Okan means “mom” in Japanese

mother/daughter duo
patricia & victoria

Meet Okan Arts’ co-owners Patricia Belyea and Victoria Stone. Mesmerized by the beauty of Japanese textiles, they are makers of creative quilts, teachers, and speakers. 

Their West Coast business imports vintage textiles from Japan and runs an online gallery representing national quilters.

luscious
japanese yukata cotton

The perfect weight for quilting, yukata cottons add an extraordinary essence to any project.

The fabric patterns, from classic indigo & white geometrics to vividly bold florals and abstracts, inspire and enchant.

okan arts gallery
curated quilt collection

Now you can acquire a one-of-a-kind quilt made by Patricia Belyea, Sarah Nishiura or Joe Cunningham.

patricia’s book
east-meets-west quilts

In this creative quilting book, Patricia Belyea offers improv instruction using her Hachi Manifesto of five simple rules. 

Fourteen projects explore improv—using vintage and contemporary Japanese fabrics, and bold hand stitching.

podcasts featuring okan arts

Collecting Culture Liz Logan interviews Patricia about Okan Arts’ over-the-top yukata cotton collection, the role of yukata cotton in Japanese culture, and finding textile treasures in Japan. [25:33 minutes] +listen now

Modern Sewceity Stephanie Kendron chats with Patricia about her new book and her different approach to quilt making, especially adding modern facings. [01:16:44 minutes, Patricia starts at 4:05] +listen now

Pat Sloan Pat talks with Patricia about discovering yukata cottons in Japan and using them in her quilt projects. [53:57 minutes, Patricia starts at 13:55] +listen now