Guild Talks

Zoom presentations
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Schedule an engaging Zoom talk for your guild members to enjoy—at a hybrid meeting or from the comfort of their homes—with Japanophile author and quilter Patricia Belyea.

To schedule a 1-hour presentation or to discuss a guild workshop, please contact Patricia directly: patricia@okanarts.com

For a 3-minute slideshow about Patricia’s most popular guild talk +click here

The Alluring World of Japanese Yukata Quilts

One-hour Zoom talk & virtual trunk show $350

Join Patricia as she takes you on an insider tour of the 2020 Tokyo Quilt Festival. Patricia presents the highlights of this international quilt event, then continues onto a traditional chusen-dyeing workshop to explain this traditional hand-dyeing process. 

Patricia finishes with a show of her own quilts, made with vintage Japanese cottons, and talks about how these special fabrics inspired her.

Spirit Quilts: When a Quilt is More Than a Quilt

One-hour Zoom talk & virtual trunk show $350

Patricia takes joy in creating custom Spirit Quilts for clients who are celebrating a life or mourning a loss. Listening to their stories and incorporating the clothes of a loved one, Patricia has learned how stitching memories into quilts completely transforms their meaning and power. Patricia includes an overview of Spirit Quilts she’s made over the past decade.

The Unknowing of Creativity

One-hour Zoom talk & virtual trunk show $350

Patricia shares her creative approach to developing new ideas for original quilt designs. Leapfrogging from one compositional concept to the next, Patricia takes your guild members on a journey of exploration with her newest series of quilts—Big Grids with Inserted Curves—made with vintage Japanese yukata cottons and other global fabrics.

Aurifilosophy—The Wonders of Cotton Thread

One-hour Zoom talk & virtual trunk show $350
How we use thread in our quilt projects makes the difference between getting the job done and creating a brilliant result. Patricia, an Aurifilosopher with Aurifil Threads, reveals the mysteries of this key element of our craft: thread—how it’s made, thread weights, how to read a label, and more. Then Patricia presents an inspirational array of quilts using diverse cotton threads, from floss to 80wt.