Bead It Like You Mean It

Add beads of all shapes and sizes to your quilts and wearable art, easily and after you are done quilting. Here’s the prize: no knots or mess on the back! Learn to embellish in a way that adds to the overall design instead of looking like an afterthought.

Students will create a small fabric flower collage on batting and use it to learn different beading techniques.

Class Length: 6 or 3 hour format
Skill level: all levels
Optional kits: $25.00

Supply List:

  • Fabric scissors
  • Small shallow bowl or container to keep beads in (“Altoid” type tins work well)

Buy a kit from Lyric ($25) There is no need to reserve a kit, Lyric will bring plenty
Or Bring:

  • Seed beads: size 6
  • Seed beads: sizes 11, 15, & 6
  • OR – beads that your eyes can see and any needle that will fit through their holes!
  • Bugle beads
  • Cabochon, button (no shank) or flat bead, about 20mm diameter
  • Long appliqué needle size 11
  • Batting, 8”x10” or fat quarter sized
  • Wonder-under, 8”x10” or 1/4 yard
  • Fabric for quiltlet or book cover, 2 fat quarters (hand dyed or plain shows off the beads best!)
  • Nymo or Sylamide beading thread to match your beads or background fabric


  • Any interesting beads or embellishments you might have
  • Thimble and needle threader
  • Thread snips
  • Rubber finger from an office supply store, helps pull your needle
  • Lamp or magnifying lamp and extension cord

Click here to view a printable supply list
You will need Adobe Reader, which is available here for free.

Please see the Hiring Information page if you would like to book this class.


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Lisa Dodson

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Lisa Dodson


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