To schedule a live VIRTUAL lecture, contact Lyric.
ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE LECTURES
Please Read: Quilters are my favorite people in the world. I love them. Because of this I will not be comfortable risking their safety by gathering them into large groups until we have a safe and effective vaccine for Covid-19. I will not be presenting any in-person lectures during 2020 and 2021 bookings will be dependent on the availability of a vaccine.
Presenting - your very own front row seat! I strongly believe that VIRTUAL LECTURES have some great advantages and will be happy to present to your group. With a virtual slide lecture every single person has a comfy front row seat. Viewers can eat all the popcorn they want, and can see every work in clear detail. All lectures will include extra time either before or after the presentation for Q&A.
The Elements of Art for Every Quilter
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. This lecture will help you learn few simple tools from the artist's kit that will help you take your work, whether traditional or contemporary, to the next level.
Lyric translates the language of ART into delightful and simple to understand concepts and presents them in such an entertaining and practical way that everyone goes home thinking, "I can do that!" She is on a crusade to convince every quilter that they can use the principles of art in whatever kinds of quilts they love to create.
Audience participation keeps viewers engaged after the lights go down and the gorgeous quilts go up on the screen. Examples from every genre in the quilt world show how you can use a broader color palette to showcase your favorite blue, or more intentional methods for using differently scaled prints.
The Elements of Art lecture can be customized to appeal to different groups.
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The Elements of Art for Everyone
The Elements of Art for Sewing Enthusiasts
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. See her first quilts, current work, and a lot of the stuff in between, both the good and the embarrassingly bad.
But this lecture isn't really about Lyric, it's about YOU. Learn that where you are right now is the best place to start. Lyric will give you a a quick peek at the various studios she has inhabited and practical tips for how to carve out your own space. She will show you where to find the time to follow your creative passion. If she can do it with five kids and while running a business, you can find time to make a quilt. (You choose whether she is still sane or not!)
Come away fired up, ready to get out there and learn new things, do the hard work necessary and to be fearless enough to create your very own kind beauty.
Playful Portraiture: making faces in fabric
Faces are fascinating! It's amazing how varied and beautiful humans are and how the quirk of an eyebrow or the twitch of a lip can convey an entire range of emotion.
This lecture looks at faces made of fabric from the entire range of the quilt spectrum. We will examine simple and cartoonlike funny faces, created with free cut collage appliqué as well as carefully planned and exquisite photo realistic figurative work.
Look at faces and figures made by quilters from around the world starting with simple collage and moving towards more complex construction techniques. Lyric will show you some of the process for her own figurative work and share her sometimes up, sometimes down journey through the fascinating world of making faces in fabric.
The following lecture is best suited to a live event and will be available mid 2021 and beyond, this is a live participants fashion show.
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.
The elements of art are discussed as they relate to quilts and to draping quilts onto the human form. How do our quilting passions best translate into moveable, touchable, practical, wearable art? Where to use batting and where to NOT use batting. How lines and colors attract the eye - and do you really want the viewer's eyes to linger THERE? Lyric's favorite quilted wearable and garment sewing techniques are shared and viewers are given ideas for how they can translate their love of fabric and quilting techniques into every day wearable clothing.
A rollicking participants fashion show will allow your guild members who just can't resist wearing their art on their sleeve to really strut their stuff. Lyric talks about each piece and points out something wonderful about each wearable as the makers strut their stuff. Lyric will bring several of her award winning wearables for you to examine, “up close and personal!” She doesn't have a "hands off" policy with her wonderful wearable art.
This is a fashion show - volunteer models and some sort of dressing room are required. Please download and read this information sheet to understand requirements.