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yukata quilting workshop: mavericks at play

yukata quilting workshop: mavericks at play

By Patricia Belyea LA CONNER WA  Last week, nine “fabjous” ladies gathered in the Northwest quilting capital for a workshop focusing on creativity and curves. All with different levels of quilting expertise, the participants shared an openness for new piecing ideas and an interest in Japanese textiles—plus a willingness to listen to my guidance! La Conner Country Inn […] +more


four may giveaways

four may giveaways

by Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  This month’s giveaway features a roll of 21 Modern Solids from In the Beginning Fabrics and a package of Hobbs Tuscany Collection wool batting. Four fabric / batting sets will be given away! Each giveaway is valued at $80. These giveaways are going to take big boxes to ship! The fabric rolls measure […] +more


man-made at CAFAM

man-made at CAFAM

By Patricia Belyea LOS ANGELES CA  When I was leaving the Man-Made: Contemporary Male Quilters exhibit at Craft & Folk Art Museum, a teacher leading an adult class was starting a tour. He asked the group “Is there anything that indicates to you that these quilts were all made by men.” A wise guy in […] +more


luke haynes: thinking big

luke haynes: thinking big

By Patricia Belyea LOS ANGELES CA  Reading about Luke Haynes’ home on Facebook, I always wondered about its Taj Mah-Haynes nickname. When my Uber ride pulled up to his address, I found myself in front of a palatial edifice that looked like an old power station. Letting myself in with the door code provided via a text message, I was […] +more


marianne burr: magic maker

marianne burr: magic maker

By Patricia Belyea COUPEVILLE WA  Marianne Burr has always been a maker—playing with art supplies as a child and making quilts with stitches today. Marianne was outside when I arrived at her cabin-like home on Whidbey Island. Immediately we headed inside—to a space filled with artwork and charm. Our conversation began across a table on the first floor. Marianne […] +more


four april giveaways

four april giveaways

by Patricia Belyea SEATTLE WA  This month’s giveaway features Sherri Lynn Wood’s new book, The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters, and a pair of Kai Scissors. Four book/scissor sets will be given away! Each giveaway is valued at $93. This is the most life-changing Okan Arts giveaway ever—with a quilting book that challenges your creative process and Japanese 9″ […] +more


mastering & innovating patchwork techniques

mastering & innovating patchwork techniques

By guest blogger Sherri Lynn Wood, quilt artist and author OAKLAND CA  One day I saw the paper collage above on flickr, by artist Virginia Echeverria Whipple (I  love her work!) and wondered how I could create the effect of concentric rings in patchwork. Perhaps with bias cut strips? I had never seen anyone strip piece on the curve before. Could […] +more

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