QUILT North frequently sponsors workshops, which may be taught by visiting speakers, members of other guilds, or members of our own guild. Workshops for the beginning of the 2020-2021 guild year will be virtual, conducted on a Zoom platform. 

Let us know is you need help setting up and/or getting comfortable with Zoom too; members are ready to help out!


Two-day workshop
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 – 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 – 10 am

Quilted Faces Workshop with Lyric Kinard

Workshop via Zoom. Fee: Members $50

Write to June Barker at to sign up or register online for the workshop; remember to register for both days Click here for Tues., 11/3 and here for Sat. 11/7.

Lessons included:

  • Placement and proportions for making realistic shapes
  • What makes a good photo to work with
  • How to trace a photo to make a pattern for appliqué 
  • How to use apps to speed the pattern making process (optional)
  • How to construct a fused applique portrait from your pattern
  • Tips for quilting human faces

In this workshop, we will learn Lyric’s techniques on making a range of faces out of fabric. There will be an evening workshop on November 3 from 6 pm to 9 pm . You will have access to her website for this project for 1 week and we will return to finish our project on Saturday, November 7 at 10 am.  So this is the perfect workshop for those that are working. A registration link for the lecture and workshop will be sent out separately. 

Any questions can be emailed to June at

Learn the secrets of making quilted portraits, from whimsical and cartoon-like silly selfie postcards to accurately proportioned quilted portraits. You will discover that it isn’t nearly as hard as you imagined. Learn to choose your photo, draft a pattern, and create a fusible appliqué quilted portrait.

Lyric will be be speaking at our Monday, Nov. 2 guild meeting. Read more about her on the Meetings page. Registration is required to attend the meeting; click here to do so.

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