|Shirley's Quilt As You Go class sample.|
Shirley and I have a fun conversation about how she learned to quilt and why she is so interested in learning new skills. We talk about one of her earliest quilts that she made for her husband that she is currently unpicking and requilting due to a bit of a shrinkage issue.
|Shirley's husband's quilt that is currently having a makeover.|
We talk about Shirley's style, which rather than a particular 'look', is more about being bold, being innovative, trying new things and pushing the boundary's of what you can do with a technique - and always being colourful!
|Hundreds and Thousands by Shirley Mooney - made with dimensional bow-tie blocks.|
|One of Shirley's weaving projects|
Shirley is teaching three classes as The Quilt Symposium Christchurch 2017. Stacking Bowties, a dimensional quilt block class; Weaving Kiwi-Style; making meshwork and weaving with fabric strips; and Quilt As You Go, learning a quilt as you go technique to help when making big quilts.
|Shirley's Kimono Quilt, Winner of Best of Country at the World Quilt Show, incorporating meshwork..|
Shirley's must have in her studio is a design wall. She uses bumph (curtain insulating from Lewis's) as her design wall and thinks it's better than quilt batting for holding blocks.
Shirley loves her 90 degree angle nosed tweezers.
And her last recommendation is a sewing machine needle caddy by Clover that keeps her used needles organised.
You can reach out to Shirley through her blog:https://dontwaittocreate.blogspot.co.nz/