Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award winning textile artist with a passion for sparking the creativity in her students. With playful support and gentle encouragement she takes 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, appeared on Quilting Arts TV and The Quilt Show, and has a number of DVD Workshops. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied music and architecture. Lyric currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and some of their five children, two birds, a snake and numerous dust bunnies.

Lyric joins us next with some great tips for art quilts!