summer reveal :: Okan Arts
summer reveal

summer reveal


By Patricia Belyea

LA CONNER WA  When I post about a summer workshop in La Conner, no one wants to see photos of the picturesque waterfront. Or the pink sunsets. Or the happy group meals. Or the pop-up shop brimming with vintage Japanese textiles. Or the excursion to the local quilt museum. Or the beautiful gardens or herons overhead. No, it’s all about the workshop projects!

The Workshop theme was Creativity, Curves & Compositions.

So here you go: The first project was the Quadrant Quilt where students made four big blocks, of their own design, with complex curves.
For the last two days of the Workshop, everyone moved to making a quilt design focusing on one big idea that incorporated curves. That meant thinking about their quilt compositions in a whole new way.
If developing quilt designs with curves appeals to you, I will be teaching this exact same Workshop in early October. That’s a great time to visit historic La Conner, just north of Seattle. I look forward to welcoming you there!

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9 comments to “summer reveal”

  1. MJ Buckingham says:

    Remarkable week of creative learning, excellent teaching and coaching, a wealth of techniques and strategies, and extraordinarily talented participants!

  2. Rose Rademan says:

    Thank you for posting such inspiring pictures!! Great work by everyone!

  3. Pamela PV says:

    These are great! I really enjoy seeing how the yukata cottons are used.

  4. Janet Wright says:

    Beautiful photos!!! It looks like everyone had fun and was successful–a tribute to a great teacher.

  5. JamieS says:

    Talented students and teacher.

  6. Roberta DesRoches says:

    So creative, I love all of them. Hope to start my own circle project soon.

  7. Earlene McClair says:

    Lovely!!!!! They are all so different from one another. Makes me want to get my curve-mojo on and make another “curve project”. I participated in Patricia’s curve workshop in Aptos, Calif., and it was such a fun process, great teacher!

  8. David Owen Hastings says:

    Wonderful to see all the creativity with curves!

    • Patricia Belyea says:

      David—Each participant always brings their own style of creativity to the Workshop. That shows through for sure! PB