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.

Craft Napa 2020

Our 5th edition of Craft Napa will take place January 15-19, 2020. Registration will go live June 1st. In the meantime, for more information on smaller retreats and such, subscribe to our e-newsletter! We promise not to crowd your in-box.

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.