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four holiday giveaways!

four holiday giveaways!

By Patricia Belyea

For the holidays, Okan Arts is featuring a giveaway with wonderful socks by This Night. Designed by owner Kate T. Williamson, these socks are inspired by a year spent studying art in Kyoto and Kate’s life-long love of socks. There are four pairs of socks for this giveaway—each valued at $17 – $19.

Kate, a New Yorker today, grew up in Reading PA. She works with the only remaining mill in her hometown to manufacture her perfect socks which are super soft and stay up without being too tight!

If you win, you choose which pair you want and Kate will ship your socks directly to you. Maybe a geometric pattern, maybe a botanical. Maybe a woman’s size, maybe a man’s. To see all of This Night’s designs +click hereTHIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. The winners are Shirley W of Sacramento CA, Debbie VV of St Cloud MN, Kris K of La Conner WA, and Hilda K of Vancouver WA.

To participate in the holiday giveaway, answer this question in the Comment Box below: What’s one gift you hope to receive this holiday season?

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The Holiday 2017 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on December 12, 2017. Okan Arts Giveaways are open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing for a pair of This Night socks. The winners will be notified within 24 hours. Each winner must respond within one week of notification or her/his giveaway will be forfeited. A list of Okan Arts giveaway winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

To visit the This Night website +click here

To buy Kate’s book, A Year in Japan +click here

To buy a set of postcards with illustrations from Kate’s year in Japan +click here

Thank you Kate T. Williamson for the donation of the socks! 

This is an unsponsored giveaway with no compensation given to Okan Arts.

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171 comments to “four holiday giveaways!”

  1. Kathi says:

    Books – books and more books!!


    Good health for my handsome fur pal Bunter.

  3. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    I am quite blessed and can’t think of anything I personally “pine” for at the moment for myself, but would love to extend peace and healing to many of my family members that are struggling right now.

  4. Tesi says:

    Peace on earth…and a pair of these socks!!!

  5. Jmj says:

    Love those socks!!

  6. Katrine Eagling says:

    I hope to get a pair of these socks and your new book! Thanks Patricia for doing these wonderful give-a-ways, we all love them.

  7. Linda Williamson says:

    A pretty bundle of fabric.

  8. Pat says:

    New socks. Love those socks,

  9. Pm Weizenbaum says:

    My wish is to find on our Christmas tree a gift certificate to one of the yukata quilting workshops in La Conner. I guess I had better start hinting!

  10. Karen says:

    There really isn’t anything i want or need. I really like to see that others get what they want, i have everything i need or want. Those socks are beautiful. Why wear boring socks when you can wear fun socks?

  11. Deb Woolley says:

    A trip to LaConner. It’s been a number of years since I last visited. Love the socks

  12. suzan says:

    Snow on Christmas Eve. Icing on the cake for the evening of take-away Chinese dinner, and opening up presents by the fire.

  13. Diane Johnson says:

    I would like to receive a communication from my estranged grand daughter who has been gifted with numerous quilted items over the past 20 years.
    Sock it to me!

  14. Regina Thomsen says:

    I wish for peace, understanding, good health as this past year has been difficult with the loss of my young brother who has left behind two young adults and a loving family. May others share good health around our troubled world with harmony in their hearts and a joy for being alive(with warm feet of course!).Great sock design!

  15. Quilting Tangent says:

    Peace and quiet with warm feet.

  16. Christine Gross says:

    I hope to get a trip for next year, and some socks made in my hometown area of Reading, PA!

  17. Melissa Robinson says:

    For Christmas I would like to receive SOCKS!!!

  18. Pamela V says:

    a good book

  19. Linda Andrews says:

    I’m putting Kate’s socks on my list!

  20. Linda Fleming says:

    Peace on Earth!

  21. Joanne says:

    It would be a gift to see the president impeached.

  22. JODI says:

    to find the inspiration to quilt for 1 hour a day and exercise the same.

  23. Mary D says:

    With all of the hurt and upheaval that exists in the world right now, my main wish would be for peace on earth. I would love to see our country united and not one pitted against another.

    Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. I love socks, I really do. All sorts of designs and colors. A pair would sure be a bountiful gift.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  24. Cindy Chock says:

    For this Christmas I wish for bountiful work and a few pair of warm socks to keep my toesies cozy.

  25. Jerie Clark says:

    I’m hoping that all our family members who are coming for Christmas (19) have the best Christmas ever.

  26. Karen Friedrichs says:

    peppermint bark!

  27. Connie Akers says:

    Love those sock. Peace & Love

  28. Mrs. Plum says:

    Safe travel for my family, as well as peace and kindness in our world.

  29. soozi says:

    i hope someone sees these socks and buys me a pair…otherwise i will
    need to buy them myself…they are so fun!

  30. Christi says:

    I hope to see my daughter and grandchildren. That will be the best present ever.

  31. Nicole Sender says:

    The gift I hope to receive this holiday season is a visit with my grand kids!

  32. Mary Ann Holloway says:

    For Christmas this year I hope to receive a bag full of Kevin O’Brien fabrics to use in quilting. He is a Philadelphia based textile designer whose fabrics often carry a strong hint of Japanese culture.

  33. Barbara Kampas says:

    It has been a challenging year – peace of mind and respite would be welcomed.

  34. Mary Ann Nailos says:

    I hope to get books. I have a good list this year!

  35. Janet Wright says:

    I have everything I need–and more. I guess I would want more depending of my current friendships and maybe some new friends.

  36. Pam says:

    What a fun giveaway! My niece is expecting a baby in two weeks. The gift we all hope to receive is a healthy happy baby!

  37. Elizabeth Elder says:

    I was hoping to get new winter wear – long johns (that double as pajamas), fleece hoodie, big puffy hat, and warm scarf.

  38. Julie says:

    I wish for a box of butter toffee, and a pair of socks.

  39. Mary DeRay says:

    A sewing studio where I can put all my STUFF and finally get be able to SEW ALL DAY SURROUNDED bynp all my fabric in one place! Please Santa, I,ve been good…except for that trip to Hancocks!

  40. Ellee says:

    My wish is for a sit-down quilting machine.

  41. Shari K. says:

    My wish is for more peace in the world.

  42. Robin says:

    I hope to have all my children under the same roof this year.

  43. Hester Tinti says:

    MY greatest gift would be a return to the protections that had been enacted to protect the environment by the EPA. Caring for our fragile planet is the most worthy goal I could wish for.It will benefit ourselves and our progeny.

  44. LoriD says:

    I have a difficult time coming up with gift ideas for myself. It would probably have to be something to do with the outdoors, since I love to hike and run.
    The socks are so cute! It’s nice to know what she is doing is not a dying art like so many other crafts. And it is in the USA- double blessing!

  45. Nancy Best says:

    Peace on earth, and an end to hunger.

  46. AnnaKul says:

    new books

  47. Tamara R. says:

    A subscription for Quiltmania magazine.

  48. marylouh says:

    I would love the bittersweet in blue.
    that’s my favorite color and I’d always
    have flowers around me – no matter
    what the weather was. All of the
    socks are so pretty. thanks for the
    chance to win a pair.

    • marylouh says:

      Forgot to tell you what I want for Christmas – I’m at the
      age where it is hard pick anything I’m really anxious
      to get. I’m happy with whatever the kids (in their 50’s)
      give me. It’s a show of love that they got me
      something. thanks.

  49. Tanya says:

    The only gift I want for Christmas is sharing time with my family especially my grandson who is a college student in faraway Hong Kong.

  50. Betsy says:

    more kindness in the world but particularly in our country right now.

  51. Debbie VanVleet says:

    That family and friends have a safe and healthy Holiday

  52. Deb Woolley says:

    I would love some Sylvia Pippen patterns for Christmas

  53. Joan says:

    An academic position in the U.S. for my son who has just completed his doctorate after 10 years of post-graduate study and is applying for positions all over the country.

