Global Quilt Connection was founded by Sue Bleiweiss and Lyric Kinard as a response to not being able to offer live in person teaching events due to the current pandemic situation. We recognized that guilds across the country are beginning to embrace virtual live online classes and lectures as a way to keep their membership engaged during this time of social distancing and so we started the GQC to help connect quilt teachers who are ready to offer live online teaching to guilds from around the world. It’s exciting to us to help guilds connect with instructors who previously might have been economically out of their reach due to the cost of travel, etc.

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. As an artist, author, and educator she transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in the classroom. To learn more about Lyric, visit her website here.