Studios presented by CRAFTSY is back!   Want to watch and learn quilting tips and tricks from today’s top fiber artists? Come to this specially constructed area located near the food court to watch artists work in real time! Four artists will be working simultaneously under the categories of “Quilt,” “Stitch,” “Embellish,” and “Paint.” […]

Take our Pet Postcard Pledge! Want to make a pet postcard for a worthy cause to save animals’ lives at the upcoming Quilt Festival to benefit Friends For Life? Pet postcards are a snap to make and as varied as art quilts in terms of styles, techniques, and materials;  the only guidelines are they are […]

Fall is officially upon us, which means Fall Festival is just around the corner! Who (besides me) is excited and counting down the days? x If you are coming to the show, not only do I hope that you are making Pet Postcards for our Pet Postcard Project fundraiser, but we also have some fun […]

I’m having a ball opening my mail at Quilts lately as the postcards for our second year of our Festival’s Pet Project to benefit Friends For Life, Houston’s premier no-kill animal shelter are starting to arrive. Last year we raised more than $20,000 to save animals’ lives, but I am aiming to double that amount […]

x We are thrilled to announce the second annual edition of Quilt Festival’s Pet Postcard Project!  Friends for Life, Houston’s fastest growing No-Kill animal adoption and rescue organization, will again be the beneficiary shelter! x Several of us at Quilts have adopted animals from Friends For Life, an organization I admire very much for the […]

x I’m back from Chicago in body…but not quite in mind or spirit yet as I recover from a busy and wonderful show! The Open Studios section of the floor (where I spent all my time) was hoppin’! Some highlights–let the pictures do the talking: x x x x x x x x x x […]


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