This March: Curves Weekend Workshop :: Okan Arts

curves workshop in relaxed twisp

Open for registration

$325 for a two-day Curves Workshop
Sat, March 17 – Sun, March 18, 2018
Sat, 9am to 5pm   Sun, 9am to 4pm
Methow Valley Inn, Twisp WA
16 spaces available / 12 spots left
Includes a box lunch from Rocking Horse Bakery each day

Add two-nights accommodations at Methow Valley Inn for $175
Stay onsite for non-stop availability to the workroom!
Six rooms available, book early

TO REGISTER: +click here
Hosted by Confluence Gallery, Twisp WA

doodle piecing with patricia belyea

Join Patricia for her signature Doodle Piecing/Curves Workshop where you learn to create a curvy-pieced quilt top of your own design. Translating simple doodles into block designs, you transfer your line work to freezer paper for making your patterns. Using her step-by-step approach, Patricia gives quilt novices and veterans alike the skills to design and sew multi-directional curves that are completely flat.

Patricia, with her daughter Victoria, will be taking over the Methow Valley Inn with a workroom, and pop-up shop of vintage Japanese cottons for the two-day workshop.

Materials list provided, all levels welcome.

class sample

Sample: Floating World, 38″ x 38″

The sample quilt is made with four 18″ blocks, each containing six curves pieces. The design includes concave, convex and S curves, with precision intersections.

You will complete four blocks, of your own design, during the Workshop and finish the quilt when you get home.

On Sunday afternoon, Patricia will discuss the many ways you can add curves to your quilts—from a single element to uber-involved curvaceous compositions. You will leave with the experience and confidence to continue curved piecing on your own.

your teacher, patricia belyea

Patricia has taught curved piecing across the US, in Canada, and in the UK. She enjoys the ah-ha moment when her students perfectly sew together their first curved pieces. She then encourages them to use this knowledge to transform their future quilt projects.

Patricia is the founder of Okan Arts—a Seattle-based company that imports vintage Japanese textiles. Plus she authored the book East-Meets-West Quilts (ABRAMS 2017) that features improv quilting made with Japanese and Japanese-inspired fabrics.

confluence gallery and art center in twisp

Confluence Gallery and Art Center opened its doors thirty years ago with a vision to create an exceptional art community in the heart of the Methow Valley. Through learning experiences, curated exhibits, and public events, Confluence Gallery has engendered appreciation and support of the arts throughout the region.

Concurrent with Patricia’s Curves Workshop, the Confluence Gallery will be hanging the juried Connecting Threads fiber arts exhibit.

Questions? Please contact Salyna at Confluence Gallery: 509-997-2787 or

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