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Carole Lyles Shaw

Location: Bradenton | | US

Membership: Sarasota MQG; SouthSarasotaMQG

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Technique / Topics:
Color, Curved Piecing, Design, Improvisational piecing, Inspiration, Other, See quilter statement, Working with solids/prints

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In-person / Virtual Offerings:
Virtual lecture, Virtual trunk show, Virtual workshop

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. Workshop topics include instruction in building color confidence; using modern prints (including ombres); improvisational piecing; creating improv layouts using alternative grids; use of negative space and making improv curved blocks. Her students say that Carole inspires them to be more creative and successful quilters. 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. 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).