I have been teaching quilting for twenty years and I specialize in quilt-as-you-go. I travel throughout the USA and western Canada, often in my RV, which can greatly reduce travel expenses if I happen to be in your area. I offer full workshops or short demos and I present several lectures. I also teach one day workshops for teachers who wish to add quilt-as-you-go to their resume of classes.

My 2016 Calendar is
September 2016 – Alaska, Yukon Territories & British Columbia, Canada
October 2016 – Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah,
November 2016 – Nevada
December 2016 – Nevada & Alaska
January 2017 – Open
February 2017 – Arizona & Mexico
March 2017 – Prescott Valley & Phoenix, Arizona

Contact me at MMQuilts @ gmail.com to teach for you!

Marguerita McManus at quilt show


Workshops - Marguerita McManusClasses & Workshops

Because the quilt-as-you-go process requires that the blocks be made and quilted before being joined, the full quilt workshops are a minimum of 2 days and several are 3 days.

I have a one day class that teaches the crazy cutting, decorative stitch quilting, 3-point trimming, full joining process and machine binding. You will also see a demonstration on how the quilt-as-you-go techniques are adapted to make larger crazy quilts, finish UFO’s, make modern style quilts and make T-shirt quilts. It’s a doll quilt class, mini-trunk show, lecture and inspirational session all in one day!

My most popular class is the 2 day Crazy Shortcake Class. A crib or lap size quilt made from one layer cake (10″ x 10″ squares) and 1 yard of fabric. This quilt is easy to finish in a 2 day workshop and it covers the crazy cutting, layering and machine quilting using decorative stitches, the 3-point check for trimming, full joining of blocks and rows, and a machine binding with “pretty corners”.

Quilt As You Go Demonstration, Lecture, Trunk Show $350
Sew & Quilt In Comfort Ergonomics Lecture $250.00
1 Day Doll-in-One Class $50 per person Min 6 / Max 12
2 Day Workshop: $75 per person. Min 9 / Max 15
3 Day Workshops/Retreat $95 per person Min 9/ Max 15
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Demos - Marguerita McManusOne Hour Demo & Lecture

For groups that don’t have two days for a full workshop but still want a demonstration, I offer a one hour lecture & demonstration of the techniques for quilt-as-you-go or for my ergonomics lecture.

In the quilt-as-you-go demo and lecture you will see the process step-by-step and then you’ll see the progression from crazy cut quilts to UFO’s to modern quilts and finally T-shirt quilts. A sample is passed through the audience for hands-on inspection.

In the ergonomics demo and lecture you will see the tables I use, understand proper height adjustment, learn how not all chairs are made the same and quilters from the audience will be used to demonstrate that “one size does NOT fit all”.

Quilt As You Go Demo, Lecture & Trunk Show $350
Sew & Quilt in Comfort Ergonomics Demo & Lecture $250

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Take-&-Teach Marguerita McManusTeach it in Your Town!

In this one day seminar teachers start with learning to make Crazy Shortcut Quilts and the complete joining technique for the quilts in all four of my popular books. Next you’ll discover how to adapt the quilt-as-you-go process for UFO’s. Then I’ll show you more advanced ideas that actually simplify the quilts for a ‘modern’ looking quilt and last we’ll cover what it takes to make a T-shirt quilt. When you leave you’ll be ready to teach seven very different classes all based on these easy, popular techniques. Class is limited to experienced teachers and includes 2 Demo Kit Pattern, Shop Supplies List, 7 Class Plans & Blurbs, Teacher Tips ebook and exclusive newsletter updates.

Take & Teach Workshop & Lesson Plans $125

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