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Playful Portraiture: making faces in fabric with Lyric Montgomery Kinard

In the course you will:

Get helpful tips for very beginners -  learning to draw faces

Get seriously silly making fun cartoon self-portraits as we learn the concepts of placement and proportion in portraiture

Learn what makes a photo easy to work with

Use YOUR OWN  photo  to learn how to trace  and create a pattern for textile appliqué

Also, have the choice to use a practice photo that Lyric provides

Learn to make decisions about how to capture the character of your subject

Learn how to enlarge your pattern

Also, be able to choose to print one of the patterns Lyric provides to learn the techniques

Learn the basic techniques for how to easily transfer your pattern to fused fabric

Learn tips and tricks for layering and fabric choices in appliquéd portrait construction

Learn how to sew down the shapes in your fused portrait

Because it's still a pandemic, we've made some changes to how we run in-person classes:


Before signing up for class, please check your schedule and read our class policy carefully. To be fair to our teachers and other students we must remain firm on our registration and cancellation policies

  • For any class where the fee is more than $100, 50% is due when you sign up. The other 50% of the fee is due 60 days before the class begins. To sign up with a deposit only, please call or stop by the store; we can only process full payment enrollments on the website. 

    • If you need to cancel the fee (less an administrative fee of 10%) can be refunded as store credit only if your space in class can be filled.

  • Classes, where the fee is less than $100, must be paid in full when you sign up for class. Cancellations must be made at least 7 days prior to class and you will be issued store credit.

  • If you cancel when there are less than 7 days before the class, no refund or store credit will be given. No exceptions. 

  • No credit or refund will be given for a "no-show".

  • Our guest teachers reserve the right to cancel 48 hours prior to any class if the participation level is below any stated minimum.

  • We will issue a full refund for any class we fully cancel. We will reschedule classes as quickly as possible, rescheduled classes are not subject to a refund, if you cannot attend the new dates you will receive a store credit. 

  • Your registration in class implies your agreement to adhere to all the above-stated cancellation and refund policies.

  • Your registration in class implies your agreement to adhere to our current mask policy. No refunds will be given if you choose not to attend class based on any expectations current COVID policy. Please contact the store if you have questions at the time of registration.

  • In the event of inclement weather, classes could have a delayed start time or be rescheduled for another day. If we are experiencing snow and icy conditions please check social media including Facebook and Instagram. This will be the quickest way to receive updates as the stores might not be open if road conditions are too dangerous for staff to get to the store to call or email you.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner art quilters welcome! This is not a learn to use your machine class.
Materials Included: Basic Portrait Kit, Lunch
Requirements: Have scissors will travel!
Instructor: Lyric Montgomery Kinard
Instructor Bio: 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.
Includes lunch, basic portrait kit, and 20% off the day of class.

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