Author Archive | Carole Lyles Shaw

Sleeves pile

Modern Patriotic Quilts on Display

Today and tomorrow I will be sewing on sleeves for several of my modern patriotic quilts that will be on display at the Treasure Coast Modern Quilt Guild  retreat–QuiltBeach , January 31-February 1, 2015.  Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Luke Haynes will be the featured artists. This event will be the first ‘formal’ showing of some [ …Continue Reading ]

Charity sale buys Jan 2015

Quilt Fabric Stash Building–for a Good Cause

The Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild was the recipient of a very generous gift recently.  The family of a deceased quilter contacted one of our members and offered the entire stash to us.  This turned out to be 20 large plastic bins of very good quality fabric and related notions.  But…it was mostly fabric!  Two of [ …Continue Reading ]

updated dates 1-18-15

QuiltCon 2016 and Beyond: It’s ANNUAL!!

This is wonderful news!  Now, QuiltCon will be an annual event and it will be held in different cities.  If you’re not a member of MQG, this is one more reason to join up today! (These are the corrected dates.)

I used low volume in this quilt for our house but many other prints just sat in a bin!

Fast Modern Quilt Project Update

Hi Everyone, I decided that I wanted to make a modern quilt for my home while sitting around during  Thanksgiving week.  And, I decided to make it FAST!!  No designing in EQ7–just a simple approach using rail fence blocks and large blocks made from 10 inch layer cakes. Well my fast project went well….but not [ …Continue Reading ]

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Design a Quilt, Fast Project Part 1

  So how do I Design a Quilt? On the evening before Thanksgiving Day, 2014,  I gave myself a challenge.  I was sitting in the family room with my Dear Husband and realized that I we were snuggling under quilts made by other people.  What’s up with that, I thought?  So, I said to myself, [ …Continue Reading ]

Unicorns are not real....

Modern Quilts–These are Myths!

I love hearing the myths about what is a modern quilt.  Here’s my personal list of Favorite Modern Quilt Myths.  NOT ONE OF THESE MYTHS IS TRUE!!!!  All modern quilts are grey.  Modern quilters must use grey fabric. Modern quilters cannot use batiks.  No batiks ever allowed. A quilt must have at least 75% open/negative [ …Continue Reading ]

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Foundation Paper Piecing –Elizabeth Dackson

Hi Everyone, Congratulations to Elizabeth Dackson–a wonderfully creative modern quilter!  Elizabeth has a new class on Craftsy on Foundation Paper Piecing. As modern quilters create more intricate and complex block designs, paper piecing by machine is the way to go.  Elizabeth is a wonderful teacher–she spoke at the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild a few months [ …Continue Reading ]

Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors News!

Hi, You may have already heard, but I have THRILLING News to share. I was just elected to the Modern Quilt Guild Board of Directors!!! I will be representing the Individual Members and Guilds of this fast growing community who live in Region 4, which covers a lot of states from Maine to Florida. [ …Continue Reading ]