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Modern Quilts by Carole Lyles Shaw

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 ]

Quilters-Newsletter

Changing Quilt World –Modern Magazines Emerge

Changing Quilt World–An Icon Dies and Modern  Magazines Emerge! After 47 years, Quilters Newsletter Magazine is being discontinued.  Wow…that is stunning news…. This magazine, along with Quilting Arts, really helped me understand the quilt world when I started making quilts back in the 1990’s.  I read every issue of both magazines to learn techniques.  I [ …Continue Reading ]

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Book Signing and Demos in Gulfport FL

Book Signing and Demos I will be holding my first official book signing and modern quilting technique demos at FabricSmart –a wonderful local quilt shop located at 5401 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport FL 33707.  Phone: 727-914-8850. The book signing will take place on Sunday, July 24th from 1 to 5 p.m.  At 2:30 p.m., I’ll [ …Continue Reading ]

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Choosing Fabric Colors Tutorial

Here’s a tutorial for choosing fabric colors for your quilts with an online tool called the Moda Color Palette Builder by Playcrafts  that you can find on the Moda Fabrics website.   We can all get into a color rut.  I know that I have certain go-to color palettes that, if I’m not careful, will [ …Continue Reading ]

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Give-Away Winners & Backing Fabric

Blog Hop Give-Away Winners!!! The winners of the fabric bundles in my blog giveaway are Marian, Janice and Jen.  Congratulations to all of you and I can’t wait to see what you create with the charm packs and fabric fat quarters.  And, yes…I definitely included some of my favorite Moda Grunge™.  Click the link to [ …Continue Reading ]

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African American Quilters Resource Books

African American Quilters represent a significant percentage of traditional, modern and art quilters in the USA. African American quilters work in every quilting category–and not all African American quilts are improvisational. Here are a few important African American quilters resource books that I suggest you check out if you would like to learn more about [ …Continue Reading ]

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2016 New Quilt Bloggers Hop

The 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Hop: The Sewcial Network This spring, I signed up to participate in the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Hop run by Quilting JetGirl and LateNightQuilter.  There are 17 of us who will be posting about our dreams, projects, lessons learned, favorite stuff and more. As one of the relatively new quilt [ …Continue Reading ]

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Madly Modern Quilts Published!

My Madly Modern Quilts book is published!! I’ve been working on a book about modern quilts for about two years and now I can see the results of my labor. Talk about doing a happy dance–champagne and french fries and chocolate for everyone!!  OK–that’s a weird combination, but those are some of my favorite foods.  [ …Continue Reading ]