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four november giveaways!

four november giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month Okan Arts is giving away a 14 FQ collection of Peaceful Petals by Sarah J Maxwell for Marcus Fabrics and a big spool of coordinating 50 wt Cotton Thread from Aurifil. There are four giveaways, each valued at $68. Author and fabric designer Sarah J Maxwell has shifted from color progression to neutrals […] +more


two weeks of curves

two weeks of curves

By Patricia Belyea LA CONNER WA  What was I thinking when I scheduled two back-to-back, weeklong Curves Workshops? Happily, the experience was a wonderful marathon—with incredible women, non-stop creativity, and lots of shared meals. inserted curves workshop Here are pics of the first project of the workshop. Note how the center of each composition includes […] +more


four october giveaways!

four october giveaways!

This month Okan Arts is giving away a collection of Turtle Hand fabrics and the book Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’s Conscience by Dr. Carolyn L. Mazlooni. There are four giveaways, each valued at $65. Tina Hilton is the founder and leader of Turtle Hand, a fabric company that works with artisans in Malaysia […] +more


japontex: quilt exhibit, talk & sale

japontex: quilt exhibit, talk & sale

Get together for a wonderful pre-holiday event with our regional quilting community. Okan Arts and all your favorite La Conner venues will deliver delight and inspiration, as well as great deals! JAPONTEX 2019 Quilt Exhibit, Talk & Sale Saturday, November 23, 2019 La Conner Civic Garden Club 11am to 4pm It’s the Saturday BEFORE Thanksgiving! […] +more


a new design studio for bebe bold in france

a new design studio for bebe bold in france

JAPANESE TEXTILE FRIENDS SERIES By guest blogger Sarah MacDonald of BeBe Bold in Europe ARC-ET-SENANS FRANCE  Behind the hills of Byron Bay, on the east coast of Australia is my mum Jane MacDonald’s design studio—a space which celebrates Japanese textiles and crafts, and a place which has grown as an extension of our family home. […] +more


four september giveaways!

four september giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea This month Okan Arts is giving away a bevy of Denyse Schmidt Goodies—her book Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts Traditional Inspiration, her popular Free-Wheeling Single Girl Pattern, and her new Free-Wheeling Single Girl Template Set. There are four giveaways, each valued at $91.00. A graphic designer by education, Denyse has led the way with transforming […] +more


not your mother’s thimbles

not your mother’s thimbles

By Patricia Belyea WAUCONDA WA  Many quilters rave about hand stitching—how it relaxes them and brings them so much enjoyment. With this bliss comes a sense of accomplishment with gorgeous, even stitches running through their quilt projects. There are four different elements of hand stitching—the thread, the needle, the thimble, and the stitcher. Today let’s […] +more

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