Be Inspired. Come Experience Craft Napa.

Set in Napa Valley, California, Crafting a Life, LLC, is a retreat and media business founded by Pokey Bolton that focuses on high-end art retreats. At Craft Napa, we celebrate the crafts of quilting, sewing, surface design, art journaling, and mixed media.

Due to COVID-19 we are suspending all orders and not mailing at this time. If you place an order, please realize we may not be able to ship it for several weeks. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.

Save the date! Craft Napa 2021 will take place January 13-17, 2021. Are you interested in submitting a teacher proposal? Due to COVID-19, we are extending the deadline for teacher proposals to April 30, 2020.  Please open and download the form from the page below! We are planning for a fun time after this crisis is behind us.

In the meantime, we hope you will sign up for our e-newsletter and be on the lookout for micro retreats in Pokey’s art barn as well as to learn about new products Crafting a Life has to offer!


2021 Craft Napa Teacher Proposal Information 

Playful Fabric Printing

Printing you own fabric opens up an entire new world of design, especially for quilters, sewists, and other textile artists. Learn more how to make your own fabric collection easily with low-tech tools.

Meet Pokey

Pokey Bolton is founder of Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines, and founding host of Quilting Arts TV on PBS, hosting the internationally televised show for seasons 1-13. With her experience in publishing, media, events, and craft adventures (by land and sea), she founded Crafting a Life, LLC, a media and events company based in Napa, CA.  The fifth edition of Craft Napa will take place January 15-20, 2020. We have published, too, and in January 2017 the book, Playful Fabric Printing made its debut. You can learn more about that book here.