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Quilts with a Message

Quilts with a Message –Art =Power for Change For many years, I’ve made  art quilts that are ‘about something’.  These quilts have meaning–and usually they are about the struggle for social justice in the US and the world.  I believe that artists can heighten awareness and galvanize grassroots activism.  Art is a form of expression [ …Continue Reading ]

Some of the mini quilts made for the Modern Traditionalism Challenge

Guild Program Ideas: Challenges!

Creating Great Guild Programs I’m often asked how to make guild meetings more exciting by offering programs that get everyone involved.  The Programs Committee for my Guild came up with a fabulous idea and I’m sharing it here with you.  This challenge could be used by a Modern Quilt Guild OR by a Cottage Group [ …Continue Reading ]

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Hear My Podcast

Hello Everyone, I’ve been up to a LOT of work lately.  Here’s one of the exciting things that I’ve been doing: Podcasting!! I am thrilled to announce that you can hear my interview with the marvelous Stephanie Kendron on her Modern Sewciety Podcast.  Stephanie and I had a great time talking about my ‘lessons learned’ [ …Continue Reading ]


MidCentury Modern Curve–New Workshop!

I’ve added a new workshop to my offerings!  You can download my complete workshop descriptions here:  Carole Lyles Shaw Workshops   A few months ago, I was invited to create a block for the  Cloud 9 New Block Blog Hop. The block size was small but I decided that the process had a lot of [ …Continue Reading ]

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New Giveaway — Tula Pink and Alison Glass

Here’s my second giveaway to celebrate reaching 1000+ followers on Instagram. There are TWO prizes to win. Giveaway Prize A: Charm Packs and Notions Two wonderful charm packs–Alison Glass Sun Prints and Forest Frenzy. I’ve also included  a large spool of SoFine™#50 white thread from Superior Threads–I use this weight for piecing and occasionally for [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilters Planner Giveaway

Quilters Planner GiveAway

Hello Everyone, To celebrate my reaching 1,000+ followers on Instagram,  I will be giving away a few prizes! THE FIRST GIVEAWAY: 2017 Quilters Planner I am giving away a brand new, hot off the press 2016 Quilters Planner created by Stephanie Palmer of Late Night Quilter.  [Click here for details about the Planner].   Not only [ …Continue Reading ]

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2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop! This is my tutorial for the block I designed for the 2016 Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop.  Download Tutorial: Carole Lyles Shaw Block Tutorial 9-10-2016 Scroll to the BOTTOM of this post for links to ALL of the other Bloggers who participated in this Blog Hop.   [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern Quilt Workshops and Books

Welcome! And thank you for visiting my online home where I explore the wonderful world of madly modern quilts. I am a modern quilt designer, teacher and author.  I am deeply in love with the freedom and creativity that modern quilting offers quilters of any level and any type.  The world of modern quilting embraces [ …Continue Reading ]

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Online Learning for Quilters–EQ7

Online Learning for Quilters Series I’ll occasionally post information about resources for online learning.  Most of these resources are for a fee–after all, we can’t get everything for free!  These are  my personal reviews of the online websites.  Please feel free to post your own experiences with each one–but if you have feedback about things [ …Continue Reading ]

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Madly Modern Quilts –New Materials

Madly Modern Quilts — New materials uploaded! Thanks to those of you who have already Madly Modern Quilts–and thanks to all the future buyers out there! Just wanted to remind you that I have posted some additional materials such as coloring sheets and more detailed assembly instructions on my website.  Go here and click the [ …Continue Reading ]

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