Last week I had the privilege of taking a small workshop with Lyric Kinard at her house in Cary, North Carolina. “Abstract-a-licious” was a inner-child embracing, extremely helpful class about designing for abstract art quilts, but the exercises that she introduced us to could be easily adapted to any kind of abstract art. Lyric went over the basic building blocks of good design and guided us through designing on paper and with cloth, scissors, and glue sticks. She served us a delicious lunch with warm, freshly baked bread and then each of us made a small abstract quilt top with fusible webbing, using our previous exercises as inspiration.
If you get a chance to take a class with Lyric, I highly recommend it. It was fun and you leave with the ability to continue on your own.