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 ]

Madly Modern Quilts

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 ]

Marsala

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 ]

Spirits of the Cloth

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 ]

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 ]

The Sewcial Network

2016 New Quilt Bloggers Hop

The 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop starts on June 13th!  There are a ton of wonderful giveaways so please follow the hosts or go HERE to follow. I’m a member of this Hop, and my postings will be live on June 20th on my website.  I’ll have some GiveAways on my blog to celebrate [ …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 ]

April 15 2016 Giveaway

GiveAway–800 IG Followers

I am hosting a quick and simple fabric and thread give-away because I now have 800 IG  followers on Instagram. All right, all right, all right….  WINNER!! Jenny is the winner! Random number between 1 and 10 51 The Giveaway Prize! Fat quarters of modern fabrics by several designers, two spools of Aurifil Thread and [ …Continue Reading ]

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