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The Last Joe Retreat 

For six years I have had a remarkable time twice each year at a beautiful lodge on the Hood Canal, outside Seattle. Thanks to the great organization by Patricia Belyea, I have been able to teach an extended class on strictly my own terms. The food and the scenery are tip top. The work that my students have put out has been rewarding beyond anything I have ever experienced. 

November, 2019 will be the last time I am able to present this class and there are only a couple spots left. Find out all about it here: 

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The LAST Joe Retreat with Joe Cunningham


The Retreats include morning directions, lessons throughout the day, evening programs, 24-hour access to the workroom, chef-prepared meals, and accommodations—all in a remarkable setting.

To take a peek at the February 2018 session of The Joe Retreat +click here

2016 The Joe Retreat with Joe Cunningham


retreat leader

joe cunningham

Joe began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan. His early mentors were steeped Joe Cunningham aks Joe The Quilterin the history and traditions of quilts, leading Joe to a life of study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique.

Over the years Joe’s quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style. His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, as well as in numerous private collections.

Joe has written 11 books, and been featured in the PBS Craft in America series and the American Craft Magazine. 


Retreat Director

patricia belyea

Patricia, co-owner of Okan Arts, is a Seattle-based quilt maker, teacher, and importer of vintage Japanese textiles. She has spoken and taught throughout the US and Canada, and in the UK and New Zealand.

Patricia’s love affair with quilting began in 2007 when she met machine quilting pioneer Maurine Noble. Her book, East-Meets-West Quilts, released in October 2017. (Abrams NYC)



Learn more Here contact patricia@okanarts.com