Tag Archives | modern quilts

2018 Quilter's Planner

Quilter’s Planner GiveAway

My first GiveAway for 2018 is a Quilter’s Planner and QP Mini! If you’re interested in winning this wonderful Quilter’s Planner package, it’s really simple!  Comment below with an answer  to one or both of the following questions. Question #1. If you make modern, modern traditional or contemporary quilts, have you considered using batiks?  If [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilts Facebook Group

I started a new Patriotic Modern Quilts Facebook group!   Well, I looked around Facebook and I couldn’t find a group that celebrated modern designs for patriotic quilts so I decided to start one. It’s open to anyone who is interested in reinventing the traditional approach to this type of quilt design. It’s a totally [ …Continue Reading ]

Alison Glass Mini #2

Alison Glass Mini Quilt #2

Looking thru my blog draft posts, I realized that I never posted another piece of my Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap story.  So here it is…. I was in an Instagram Alison Glass Swap. My Swap Mama asked me to be an Angel and make a mini for one of the team because their original [ …Continue Reading ]

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Binding a Modern Quilt

When I’m ready to attach the binding, I feel great.  It means that the project is done and the quilt is ready to be used or shared with others.  Hand sewing the binding down on the back of the quilt is a very relaxing process for me.  I don’t do a lot of handwork, so [ …Continue Reading ]

Wide backs Nov 2017

31 Day Blog Challenge and Quilt Backs

31 Day Blog Challenge–I’m IN!! I decided to sign up for an interesting challenge for people who write blogs. It’s a challenge hosted by Cheryl Sleboda –our challenge is to write one blog post every day in the month of December. So, here’s my first posting for the month…. And, please visit the Blog Challenge [ …Continue Reading ]

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Maximalism in Modern Quilts

I love Maximalism in Modern Quilts! Since I began quilting over 25 years ago, I have always loved making tops with lots of vibrant color. However, when I moved deeply into modern quilt design about 5 years ago, I started by learning about the minimalism and simplicity design principles.  That was fun and I learned [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilts Available

Patriotic Modern Quilts Book Launch! I am very proud to announce that my newest book, Patriotic Modern Quilts, is now available for purchase at your local quilt shop and on Amazon. What’s Inside? 11 Projects Project Planning Pages –handy sheets that will help you organize all of your quilt projects Many projects with options for [ …Continue Reading ]

Riane Menardi and Me on the Set.

Fresh Quilting Brings Modern Quilts to TV

Hi Everyone, I’m sure you’ve heard about the great new TV show called Fresh Quilting. Well, the second series has launched and I’M IN IT!  As the song says…..Look Ma, I’m on TV….. Fresh Quilting is co-produced with the Modern Quilt Guild and features today’s most innovative modern quilters who reinterpret traditional techniques with a [ …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 ]

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 ]