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Quilt designed in EQ7 from my book, Patriotic Modern!  Look for it in September 2017.

Learning to Design Quilts Using EQ7

Hi Everyone, I often hear quilters say that they want to learn how to design quilts using the software design program called Electric Quilt.  Too many quilters bought the program…and then never or seldom use it. So, for all of you with a version of Electric Quilt sitting on your virtual shelf, I want to [ …Continue Reading ]

Detail of a pattern with a wonderful focus fabric in the center of the star.  Patriotic Modern Book coming September 2017

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 ]

Tropical Gardens small

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 ]


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 ]

Madly Modern Quilts

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 ]

Madly Modern Flamingo MiniQuilt--pattern and workshop by Carole Lyles Shaw

Modern Quilt Workshop in Gulfport FL

SPACE IS STILL AVAILABLE IN THESE WORKSHOPS. I will be teaching a modern quilt workshop in June and July 2016 in Gulfport FL. The workshops will take place at FabricSmart located at 5401 Gulfport Blvd S, Gulfport FL 33707.  To register, contact Karen Donnelly at 727-914-8850.   Slow Curves and Strips: Modern Quilt Workshop Friday, [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilt Book Publication

Modern Quilt Book Update

NEW UPDATE 6/17/2016: Madly Modern Quilts is available now!! Click Here.                   Here’s my  modern quilt book update.   Good news is that after a fairly long holiday break, I’m back on track and making major progress. Here’s what I’ve accomplished to date: Hired my graphic designer and copy [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilter's Planner Giveaway

Quilters Planner GiveAway Winners

The lucky Quilters Planner GiveAway winners are: Tina G — Heather Kojan Congratulations to my two Instagram friends–I’m sure you’ll enjoy your planners as much as I am. Coincidentally, Heather is in the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild–and Baltimore is where I grew up and lived until just 3 years ago. The Quilter’s Planner [ …Continue Reading ]

modern quilt workshop

Modern Quilt Workshop in Gulfport FL

I’ll be teaching a Modern Quilt Workshop at the Fabric-Smart Store in Gulfport FL on January 29, 2016.  To register, call+1 (727) 914-8850.   The shop is located at  5401 Gulfport Boulevard South, Gulfport, Florida US 33707. Modern Quilt Workshop Description Improvisation Made Easy: Fibonacci Style! Project: Quilt measuring approximately 59 by 62 inches.  Pattern Designers: [ …Continue Reading ]

Quilter's Planner Giveaway

Quilter’s Planner GiveAway

I’VE DRAWN THE WINNERS AND I’M VERIFYING THEIR ELIGIBILITY–I’LL POST THE WINNERS AS SOON AS I HEAR BACK FROM THEM.   I am giving away a copy of The Quilter’s Planner created by the talented Stephanie Palmer also known as The Late Night Quilter on Instagram. Here’s the description of the Quilter’s Planner from Stepahnie’s [ …Continue Reading ]