Patricia is leading a quilting retreat at Saint Andrew’s in December 2023. +learn more
By Patricia Belyea
SAINT ANDREW’S | UNION WA Three things defined The Patricia Retreat 2022 that kicked off right after Thanksgiving.
(1) Great food by Chef Cody and his team:
 A big snow storm that brought down trees and knocked out power for 12 hours:
 Lots of happiness created by cutting apart fabric and sewing it back together:
The second of two projects focused on interpreting poetry through quilt design. Patricia P of Colorado summed up her experience in a limerick:
There once was a woman from Okanogan
Who introduced me to yukata cotton
In spite of my nerves
I learned complex curves
Experiences not soon forgotten
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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