Maggie started teaching in the UK and Europe after gaining City and Guilds qualifications in Patchwork & Quilting, Embroidery, Teaching, and the Diploma of Stitched Textiles.
Maggie regularly attends quilt shows throughout the UK, Europe and the USA demonstrating her innovative appliqué techniques and teaching classes. She has also been a Judge Co-ordinator at many of these quilt shows.
Maggie is well known for appliqué, hot ribbon art and needlefelting. She has developed a new simple technique for invisible needle turn appliqué, perfect points, inward Vs and perfectly rounded curves. The new style takes the pain out of appliqué and produces outstanding results.
According to one of her students, ” I thought I could do appliqué until I took Maggie’s class. She teaches invisible (and I really do mean invisible) stitching and perfect points (they really are perfect). Her methods are very, very good. I don’t think you could have a better teacher in handwork.”
Maggie describe herself as a traditionalist at heart. She has been designing contemporary Hawaiian appliqué patterns for the last ten years and written a book on the subject which incorporates all of her new appliqué techniques.
If you like handwork, you will love Maggie’s popular 3-part, Hawaiian applique workshop. Click here to get started creating your own Hawaiian masterpiece.
Invisible needle turn appliqué, perfect points, inward Vs and perfectly rounded curves.
- To find out if your fabric is dye fast, dip a corner of the fabric into boiling water.
- Use a fine cotton thread when appliquéing cotton fabric.
- There are special appliqué needles on the market often referred to as sharps. An appliqué needle is longer and allows you to sculpt the turning allowance under without using your fingers!
- I use Gingher 5in. tailor-point scissors with the short-pointed blade because it enables me to cut out the most intricate Hawaiian Appliqué designs.