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March 27, 2020
SLW quilt ~~ a finished top from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I started this quilt in a Sherry Lynn Wood workshop back in November. Since it was a two day workshop, I brought home only the beginnings of something. I could not determine what that something was. Can you tell from this picture that I was not impressed? Thanks to my friend Glen of Quilts and Dogs for taking this shot when I was completely lost in my piece.

In January I challenged the Cotton Quilters' Guild to bring a difficult unfinished project to the next meeting. At that time we would each present the project and tell the group what ...

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March 16, 2020
Modern Quilts at Mountain QuiltFest from Carol Lyles Shaw

I had a great time teaching at Mountain QuiltFest in Pigeon Forge Tennessee this month.  I taught five modern quilt classes and gave a lecture, “What Makes a Modern Quilt?”. Several of the classes used patterns from my book, Madly Modern Quilts . The Fibonacci pattern  and the X block pattern can be purchased here. [ ...Continue Reading ]

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February 26, 2020
An Upcoming Class - Join the Fun! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Even though I usually teach or give presentations a couple times a month, many of them are not often open to the public.  

So when I have something scheduled anyone can attend, I always like to get the word out.

(I try to list them on my Classes page but I don't always get a chance to write a post about them.)

I will be teaching my Improv Garden class in Coos Bay Oregon on Saturday April 11th.  The class will be hosted by Threads That Bind.

This is a technique class and I will be talking a lot ...

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February 4, 2020
Voila! I figured it out....happily! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Remember that I went to a Sherri Lynn Wood workshop some time ago?

As you can see from this photo, I was a bit discombobulated by my work. I kept at it, but while there was something I liked, there was more I didn't like. People kept telling me it was good. That was nice, honestly, but I have to be happy from the inside. So I decided to put the whole thing on the design wall when I got home.

On the design board waiting for a plan
There it stayed and stayed. Life kept getting between me ...

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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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January 20, 2020
January BRMQG from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

The Baton Rouge MQG meeting on the 6th was interesting. Check it out. Show and tell.


Sugaridoo QAL blocks. 

Show and share of the pieces that we created in the Sherry Lynn Wood workshop. 

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December 17, 2019
So let's chat from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

about the Sherry Lynn Wood workshop that I attended over the weekend. I had great fun seeing so many of my quilty friends. Marty of Marty's Fiber Musings was there. As were Lori, Marquita, Glen (of Quilts and Dogs blog), Joyce, Stephanie, and Yvonne from BRMQG. They were there for the long haul--Friday through Sunday and staying overnight, which means they had dinner together at local restaurants.

Of course, I had the pleasure of meeting other quilters, mostly from Quilters Guild Acadienne, which is a guild in Lafayette. QGA and BRMQG have fearless leaders willing to combine efforts and ...

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December 16, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Sherri Lynn Wood workshop from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I attended a two-day workshop with author Sherri Lynn Wood thanks to the Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild and Quilt Guild Acadienne. Held at A&A Sewing Center, this workshop could not have been more. Class fees paid for everything, and I mean everything. That included more delicious food than we could eat. (South Louisiana, y'all. We know how to eat!)

Sherri Lynn Wood (center) with our fearless
leaders, Torch (left) and Lori (right)
Thanks, ladies, for a wonderful weekend!
And now to inspire you, just a few pictures of some of the pieces we worked on. No one ...

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December 13, 2019
In a hurry.....gotta get on the road ~ from Marty's Fiber Musings

I'm off first thing this morning for a weekend filled with Sherri Lynn Wood workshops.  It's going to be all about patchwork  doodling along with some courageous and outrageous curved piecing in two six hour whirlwind days in Lafayette, Louisiana.   My bags are packed and all the sewing gear is  ready to roll with me. 

But first a hint of what it's all about.   Here's my first 'floating square' block and finished improv patchwork quilt made several years ago using Sherri Lynn's book  The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters as inspiration and guidance.    Get ...

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December 4, 2019
2020 Teaching Schedule from Tales of a Stitcher

Hey folks, my teaching schedule for 2020 is pretty much all locked in. I hope one of these events is near you, and that you will join me in some quilting fun and learning. I am currently booking for 2021 and 2022. 

The quilts you are seeing here are the ones that were exhibited in the show The Pieced Canvas at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California last January.

Checked Out Web

Checked Out 25” x 25” 2019

January 2020
Craft Napa
Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 19
Designing From the Scrap Bag—Friday, January 17, 2020 (all-day)
Making Prints From ...

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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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October 31, 2019
AfroModern Quilts MasterClass from Carol Lyles Shaw

I am thrilled to announce my first AfroModern Quilts Masterclass will be hosted by Cultured Expressions,  a fabulous shop and studio run by Lisa Shepard Stewart.

Here are the details:

DATE:  May 29, 30 and 31, 2020

MasterClass Location: Gateway Family YMCA in Rahway NJ

Registration Fee:  $495 per person includes personalized instruction by me; all retreat activities;  evening receptions at the CE Studio; and a 10 piece African Fabrics Prints pack for your project.

[Travel and area Hotel information will be sent upon registration. ]

Registration Form

 HERE is the registration form.  Hurry–seats are limited!  AfroModernMasterclass reg form

MasterClass ...

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October 22, 2019
Kaffe Fassett Mediterranean Hexagons Colour Workshop Recap from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I took a workshop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably last week!  The project was the Mediterranean Hexagons quilt from the book Kaffe Fassett's Quilts in Morocco, available on Amazon here (affiliate link).

Brandon Mably and Rebecca the Rebellious Workshop Student
I'm going to start with a quick synopsis so those of you who are crunched for time can just skim through the pictures and be done with it: 

Everyone loved this workshop except me.  

Seriously -- no fault of Kaffe and Brandon whatsoever; they were delightful.  I was miserable.  I couldn't follow directions.  I wasted a lot ...

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January 23, 2019
A Little Marie Kondo Going On...or Not! from - Barb Robson ::: quilter


The time had come to finally tackle my messy sewing room, perhaps I have been slightly influenced by all the Marie Kondo talk on social media these days. I didn’t quite ask each item if it “sparked joy”, I just knew what had to stay and what had to go! I have a lot still to do but I am still trying to find a happy medium of being on my feet or sitting. I feel fine then it hits me, sit down!


That looks a bit better but I still ...

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August 3, 2018
BIGGEST WOOL EVENT * BIG Prizes in our Annual "Quilt-On-A-Stick" Contest, New Basin Gear, Simply Scalloped Mats & More! from Buttermilk Basin Design Studio

Hello!  We have SEW many much to chat about today so let's get rolling!
Did you know we host the biggest wool event in the Midwest?  Our WOOLSTOCK Event it unlike no other!  We sold out so fast, we have added a second round!  For more info, visit our website!
I know we are all savoring the last days of summer, so we thought it was the perfect time to release the last design in our "Chalk it UP!" series of 12!  Our JUNE design a a keeper!  It is perfect for all you Happy Campers ...

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