African Prints for Contemporary Quilts, Crafts and More


This lecture is a recording you can watch at your convenience. It will be available to view after purchasing the class on Creative Spark.

Lisa Shepard Stewart and I conducted this LIVE webinar about African prints (also commonly known as Ankara prints) and learn why they are at the forefront of style. From fashion to home decor to quilts and crafts, these bright, vivid designs bring excitement to any project! But what exactly IS an African print, and how do you use them? Carole Lyles Shaw and Lisa Shepard Stewart answer these questions and more.

Recording from Carole Lyles Shaw and Lisa Shepard Stewart conducting their live webinar (held Thursday, September 22nd, 2022).

Welcome to the colorful world of African print fabric!

Lisa Shepard Stewart of Cultured Expressions discusses the unique appeal of Ankara, along with tips for confidently mixing the colors and bold motifs. She’ll also share a bit about the language of Ankara prints, their cultural significance, and their fascinating international history.

Then, Carole Lyles Shaw, an award-winning modern quilt designer, and author shares her inspiration and creative tips for incorporating these prints into her AfroModern quilting aesthetic. Carole will also demo her top tips for using African prints to make a very AfroModern Crib Quilt using negative space and half-square triangles.


Carole and Lisa have two fabulous patterns for you to put your African Print Fabrics to use…a half square quilt pattern and a notepad cover pattern. Our gift to you!!!  Included with your registration!

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