About Me

Quilt Designer | Workshop Teacher | Author

I started teaching myself to quilt when I decided to make quilts for my wonderful nieces and nephews.  Then, I found my first quilting home with the African American Quilters of Baltimore, who gently taught me the best techniques to express my quilt vision.

Today, I design patterns to help beginning and experienced quilters confidently dive into modern quilting.  I am excited about modern quilting because it is all about bringing individualism and free expression to the way we design and make quilts today.  I hope that my patterns will inspire you to find ways to let your own creative voice shine.

I lecture and teach live virtual and ondemand classes on modern quilting techniques for beginning and experienced quilters.   I hope that you will consider inviting me to share my love of modern quilting with your group!  On this site, I’ve provided descriptions of the lectures and workshops that I offer—and please do get in touch with me if you have additional questions.

The best way to reach me is through the “Contact Me” page or email me at info@carolelylesshaw.com

Happy Modern Quilting!  -Carole

 

Where You Can See My Quilts in Print

Here is a list of books and magazines where my quilts have been published.  Books available online and selected quilt shops.

Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’s Conscience  by Carolyn L. Mazloomi PhD, February 28, 2019

 Modern Patchwork [Summer 2014]. Two modern quilts published in this magazine.

And Still We Rise by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi.  2015

The Journey of Hope: Quilts Inspired by President Barack Obama by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. 2009

Textural Rhythms: Constructing the Jazz Tradition. Contemporary African American Quilts by Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi. 2007.

American Quiltmaking, 1970-2000 by Eleanor Levie. Publisher: AQS. 2004

Artquilts by Robert Shaw, Shelburne Museum. Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates . October 1997.

Quilts Today: A Living Tradition by Robert Shaw, Shelburne Museum. Publisher: Hugh Lauter Levin Associates . September 1995.

Great Patchwork: Working With Squares and Triangles by Eleanor Levie. Publisher: Meredith Press. Spring 1995.