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The Joe Retreat with Joe Cunningham

FALL SESSION 2018
Sunday, November 11 – Friday, November 16, 2018
Saint Andrew’s Retreat House, Union WA
$1,495 per participant, double occupancy
18 places available / 6 spots left

WINTER SESSION 2019
Sunday, February 3 – Friday, February 8, 2019
Harmony Hill Retreat Center, Union WA
$1,495 per participant, double occupancy
20 spaces available / 13 spots left

The Patricia Retreat with Patricia Belyea

WINTER SESSION 2019
Sunday, February 3 – Friday, February 8, 2019
Saint Andrew’s Retreat House, Union WA
$1,495 per participant, double occupancy
16 places available / 12 spots left

Welcome to The Joe & Patricia Retreats where you can expect learning, laughter, good food, and great friends. All with the gorgeous backdrop of the Hood Canal.

Each experience encourages growth in your personal quilt making approach and artistic vision.

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 themes

The Joe Retreat: The Two-Color System

Limit your colors to clarify and explore your design  By using two solid colors for both studies and full quilt projects, you have the opportunity to focus on design in a more pure way than when you wrestle with which fabrics go together. The Joe Retreat introduces three new techniques for design starting points, with plenty of time to make a completed project. Open to quilters of all skill levels.

The Patricia Retreat: Inserting Curves

Add curved elements to any background   Mastery of curved piecing involves pattern making and partial seams, with a small dose of precision. Expand your repertoire of construction techniques as well as explore new design directions with Patricia as she shares the limitless possibilities of inserting curves in your quilt tops. Open to quilters of all skill levels.

retreat leaders

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. 


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