Who is Carole Lyles Shaw?

Carole Lyles Shaw is a modern quilt designer, author and workshop teacher.  Her lecture and trunk show introduces quilters of all backgrounds to the modern quilt movement. Carole dispels some of the myths and misunderstandings so you can understand and appreciate this new style of creative quilt expression.  Her virtual workshops are lively and engaging for modern and traditional quilters of all levels.  Her students say that Carole inspires them to be more creative and successful quilters. 

Carole has taught in person classes for over 20 guilds across the US from 2015 to 2020, and in person for Mountain QuiltFest,  Mancuso Quilt Festival and AQS Daytona.   In 2020, she launched a series of highly successful virtual classes and membership program that attracted students from the US, Canada, UK, Ukraine, Portugal and Australia. 

Carole started quilting over 20 years ago when she decided to make quilts for her nieces and nephews.  She was mentored by the heirloom quilters of the African American Quilters of Baltimore.

Carole was recently featured as one of five designers in the Makers Issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (August 2021 issue).  Recently, she appeared in Today's Quilter; Love Patchwork & Quilting; Make Modern Magazine; American Patchwork & Quilting; Journal of The Modern Quilt Guild; and Patchwork Magazine [Germany]. She co-founded the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild and served on the Board of  Directors of The Modern Quilt Guild from 2015-2017.  Carole is the author of Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts and modern quilt patterns.  

Her work is found in private and public collections and have been juried into the Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at the 2018 International Quilt Festival in Houston; QuiltCon 2019; American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek in Paducah (September 2018); Modern Quilts: Redesigning Traditions at the Ontario California Museum of History and Art (2016) and the Modern Quilt Guild Exhibit at the Texas Quilt Museum (2016).

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