Modern Quilt Workshop in Orlando

Hi,  Openings are still available in my modern quilt workshop scheduled for January 7 and 8, 2016 in Orlando FL at World Quilt Florida.

Modern Quilt Workshop Descriptions–click on titles to go to complete descriptions:

Modern quilt workshop

Fractured Disappearing 9 Patch

Fractured Disappearing Modern 9 Patch (Full Day – Thurs, 1/7/16)

Want to step into modern quilting without ‘pain’? How about a Nine Patch quilt? Nine Patch blocks are so fundamental and easy to make … and they can be modernized in lots of fun ways. The ‘Disappearing 9 Patch’ has become a standard block for modern quilts but we will take it a few steps further. The modern quilt design principles we will practice are asymmetry; neutral space; alternate grid layout and improvisation—cutting without measuring!

Modern quilt workshop

Sample Fractured 9 Patch block with curve

Scrappy Improv Block Quilt: Stash Buster & Orphan Block Project (Full Day – Fri, 1/8/16)

Modern quilt workshop

All these scraps–what to do?!?


What to do with that ever growing pile of scraps and orphan blocks left over from other projects? How about those test blocks that weren’t quite perfect enough to go into your finished quilt? You paid a lot of money for the fabric—why not make those blocks into a quilt! Well, this modern quilt workshop is an easy answer to the stash busting & orphan block problem.


We will start with a fast and easy approach to creating improvisationally pieced blocks. Improvisational piecing is a key modern quilt technique. You’ll leave with a lot of tips for making improvisational blocks that will keep you from worrying about matching everything up. To make it even more fun, you’ll have a chance to trade some scrap fabric with other students to make your blocks even more random! Then, using a provided modern quilt pattern and adding three solid or tone on tone fabrics, you will cut and piece your beautiful improvisational blocks into a modern quilt layout that you can arrange and even re-arrange to suit your style.



Modern quilt workshop

Workshop Sample Layout

Modern quilt workshop

In Progress Block

To Register or for more information, go to World Quilt Florida.










Here are some sample improv blocks in progress.  I’ll demonstrate several ways to create these blocks in this modern quilt workshop.

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To Register or for more information, go to World Quilt Florida.

2 Responses to Modern Quilt Workshop in Orlando

  1. Libby Fishman January 9, 2016 at 7:17 pm #

    Thank you for a wonderful class, great instructions and general encouragement. Had a good time and am home with my new machine and ready to do lots more.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw January 10, 2016 at 8:52 am #

      Thanks Libby! Enjoy your wonderful new machine. Fond regards,

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