Complex Curves Workshop with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts in La Conner

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!

and again?

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.

I'll be back to La Conner to teach two workshops in 2024:

Sun, June 2 to Fri, June 7, 2024

Sun, June 9 to Fri, June 14, 2024

To be on the Interested List and receive priority registration notification before the general public, email Patrica +here