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tokyo quilt festival 2020 TAKE TWO

tokyo quilt festival 2020 TAKE TWO

Hello Friends— If you received an email showing a blog post about Tokyo Quilt Festival with no images, it’s because there are TOO MANY PHOTOS! There ’s so much that I want to show you that I crashed the system. Here’s a direct link to the story here you can easily see everything: https://okanarts.com/tokyo-quilt-festival-2020 Thanks, P. […] +more


tokyo quilt festival 2020

tokyo quilt festival 2020

By Patricia Belyea TOKYO JP  The International Great Quilt Festival is immense in so many ways—inspiration, excellence, and delight. What I’m sharing with you here is the tip of the needle of what’s displayed in the vast Tokyo Dome. I do not include the makers of the quilts if their names are only available in […] +more


intentional white space

intentional white space

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  White space is something designers love. It’s the empty space in a composition that creates a focus, as well as allows the eyes to rest. Typically, as quilters, we fill our quilt tops with non-stop visual delights. And we fill up our time with non-stop busyness. Last year, I made a […] +more


100 things i love

100 things i love

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  As we move into a new decade, memories of the past and resolutions for the future filter into our brain bandwidth. Just as importantly, I want to think about what makes me happy. Selfish as it seems, it’s easier to spread happiness when I’m happy myself! In no particular order, […] +more


one grand december giveaway!

one grand december giveaway!

By Patricia Belyea This month Okan Arts is giving away a Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine by Baby Lock, a Clear Extension Table by Sew Steady, and 12 Large Spools of 12wt. Cotton Thread by Aurifil. There is one grand giveaway valued at $4,268. The Sashiko 2 Sewing Machine does only one thing—it makes a dashed […] +more


the joe retreat: the backstory

the joe retreat: the backstory

By Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  When I met Joe Cunningham, I didn’t know who he was. Joe was in town for a teaching gig at the annual festival for our quilt museum. I was volunteering at the event, taking entry fees at one of the three venues brimming with quilts. I certainly noticed the tall man […] +more


the joe retreat: making mojoe quilts

the joe retreat: making mojoe quilts

By Patricia Belyea UNION WA  Earlier this month, 18 quilters joined Joe Cunningham and me for the last session of The Joe Retreat. Most of the participants were alumnae, coming back for one final week of learning and laughing. The first day Joe assigned a warm-up exercise. The small project included improv piecing with a […] +more

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