Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Chicago Modern Quilt Guild is Proud to Welcome Carole Lyles Shaw in September

Carole is a modern quilt designer, author and workshop teacher who has been an active member of the quilt and fiber art community for over twenty years. Carole takes a modern, improvisational approach to her quilt designs, and her passion and focus is on designing quilts for the modern quilt movement. She lectures about modern quilting and teaches modern workshops for beginning and experienced quilters from all backgrounds and styles. Carole served on the Board of Directors for The Modern Quilt Guild [2015-2017]. She co- founded and served as the first President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Sarasota, Florida. Many of Carole’s quilts have been exhibited in museums and art shows in the U.S. and internationally. Her modern quilt designs have been published in Modern Patchwork magazine and Fat Quarterly eZine.



Carole is the author of two books on modern quilting: Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts. Both are available on Amazon and in local quilt shops. She has also launched a series of modern quilt patterns available on her website and in local quilt shops.

On Saturday September 19, 2020 from 9:30am-3:30pm Carole will teach a live virtual workshop for the Stash Jazz Quilt. The workshop is limited to 18 participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. It is open to current Chicago Modern Quilt Guild members through August 22, 2020; then non-members afterward if all 18 spaces do not fill. There will be a break for lunch.

Stash Jazz quilt by Carole Lyles Shaw

Workshop Info:
Every quilter has a stash of leftovers—orphan blocks, large scraps and even fat quarters of ‘ugly’ fabric. This workshop will help you make a dent in using some of this fabric to create a beautiful modern quilt. The pattern is based on two blocks but we'll start by improvisationally piecing the stash into complex but easy-to-piece block sections. No partial seams required.

The quilt can be made in a scrappy version OR you can use a more coordinated set of scraps and orphan blocks in a selected color palette. Carole will also show how using a background color in the blocks can create a completely different look for the quilt.

Mid-Century Mod Curve Quilt #1 by Carole Lyles Shaw

The workshop fee is $60, and an email with the sign-up link will be sent to all members at 7pm this Friday, when registration opens. All participants will receive a supply list and links to prerecorded content to help in fabric selection and pre-cutting before the workshop.

Registration for the workshop will open Friday, July 24 at 7pm. Members, check your email at that time!


On Sunday, September 20th, Carole will present a lecture and virtual trunk show during our regular guild meeting. She'll discuss her modern quilting journey starting in the early 2000s and her influences including Mid Century Modern Designs, Maximalism, and AfroModerne quilts.

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