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Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.
Wayne Dyer

A year of abundance!

Scarcity. Abundance. They feel like opposites but there is a great line between the two that is full of all the possibilities. How do we give up the fear that comes with a scarcity mindset. How do we live as close as possible to the idea that the universe is full of abundance. Life doesn't have to be "I win so you have to lose." I've spent a lifetime (and have a lifetime yet to go) learning that sharing doesn't create scarcity, it creates abundance. Life can be "let me help you win and then we all win!"
This simple stitched work in progress can fit in a small bag and come along with me. I might not have an abundance of time in my studio because of family needs, but I can do this. I can actually do a LOT of this. If I see my scraps and my ink pen and a few rolls of perle cotton as enough, I'll bet I could create miles of stitched art this year.
How can you create abundance in your art practice?
What do we actually need to be able to create? Is an expensive machine actually necessary? Is the largest fabric stash a requirement? We (I) get so caught up in wanting the next thing that we forget how much beauty is right here, right now. We get so caught up in seeing what other people have that we (I) forget to love what we have and what our own unique vision of the world can create.

When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.
Anthony Robbins

Don't ever forget that the art YOU create is enough.
Your message IS important.
Your work is EXACTLY what someone in this world needs.

YOU are already filled with an ABUNDANCE of gifts and vision.

Calling all Teachers!

If you love what you make, and love sharing what you do, creating virtual workshops can be a very profitable side gig (or full time gig!) The Academy for Virtual Teaching will be hosting a free webinar called Virtual Teaching 101. Join use to see what it takes to become an online quilt teacher.
(hint - it's much easier than you think!)
See what it takes to become a Virtual Quilt Teacher

Thu 2/24, 9am-4pm

If you’ve looked with secret longing to the world of art quilts but don’t know where to start, Abstract-A-Licious is the class for you. We will work through through concrete exercises designed to help you create ideas for original abstract quilts.
Register now for Abstract-A-Licious
This will be the first time in almost two years that I've been able to teach this class! Let's all be fully vaccinated and wear your masks so we can do this safely. 

It's going to be SO MUCH FUN!


Can’t choose which surface design technique you want most to learn? Try a taste of each! Create a few small art quilt tops while gleefully playing with paint, or simply make samples of each new technique. Let Lyric bring everything you need so that you can freely play and learn a variety of new techniques to add to your tool kit.

Surface Design Sampler Platter
Fri 2/25 9am-4pm
Techniques include the application of foil to fabric, photo transfer, screen printing with thermofax screens, stenciling, and stamp carving. With playful support and gentle encouragement, Lyric will help you find the confident creativity she knows you possess.
Register now for Surface Design Sampler Platter

Calls for Entry

The following calls for entry focus on shows that feature art quilts and textiles. You can find further dates at
Listings include entry deadline, Name of show, URL, exhibit/shipping dates


Jan 2, 2022
Dallas Quilt Show(Dallas, TX)
Delivery Instructions mailed in February, Show is in March 2022

Jan 7, 2022
ARTQUILTS Emerge (Cary, NC)
March 15 - May 9, 2022 (ship+show)

Jan 10, 2022(US and Canada) now even years
Sacred Threads (Herndon VA)
July 14 - 24, 2022 traveling through Spring 2024

Jan 15, 2022 (SAQA Alaska)
Art Cloth North V
May 6-31, 2022

Jan 31, 2022
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Online Exhibit opens April 2022

Jan 31, 2022 (SAQA Global)
Haven (Opens at IQF, Houston, TX)
May 30, 2022 - Dec 31, 2025 (travel)

January 18, 2022
Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival (Hampton, VA)
Upcoming Shows » Mancuso Show Management (
Feb 24-27, 2022


Feb 1, 2022
14th Annual International Biennial of Contemporary textile and Fiber Art "Scythia" (Ivano-Frankivs'k, Ukraine)
Scythia Textile
June 1-15, 2022

Feb 1, 2022
Fiesta 2022 (Albuquerque, NM)
April 14-16, 2022 

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