About Me

Quilt Designer | Workshop Teacher | Author

HI!  I am Carole Lyles Shaw.  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 on-demand 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 to email me at [email protected]

Happy Modern Quilting!  — Carole

Subscribe To  My Newsletter

My newsletter is published 2 or 3 times a month and it's full of information about modern quilting.

I also announce my upcoming virtual workshops and other events to my Newsletter Subscribers first.  Some classes are filled before announcing them to the general public.


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.

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