MidCentury Modern Update News

First, my MidCentury Modern Curves Black & White #1 was published in Curated Quilts!  Here’s a photo of the quilt. Link to buy the current issue.

Detail view. Longarm quilting by Carol Byrnes


This quilt is in my series–and it’s one of my most popular workshops. Here is an early version in ombre colors.  I hope that you can join me when I teach this class along with other modern quilt workshops in March 2020 at the Mountain QuiltFest.


And, the big news is that I have started filming my online class for this improvisational curves technique.  The class will include a lot of information and demonstrations, including:

  • How to select fabric (color and value tutorials; selecting interesting combinations of prints and solids)
  • Cutting improv curves without templates
  • Sewing improv curves without pinning or glue basting 
  • Special techniques that add interest to your blocks
  • Quilting the quilt
  • And a virtual trunk show with insights on several projects

The class will be a look at how I create my quilts from start to finishing the top. It will be an indepth guide that will empower you to create your own unique MidCentury Modern Quilt. 

To get information on Early Bird registration, be sure to sign up for my Newsletter (link on right column of this page) and follow my Blog.  Registration will be limited for the pilot class which I estimate will be online by June 30, 2020. (OK, now that I’ve totally committed myself in public, THIS IS HAPPENING PEOPLE!)

UPDATE:  Click Here for information and to register for this class! 

Lights, Camera, Action!



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12 Responses to MidCentury Modern Update News

  1. piecefulwendy January 22, 2020 at 8:52 am #

    Well this is exciting! Both the publishing of your quilt and the online class! Congrats!

  2. Mary January 22, 2020 at 12:18 pm #

    I LOVE your quilts. It is because of you that I “found” modern quilts. Very interested in your class! Keep us posted.

  3. Elizabeth A Franck January 22, 2020 at 10:49 pm #

    Congratulations on your Mid Century Modern Black and White #1 being published in Curated Quilts. The dense straight line and curved quilting really foreground your geometric design elements.

  4. Esther Trevino-Neasloney January 23, 2020 at 11:07 am #

    Gorgeous quilts! Love your creativity.

  5. Cathy March 15, 2020 at 8:33 pm #

    Hi Carole. So happy you will be doing on line classes. I will be watching out for them!!

    • Carole Lyles Shaw March 16, 2020 at 8:52 am #

      Thanks Cathy! I am busy working on them. I’ll announce the first ones here on my blog and in my newsletter.

  6. Marly April 10, 2020 at 7:04 am #

    I would love to follow this class and have filled in the early bird registration. Unfortunately, nowhere in the information to date have you mentioned a price. Could you please give me an idea of the subscription fee.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw April 10, 2020 at 10:37 am #

      Thanks for your support. I will post final pricing very soon. I sent you an email with the pricing –it may change a bit and I will let everyone on the wait list know.

  7. Carolyn Morgan July 5, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

    Just discovered you! Will you offer this class again? I would love to take it.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw July 6, 2020 at 8:44 am #

      Registration is still open for MidCenturyModern Curves as an on demand class. Click on the registration link in the post. Since it is on demand, with prerecorded videos, you can work through the lessons at your own pace.

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