Patricia :: Okan Arts

tiny stitches, big dream

Every quilt is a gift to the world. For the maker, it’s a creative meditation. For the receiver, it’s usually awe. In every way, quilting is a profound and positive activity.

My big dream is to see the Northwest recognized as a major quilting center in the US. Ultimately that will take aligning people, resources and perceptions.

I import vintage Japanese textiles that I sell to quilters, sewing gals and textile lovers. It’s great to connect with others as they discover these remarkable hand-dyed fabrics.

Today the heart of Okan Arts, my design studio and micro yukata cotton shop, resides in my Seattle home.

Patricia Belyea

my quilting work includes:

  • making artisan quilts
  • working on an improv quilt book
  • speaking at guilds and sharing my passion for yukata cottons
  • leading workshops and retreats
  • teaching classes that push quilters’ creative buttons

my memberships

judged shows

  • APWQ 2012 Regional Show, Tacoma WA
  • Quilt Festival 2012-2014, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum WA


  • Family Guy—First Place, Original Design Nonrepresentational Wall Quilt, La Conner Quilt Festival 2013

museum group shows

  • Best of Fest, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, Fall 2013
  • Revealing The Hidden, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum, Spring 2015

volunteer work

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