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Feature Teacher: Lyric Kinard
Lyric Kinard

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, has appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show, and has two DVD workshops, Surface Design Sampler Platter and Bead It Like You Mean It. She has studied with many well-known textile artists around the country and continues to expand her skills in the area of surface design. She has a BA in English literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied music and architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina, with her husband and some of their five children.