Carole Lyles Shaw

Carole Lyles Shaw

What is a Modern Quilt? The Myths & the Magic!

Friday, July 8, 2022

This lecture and trunk show introduces quilters of all backgrounds to the modern quilt movement. Intimidated by modern quilts or just confused or curious about this emerging trend in quilting? 


Carole dispels some of the myths and misunderstandings so you can understand and

appreciate this new style of creative quilt expression!  There will be lots of time for questions and answers. In addition to the lecture (slides), I also show some of my quilts ‘in person’ on my design wall and table. 


Topics include:

  • What makes a quilt modern? Modern quilt design principles explained

  • Myth busters: blowing away the myths about what is (and is not) a modern quilt

  • Trunk Show: My Modern Quilts influences and evolution

  • Minimalism to Maximalism trends in modern quilting

  • Resources list (handout provided)

About the Speaker:

Carole Lyles Shaw is a modern quilt designer, author and workshop teacher. 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 AAQB.

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). 

Workshops offered by speaker:

No workshops available