Archive for 2015


luke haynes: thinking big

luke haynes: thinking big

By Patricia Belyea LOS ANGELES CA  Reading about Luke Haynes’ home on Facebook, I always wondered about its Taj Mah-Haynes nickname. When my Uber ride pulled up to his address, I found myself in front of a palatial edifice that looked like an old power station. Letting myself in with the door code provided via a text message, I was […] read more +


marianne burr: magic maker

marianne burr: magic maker

By Patricia Belyea COUPEVILLE WA  Marianne Burr has always been a maker—playing with art supplies as a child and making quilts with stitches today. Marianne was outside when I arrived at her cabin-like home on Whidbey Island. Immediately we headed inside—to a space filled with artwork and charm. Our conversation began across a table on the first floor. Marianne […] read more +


four april giveaways

four april giveaways

by Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  This month’s giveaway features Sherri Lynn Wood’s new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, and a pair of Kai Scissors. Four book/scissor sets will be given away! Each giveaway is valued at $93. This is the most life-changing Okan Arts giveaway ever—with a quilting book that challenges your creative process and Japanese 9″ […] read more +


mastering & innovating patchwork techniques

mastering & innovating patchwork techniques

By guest blogger Sherri Lynn Wood, quilt artist and author OAKLAND CA  One day I saw the paper collage above on flickr, by artist Virginia Echeverria Whipple (I  love her work!) and wondered how I could create the effect of concentric rings in patchwork. Perhaps with bias cut strips? I had never seen anyone strip piece on the curve before. Could […] read more +


bonnie bucknam, the good

bonnie bucknam, the good

by Patricia Belyea VANCOUVER WA  You would think that Bonnie Bucknam’s favorite letter in the alphabet would be “B.” After visiting this accomplished quilt artist, I’ve decided she owns the letter “G.” Here are some of the remarkable things I learned about her: gifted Before Bonnie started kindergarten, she sewed little drawstring bags for her toys. By […] read more +


march giveaways

march giveaways

By Patricia  Belyea SEATTLE WA  This month’s giveaways feature Valori Well’s new book, My Life in Fabric, her Aurifil thread collection and a charm pack of her Ashton Road fabric. Each giveaway is valued at $140. Three book/thread/fabric sets will be given away! Getting to know Valori more through her book reveals a spirited artist who creates with a […] read more +


LUKE: textile log cabins

LUKE: textile log cabins

By guest blogger LUKE Haynes, quilt artist. LOS ANGELES CA  As a student of architecture, I learned about building structures. Today as an artist, I make blocks out of fabric and build quilts. In learning my trade and the vernacular of quilting, I’ve been practicing block types and learning the history of piecing. I bought […] read more +


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