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Inset Circle Tea Pot Mug Rug

Here’s an update on making an inset circle.  It was my Island Batik Try A New Technique Challenge for March 2018.  I used one of my Inset Circle blocks to make a Tea Pot Mug Rug. A couple days ago I posted about learning to make pieced inset circles.  I decided that one of the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Mod Hearts Free Pattern and GiveAway

I’m happy to announce the release of Mod Hearts, a FREE modern quilt pattern and a Fabric GiveAway! I’ve always enjoyed seeing pieced heart blocks in so many quilts–it’s a traditional motif that quilters love. Click this link to download the PDF: Mod Hearts Free Pattern Complete I decided that I wanted to take a [ …Continue Reading ]

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New Modern Quilt Workshops

I have two new modern quilt workshops to announce!  And, a brand new sample for a current workshop.  By the way, all of these quilts were made with stash fabric! #sewmystash2017 MidCentury Modern Curve Workshop: Newest Sample I’m really pleased with how this sample quilt turned out.  I used a variety of white tone-on-tones for [ …Continue Reading ]

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

Learning to Design Quilts Using EQ7

Hi Everyone, UPDATE:  I’m now using EQ8 and I love it even more!! Check out these posts: Quilt Tutorial Modern Jelly Roll Race Tutorial Calculating Fabric Yardage.    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 [ …Continue Reading ]

Strings and Stars detail  from Patriotic Modern Book available now!

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 ]

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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 ]

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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 ]

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 ]

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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 ]