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Yukata Cottons and Curves

My absence from the "blogisphere" does not equal idle stitching hands. Currently there are  7 or 8 boutis projects on the go, all in various stages of development. Progress (although slow) is being made on my whole cloth silk quilt, there's been a little bit of "scrap busting" happening, and even some fun summertime sewing. Updates on those in future posts. But last week, I participated in an energetic, productive, fun-filled quilting workshop in La Conner, Washington called "Curves and Compositions with Yukata cottons". La Conner, WA is a pretty little waterfront town, half way between Vancouver and Seattle. The five day workshop is organized and taught by Patricia Belyea of OKAN Arts . Patricia imports and sells vintage Japanese textiles called "yukata" cottons, around which we based the designs for our quilts. Patricia Belyea of OKAN Arts. "Yukatas" are 15" wide, hand-dyed cottons, traditionally used