Modern Quilt Workshops
for All Quilters 

Are you curious about modern quilting?

Are you a traditional quilter looking to explore modern quilting?

Then, I invite you to explore new Modern Improv Quilt  Academy Membership Program. Scroll down for more information.

Other on demand and live workshops  will be added to this site.  Be sure to check back often!

About Me!


Carole Lyles Shaw is a modern quilt designer, author and workshop teacher who has been an active member of the quilt and fiber art community for over twenty years.

 Carole always takes a modern, improvisational approach to her quilt designs. Carole’s passion and focus is on designing quilts for the modern quilt movement. She lectures about modern quilting and teaches modern workshops for beginning and experienced quilters from all backgrounds and styles.

  She co-founded and served as the first President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Sarasota, FL.  Carole served on the Board of Directors for The Modern Quilt Guild [2015-2017].  She is also a longtime member of the African American Quilters of Baltimore.

Many of Carole’s quilts have been exhibited in museums and art shows in the U.S. and internationally.  Her modern quilt designs and articles have been published in Today's Quilter,  American Patchwork & Quilting, Modern Patchwork Magazine, Patchwork Professional [Germany], Modern Quilt Guild Journal and many others.

Carole is the author of two books on modern quilting: Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts. Both are available on Amazon and in local quilt shops. She has also launched a series of modern quilt patterns available on her website.

NEW!  Membership Program!

The Modern Improv Quilt Academy is designed for all types of quilters--traditional, Access amazing, in-depth courses including hours of recorded step-by-step instructions. 

Learn At Your Own Pace At Home

From any device, any time at your convenience. Resume exactly where you left off. No limits on the number of times you can view video lessons.

Awesome Community

In my live sessions for the workshops, you will connect with students from around the world who eager to learn and share ideas about modern quilting  Learn and share with the ever growing community.

Connect with me on my Blog!

About My Workshops

All workshops are appropriate for confident beginners and will have options to challenge more experienced quilters. Each LIVE workshop allows plenty of time for learning, experimenting and hands-on sewing. Students leave with confidence to create modern quilts on their own from patterns and using their own designs. I provide prerecorded videos for students to view in advance of the live workshop. In the prerecorded videos, I offer tips for fabric selection and pre-cutting if that is required for that project. A detailed supply list for all workshops is provided with lots of guidance on how to choose fabric and how much is needed.