Carole Lyles Shaw



Carole Lyles Shaw is a modern quilt designer, author and workshop teacher.  In her workshops,  Carole dispels some of the myths and misunderstandings about this relatively new style of creative quilt expression.  Her virtual workshops are lively and engaging for modern and traditional quilters of all levels.  Her students say that Carole inspires them to be more creative and successful quilters. 

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. Her work is found in private and public collections and her quilts have been juried into many shows

Carole is the author of Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts and modern quilt patterns.  

Carole was featured as one of five designers in the Makers Issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine (August 2021 issue).  She has appeared in Love Patchwork & Quilting, Uppercase Magazine, Make Modern Magazine and many more.

Carole lives and works in Bradenton FL.

Students Love Learning From Carole

Your Process is Addictive

I want to thank you for a well-organized, very informative, and fun class.  I am finding the process addictive. This was my first [virtual] class and you made the process the next best thing to being together in a classroom.  

Love the Challenge

…I really loved the challenge of your class!  Especially after 6 months of making nothing much in the way of quilts.  The four blocks sat on my design wall for months while I worked out how to put them together and that was fun in itself!

Fabulous Demos!

I thought the instruction was very thorough and detailed. I loved seeing the demos in the videos, and it’s so nice to be able to watch them over and over again. I also loved the detailed workbooks that accompanied the class.

Easy to Follow

Carole's classes are great and the instructions are easy to follow (I'm still new to this quilting game). She has made me love modern quilting.  


Your class was excellent. Everyone was asking good questions and was so engaged. No surprise since you're such a good teacher!

Highly Enjoyed

I enjoyed the quality of the videos. You have a soothing tone to your voice and you speak at a conversational pace. Each word is clear, easy to comprehend, and retained by the listener. I like working at my own pace with NO TIME CONSTRAINTS.