Monday, February 3, 2014

I'll be hosting “Quilting Arts TV”!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been named as the next host for “Quilting Arts TV. ” Pokey Bolton, who founded Quilting Arts magazine in 2000, has decided to step down as host. Pokey became
Chief Creative Officer at Quilts Inc. in Houston, TX, in January 2012, but continued as host on the show through 2013. In total, she helped to produce more than 150 episodes of “QATV.”

with Pokey on the set of QATV to shoot Series 1300
I’ve been a guest on four series of the show, and I adore it, and the people who produce it. I will be working with Helen Gregory, Editorial Director of Interweave’s Quilt and Paper Group, and Vivika DeNegre, editor of Quilting Arts magazine. What a wonderful opportunity and challenge to share my passion and love for this amazing world of art quilting. Not many people get to work with such a creative, fun, good-hearted group on something they love this much; I am so very lucky. 

With Helen and Vivika, I hope to continue the wonderful legacy that Pokey started, and to take the show in new directions as the quilting world evolves. I’ll look forward to bringing back popular guests, and introducing viewers to fresh new faces in the worlds of art quilting, contemporary quilting, and surface design. 

with Helen Gregory (left) and Vivika DeNegre in September
About “QATV:”
“Quilting Arts TV” is a national PBS television program that brings top artists from the world of art quilting, the modern quilt movement, mixed media and surface design into the studio to share what they do and how they do it. Topics include free-motion embroidery, quilting and thread sketching, fabric collage, quilted home décor, quilting with alternative fabrics and mixed media, and innovative surface design techniques.

Current and past seasons are available on DVD.

Check your local PBS station’s listings for program times or visit


  1. Congratulations! I do love that show, but haven't seen it in awhile. I need to check my search and see when it is on and record the ones I missed.


  2. Wow - Congratulations! That is quite an honor but I'm sure you'll be a wonderful host.

  3. Congratulations, I always enjoyed your segments and you'll do great!

  4. Congratulations! What a great gig :)

  5. Wow, I'm so excited for you! I know you'll do a fantastic job and can't wait for you to begin!

  6. Wonderful! Enjoy your new path. :)

  7. Congratulations, Susan! So exciting! You`ll be great!

  8. congratulations! I am so very happy for you Susan!! Such a wonderful Blessing indeed, as you will touch so many lives on television with all your wonderful talents. <3 Hooray!! :)

  9. Congrat!, you must be so excited. I watch every Saturday at 7am. And sometimes I would just shut it off . The show was in need of fresh ideas and a new look. I am hoping for some thread art tips from you.

  10. What a wonderful adventure and you are perfect for the my opinion :)

    I"m so happy for you and you know I'll tune in to watch you...maybe you could pull your ear to say Hi to me...LOL.


  11. Congratulations Susan! I have admired your work and teaching style for a long time, and am thrilled you have this well-deserved opportunity. I look forward to your first season on the show!

  12. Susan, this is great news! Your enthusiasm. knowledge, and talent will be great assets. Looking forward to it.

  13. You will be awesome, Susan! I can't wait to see what you do!

  14. Congratulations. Very exciting. And I'm confident you'll do a fantastic job hosting this amazing program.


  15. This is wonderful news. You're going to be fabulous. Congratulations.


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