  54. Amy Menges says:

    A little time for myself, in the form of my family members doing my chores for me!

  55. Ruth says:

    The gift I would like is hope for the future. This year has been a tough one and it’s been difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

  56. Courtney Bolin-Walker says:

    For Christmas this year, I am hoping for essential and flavor oils to play with!

  57. Del Thomas says:


  58. Jackie Iglehart says:

    A Soda Stream, to help me give up soda and shed some extra pounds!!! I have become a sock collector and have never heard of these, but they sound and look FANTASTIC!! Can’t wait to add some to my collection!!

  59. Carol Strum says:

    I wish for a very special new year for my son; good health and happiness for all.

  60. Kerry says:

    My wish is for more kindness. These times are so divisive and trying. Kindness is vastly needed.

  61. Nancy S. says:

    Hey! We live in Bethlehem – not too far from Reading!
    My husband and I bought a Moravian Star light for our entryway. We are very blessed! We are blessed by our faith in God and the gift of salvation from Jesus. It is free to anyone who accepts Jesus into their heart.
    Merry Christmas everyone!

  62. Katherine Collins says:

    Time with my family and a pair of these socks!

  63. Laurie Jacobs says:

    The best gift will be having my three grandkids here for Christmas.

  64. Rebecca Grant says:

    Seeing family enjoy the gifts they receive from their folks.

  65. lee says:

    On my wish list is fabric for a holiday quilt!

  66. Karen A says:

    I’m just wanting my daughters to be home for Christmas.

  67. Pam P says:

    A good imaging report for my hubby, that his broken femur has healed enough to move from walker to full weight on his injured leg.

  68. Sandy K says:

    I would like some quilting books.

  69. Vicki H says:

    A quilt ladder to display my quilts.

  70. Julie says:

    I’m hoping to receive fresh fruit for a gift from friends in the Pacific NW (apples and pears, yum!)

  71. La Veda L says:

    Good health for all my family and friends,

  72. Ann Kovalchick says:

    Those are the kind of socks I need. 🙂

  73. Kat says:

    I like thoughtful surprises that I couldn’t have thought of myself! Like a pair of these socks surprising me! 🙂

  74. Wanda Hanson says:

    I hope to receive a couple new quilt books for Christmas.

  75. Lydia Reading says:

    The one present I want for Christmas is my adult children home to visit. Since I know that is not going to happen, I will gladly settle for a pair of socks from This Night made in Reading PA (winterberry grey or bittersweet blue!) which is very close to where I grew up. Very very happy to see at least one Reading textile mill is up and running again. Lydia Reading

  76. I’m hoping Santa brings me more beautiful fabric for quilt-making, and a wonderful, soft, warm pair of socks.

  77. Janet Hasselblad says:

    All I want for Christmas is time with family, time to create, sew, time with friends, and a beautiful pair of locally sourced socks!

  78. Elizabeth Baker says:

    For Christmas 2017, I would like love and peace to win in every corner of the planet.

  79. Deb M says:

    I hope to receive fabric as a gift!!!

  80. Marilyn Fite says:

    I hope to receive a gift card to a nearby quilt shop.

  81. cynthia rosner says:

    I want everyone to have a good time visiting .

  82. Amy L says:

    I would like a copy of Jaquie Gehring’s book called Walk so I can improve my quilting skills.

  83. Joy-Lily says:

    I can never have too many cool socks!

  84. Barbaraben says:

    These days I’d like to see peace for all!

  85. Candace Mackey says:

    The best possible gift is the time spent with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren!

  86. Kathie L says:

    I’ve picked out a rolling carrier for my sewing machine.

  87. Connie Akers says:

    Hoping for Pearce &compassion for all.

  88. carol Denning says:

    one gift I would like to receive would be photos of my grandchildren and their parents; pets are also welcome!

  89. Maryanne L Sakai-James says:

    I would love to receive some nice, cheery, warm socks for Christmas!

  90. Cher Merriman says:

    May I enter your giveaways if I as a Canadian have an American mailing address?

