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Inspiration comes of working every day.
Charles Baudelaire

Where, Why, How?

This is going to be short - I'm on the road in places where there is rarely wifi.
Let me just say this - if you are looking for inspiration - it's everywhere.

If you start looking for it - you can find it.

Look at a crack in the sidewalk and turn it into a treasure map.

“We are born makers. We move what we’re learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands.”  Brene Brown

Take a piece of paper and draw in a whole bunch of thumbnail boxes/frames. Now give yourself a recipe (circles and a line - or - wiggle and one straight, etc.) and doodle as many variations of your recipe as you can.
Sit down. Look up. Do the work.
(And have FUN while you are doing it!)
One last invitation - there are a couple spots still available and this is going to be an amazing retreat! I've been looking forward to this for years!

Sun, August 21 to Sat, August 27, 2022
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops
Spaces are Limited, Sign up Now
Here are two more reasons to join me for this retreat.

It is SO MUCH FUN to stay in a place where the work studio is right downstairs and open 24/7.  It is absolutely delightful to spend a week with nothing to worry about except growing yourself as an artist!

It’s not as daunting a task as you might think. Lyric can help you find out what truly speaks to you as an artist. She creates a fun and encouraging atmosphere as she helps you discover your unique voice through personal mark making using paint on cloth, and through an easily understood education in the language of design. You will learn and practice techniques such as screen printing and stamp carving and practice easy, concrete design exercises that help you really dig into the elements and principles of art.

Lyric encourages deep personal exploration and seeks to help you gain the skills to confidently work within your own unique vision. She can help you learn to speak the visual language as only you can.

Day 1 The Artist’s Hand

  • Personal mark making through surface design: stamp carving, screen printing and the application of paint to cloth
  • Introduction to the elements of art: gaining a foundation in the visual language of design through short lectures and hands on exercises

Day 2 The Artist’s Mind

  • Personal mark making continues: wet work including direct painting and sun printing
  • Principles of art: understand how the elements work together in compositions through short lectures and hands on exercises

Day 3 The Artist’s Eye

  • Abstract design exercises to develop your eye and spill out lots of ideas
  • Analysis and decision making skills as you create studies
  • Working in series to hone your design decision making skills

Day 4 The Artist’s Heart

  • group practice critiques to develop your objective analysis skills
  • creating without fear to overcome mental creative blocks

Day 5 The Artist’s Voice

  • individual work on studies with lyric’s guidance
  • group practice in analysis and critique
bowl of berries with french toast

And the food at the Greenville Arms IS AMAZING!!!!

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


July 1, 2022
Threads of Inspiration(SAQA So CA/NV)
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
June 2023-Aug 2025

July 5, 2022
Innovative, Traditional, and Mid-Century Mod/Modern Quilt (Springfield, MA)
August 11-13, 2022

July 5, 2022
Wall Quilt Competition (Springfield, MA)
August 11-13, 2022

July 5, 2022
Scheinfurth Art Center (Members only Auburn NY)
August 27-October 16, 2022

July 22, 2022 (FRCQ members)
Creative Book Covers and Concertina Journals
Online August and September 2022 
July 24, 2022
2022 South African National Quilt Festival (Stellenbach, South Africa)
August 2022- October 5-9, 2022(ship+show)
July 25, 2022
Jacksonville Quiltfest 2022 (FL)
September 15-17, 2022
July 31, 2022
Art Evolved : Intertwined
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
June 2023-Aug 2025
July 31, 2022 (Intent to Enter)
Five Years of Fibre(Winnipeg)
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
October 5-18, 2022
July 31, 2022
Birth to Death: Korea Fiber Art Forum(Suwon, Korea)
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Artwork receive date August 30, 2022
July 31, 2022
Reflections on Spirituality
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Virtual Gallery Available October 1, 2022
July 31, 2023 (SAQA Members)
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
Online Exhibit opening TBD



August 1, 2022
SERENDIPITY(Manitobans, Exhibitors and Members of TFAM)
SAQA Calls for Entry | SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates
September 9-10, 2022

August 15, 2022
Fibreart International 2022(Current Members)
Fiber Arts Guild of Pittsburgh
October 6-November 2, 2022


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