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February 19, 2021
Friday Finish: January Stars from Patchwork Sampler Blog

January stars

Wow, my third Friday Finish post in a row! It is so nice to get a few things completed. This week I finished January Stars, so named because I started this quilt in January and I’m terrible at picking names.

January Stars is the second iteration of this quilt. This first one is pretty boring because I used boring scraps. Quilting will do wonders for this quilt, though, so eventually, it will be finished. It was way more fun to work with the happy, bright fabrics on gray winter days.

Going back even further, the quilt was inspired by ...

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November 10, 2020
2021 Online Quilt Classes, New Quilts and New Website from Carol Lyles Shaw

I’ve been remiss in blog posting for the past few months.  I have lots of excuses….that’s all irrelevant. The good news is that I’m back on schedule and I have lots of interesting news to report! I also have some brand new versions of some of my favorite quilts to share. New Website Design I’m …

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February 24, 2020
Our Longarm Renters Prove Purple Quilts are Divine from Quilted Joy

There are many beautiful colors. In fact all colors are beautiful in my opinion. Who am I kidding, black and white quilts are beautiful as are gray quilts. But one of my favorite colors is purple. There is something so bold and soft at the same time as that luscious combination of red and blue. There is a good reason it is the color of royalty. Mainly because the dye was so expensive to obtain, but no matter. It is regal and glorious and should be loved by all. Here are a couple of gorgeous purple quilts from our longarm ...

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January 22, 2020
MidCentury Modern Update News from Carol Lyles Shaw

First, my MidCentury Modern Curves Black & White #1 was published in Curated Quilts!  Here’s a photo of the quilt. Link to buy the current issue.   This quilt is in my series–and it’s one of my most popular workshops. Here is an early version in ombre colors.  I hope that you can join me [ ...Continue Reading ]

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November 17, 2019
Artquilt Improv with Intention from Carol Lyles Shaw

Here's a peek into my process for making this commission quilt. As many of you know,  I spent many years as an artquilter before I moved into the world of modern quilt designing and teaching.  I still make a few artquilts every year--usually as a commission like this one or in response to an invitation [ ...Continue Reading ]

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November 8, 2019
QuiltFest at Pigeon Forge Registration Opens Nov 13 from Carol Lyles Shaw

I'm very happy to announce that I will be teaching modern quilt classes and giving an evening lecture/trunk show at the 2020 Mountain QuiltFest in Pigeon Forge TN from March 3-7, 2020. Registration is now OPEN!  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Click Here for the complete Class Schedule.   Click Here for general information on QuiltFest. [ ...Continue Reading ]

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November 5, 2019
A Quilter Can Always Change Their Stripes from Quilted Joy

We’ve all seen jelly roll quilts. The precut 2 ½” strips are super easy to use and come in so many great colors. A jelly roll race is always fun, but these longarm machine renters have brought us some quilts that are a little different. These ladies prove there can be more to stripes than just strips.

Carol Changes Her Stripes

Carol shows off her ombre stripes quilt after renting a longarm machine at Quilted Joy

This quilt from Carol is a perfect example. It is literally just stripes of fabric sewn together, but the artistry is the way they were cut and lined up. Obviously, Carol got her hands on a whole bunch ...

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