Author Archive | Carole Lyles Shaw

Detail of a pattern with a wonderful focus fabric in the center of the star.

GiveAway Winners and More!

GiveAway Winners! I’m happy to announce the winners of my first Newsletter Giveaway!  Winners were chosen at random from my newsletter subscribers and could choose to use their cash prize at the quilt shop of their choice. It was a lot of fun to call the surprised shop owners and tell them that a customer [ …Continue Reading ]

MidCentury Modern Curve--pattern and workshop by Carole Lyles Shaw

Modern Quilt Workshop in Tampa!

Upcoming Modern Quilt Workshops I will be teaching two modern quilt workshops at the StitcherParadise Retreat, being held in Tampa FL from August  17-19, 2017. NO-SEW Hands On Demo:  Fractured Disappearing 9 Patch. This is a project from Madly Modern Quilts, my first book,  We’ll use paper and scissors and you’ll learn some of the [ …Continue Reading ]

Announcing my Newsletter Launch GiveAway!!

Announcing my Newsletter Launch GiveAway!!

Newsletter Launch Give Away!! I’ll be launching a periodic Newsletter in just a few weeks.  I promise not to overwhelm your inbox and of course, I will NEVER sell or giveaway your name and email address to anyone, anywhere.  (I use a secure system for my newsletter–www.MailChimp.com.  They are highly rated and respected.) The Newsletter [ …Continue Reading ]

Exploring Minimalism

Exploring Minimalism

Exploring Minimalism–my latest adventure in quilt design Minimalism is not usually my design choice—even when I try.  I usually add more and more color, for example, when I’m designing a quilt. I’ve admired minimalism for years and decided I needed to challenge myself in this area. I signed up for a minimalism workshop with Season [ …Continue Reading ]

Detail: Obama Election Quilt 2

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 ]

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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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