mother /daughter duo
Meet designers Patricia Belyea and Victoria Stone. As owners of Okan Arts, they lead creative quilting experiences and import vintage Japanese textiles.
Patricia focuses on making innovative quilts, speaking and teaching. She wrote East-Meets-West Quilt: Explore Improv with Japanese-Inspired Designs that released in October 2017 (Abrams Craft, NYC).
Victoria runs the Okan Arts shop, both in Seattle and online, and manages trunk shows at events. Not only is Victoria a gifted quilter, she’s a CIA-trained pastry chef!
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