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About Me


Modern Quilter | Textile Artist


Carole Lyles Shaw has been creating textile art for over 30 years. 

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). 

She has been featured in Uppercase Magazine; 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 numerous private and is held in the Permanent Collection of the  Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden Colorado.

Her textile art has been most recently 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).

She is a sought after lecturer.  Recent lectures include "What Makes a Modern Quilt? at the  James Museum St. Petersburg Fl (September 2022) ; Sustainability: Creating an EcoFriendly Quilting Life  Quilters Take A Moment September 2022 and Color Of Mood: Modern Quilting Today Bailey Arts Center, Pompano FL May 2022.