Author: Pokey

The inaugural edition of Craft Napa, a quilting and mixed-media retreat in world-renowned Napa Valley commenced January 7-9, 2016. Launched by Pokey Bolton--founder of Quilting Arts, Cloth Paper Scissors, and founding host of Quilting Arts TV on PBS--Craft Napa hosted 115 registrants for 21 workshops...

I am so excited. BERNINA of America and Meissner  Sewing have come on board to help sponsor CRAFT NAPA 2016 in January! Meissner Sewing is providing sewing machines for student use, and also generously donating a brand new sewing machine for our premiere wine blending event: Blend Your Own Vintage Night!  At this event that...

[caption id="attachment_4323" align="aligncenter" width="526"] Above photo courtesy of Trefethen Family Vineyards[/caption] Having recently moved to Napa Valley to launch Crafting a Life LLC, it probably comes as no surprise that I have partaken in a few wine tastings around the valley. There are countless wineries to visit—all...

  Welcome to Crafting a Life! I am very excited to launch this new venture in my absolute favorite part of the world: Napa Valley. Over the course of my life, no locale has inspired me more, made me feel more relaxed, and get those creative juices flowing. There is something to do here––or be inspired by––every single season…whether it’s a mustard or olive festival, bird watching, biking, hiking, taking culinary classes, and oh yes…wine tasting.