Archive for 2017


quilt rejects

quilt rejects

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  As I created all the quilts for East-Meets-West Quilts, the book continually evolved. Over a three-year period, I made 24 quilts. Seventeen are included in the book. I thought you might enjoy checking out the unpublished ones. happi 48″ x 48″ This quilt has a complicated story. It was made […] read more +


la conner’s new stitch shop

la conner’s new stitch shop

By Patricia Belyea LA CONNER WA  Newly opened Indigo Stitch takes the cake as a specialty shop. Everything about it is special! Owner and quilter extraordinaire Sylvia Pippen filled Indigo Stitch with her signature products—stitch and appliqué kits, BOM projects, sashiko supplies, solid cottons, books, notions and more. A nationally recognized teacher, Sylvia combines hand appliqué, contemporary and traditional […] read more +


four december giveaways!

four december giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month’s giveaway features Sarah J Maxwell’s Bring On the Bubbly Collection produced by Studio 37 of Marcus Fabrics. Each giveaway includes a fat quarter bundle of 18 patterns. There are four December giveaways—valued at $54 per bundle. Sarah J is the designer and maker of countless quilts who, like many others, […] read more +


thankful for joe

thankful for joe

By Patricia Belyea UNION WA Every November, intrepid quilters trek to the Hood Canal to spend a week working with Joe Cunningham. For this year’s session of The Joe Retreat, one traveled from Australia, another from Florida. Fifteen more came from various locales in the US. What’s the big deal? It’s Joe, a maker of quilts […] read more +


four holiday giveaways!

four holiday giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea For the holidays, Okan Arts is featuring a giveaway with wonderful socks by This Night. Designed by owner Kate T. Williamson, these socks are inspired by a year spent studying art in Kyoto and Kate’s life-long love of socks. There are four pairs of socks for this giveaway—each valued at $17 – […] read more +


four november giveaways!

four november giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month’s giveaway features Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Green and Red Collection produced by Studio 37 of Marcus Fabrics! Each giveaway includes a fat quarter bundle of 15 patterns plus a 1/4 yard of the bordered Wreath pattern. There are four November giveaways—each valued at $50. Victoria admits that she is an unabashed […] read more +


iron quilter challenge: two hours = six quilts

iron quilter challenge: two hours = six quilts

By Patricia Belyea HOUSTON TX  Being a solitary and plodding quilter, I loved Iron Quilter Challenge—a fast-paced spectator sport—on the Monday night of Quilt Festival. Six teams of five, led by a quilting celebrity, were given seven yards of fabric and two hours to complete a quilt top. Due to a mix-up in timing, I […] read more +


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