Lyric Kinard Abstract-A-Licious

Virtual Live WORKSHOP Abstract-A-Licious
with Lyric Montgomery Kinard

Date: June 4, 2022, from 9am to 4pm with 1-hour break

Registration is sold out.  See below for Materials List!

Abstraction: Freedom from representational qualities in art. Taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

Abstract-a-licious: Freedom from pressure or the need to make it real. Removing fear and the need for perfection in order to enlarge the artists essential joy in creation.

If you’ve looked with secret longing to the world of art quilts but don’t know where to start, this is the class for you. Lyric will gently guide you through concrete exercises designed to help you create ideas for original abstract quilts.

Doodles will be scribbled, eyes and minds will be opened, and fun will be had. You will learn the basics of fused collage as you assemble your quilt top. Even students who have never created their own designs before will end the day with at least one small and uniquely original art quilt top.

Supply List:

Pencil, eraser, sharpie

Plain paper (8x10 or larger sketchbook preferred)

Tracing paper (at least 15 sheets)

Paper scissors, fabric scissors

2 Glue sticks (any kind, make sure they are not dried up)

Wipes (to clean off sticky fingers)

1yard regular weight Wonder-Under or Misty-Fuse

Access to lots of fabric scraps or your stash

Three fat quarters that might work for backgrounds

Baking parchment

Silicone pressing sheets or more baking parchment

Iron and pressing surface

About Lyric

Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award-winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity that she knows each of her students possesses. With playful support and gentle encouragement, she will take you through your first steps on a new path, seeing the world through the eyes of an artist. As an artist, author, and educator she transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in the classroom.

Lyric was recognized for her talents as the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year and is the author of the book Art + Quilt: Design principles and creativity exercises. She has written extensively for Quilting Arts Magazine and appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show. In her past life she was a musician, earned a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and some of their five children.

Lyric Montgomery Kinard
Artist, Author, Educator
You can read about Lyric and see her artwork at

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