The Patricia Retreat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, December 2022

crazy about curves: the sequel

By Patricia Belyea

UNION WA  A whole new cast of characters arrived for the second session of The Patricia Retreat 2022 in early December.

The story was similar: quilt designs with curves, lots of laughter, bonding, and incredible food three times a day.

The Patricia Retreat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, December 2022

The snow began retreating and the Olympic Mountains reappeared.

Saint Andrew’s Retreat House, Union WA, December 2022

The warmth inside radiated as participants transformed fabrics into stunning compositions. 

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The Patricia Retreat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, December 2022The Patricia Retreat with Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, December 2022

POSTSCRIPT  After being inspired by a haiku for the second project of the Retreat, Judy P. from Maryland wrote this on her plane ride home:
     Mentor guides gently
     Through unknown territory
     Voices rise within.

The Patricia Retreat led by Patricia Belyea of Okan Arts, November 2022

The Patricia Retreat 2023, a five-night quilting experience on the Hood Canal of Washington state, is scheduled for next December. Registration will open at the end of January. To be on the Interested List, email Patricia: patricia@okanarts.com