See Carole Lyles Shaw’s entry in the SAQA Geometric Expressions gallery

Quilt Art Shows - opens Jan 8, 2024
Kudos to our members also in Florida SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Association) whose work is accepted into the show “Awakening” .
This show will open Jan 8 at the Venice Art Center in Venice,Fl. It will then travel.
Opening reception is Jan 12 , 5-7pm, light refreshments.
See the art works of guild members Frieda Anderson and Jann Warfield and past members Pamela Morris and Trish Hodge. Plus others around Florida.

Sarasota Art Center - opens Jan 25-Mar 2,2024
Carole Lyles Shaw exhibits a series of textile collages, or artquilts, that represent the essence of an individual and their personal and historical context. These Spirit Portraits celebrate Black women musicians who played significant roles in the history of music, from opera to country to rock and roll. Carole was featured as one of five designers in the August 2021 Makers Issue of American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine and her articles have appeared in numerous international textile magazines. She co-founded the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild and is a member of the Studio Art Quilt Association.

Congrats to our members with entries and ribbons at our sister guild Friendship Knot Quilt Guild March 2023 Show!

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw for her lecture and Group Bee Quilts at QuiltCon 2023 Atlanta!

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw for her show on The Quilt Show!

Congrats to Linda Swanson  she will have a quilt in QuiltCon 2022!!!

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw…

Jann Warfield will be one of the Artist In Residence
having her own textile art show in Sarasota at Art Ovation Gallery in July. 
Congratulations Jann!

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw for the magazine feature! 
Carole will be published in upcoming Quilt Folk and Quiltmaker magazines. Her new workshop is on Sustainability. Check out her website here.

Congrats to Ribbon Winners in Quilt Celebration 2021  by our sister guild Friendship Knot Quilt Guild
Linda Swanson, KK, Jann Warfield, and Carol Byrnes!
Winning quilts!

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw!
Carole's block was selected to be one of the Modern Quilt Guilds block-of-the-month. 

Thank you from the Friends of Fruitville Library -
In this Quarantine time, we miss meeting at the library. We support them thru donations and received a wonderful thank you note.

Congrats - to Carole Lyles Shaw for her MidCentury Modern Black and White #1 quilt featured in Issue 12 of Curated Quilts. To view the quilt and article click here.

Congratulations -  to Carole Lyles Shaw for now offering online classes! For more information visit her website at

Congrats to Donna Koenig and Jann Warfield!
Donna and Jann won multiple ribbons at the Suncoast Quilt Expo by Manatee Patchwork Quilt Guild.

Jann Warfield - blue ribbon

Donna's  SMQG Solid Challenge
with MPQG Tree Challenge overlayed
  "Check Please" by Donna Koenig

"Ariel Lands-Ariel View by Jann Warfield

"In Addition To..." by  Jann Warfield

"Color Study in Gold with Purple" by Jann Warfield

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw!
Featured in Curated Quilts Magazine, Carole's MidCentury Modern Black and White quilt is beautiful dramatic design.
in Curated Quilts magazine, Carole Lyles Shaw quilt

Florida Calendar of Quilt Shows -
To find information and listings of Florida Quilt Shows and Events click on
Florida Quilt Network Calendar of Events

2019 Houston Quilt Show - Sapphire Quilt Display
Sapphire is the gem for a 45th year celebration. Blue and white was required for this quilt collection show at Houston's 45th annual show. 
Joan says - "My quilt is the second one above my head. On the day the picture was taken, my daughter surprised me and got to see the quilt in Houston. I attended the show's preview night and attended the full three days."
Title - A-Maze-ing Journey to remission
Design - a set of half square triangle blocks morphed into a large circuitous route on the design wall. this inspiration seemed naturally fitting since I began the quilt when my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. The quilt was finished as she was declared in remission and prepared to return to work a triumph through a maze.
Joan Der at the Houston Quilt Show with her quilt A-Maze-ing Journey to Remission
Congratulations Joan!

SMQG  was well represented at the biannual Friendship Knot Quilt Guild show, a sister guild here in Sarasota. Here's a few of the photo's with labels. So sorry if I missed any other members quilt in the show, its not intentional. I just got busy looking at all the beautiful quilts then shopping etc.

by Lenore Loftus
label was too blurry to read

Update - And Congrats for the awesome Blue Ribbon - in Modern Quilt catagory!
Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw for having two quilts accepted into the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival 2019!

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw for having three !!! quilts accepted into QuiltCon 2019 at Nashville!
In addition to the MidCentury Modern #1 these two awesome quilts are also going. Read more about these entries at Carole's blog here.
Triangle Joy by Carole Lyles Shaw

MidCentury Modern Curve Graffiti by Carole Lyles Shaw

Congrats to Rhoda Taylor on being selected for a gallery show at the Unity of Sarasota Church at 3023 Proctor Road. The show will last thru December.

Congrats to Linda Swanson for the flower quilt being accepted at the Houston Quilt Festival!

Lynn Purple - Speaker at September's FKQG meeting
Lynn will present "The History of American Quilts - How they got off the bed and onto the wall" at the Friendship Knot Quilt Guild on September 17, 2018 at 7p.m. at the Sarasota Community Church, 4041 Bahia Vista Street. 

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw! x 2!
Carole's quilt "Inserts with Gray Ombre" has been accepted into the Fall Paducah, Kentucky September 12 - 15 Show. Congrats!
Carole's quilt "MidCentury Modern Curve #1" has been accepted for the MQG Showcase at the
Houston Quilt Festival!!! Quilted by Carol Byrnes
MidCentury Modern Curves #1 by Carole Lyles Shaw

Congrats to Carole Lyles Shaw!

Carole has been selected to teach Modern Quilting at the American Quilters Society QuiltWeek in Daytona Beach, FL from February 27 - March 2, 2019. Signups will be up this fall. And Carole states to check out the contests for the AQS Shows - they welcome Modern Quilts. 
Workshops are: MidCentury Modern Curve, Fractured Disappearing 9 Patch, Madly Modern Flamingo Mini Quilt, and Scrappy Improv Stash Buster.
Carole is one of the founding members of our quilt guild. Besides publishing two books, numerous patterns, and articles in national quilting magazines, she is presently organizing our QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt.
Find our more information about her classes, patterns, and books at  Carole Lyles Shaw website
PS She has some free tutorials that are so helpful.
Congratulations, Carole!