once in a blue moon

It’s been in the works for a while…. and we are finally ready to announce…   The fabulously talented and […]

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teaching: getting ready to go

Getting ready to teach in Grand Rapids for the American Quilters Society QUILT WEEK. Here is a little peek into the […]

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teaching: more abstract-a-licious

  And here are the rest of the original abstract creations of my incredibly talented students from APWQ in Tacoma […]

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teaching: abstract-a-licious at APWQ

I think this is my favorite class. Yes, I say that about almost all of the classes I teach but […]

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The Business of Being an Artist: Ann Fall on selling your work in teaching venues

Ann Fahl is a quilter I’ve admired from the very beginning of my art quilting days. In fact, I still […]

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teaching: creative collaborative collage

Oh what a GLORIOUS mess!!!! I don’t think there is anything more fun than throwing all of your creative inhibitions […]

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teaching aqs grand rapids, mi

  I’m teaching this August in Grand Rapids, Michigan for the American Quilt Society’s Quilt Week. If you plan to […]

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surface design sampler platter

Lyric Kinard’s students play with paint, foil, photo transfer, screen printing, and beading too!

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teaching: creative collaborative collage

I’ll be jetting off to the great Rocky Mountains to play with the creative quilters of the Colorado Quilting Council next week. I’ll […]

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Student Spotlight: abstract-a-licious

More work Abstract-A-Licious from my students at the Quintessential Quilt guild in Columbus, OH.One of my favorite exercises for this […]

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Student spotlight: Abstract-A-Licious

Last month I had the privilege of working with the Quintessential Quilters Guild in Columbus Ohio. Abstract-A-Licious is fast becoming […]

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Students – Surface Design Sampler Platter

Lyric Kinard’s students – Surface Design Sampler Platter

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Artist Spotlight: Roxane Lessa

I’d like to introduce you to another artist (and good friend!), Roxane Lessa. Her work is always inspiring, and often […]

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Teaching: Colonial Quilt Lovers in Hertford, NC

The drive from the Raleigh area to Hertford, NC is straight east and full of what I call “The Great […]

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Teaching – travel

Teaching again – and because I’m driving I was able to get ALL my supplies for my Surface Design Sampler […]

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Teaching: Surface Design Sampler Platter

I’m gearing up to teach my favorite class in a couple of weeks over on the NC coast in Hertford/ […]

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Once In a Blue Moon Fiber Art Retreat

This from my good friend and fellow fabulous teacher Susan Brubaker Knapp  Drumroll, please! I am pleased to announce that […]

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Abstract-a-licious: Studio Class

Join me for a wonderful class here in my Cary, NC studio. Abstract-a-licious! Wednesday March 13, 9:30 – 2:30 $65 (5 […]

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On-Line Class: Playing With Paint

A new session of Playing With Paint will begin Friday, January 25th at www.QuiltUniversity.com. It’s a great on-line class where we […]

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On-Line Class: The Artist’s Toolbox

May I tell you how much I love my on-line students? The Artist’s Toolbox (new session opens this friday) is […]

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I’m Teaching in Houston!

I would love to see you at the International Quilt Festival! I’ll be posting details about my classes soon. You […]

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Abstract-a-licious!

I’m teaching one of my favorite classes Saturday, June 23rd 10am-5pm at Thimble Pleasures a lovely shop nearby in Chapel […]

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Student Spotlight: schooling with the Pamlico River Quilters

5 Ways to Applique  with the Pamlico River Quilter’s Guild in Washington, NC fun was had by all…. I even […]

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Student Spotlight: 5 Ways to Applique with Capital Quilter’s Guild

Another fabulous day playing with my friends at the Capital Quilter’s Guild in Raleigh, NC!

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Teaching: Fun With the West Michigan Quilter’s Guild

Step on in and take a peek at the wonderful day of playtime fun we had with the West Michigan […]

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Studio Class: Thermofax Screen Printing April 18

New Studio ClassThermofax Screen Printing Wednesday April 18th  11am – 2pm $65.00 includes lunch and ALL supplies, fabric, paint, and […]

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Family Ties – accepted into SAQA: A Sense of Scale

The series, Family Ties has been accepted into the Studio Art Quilt Associates exhibit A Sense of Scale Family Ties by […]

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Becoming an Artist in Italy

 Becoming an Artist in Italy with Lyric Kinard Arrive June 26th  Depart July 2nd 2013 Registration deadline is 17th April […]

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Creative Wisdom: How Believing Makes It So

I sing with my church choir. I love music. I love Patti, our choir director. None of us get paid […]

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I Love … Teaching!

Last week I had the great good fortune to meet a fabulous group called Fiber Frenzy in Athens, GA. The […]

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I Love … My Students!

