The Artist Within–My Latest Podcast

I’m honored that Danielle Palli, host of Birdland Media Works, featured me on her podcast series,  The Artist Within.

In this interview, I share tips for unlocking your own creativity as well as my lessons learned for getting a quilt pattern design business up and running. I had a lot of fun tlaking with Danielle about being an artist, creating a business and where I find inspiration for my quilt designs.

MidCentury Modern Curve Workshop–inspired by many artists I mention in the Podcast.

Here’s a Link to my podcast below–there’s a brief commercial and then you can listen to the podcast.  And, here’s a link to the  Modern Quilt Principles handout that I mention in the interview.   If you want to hear more Birdland Media interviews, CLICK HERE. They make great listening when you are in your sewing studio.

Listen & Win!

GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.  Winner will be notified.  I look forward to reading future comments!

And, wow…this photo of me is ENORMOUS!! LOL…..

Enjoy the podcast.


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11 Responses to The Artist Within–My Latest Podcast

  1. Denise Briese July 1, 2018 at 6:13 am #

    Carol I really enjoyed your podcast I started out as a traditional quilter and took a few classes and realize I really enjoy the improvisational quilting much more. I do enjoy the collaboration between the two worlds, and hope this continues. I find a lot of Quilters are either a hundred percent traditional or 100% improvisational I enjoy both. I also need to improve on my picture taking I’m working on it everyday it is a big part of it thanks for these great podcast I hope they continue

    • WesternWilson February 11, 2019 at 10:12 am #

      Denise, I too like switching up between quilting genres…keeps things fun and interesting! Recently I completed a complete improv top and then got absorbed by paper pieced New York Beauty designs…you can have so much fun with colour.

  2. Jana Payne July 2, 2018 at 3:17 am #

    After listening to your podcast on The Artist Within, I am excited to learn that i share many parts of your philosophy! I felt a special stamp of validity during your discussion of setting time aside to work toward your goal. I often find that once I actually begin work, time has little meaning compared to my progress toward my goal. My original vision changes mid process – I tend to let the process guide me. You spoke to our guild, Greater Columbia Quilters, earlier this year and presented a workshop the following day on Parisian Curves. While I did go strictly by your instructions on assembling the project, I have used the “sewing curves without paper piecing” technique in subsequent projects. The find the cutting of the curves without a template to be powerful and freeing. I have found these feelings have helped me not only gain confidence as a creator of art, but have helped me grow as an artist- thank you!

    • Carole Lyles Shaw July 5, 2018 at 9:05 am #

      You are welcome Jana! I think that the best gift from the modern quilting movement has been permission to play when we make quilts for our laps and beds.

  3. Susan July 2, 2018 at 6:59 am #

    Just listened to your podcast—the interview was wonderful. I loved hearing about origins of modern quilting & most of all your own personal journey to teaching nationally & patternmaking today. I am so pleased to have the opportunity to know & study with you. Respectfully, Susan Toy

    • Carole Lyles Shaw July 5, 2018 at 9:03 am #

      Thanks Susan! And, remember that fabric we exchanged at Guild meeting? I’ve finished the quilt and will bring it to the July meeting.

  4. Danielle Palli (@DaniellePalli) July 5, 2018 at 11:02 am #

    Carole, thanks so much for joining us on the show. Thank you for sharing your time, wisdom and talent with us!

  5. Glenn July 7, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

    I just listened to your podcast interview and it was very informative. The message I received is that I need to be more discipline and invest real time to find my inner voice and creativity. I spend an enormous amount of time admiring others works and wishing that I could make improv quilts. The bottom line is I need to be true to myself and find my signature in the modern world of quilting. I will never learn or know what I can do unless I invest real time.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw July 8, 2018 at 8:16 am #

      Hi Glenn, Thanks for listening. I’m glad you feel encouraged to pursue your vision. If improv is your goal, you can find a couple of patterns in my books that have technique instructions. With improv, the technique you learn is meant to be a starting point. Here’s another tip: when I am doing improv, I view each improv block as an experiment and I ask, “what did I just learn”? If it’s successful, then it will go into the quilt. However, most of the experiment blocks end up in the scrap bin to be cut up into scrappy blocks for charity quilts or a quick gift for a friend.

  6. Umis Comfort July 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm #

    Thank you soo much for sharing. Now, I feel the freedom to be creative in my quilting without restriction.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw July 10, 2018 at 3:27 pm #

      That’s great! You will have fun exploring your vision. Have fun!

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