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 nine blocks intersected with curved piecing. And the nine-patch does not jog when the curved pieces are inserted. Also check out the micro inner borders—and one improv project!

creativity, curves & compositions workshop

The first project of the week was the Quadrant Quilt created with four 18" blocks of curved piecing. The second project was a much bigger composition—one big idea made with curved piecing. Here are pics of participants with their projects!

the end of an era

It’s the folks who’ve attended Okan Arts workshops who’ve made each event first-rate. There’s been true questing for new directions in quilt making. And a generosity of spirit that’s engendered welcoming and supportive groups.

In future, I’ll no longer be organizing and leading Okan Arts Workshops. Instead, I’ll be teaching at guilds, museums, retreat centers, and quilt shops. One day, I look forward to teaching in your neighborhood.

Thank you to all the students who’ve attended Okan Arts workshops over the last six years!

To learn about the workshops I’m teaching online +click here