Working in a Series Cohort 1

Small Group Intensive


Course Pricing

Working in a
Series Payment

2 payments of $340 USD /month

Working in A
Series Full

$650 USD


An Independent Study -- A Creative Exploration 

Workshop Sessions begin February 1, 2023

                            I love working in a series--meaning, I take an idea or theme and make related works over time. 
                                                 I love exploring ideas by creating a series of related works over time.   

  In this workshop, I will work with a cohort of 12 individuals over several weeks to explore what it means to develop and work in a series.   guided by the prompts and discussions,  each member will develop an individual approach  for one (or more) creative series.  

The cohort members will be partners in this journey. The goal is to support each other in exploration, experimentation, discovery and building confidence in forging an individual path. 

Each session will have a topic focus—and each session will build on the previous discussions. I will also provide prompts to work with during the session. 

Members will be encouraged to work on assignments between sessions in order to get maximum benefit. 

Session topics include: 

****What it means to Work in a Series 
****Balancing planning with working without a net 
****How to Use a 'starter idea', sketch or pattern 
****The power of the Question to generate the next work in a series 
****The value of focus—and tools for sustaining it 
****The power of working with limits 
****Parallel series—pros and cons 
****Documentation! Journaling as an important tool 
****Creative Dialogues: a positive and affirming form of reflection and creative challenge 

All live sessions will be held on Zoom and will be recorded.  Class materials and recordings will be hosted in our private classroom.   Live Group  Sessions will be held on the schedule shown below.    All group sessions will be recorded.   Recordings and Community access will be available until July 1, 2023

Each participant will receive one Individual Coaching Session with Carole (1 hour over Zoom--not recorded) 

Guest Speakers will join us to share their approach to working in a series.   Scheduled guests are  Lyric Kinard; Yvonne Fuchs and Renee Fleuranges-Valdes. 

We will have a Private Community for ongoing discussion and sharing (Zenler Community, not Facebook).  Members will be encouraged to share their ideas, ask questions and continue the dialogue. 

Live Session Schedule 

·Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern
·Wednesday, February 15, 2023- 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern
·Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern
·Wednesday, March 15, 2023 -7 to 9 p.m. Eastern
·Wednesday, March 29, 2023- 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern
Individual Consultations - April 1-15, 2023    (Scheduled  at mutually convenient date/time)
Wednesday, April 19, 2023- 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern


No refunds or transfers are permitted after registration because immediate access is granted to the course materials.
Registration is for one person only. No visitors, observers or assistants are allowed.

You must be able to activate your camera and microphone when requested or access to the session may be terminated.  

Registration grants permission for live recording of the session if recording is included in the class registration.
 Students may not record or screenshot any portion of the class.

Scenes or images from the class may not be shared on social media without permission.

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    $340 USD

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    $650 USD


Carole Lyles Shaw

Carole Lyles Shaw is an award winning modern quilt designer, author and workshop teacher.  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.

Carole was featured as one of five designers in the Makers Issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine (August 2021 issue). 

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.