Archive for 2015


victoria findlay wolfe: manhattan farm girl

victoria findlay wolfe: manhattan farm girl

By Patricia Belyea MANHATTAN, NY   Yesterday I visited Victoria Findlay Wolfe in her New York studio. She was just back from a few trips (including Japan), working on finishing a king-sized double wedding ring quilt (that she had started two days earlier), and leaving for QuiltCon in Texas early the next day. Any sane person […] read more +


phyllis cullen: SAQA super rep

phyllis cullen: SAQA super rep

By Patricia Belyea HAMAKUA COAST HI  Textile artist and semi-retired doctor define Phyllis Cullen. Non-stop generous describes her. Phyllis, one of the first members of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA), moved to the Big Island of Hawaii three years ago. She now serves at the SAQA Regional Representative for all of Hawaii. As a benefit […] read more +


february giveaways

february giveaways

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  This month’s giveaways feature Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s newly published book, Double Wedding Ring Quilts, and her Aurifil thread collection. Each giveaway is valued at $125. Four books and thread sets will be given away! In her book, Victoria tells stories about growing up on a Minnesota farm and her adult life as […] read more +


okan arts online shop: a family affair

okan arts online shop: a family affair

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  Even I can hardly believe it. The idea of an online shop for Okan Arts’s yukata cottons has become a reality. Quilters and textile lovers all around the world can now access these remarkable fabrics from their homes. We’ve posted 75% of our inventory online and “opened our doors” for business. Two beloved people […] read more +


january giveaways

january giveaways

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  Thanks to Jason Yenter of In The Beginning Fabrics, we have two colorful giveaways to start the new year. Each giveaway includes four batiks rolls, each containing five fat quarters (for five yards total!), and a copy of Jason’s book Floragraphix Batik Quilts II. The book includes patterns and complete […] read more +


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