inserted curves workshop / kona HI :: Okan Arts

two-day inserted curves workshop

in colorful Kona, Hawaii

BOOK SIGNING: East-Meets-West Quilts
With Patricia Belyea
Saturday, December 8, 2018
10am to noon FREE
Yukata cottons from Okan Arts will be available!

Workshop Leader: Patricia Belyea
Monday, December 10 – Tuesday, December 11, 2018
$395 includes lunches and, if needed, a sewing machine
12 spaces available, SOLD OUT
To register +click here

To learn about future Inserted Curves Workshops when they open for registration, contact patricia

Add curved elements to any background: Mastery of curved piecing involves patternmaking and partial seams, with a small dose of precision. Expand your repertoire of construction techniques as well as explore new design directions with Patricia Belyea as she shares the limitless possibilities of inserting curves in your quilt tops. Open to quilters of all skill levels.


Quilt Passions
75-5706 Kuakini Highway, Ste 111
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740

our promise to you

If only one person signs up for the Workshop, it’s still a go. Patricia Belyea loves to teach and does not cancel published workshops. If you want to learn from her, Patricia wants to teach you!

workshop sample

Design a series of complex curves and insert them into a gridded background.

And make a quilt top that is completely flat!

Note: the grid lines do not jog as the curves cross through straight seams.



about the workshop leader

Patricia Belyea, co-owner of Okan Arts, is a Seattle-based quilt maker, teacher, and importer of vintage Japanese textiles. She has spoken and taught throughout the US and Canada, and in the UK and New Zealand.

Patricia’s love affair with quilting began in 2007 when she met machine quilting pioneer Maurine Noble. Her book, East-Meets-West Quilts, released in October 2017. (Abrams NYC)

Patricia has been exploring the possibilities of inserting curves into gridded backgrounds. Her goal is to make 21 quilts in a series to see how far she can go with this idea.