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 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 carole [at] lyles [dot] net.
Happy Modern Quilting! –Carole
Where You Can See My Quilts
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 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.