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Nature is the best instructor.
Paul Cezanne

Learning and Inspiration

For me, September has always felt like the perfect time to learn new things. Summer is wrapping up, kids are going back to school, and life settles into a more predictable routine. As the weather cools here in the Northern hemisphere I love to  look back at the inspiration I've gathered over the summer and plan ahead for ways I can use the images and emotions and experiences in my art. 

I can't wait to get back to creating and experimenting. I get excited about the things I'm going to learn. I'm feeling drawn back into my exploration of fossils as a subject. There is something breathtakingly beautiful in the way an ammonite curls in on itself, so varied and yet so orderly. I have much to learn about my subject matter and find joy in processing that learning through my art.

There are as many ways to find inspiration and to learn, as there are artists. Think about where you look, what you see, how you process.

I'd love to hear about how you learn.

textile art, purple cloth with ammonite fossil stitched onto it
This and other original artworks are available for sale at

What do you want to learn next? Do you want to dig into color theory in a playful and practical way so that you can take your quilts up a notch? Have you been itching to create a portrait from a favorite summer photo? Do you want to transform a pair of shoes into wearable art?

Scroll down a bit for the opportunity to join me in
three upcoming open-enrolment, LIVE virtual classes.

I'd love to have you join me.

Choose one thing that you want to learn before the end of the year

Write it down and post it where you will see it every day
Do the FIRST thing that will start you on this path

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi

Come learn with Lyric

I'd absolutely LOVE to have you come play with me!

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza

It's back in person, and due to demand ALSO offering virtual classes!
The color class is brand new, and this will be the first time offering the  shoe painting class virtually.

Time  is running out
Sign up now!

Join me for this live Zoom class
Register Here
Saturday September 14th
9-12 am Pacific, 12-3 pm Eastern
Everyone is Welcome!

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



Sep 1, 2021 
Quilts = Art = Quilts Artist Talks (Auburn, NY)
Opportunities - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center (
Sept 27, 2021-Jan 12, 202

Sep 1, 2021-December 8, 2021
New Quilts from an Old Favorite: your choice (Paducah, KY)
Jan 11, 2022 - Jan 31, 202

Sep 1, 2021 (SAQA)
It's all in how you look at it: SAQA Journal

September 1, 2021 (Sequim, WA)
Bumblebunching - Warped Twisted & Imperfect
Virtual Exhibition and Sequim Museum & Arts
Oct 1-Nov 27, 2021

September 4, 2021 
The Forgetting Room
Online Exhibition Oct 1-31, 2021

September 8, 2021
Pacific International Quilt Competition: The New Norm (Santa Clara, CA)
Upcoming Shows » Mancuso Show Management (
Oct 11-17(ship+show)

September 8, 2021
Pacific International Modern Quilt Competition: Mid Century Mod (Santa Clara, CA)
Upcoming Shows » Mancuso Show Management (
Oct 11-17(ship+show)

September 8, 2021
Pacific International Wearable Art Competiton (Santa Clara, CA)
Upcoming Shows » Mancuso Show Management (
Oct 11-17(ship+show)

September 9, 2021(Old Forge, NY)
4x12 Exhibition
Calls For Entry - View (
Sept 25, 2021-November 15, 2021

September 17, 2021(Old Forge, NY)
2021 Keeping with Traditions: Hexagons
Calls For Entry - View (
Sept 18, 2021-Nov 15, 2021

September 17, 2021(Old Forge, NY)
Red & White Quilts
Calls For Entry - View (
Sept 25, 2021-November 15, 2021

Sep 24, 2021
Excellence in Quilts (VA Quilt Museum)
publication in Fiber Arts Now magazine
Feb 15 - Apr 16, 202

Sep 24, 2021 (2D, 3D, Installations, Wearables)
Yarn Rope String
publication in Fiber Arts Now magazine

Sep 30, 2021 (SAQA)
sustainABILITY (Lowell, MA)
Aug 1 - Dec 31, 2025 (ship+show

Sep 30, 2021 (FRCQ members)
Our Humanity (Colorado)
Oct and Nov 2021 (online

Sep 30, 2021 (FRCQ members)
Close Proximity (Colorado)
Oct and Nov 2021 (online)

Sep 30, 2021 (SAQA)
SAQA Trunk Show
Oct 15, 2021 - March 2022

Sep 30, 2021
Quilt for DC Statehood Challenge (Washington, DC)
Winter - Spring 2022

Sep 30, 2021 (SAQA)
Legacies (virtual)
Nov 1 - Dec 31, 2021



Oct 1, 2021 (SAQA MC, CD WV)
Simple Lines (McLean, VA)
Nov 29 - Dec 31, 2021 (ship+show)

Oct 1, 2021 (SAQA MI)
Michigan Showcase (Flint, MI)
Oct 15-Nov 5, 2021 (ship+show)

Oct 1, 2021
Road 2 California, (Ontario, CA)
Jan 19-Feb 1, 2022

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