Patricia Belyea – Creativity and Complex Curves



Creativity and Complex Curves

August 8-12, 2023

Learning to add curved piecing to your quilt compositions is like being given the keys to the universe.

In this workshop, you start by making a curvy-pieced quadrant quilt of your own design. You translate simple doodles into block designs and transfer the line work to freezer paper for making patterns. You then walk through the steps for making a fabric version of your drawings. In the second half of the workshop, you move to a larger sized composition with more complex curves.

To finish, Patricia teaches you how to make your own curved templates for quilts with repeated design elements. By the end of the workshop, you will have the confidence to add curves to your future quilt projects.

Patricia Belyea, co-owner of Okan Arts, takes joy in teaching quilters how to incorporate curves into their quilt designs. She has taught curved piecing across the US, in Canada, and in the UK. Her first book about quilting, East-Meets-West Quilts, released in 2017

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Class Size

Class size is limited to 12 students.


Deposit due with registration: $250

Total Workshop Fee

Workshop cost $1195 (add tax for meal portion = $6.88) (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday, excludes lodging)


Workshop starts at 9am Tuesday, August 8th, 2023 and ends Saturday afternoon August 12th.

Workshop Payment Terms and Policies:

Workshop Deposits:

Deposits can be paid online or via check within one week of registering. Please return the registration form with your payment to hold your space. Deposits are non-refundable.

Workshop Regular Tuition and Lodging:

Regular Tuitions and Lodging Fees for each workshop are listed in the workshop description. Full payment for the workshop is due no later than four months prior to the start of the workshop. A 10% charge will be added for late payments. Check payments are preferred for balances. Credit cards are accepted but the fees assessed by the credit card company will be passed along to the student.

Five months prior to the workshop additional information about the workshop, supplies needed, and accommodations will be mailed along with an invoice for the balance due.

Workshop Refunds:

Students will receive a full tuition refund only in the event that Woodland Ridge Retreat cancels a workshop.

Workshop Cancellations:

When we accept your deposit or payment of workshop fees, we understand that circumstances may arise causing cancellation of your plans to attend that workshop. While we sympathize when such a situation occurs, we must adhere to our business policy. All cancellations must be in writing. For cancellations made 120 days or more prior to the start of a workshop, Woodland Ridge Retreat will retain the nonrefundable deposit. If notice of cancellation is received 119 days or less before the start of a workshop, full tuition is forfeited. Full tuition will also be forfeited for no-shows or withdrawals after a workshop has begun.

Please Note:

Woodland Ridge Retreat is not responsible for providing make-up classes or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for sessions missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. We strongly urge all students to buy refundable airline tickets in case of workshop cancellations or other unforeseen events and/or purchase trip insurance. All information provided Woodland Ridge Retreat is kept confidential and is NOT shared, sold, or otherwise used by any entity.

Mail checks to:

Woodland Ridge Retreat

P.O. Box 27

Downsville, WI 54735

Make checks payable to: Woodland Ridge Retreat

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Chris & Mark Daly


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    If You DO Require Lodging, Please Fill Out the Information Below.

    Workshop cost (includes lunch Tuesday-Saturday): $1195

    Class starts at 9am Tuesday, August 8 and concludes Saturday afternoon August 12, 2023

    • Includes lodging Monday night-Saturday morning.
    • Breakfast is served daily. (Lunch is included in the cost of the workshop)

    Optional Weekly Sewing Machine Rental

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