Guild Lectures :: Okan Arts

patricia belyea

Patricia’s Zoom lecture fee is $350. To contact Patricia about talking to your guild, please email patricia@okanarts.com

The Alluring World of Japanese Yukata Quilts

A one-hour Zoom lecture & virtual trunk show

Join Patricia Belyea as she takes your guild on a virtual tour of the Tokyo Quilt Festival. Then get swept away to a chusen-dyeing workshop where your group watches the elaborate hand-dyeing process. Patricia finishes with a trunk show of her quilts made with Japanese cottons and talks about how the fabrics inspired her quilt compositions.


The Unknowing of Creativity: New Directions in Quilt Designs

A one-hour Zoom lecture & virtual trunk show

Patricia Belyea shares her excitement of dreaming up new ideas for quilt designs. Leapfrogging from one compositional concept to the next, she takes your guild on a journey of exploration as she creates her newest series of quilts—Big Grids with Inserted Curves—made with vintage Japanese yukata cottons and other global fabrics.


The Power of Love quilt by Patricia BelyeaWhen a Quilt is More Than a Quilt

A one-hour Zoom lecture & virtual trunk show

Patricia Belyea makes commissioned quilts that include the clothes of loved ones. As she creates these custom projects, Patricia has learned how stitching memories into quilts completely transforms their meaning and power. Patricia shows your guild a trunk show of Spirit Quilts made for clients who are celebrating life or mourning a loss.


victoria stone

To contact Victoria about talking to your guild, please email victoria@okanarts.com

The Sashiko 2: Create A Hand-Stitched Look by Machine

An in-person lecture

Join Victoria Stone for a comprehensive introduction and demo of the Sashiko 2 sewing machine. Plus see a trunk show of quilt projects finished with the Sashiko 2 machine.

Please note that this lecture is available to guilds within a 90-minute drive from Seattle as Victoria will bring a Sashiko 2 machine with her.