In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love.
Marc Chagall
I've been thinking deeply about this quote for the past few days. There has been an outpouring of love as my family has dealt with my son's injuries. Who knew I could find such sweetness and joy in the midst of heartache?
So listen to me now. 
I love YOU.

Life is too short and precious not to say it out loud. I love you for everything you are trying to do. Being an artist can be a struggle. But you are still here, still trying. Creation is an act of love. You can do this. Keep creating. Keep showing your work.

How is your art an act of love?
textile photo of jellyfish, embellished with embroidery, art by lyric kinard

Starting next Friday the 26th I will be having my annual black Friday sale.

Once again this year 50% of my profits will be donated to NC Food Pantries.

All digital downloads, as well as my online classes will be discounted.

Watch your email - discount codes will be sent out next Wednesday.

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Sign up for Abstract-A-Licious In-Person

I know it feels early, but this class will fill fast once the holidays are over. Join me in Hampton, VA at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival.

If you’ve looked with secret longing at the world of Abstract Art but have no idea where to begin, this is the class for you.  This course will give you the tools you need to spill out idea after idea for abstract designs.

You will learn:

Five easy ways to create ideas for abstract compositions

How to apply the visual elements of Line, Texture, Shape, Value and Color to further develop your compositions into pleasing artwork

A process of playful exploration

Click Here To Sign up for Abstract-A-Licious

Here is a list of the shows to enter for November and December.  If you know of any shows to enter please let me know about them. You can find a list that covers the whole year at  It is not entirely updated but you can follow all of the links and check out future show information on your own.


Nov 30, 2021 (FRCQ members)
Fantasies (Colorado)
Dec 2021 and Jan 2022 (online)

Nov 30, 2021 (SAQA)
Gastronomy (Houston, TX)
May 2022-Jan 2026 per additional venues


Dec 3, 2021
American Quilters' Society  (Paducha, KY*)
Mar 18 - Apr 26, 2022 (ship+show)

Dec 8, 2021
New Quilts From an Old Favorite: Your Favorite Old Block
Jan 11, 2021  - Jan 31, 2024 (traveling)

December 18, 2021 (Old Forge, NY)
2021 Take Home Today: Table Runners
Calls For Entry - View (
September 18, Jan 8, 2022

December 15, 2022(Canada)
2023 Grand National - Delights
Other Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates

Jan 31, 2025



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