Classes

Margaret is known for the humor, enthusiasm, and sincere encouragement of quiltmakers at all levels of skill and experience in her lectures and workshops. She takes quilters at whatever stage they are, and encourages them to reach for the unexpected in their quilts. She often gets students to achieve things they didn’t know they could, and take a step or two down the road toward becoming at ease with color and design.

Contracts: Email or phone confirmation of a booking gets your group penciled in to the calendar; we will send you a contract. When we receive your copy of the signed contract, your booking is confirmed and the time will be held for your group's event.

Cancellation: If you must cancel the booking after the airline tickets have been purchased, your group is liable for the cost of the airline tickets. If you cancel within six weeks of the booking, you are liable for a $300 booking fee, as we have probably turned down other bookings while we held this time for your group.

Fees: In addition to the teaching fees, the following costs may be associated with a given booking:

  • round trip airfare (we book these at least 21 days in advance for the best fare);
  • single room hotel accommodation; non smoking, in a hotel in which there is a good breakfast either included or at a nearby restaurant (within walking distance); internet access, and a table to work at in the room.
  • luggage fees (sometimes overweight, often bag check-in fees)
  • parking at the airport
  • ferry fare from Bremerton
  • overnight hotel near Seatac Airport if very early flight to begin trip.
  • car rental when appropriate, and gas for car
  • shuttle service where needed
  • meal reimbursement where appropriate ($30/day)

All workshops are one day (six instructional hours) or two days (12 instructional hours) in duration. Strips That Sizzle, Easy Pieces, Samplin' AnglePlay™ and The Magic Four Patch Unit are sewing workshops. The others are design workshops in the one-day version, and design-and-construction workshops as two-day presentations. Two-day versions, where available, are highly recommended.

All workshops can be expanded and/or combined to create an exhilarating four-day workshop format. Further information on such four-day (or five-day) retreat-type workshops is available on request.

Note: Four of these workshops (Blockbender Quilts, Strips that Sizzle, Easy Pieces, and Smashing Settings), all based on books by Margaret, have been featured on the HGTV television program "Simply Quilts." The world of AnglePlay is featured in episode 401 of www.thequiltshow.com with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.


Easy Pieces Meets AnglePlay Retreat

Easy Pieces Meets AnglePlay Retreat

Join Margaret in a special Quilter’s Retreat House in Poulsbo, WA, in the first of a series of workshops designed to explore new looks for pieced quilts.  This first retreat will feature combining the Easy Pieces and AnglePlay long triangle techniques.  All skill levels welcome; experience with Easy Pieces and AnglePlay not required, but helpful.

Retreat price includes:

  • housing at the retreat house,
  •  all meals except one “dinner out”,
  •  three full days of instruction
  •  a place to sew all day and all night if you want to!
  •  a delightful location, with a view of Liberty Bay off the porch,within walking distance of the charming town of Poulsbo which contains a large quilt shop, numerous shops and art galleries, book stores and bakeries to explore!

Workshop limited to ten participants for maximum individual attention and encouragement.  Nonrefundable deposit holds your space in the workshop.

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Easy Pieces: Creative Color Play with Two Simple Quilt Blocks

Easy Pieces: Creative Color Play with Two Simple Quilt Blocks

Duration: One OR Two Days

A sewing workshop which yields a quilt top plus working plans for many more; based on Margaret's popular book. Students work with two different versions of a rotary cut and quickly sewn block, creating blocks and mirror images of the blocks at the same time.

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Set Your Sampler Blocks Afloat!!!

Set Your Sampler Blocks Afloat!!!

Duration: One OR Two Days

Play with simple patchwork elements to form magical and complex-looking settings for traditional blocks! Using repeat patterns (such as Rail Fence or Nine Patch), selected block segments, and a range of value from light to dark, you will create rich, lustrous backdrops for sampler quilts.

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Smashing Settings for Sampler Blocks

Smashing Settings for Sampler Blocks

Duration: One OR Two Days

Make way for the Sampler Quilts of the 21st Century!! No more "3 blocks by 4 rows" with three strips of fabric "holding them in"!! With design approaches simple enough for advanced beginners, you can make quilts look complex using strip piecing, refreshing seam angles, and variegated fabrics.

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Strips That Sizzle

Strips That Sizzle

Duration: One OR Two Days

A sewing workshop which yields a quilt top plus working plans for many more. Easy strip piecing which explores innovative approach to moving color and value across the quilt.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014