Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love.
Hector Berlioz
brown shibori with blue triangles and red thread circles, art by lyric kinard
I've been thinking deeply about this quote for the past few days. You can replace 'music' with 'art' and it still works. Music, visual art, dance, film - all are languages that have the power to speak directly to our emotions with or without the written or spoken word.

Love is both a feeling and (in my mind), should be always coupled by action. That action may be as simple as an act of appreciation and gratitude. It may be actions full of self sacrifice as you place another well-being above your own.

When I create art it is an act of love. I strive to convey something as simple as order and beauty and joy. Or I might reach to spur my viewers to action in defense of the environment or the oppressed.

How is your art an act of love?

Starting next Wednesday the 25th I will be having my annual black friday sale. As an act of love, this year 50% of my profits will be donated to NC Food Pantries.

In the arts, as in life, everything is possible provided it is based on love.
Marc Chagall
textile photo of jellyfish, embellished with embroidery, art by lyric kinard

Everything, including my classes will be discounted.

Stay tuned - discount codes will be sent out next Wednesday.

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There is a live Global Quilt Connection webinar today at 4pm EST.

20 of your favorite quilt teachers will be introducing their online classes and workshops that are available for independent enrollment. That means - retreats, lectures, and workshops (both live and on-demand) that you can sign up for without waiting for a guild to hire them for you.

There will be door prizes for attendees so we would love to have you join us. If you can't make it, no worries. Recordings of each webinar will live on the website for you to peruse at any time.
Webinar 1: November 17, 2020 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. eastern
Webinar 2: November 19, 2020 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. eastern



Nov 30, 2021  Members Modern Quilt Guild
QuiltCon Together 2021  Virtual
Jan 25 - Feb 23, 2020 (ship+show)

Nov 30, 2020
Waiting (SAQA Virtual Gallery)
Jan 1 - February 28, 2021

Nov 30, 2020 (SAQA Global)
Light the World (France)
TBD 2021


Here is a list of the shows I could find to enter for November. This is, however, a hard time for venues and most shows have been cancelled. 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.
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