Patricia (Pokey) Bolton
Patricia (Pokey) Bolton was introduced to embellished quilting and the related needle 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 hobby 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 John Bolton, Cloth Paper Scissors®
magazine. After they sold the business to Interweave, Pokey became the Editorial Director for the Quilt & Paper Division at Interweave. In January 2012 she joined Quilts, Inc, the parent company of the International Quilt Festivals, in the newly founded position of Chief Creative Officer.