Circle of Life Retreat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, December 2023

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By Patricia Belyea

UNION WA  Almost back-to-back, I led another Patricia Retreat focusing on the Circle of Life at Saint Andrew's House on the Hood Canal.

Participants used both sides of their brains—to creatively craft their own stories into motifs and to technically insert circles into their background grids.

Circle of Life Retreat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, December 2023

It was an exciting journey into the unknown—from getting lost and then finding their way.

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A special guest at the Retreat was David Owen Hastings, a national quilt teacher. David worked independently on his own projects and graciously joined all the retreat activities. (To learn more about David, his talks, and classes +click here)

David Owen Hastings at the Patricia Retreat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, December 2023

The whole week offered a wonderful respite from the busyness of the season — with a calming view and delicious food three times a day! Hopefully we can all get back together again in January 2025! (More to come once details are sorted out.)

Circle of Life Retreat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, December 2023

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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.

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Interested in joining a Circle of Life Retreat in Los Osos CA in January? To learn more +click here