Studio Closed for Rochester International Jazz Fest

| June 25, 2019

My studio will be closed this week, June 26 & 27  and next week for the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival (RIJF) and the 4th of July. For 9 days each year in June, Rochester is taken over by the RIJF. The streets in the East End downtown are alive at night with music inside [...]

2019 Row by Row Kick-Off Party

| June 18, 2019

Again this year, I will be participating in the nationwide/international Row by Row event. Quilting with Margaret studio will be open this week on both Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stop by the store either of these days for my Row by Row Kick-Off Party and pick up your FREE pattern. I [...]

Fran’s Fundraiser

| June 5, 2019

Last month from First Friday through Second Saturday we had a very special fundraiser at the studio in memory of friend and fellow quilter, Fran Allen-Fintel. Fran’s sister-in-law, Shellee Williams-Allen, brought in some of Fran’s beautiful quilt fabric stash for the building-wide Art for Action event. We sold it for $1/yard to raise money for [...]

Wake Up Your Brain

| February 22, 2019

Wow! Is this longest winter ever? All I can think about is…I want to go away for a week somewhere warm…or for a weekend away from Rochester…or just a few days away from everyone and the everyday stresses of life!! Well, it’s only a couple of months till spring and my annual Get-Away Weekend, April [...]

Get-Away Weekend Special

| February 19, 2019

It won’t be long till this year’s Get-Away Weekend at Beaver Hollow, April 26 – 28 (with an optional night April 25). I’m really looking forward to the retreat this year. This past year has been very difficult for me. As many of you know my mom had a stroke the weekend before last year’s [...]

Valentine’s *SPECIAL*

| January 28, 2019

We still have a few spaces left for the 2019 Annual Get-Away Weekend at Beaver Hollow, so I am offering a Valentine’s Special. Invite a friend (who didn’t attend last year) to join us and if they sign up, I will give you both a gift certificate for 5 yards of free fabric (up to [...]

Quilts: Function Meets Art

| September 6, 2018

Thanks to the help of some of great friends, we got all of the sleeves sewn to the back of my quilts last week for my first solo quilt show. Last Saturday we hung the show in the Little Cafe at the the Little Theatre, 240 East Ave. Last night Jeff and I went down [...]

Threads of Resistance Quilt Show – A Must See

| August 18, 2018

Just came from the traveling quilt exhibit “Threads of Resistance.” WOW! Everyone should try to get downtown this weekend or next weekend to see these amazing quilts from art quilters all over the country and world. It’s at the Times Square Building, 45 Exchange Blvd. (corner of Broad and Exchange). Hours are Aug. 18 – [...]

Kick off for Row by Row Experience

| June 23, 2018

It’s the last day of the Summer Solstice Sale at my studio. Lots of new people have stopped by to pick up a Row by Row kit and take advantage of this super sale with most fabrics only $6 a yard. The sale continues till 3 p.m. today, Saturday. You can also pick up your [...]

Row by Row

| June 7, 2018

Check out this fun block! It’s part of the International Row by Row Experience. Quilting with Margaret in colaberation with Jeanne Simpson will be participating in the Row by Row event this summer. The theme this year is “Sew Musical.” Jeanne Simpson designed our block with a special nod to Rochester’s music scene. It’s a [...]