12 January 2013

Lyric's Beading DVD giveaway! :)


Do you put beads on your quilts? I do. I've got a giant collection in my studio to prove it. Adding beads is really meditative, much like hand stitching. It makes you slow down and you can create some really stunning effects!

But where to start? No worries, Lyric Montgomery Kinard has answered pretty much every question you could have about basic beading on quilts in her DVD, Bead It Like You Mean It.


She pretty much covers it all from what tools you need and how to handle different style of beads - seed beads in different sizes, bugle beads, chunky beads, what to use for the middle layer of your quilt, and tons more.

My personal favorite was the part where she discusses what to do with cabachons - which are giant beads that are normally pretty spectacular but have no holes. She shows you how to add them to quilts - it's great!

I love Lyric's teaching style, she's light hearted and really knows her stuff. Check out this promo she made for her DVD:


So great, right? :)

The thing I love best about learning from DVDs is that I can do it whenever and where ever I want. Here's how I enjoyed her DVD:



In my PJs, on the sofa, with the westie snoring nearby. Bliss. :)

Lyric is offering a very generous giveaway here on the blog. Anyone who leaves a comment on this post by January 15th will be in the running to win. (This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Sorry!)

So leave a comment, any comment (although I'd love to know if you are a beading addict) and be sure to include a way for me to contact you. (Anonymous comments can't be counted because I simply can't reach you!)



59 comments:

SuzanneG in NC said...

Love beading but still need skills as I just struggle along! The cabochons are a problem as are mirrors (shisha?) and the holes with tight buttonhole? or satin? stitching around the outside. You can see by all the questions that I need some help!
Love your blog.
SuzanneG

Audrey said...

I have lots of beads but don't feel at ease using them yet. Yes, I LOVE the look of beads. I have lots to learn!

Patrice said...

OOO OOO pick me! It would be a lovely addition to my repertoire!

jan u said...

i am have quilted forever, but i am just beginning to explore beading on qults. i am having problems with invisible thread all over the back! BTW, that thread is NOT invisible when i use it!!

Tobi said...

I have added beads to my art quilts, but am definitely an amateur. This book could sure help!
Tobi Hoffman

Anonymous said...

Embroidering with beads is such fun...and Lyric Kinard is a such a great teacher!

Jill Williams
jill@columbia.edu

Debbie Langsam said...

Lyric's work is always beautiful...and she's an excellent teacher. Your Giveaway is a wonderful gesture!

Debbie

Dolores Fegan said...

I definitely need more help in this area. I love Lyric's works. TFS

Beth M said...

I'd love a chance to win Lyric's book!

Nina Marie said...

ohhh I would love to learn more about beading!

mary said...

you know i am a bead junkie...thanks to you mostly! and i would LOVE this!!!

CandyFarms said...

I'm looking for a jump start...could this be it? I think YES! loved the promo. I'm convinced that this DVD is for me.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lynn,

Thanks for the opportunity to get Lyric's DVD. I took a class with her once and she is fabulous. I am sure that she is the best BFF ever! I haven't beaded much, but I, too, love beads. I have resisted buying them because I don't use them. This might change that...

Lera Cavanaugh

susie krage skrage2@att.net said...

I LOVE beading. I have a modest collection, but haven't used any lately. Maybe this new book will spur me on!

Thanks

Erin Fish said...

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I love beads and way too many - is that possible and enjoy beading on fabric - which I wish I had more time to do.

Anonymous said...

Beading is great, Love beads on wallhangings and need to get going onit and do more beading. Sounds like a great DVD! :)

Sue Andrus said...

I'd love a chance to win Lyric's DVD! I have been collecting beads for what seems like forever, but getting them to look like they "belong" on my quilts is a challenge.

Unknown said...

Even just a few beads can help make quilts go from flat to fabulous!

Karin Mcelvein said...

Love Beading. I have taken a class from Lyric and have her surface techinique book. Her video would be a wonderful addition. have beads am ready to use them

5e1bac44-33c5-11e1-9aca-000f20980440 said...

Have beads but am lacking in inspiration. This book looks like exactly what I need!!

Lisa said...

Lyric is a great teacher and I'd love to have a copy of her DVD to learn more about beading. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

Andy said...

I've just started using beads on my art quilts. I LOVE beads! Good luck with all your own projects! - Andy

Barbara R said...

Have closets full of seed beads and will put them on anything I can. Always looking for new places for them to live.
Barbara

Susan said...

I love beads and Lyric's books so of course I'd love to have her DVD.
Thank you for the chance to win.

Susan Parker jdprkr@pacbell.net

cronelv@pughlitzer.com said...

I love Lyric's book Art+Quilt...I expect that Bead It Like You Mean It will be equally inspiting! Lyric is comming to Las Vegas next week so I will get an up close and personal beading lesson...still need the book, I think!

Ann Pugh
cronelv@pughlitzer.com

gailmyr said...

Lyric's work is so vibrant! I too would love this book...who can have too much inspiration? Thanks Lynn.

Deborah said...

Wow! That gorgeous cover is enough to make me want to drop everything and learn to bead! Don't have a clue about beading...have only used a few here and there...

craftirn said...

I would love to learn more about beading and a DVD sounds like a good way to do it. I learn best watching someone else.

Lori Lewis said...

Oh, I so hope to win. I have been looking for a good way to learn how to add beads to my art quilts. I'm excited to learn this awesome technique and Lyric looks like she would be a fun teacher.

Nancy B said...

Thank you for giving us all a chance to win this dvd!
Nancy B.

Nancy Gilpin said...

Lyric sounds and looks like a fun teacher and I have a stash of beads that needs using! Oh, I would love to have this DVD!
Nancy
nygilpin@gmail.com

Dotti said...

Lyric is a fun teacher and I would love to have her DVD to give me a jump on all the beads I've been collecting!

Deborah Bright said...

Love Lyric's work and would love to have her DVD!

Rhonda said...

I love beading! This book would be a big help for me as I continue to learn and improve my work. Thank you for offering this.

Carol L. said...

I am working on beading a quilt right now, and would love to have that DVD to teach me skills beyond the couching stitch. Thank you for posting this giveaway.

Carol L. said...

Carol L. again, who forgot to leave a way for you to contact me.

tusweca_winan@yahoo.com

Eileen Cox said...

Love, love, love beading and this year's goal (I don't call them resolutions, they're too easy to set by the wayside when I start failing) is to incorporate more beading & free motion stitching together in my sewn goods. Would LOVE to add this DVD to help me on my path!

Antonija said...

What a great give-away. Thanks, Lyric, for the chance to win this book. I make beaded jewelry, so I have a huge collection of all sorts of beads--can't wait to put some of them on my quilts.
--Toni in Milwuakee

LynDee said...

This was a wonderful bead tease...It makes me want to "go buy more".

Nancy said...

I love beading and could use some pointers on the techniques. I'm with you... I love video classes! Thanks for the chance to win this instructional DVD.

Judy said...

This really sounds like fun, and it is something I really need to learn!

Janice m said...

Love beads and need to part with some! Love Lyric and her skills as well! Thanks for the chance Lynn.......

judi said...

Thanks for the chance to win this DVD. Need to learn all the tips for beading quilts.

Renee G said...

I know our yellow lab never moves very far from my side when I'm watching anything. This dvd looks great.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Anonymous said...

Thom Atkins was visiting and teaching beading on quilts during the quilt festival last October, but unfortunately I didn't get to attend his classes. Lyric's DVD would perhaps be a much better resolution to learn beading on quilts, especially the cabachons, because you could watch/rewatch it anytime you wanted, and from another fabulous teacher. Would love to have this. Lydia R. lydianna001@hotmail.com

tiedyejudy said...

I've been playing with beads for a long time, but know there is much yet for me to learn. I would love to receive Lyric's DVD! Please add me to the drawing... my e-mail info is on my profile.
Thanks,
Judy S

Sherri D said...

I have quite an extensive bead collection that I hardly ever use. What a treat this book would be! I bet I would get all kinds of inspiration on how to use more beads in my work.
thanks for hosting such a nice give-a-way!

Anonymous said...

I love using beads to put highlights onto my realistic art quilts. It's like adding the "sparkle of sunlight" to your work and when it's shown under lights ... it's there!

deborah wolff said...

I would love to use more beads on my projects, I have collected so many and haven't really used them!
Thanks for the giveaway!

LynneP said...

I love beads and have a small stash although I mostly just look at them because I need to learn some new skills. It'd be great if I won Lyric's new DVD. Thanks!

Cami said...

BEAD is a wonderful four letter word!
Cami Smith
CamiSmith@FiberArtNow.net

amie said...

Lyric is a great teacher!! I love beading but could use some expert advice!! Thanks for the chance to win Lyric's DVD!
amieofarabia@gmail.com

Sea Air Arts - Deb H said...

I am a beading junkie. So much so that I have started making my own beads (lamp working/torched glass). But, they are starting to pile up - more ways to use them (and a ton of fused glass cabochons) would be wonderful. I'm also a big fan of Lyric's work so her video would be welcome!

Deb said...

I love beads and am just starting to incorporate them into my quilts which makes them more dimensional and interesting. I would love to win the video, and thanks for the chance.

Sandy said...

I do love beading things. Seems to make them... holy? Certainly more dimensional. People think it takes forever, but for some reason it really doesn't.

Lynne said...

This looks like the information I need ! wonderful I have a few crazy quilt squares to do for my stitchery group !!! lynne

KelQuiltz said...

I have the bead collection - acquired for making jewelry over the years.. would LOVE to put them to use in my fiber endeavors as well :-) Thinking of adding beads to my "daily stitching" project too... so Lyric's video would be a BIG help!!

Suzie Bright said...

I can't stop buying beads! I love beads! I have soooo many beads! I need help getting my beads out of their containers and onto beautiful new homes. I know this DVD would be the answer to my dreams! Suzie Bright

KittyKwilter said...

I love the look of beading on quilts, but haven't begun to master the techniques. I'd love to learn!