Author Archive | Carole Lyles Shaw

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Island Batik Box 2 Arrived

Island Batik Box #2 has arrived! I love being an Island Batik Ambassador because we receive 2 boxes a year full of fun stuff. And, Island Batik also gives us challenges each month to stimulate our creative thinking. My 2nd Island Batik box was sent to me from the generous people at Island Batik with [ …Continue Reading ]

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The Artist Within–My Latest Podcast

I’m honored that Danielle Palli, host of Birdland Media Works, featured me on her podcast series,  The Artist Within. In this interview, I share tips for unlocking your own creativity as well as my lessons learned for getting a quilt pattern design business up and running. I had a lot of fun tlaking with Danielle [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Fabric Giveaway #1

Hello Dear Readers!  I am having an Island Batik fabric giveaway of some of the wonderful Island Batik fabrics that I don’t plan on using in my upcoming projects.  I’m staying true to my 2018 goal to either Sew My Stash or pass it along to loving homes. The stash photos are marked with an [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update 2

Here’s the second in this series of Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update posts from my latest book.  You can use ANY fabrics to make these patterns–you are definitely not limited to red, white and blue.  Let’s explore two patterns in this post. This time, I’m showing alternatives for TWO of the patterns. Strips & Stars [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Pattern Update 1

Hello everyone, This is the first in a series of blog posts inspired by requests from workshop and lecture attendees.  Some of you have seen and purchased a copy of my book, Patriotic Modern Quilts.  My sincere thank you for that! These patterns are great for decorating for patriotic holidays here in the USA.  But [ …Continue Reading ]

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Teaching Modern Quilting at AQS Quiltweek

I am very proud to announce that I will be teaching modern quilting workshops at the American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach, FL from February 27–March 2, 2019.  Signups will be up this fall.  And, be sure to check out the contests for their shows–they welcome modern quilts.  By the way, visit my Teaching [ …Continue Reading ]

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Modern MiniQuilt Challenge: Connections

I love a good MiniQuilt Challenge!  And, the great editors at Curated Quilts Magazine have created some clever ones for every issue.  The current mini quilt challenge is Connections using the palette shown above. The palette–cream, yellow, mustard yellow, navy, moss green, grey– is more muted than I normally choose. And, that’s what makes the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Parisian Curves Modern Batik Quilt

Hello everyone,  My explorations as an Island Batik Ambassador continues and wow, I had fun this month! The Island Batik challenge for June was to make a modern batik quilt. Of course, this was music to my ears! I decided to make a modern batik quilt using the Parisian Curves technique from my book, Madly [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Book On Order

Thanks everyone for your patience.  There are some technical issues with my publisher (CreateSpace) that will be resolved soon.  If you have tried to order the book, please give us about 1 week some more time to get everything straightened out on their end.  I hope to have it available again by June 30, 2018. [ …Continue Reading ]