Sheila Christensen has been stitching since making all her own clothes as a teenager. Since taking up quilting, she has quickly developed a reputation for her designs and her helpful teaching style. Sheila has a keen interest in colour and using fabric designs in creative ways, and loves to help quilters take adventurous steps in their quilting.
Sheila was born in the UK and moved to New Zealand in 2002. After a career in business, she studied primary teaching at Victoria University and taught in Masterton and London.
She has been the owner of Quilters’ Lane in Masterton since 2011, and she finds her teaching experience very useful in planning and implementing her quilting classes. Sheila has won awards for her quilts including Shooting Stars, Shifting Strata and Purple Haze. Her Modern Triangle Sampler was accepted into Quiltcon in the USA. Every year, Sheila designs a Puzzle Mystery Quilt, which is run as a block of the month from her shop and is sold internationally. Her Forest Light quilt was featured as a block of the month in the New Zealand Quilter.
Sheila is author of Quilts with an Angle, published by C&T, and designs patterns for Creative Grids USA. Her second publication, The Quick and Easy Guide to Triangle Blocks was published in Jan 2020.