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      Yes, that is fine Cher. We just need to ship to a US address as the customs issue with Canada and afar gets too sticky. Thanks for understanding, PB

  91. Marilynn says:

    Great looking Sox, fun designs and colors.

  92. Marilyn Sollers says:

    Nothing like a comfy pretty pair of socks!

  93. Michelle D says:

    Joy and Wonder! Just need to reprogram my mind to accept that!

  94. June says:

    Beloved family members gathered round, Castilian hot chocolate, and endless wags from our beloved dog, Luna.

  95. Melva Boles says:

    Healing for those who are suffering and continued good times quilting!

  96. Ann Hudson says:

    I would most like to receive a gift card to IKEA so that I might purchase a few of their great organizational units for my creative room! Need to get my things in order for a new year of sewing!

  97. Cindy K says:

    I hope to have all of my family arrive home for Christmas.

  98. Elaine Murakami says:

    The socks are beautiful!
    I would like a copy of Patricia’s new book. I bought one as a gift for my niece, but think I deserve one for myself.

  99. Robin Klein says:

    As much as I know I shouldn’t ask for material things like I do, My number 1 thing I want besides health, happiness & peace on Earth…..I want a Circuit 2 plus cutter….and socks 🙂

  100. marlene barkley says:

    I hope to have a peaceful gathering. With the political devision within my family please make it a good day.

  101. bunny hand says:

    I hope my husband will make some ruler racks for me to give my friends!

  102. Carol Sexton says:

    I’m looking forward to having my son and his family at our house for Christmas. It will be fun watching my Granddaughter, Ariah, opening her presents. I usually don’t get any surprise presents for Christmas. This year we bought a dishwasher after not having one for over a year! Can’t wait for it to be delivered.

  103. Ann says:

    The one gift would be to do a live video chat with my 2.5 year old granddaughter, watching her precious face with all the excitement of Christmas morning, since I can’t be there with her.

  104. Sherry says:

    The ultimate soft comfortable cute colorful sock!

  105. Teri c says:

    Wish for the family to get time together.

  106. Judith McGinty says:

    One gift: Ancestry DNA test

  107. Sally says:

    I hope to receive a quilting book. I’m giving socks but haven’t seen these before today. Will add them to my list.

  108. Elizabeth Lee says:

    A new pair of fun socks!

  109. Aura says:

    The only gift I can hope for this year is the time to stash bust. The socks look great, by the way!

  110. sara j tarr says:

    A personal piano rendition of “When I`m Sixty Four” and a glass of champagne.

  111. Jeanne Mayes says:

    I would like hope for our country’s future and a new friend that likes to kayak and fish.

  112. Sandra Lee Ellison says:

    A phone call from my son who is living in Hong Kong

  113. World Peace and kindnesses to our fellow travelers for this season AND forever!

  114. Judy Helms says:

    I would love to receive an all-expense paid quilting workshop to study under one of my favorite quilters. There are so many wonderful quilters out there who are willing to share their knowledge and excite you about their techniques. The quilt may not last forever, but the memories will!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  115. Susan says:

    I’d love to have someone make a donation to homeward pets in my name

  116. Christi says:

    There is a quilting book that I would really like.

  117. Ray Burke says:

    I am hoping for a new left knee!

  118. NancyB from Many LA says:

    I don’t really get any presents so don’t expect any!

  119. Kris Koponen says:

    A kiss from my baby granddaughter who is just learning to pucker her lips to send a little love kiss!

  120. Patricia A says:

    I am hoping for another year of good health for my husband and me.

  121. Mary Campbell says:

    Peace for all mankind . . .

  122. Kelly Love-Schwarz says:

    While I woul really enjoy a reclining loveseat, I do wish for my family to be healthy & welll throughout the season.

  123. Dawn Barach says:

    A neatly organized.sewing room!

  124. Amy DuFault says:

    I asked my husband to find me a match to earrings he bought for me. He worked so hard to find me the pair I wanted that were ethical and made by a small designer and I lost one. Trying to minimize waste in my life as much as possible, I just happened to find a link to exactly where he could find a match and (fingers crossed) I will have my favorite earrings to wear again!

