Complex curves workshop with Patricia Belyea

the aha of curves

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By Patricia Belyea

LA CONNER WA  Once again I had the opportunity to teach a cadre of quilters how to design and sew complex curves. The most fun at the Workshop was seeing the lightbulbs turn on as students gained confidence in their new curves skill set. And watching the design walls fill with big blocks of curved piecing!

Most of the students came to learn how to create curved piecing. Others were seeking inspiration or just to get sewing again. All of them were interesting and engaged.

A great group! Here are pics of some of the makers and their curved projects:

It was a glorious week in historic La Conner. We managed to be blessed with no rain as we enjoyed cool autumn days. Lunches were catered on site. Then each evening we walked to restaurants within a short distance of The Country Inn. For longer walks on our own, we could stroll the boardwalk alongside the Swinomish Canal and see blue herons, kingfishers, and the ubiquitous seagulls.

More blocks for the Quadrant Quilt projects:

Bigger Curved Compositions in progress:

Late night in the Workroom:

ABOUT US: Okan Arts, a petite family business, is co-owned by mother-daughter duo Patricia Belyea and Victoria Stone. Patricia and Victoria sell Japanese textiles online, host creative quilting experiences, and lead quilting & textile tours to Japan.