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About us

Set in the lush locale of Napa Valley, California, Crafting a Life, LLC, is an events and media business founded by Pokey Bolton that focuses on high-end art retreats in various venues around the valley. Retreats concentrating on quilting, sewing, fiber art, surface design, art journaling, and mixed media will be paired with wine tastings at top wineries, savory cuisine from world-renowned chefs, gallery visits, and scenic walks for picture-taking and sketching. These retreats will offer memorable times with other artists to explore our creativity in a profound way, master skills from the experts, and together enjoy all that Napa Valley has to offer.

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. More recently, she was the Chief Creative Officer at Quilts, Inc., the parent company of the International Quilt Festivals and Quilt Markets. With her experience in publishing, media, events, and craft adventures (by land and sea), she is happy to announce Crafting a Life, LLC, a media and events company based in Napa, CA. The first event was CRAFT NAPA which premiered January 6-9, 2016. The event was a huge success. The 2nd Annual Craft Napa will take place January 11-15, 2017

To contact Pokey, you can reach her via email at

Crafting a Life, LLC, PO Box 10368, Napa, CA 94581