  125. Susan says:

    Rest and relaxation!

  126. Chris P says:

    Celebrating Christ’s birthday with family at a church service, and warm socks.

  127. Janet A Moyer says:


  128. Sarah says:

    Since my children live so far apart, I hope that all of my sons will be home safe and happy for Christmas.

  129. Laura Gottlieb says:

    My one hope for Christmas is for a less divisive, less hateful, more inclusive United States of America.

  130. Kathleen Flanagan says:

    Boy I could really use these socks. It is a high of 18 today!

  131. Kathy S says:

    Quilt supplies, books, socks, socks, socks and, of course, gathering family and friends together.

  132. Linda McLaughlin says:

    These socks would be a great gift.

  133. Kim McCloskey says:

    Time with my family.

  134. Sandra says:

    I hope my family stays safe and healthy.

  135. Andrea Bursaw says:

    What luck! On our family’s wish list I signed up for socks!

  136. Michele W says:

    My Christmas wish is seeing our daughter and family at Christmas. We living far apart and I can’t wait to see everyone!

  137. Tish says:

    Peace, love and more quilting time!

  138. Carol Fraley says:


  139. Angela J Short says:

    Anything is fine with me. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  140. Heidi says:

    My list is short, but socks have just been added!

  141. Rosalyn Schultze says:

    The gift of FAMILY gathered together and renewing old memories.

  142. Laura Buchanan says:

    I hope to get a gift certificate to a quilt store!!

  143. Mary Jane says:

    Am looking forward to a new sewing machine.

  144. Drew says:

    Peace and Justice for all.

  145. Tina Sheppard says:

    I would love to receive a serger for sewing clothing and quilts.

  146. Ashley Francis says:

    Hoping for the gift of time with all my family!

  147. Cherie says:

    I am a very lucky girl and I have all the material items I could ever want or need. Peace on earth is my wish for all.

  148. CHARLOTTE KEY says:

    Would love to hear from my estranged sister.

  149. Susan Mayer says:

    Gift of warm sox…can’t sew if my feet are cold!

  150. Megan says:

    Peace of mind and happiness for all my loved ones

  151. Pat says:

    Books are on my christmas list.

  152. Vi9rginia O'Donnell says:

    Just being with my 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. I am so lucky ro have this family

  153. Fran Gallagher Ripsom says:

    What a lovely giveaway !
    My Christmas wish is for Peace on Earth as well as love & compassion for all !

  154. marty says:

    sox, sox, and perhaps more sox!

  155. Gregory Tresner says:

    I came to your LA Conner show last winter. My sister, who has her own sewing business, picked up scissors and I got a Japanese sash. Thanks for the Sox Web site as I need 9 pairs for gifts! Timely!

  156. Ginny Leber says:

    Let there be Peace for all souls.

  157. Hilda Krebs says:

    Quilting supplies

  158. Susan Kelley says:

    The gift I most want is time with my extended family. My nephew and his girlfriend will be visiting from New Mexico and I would love to spend time with them.

  159. I’m waiting for St. Francis to grace my garden. I hope my daughter hasn’t forgotten.

  160. Susan says:

    Thanks so much for the chance to win a pair. I love socks! If I could pick anything I’d want, it would be a longarm machine. Used is fine. Otherwise, I really don’t have any needs or wants, just peace and calm.

  161. Charlene Cuhaciyan says:

    FABRIC!!!!! Always fabric. Then I can make quilts to share

  162. Vivian Roop says:

    A big hug from my son.

  163. Kathie says:

    I hope for snuggles and calm (peace and love) for the holidays.

  164. Pamela R says:

    I hope for some quiet time to catch up on quilting!

  165. Anita Jackson says:

    I am looking forward to seeing a Lovely Lemon Tree delivered from Santa!

  166. Judi says:

    Would love visits from my friends and children. I do not need material things.

  167. Cheryl says:

    Indigo, lots of indigo!