A new session of my on-line course The Artists’ Toolbox opens on February 17th. I’d love to spotlight some of […]

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Student Spotlight: Palmetto Quilt Guild

What a wonderful place – Hilton Head Island is absolutely beautiful. What a wonderful group of students! I am SO […]

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Work In Progress: Beaded Brooch

6:30am at the airport 12:30pm waiting for my lecture to begin Palmetto Quilt Guild, Hilton Head Island SC

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In the Studio… packing for a trip

New Hampshire are you ready? A QUILTER’S GATHERING Here I come! Things get kind of crazy when I’m getting ready […]

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On-Line Class: The Artist’s Toolbox

If you are looking for an easy way to learn about art, to pick up the basics of the visual […]

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Dreaming

I was in Iowa last week at the amazingly fabulous Eastern Iowa Heirloom Quilters’ show. Before the festivities started I […]

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On-Line Class: Freeform Screenprinting

I’m teaching one of my favorite on-line classes soon over at QuiltUniversity.com Freeform Screen Printing four lessons, one opening each weekbeginning […]

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Teaching in Texas

Last week I had a fabulous time down in Texas The Houston Area Fiber Artists are, without doubt, a wonderfully […]

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Faces on Friday and Creative Students!

I spent time this week with the Peninsula Piecemakers Quilt Guild. These pictures were taken during our class “The Elements of […]

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Teaching for Tidewater

Surface Design Sampler PlatterWith the Tidewater Quilt Guild in Norfolk, VA busily painting with the stamps they carved Carole Candie […]

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Teaching in Montana

If you happen to be near Hamilton Montana Join us! The Artist’s Eye A Design and Creativity Workshop with Lyric […]

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Teaching: Sarasota Friendship Knot Quilt Guild

Roberta was my chief schlepper! If you’ve got to travel somewhere in the cold winter month of January – Florida […]

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And There Was Much Fun To Be Had

Really – there was. In spite of the heat wave and barely-there air conditioning – we had a FANTASTIC time […]

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Artist Spotlight part 2: Diana Trout – upcoming teaching events

When I introduce you to an artist who is also a great teacher I love to get out the word […]

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Artist Spotlight part 2: Judy Coates Perez – Teaching

You know I love teaching – the amazing interactions that happen between students and their work and the teacher are […]

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Artist Spotlight part 2:Jane LaFazio – teaching

You all know how much I love teaching! I think that’s another reason I love Jane LaFazio – she is […]

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What a Day

Teaching can really wear a person out. Bonnie McCaffery (who teaches beginners to make amazing painted portraits on fabric) is taking […]

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For Your Inspiration: Spring!

This weekend I’m attending the annual spring conference of the Professional Art Quilter’s Alliance – South. Next week I teach […]

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Just Foiling Around

Next month I’ll be teaching one of my favorite classes at the American Quilt Festival in Paducah, Kentucky. This is […]

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Artist Spotlight part 3: Melanie Testa – up and coming

Our last week with Melanie Testa has arrived and I thought I’d give her the chance to let you know […]

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Studio Classes

I have it good. I have a loving family who is supportive and patient and I get to work time […]

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Chocolate and the American Quilter’s Society Show

Working, working, working.Well. Mostly.I’m very distractible. When I have a writing assignment I tend to find every little other thing that […]

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You make it all worthwhile!

It was a rough year writing the book and I certainly didn’t do it for the money. I did it […]

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Back In The Saddle Again

When an artist travels and teaches an awful lot of studio time disappears. At some point it gets to you […]

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Art Every Day – mostly

I didn’t make any art yesterday or the day before. But I might have inspired a few people to make […]

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It’s All About the Attitude

Whistling while you work. Making lemonade from lemons. I’ll bet there are a ton of similar metaphors. (I’d love to […]

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Open Studio Tour

Want to see something cool and scary? Quilting Arts magazine’s STUDIOS issue is hosting an Open Studio blog event. That’s […]

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ATC’s, Spring, Books, Workshops

There are 9 ATC’s left to go out with the Surface Design Sampler Platter DVD orders! I’ll let you know when […]

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New Screens

I’m in the middle of teaching an on-line screen printing course for QuiltUniversity.com. Totally fun. It filled before it opened […]

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What’s Involved

Times are tough. Taking classes is expensive and one of the extras that go first. An interesting discussion has been […]

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I Love Teaching

What a lovely weekend! I had the pleasure of teaching and lecturing at the Durham Orange Quilt Guild this past […]

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At The End of the Day

Tired but happy.   I spent the day teaching a group of absolutely lovely ladies from the Durham Orange Quilter’s […]

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The Best of 2008

New Year’s Resolutions 2008 1- Write a book about Basic Design 2- Come back from my Teaching Sabbatical 3- Do not […]

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Mission Accomplished

Well, mostly. I wish I had taken more process shots during the dye days but stripping off the gloves, washing […]

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