To schedule a lecture, contact Lyric.


Elements of ArtThe Elements of Art for Quilters

Kick-start your creativity and learn about the basic elements and principles of good design. Learn why some colors fizz while others explode, why some quilts calm and some excite. A few simple tools from the artists kit will help you take your work, whether traditional or contemporary, to the next level.

This is a PowerPoint/slide lecture. A screen or wall to project on and a room that can be darkened are required




Lyric Kinard

Lyric Kinard

Living Lyrically: be inspired, create beauty, find joy

Take a lighthearted journey with Lyric along her circuitous and unexpected path towards life as  a quilt artist. Laugh along as she juggles fabric and family and deals with both duties and dreams. Learn that where you are is the best time to Be Inspired and Create Beauty, and now is the time to Find Joy.

 This is a PowerPoint/slide lecture. A screen or wall to project on and a room that can be darkened are required.


Excuse me, is that a quilt you're wearing?Excuse me, is that a quilt you’re wearing?

Preen with the peacocks of the quilting world and learn to avoid some of its foibles during this romp through the wonderful world of wearable art. Lyric will bring several of her award winning wearables for you to examine, “up close and personally!”

This is a fashion show – volunteer models and some sort of dressing room are required.





(which are also entertaining and informative but have narrower audience)

Want to Teach? things you should know before you go

If you are considering entering the national market as a quilt teacher it can be incredibly helpful to glean knowledge from someone already there. Before Lyric Montgomery Kinard, the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year, started teaching she feasted at the table of wisdom from some very generous and well-established national teachers. Come share in an open and frank discussion about the realities of hitting the road.


Failure is the Best Option: why making bad art is vital to good artists

Overcoming the fear of failure, embracing it in fact, is a vital step towards becoming the artist you desire to be. Too many of us are held back by the fear of imperfection and never reach our full potential. Embracing the concept of making “bad art” might surprisingly lead to some of your best work.

Lyric will lead a structured discussion about the benefits of embracing failure and of treating art as a science in which every failed experiment leads you closer to the “Eureka” discovery. Participants will discuss and delve deeply into some thought provoking questions about their own studio practices.