Our Teachers, Workshops and Lectures
Registration for Workshops and Lectures available November 1, 2023
Lyric Montgomery Kinard is an award winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity that she knows each of her students possess. 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.
Janelle has loved making garments all her life and her appreciation for quality equipment has launched a passion for all things quilted and embellished. She shares this passion and her knowledge with fellow sewing enthusiasts every day. Due to her appreciation of quality tools, for the past 27 years she has enjoyed a career as an educator/sales associate for a multi-brand sewing machine merchant.
"Not Quite There" by Sandy Bradt Honorable Mention- Modern
I am totally addicted to quilting, and enjoy associating with other quilters who are equally addicted. I’ve been quilting since 1995, teaching since 2004, and judging quilts since 2007. My specialty is precision machine piecing, and I’m always trying new techniques, gadgets and patterns.
Ellen M. Blalock
I started quilting over 20 years ago when I discovered that my grandmother and other women in the family used to make quilts, but ‘Somebody came and took our quilts’, my Aunt Garnette told me. I make quilts to symbolically replace what was stolen and to share the oral stories of my family. I work in the African American story quilt tradition. I am influenced, not just by my family stories, but also by music and literature throughout the African diaspora.
Cathleen, a retired Gunnery Sgt., has been quilting since retirement from the Marine Corps in 1997. She has been teaching and lecturing for fifteen years. She became a "covergirl" when her first of three quilts appeared on the 2016 spring issue cover of Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine.