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52 PickUp – A Year of Creative Accountability

  Make 2017 YOUR year to Get motivated Stay on track Stay inspired Stay focused Stay accountable to your dreams  Join Lesley Riley for a year of accountability, inspiration & motivation delivered weekly to your inbox. Due to popular demand, 52 PickUp is back again A year of creative support beginning Thursday, January 5th, 2017, […]

Thinking of you

You have been on my mind a lot. I thought about you while facilitating the life-changing Red Thread Retreat in Amsterdam (here’s our group photo.) You were on my mind while I was roaming the green, green countryside of Scotland, searching for the sacred. And yes, you were present in my thoughts as we celebrated my […]

STITCHED! – Join Me!

STITCHED 2015 is:   –Seven online classes by an eclectic group of awesome artists. Hanna Andersson, Lynn Krawczyk, Celeste Beck, Lesley Riley, Lidija Miklavcic, Carrie Payne and Carmi Cimicata.   -In addition, Alma Stoller will post a new online class every month for the entire year – everything from doll making, silk ribbon embroidery and […]

A Life-Changing Opportunity in Amsterdam

NOTE: Even if a trip like this is out of the question, I hope you will read through this because there may be some aha insight for you that can make a difference. I’ve learned that you never know how, when or where inspiration will come.  , I’m Lesley Riley and I’m teaching a Red Thread […]

Join Me LIVE Tomorrow: What It Takes to Teach Quilting & More

What It Takes To Teach Quilting & MORE! Join me LIVE tomorrow 1 PM EST or register now and listen to the download anytime. It’s yours to keep forever. The download will be available a few days after the live event. If attending LIVE, you can pick my brain. I’ll be able to answer any questions […]

Come to the Red Thread Retreat – 3 Spots Left

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. Chinese Proverb The Red Thread Retreat is a lifelong dream of Lesley Riley – artist/author/teacher and mentor to artists of all levels. Visions need time to grow, but also […]

New Quilts & Teaching

There’s been a whirlwind of quilting going on around here. Cabin fever sure paid off this long, cold winter. Here are the two quilts I’ve completed so far this year. Ten of Cups (31″ x 40″) was created in response to the SAQA regional show Tarnish that I also co-chaired. The show runs through June 1st, […]

Red Thread Retreat Registration Now Open

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but it will never break. Chinese proverb GRACE NOTES with Lesley Riley A Red Thread Retreat – October 16-2, 2014 I do not at all understand the mystery of grace – only that it meets us […]

Sale on 52 PickUp: A Year of Inspiration & Motivation

Just in time for holiday gift-giving! My gift to you – a last-minute sale on 52 Pick Up. Now $5 off, less than $1/week for a full year of inspiration & motivation. Gift yourself or a deserving friend or art buddy. It is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Make 2014 YOUR year to: […]

I Knew this Would Be Dangerous

    Like many, I have been curious about encaustics. My curiosity was satisfied this past weekend at my annual Red Thread Retreat with Bridgette Guerzon Mills. I fell in love.  I am usually a terrible workshop-taker. I get easily distracted, don’t have a plan, get off on a tangent and end up with little to show […]