My first career was as a secondary teacher, and I still take huge joy in watching the ‘ahhh’ moment when someone in a class learns that they can do something new to them or the pride in a finished top or quilt.

I have taught lots of projects, technique classes, machine quilting, machine piecing, applique methods (and there are lots!) and a finishing class that focuses on getting the best quality finish in bindings and other edge finishes. I have even designed quilts specifically for groups, so let me know what you are interested in learning.

Most classes are best taught over two days so that you take your time and enjoy the process.

Contact Margaret with any questions.

Technique Classes

Mostly these have no specific project quilt, but a range of ideas to inspire your own quilt making to make sure that your beautiful work has the best possible finishing including, bindings, facings, hanging pockets, labelling techniques, sewing circles with ease.

Applique possibilities – in this class you will learn more than 12 different techniques for applique including the favourites and some that will be new to you,

THE FINISH! – a whole class just focussed on edge treatments and bindings.

Refining the quality – a troubleshooting class where you get to bring what you want to learn to improve in your own journey.

Machine quilting with a stationary machine – refining the quality of your work to achieve the quilted look that you want to enable you to complete your own quilts and enjoy the process.

Traditional classes

Take one shape – many traditional quilts are based on a single shape, and offer a myriad of possibilities

The Art of Perfecting Circles – Moonbeams / Seasons – Learn how to create perfect circles, cut circles out with ease, inset circles into background blocks, appliqué perfect circles of different sizes, machine sewing curved seams.Project-based classes, these are two of my most popular patterns

Puzzled – piece the puzzle easily by machine 

Whirling Twirling – learn the secrets of piecing curved seams on the spiral accurately, selecting colours for impact, inset circle shapes into background and fussy cutting

Exploring contemporary ideas

Ordered repeating – take a different shape and repeat, repeat and repeat to give a design that is all of your own.

Working with a spiral – take the nautilus pattern and play to create your own version