Marguerita’s Quilt Lectures, Demos, Workshops

I updated my brochure and contract and have the following tentative schedule. If I will be in your area and your guild or group would like a class, please email me at MMQuilts @

Planned travel for 2017:

September: Idaho, Wyoming.
October: Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois.
November: the states of New England
December: Virginia, North Carolina
January 2018: Tennessee, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona.

Marguerita McManus at Quilt Show

My specialty is quilt–as–you–go and my books are well reviewed and popular with beginner and experienced quilters because when the project is complete they have a FINISHED quilt! My techniques can be adapted to fit many types of quilting, from crazy quilting to UFO’s—I’d love to show you how!

I am passionate about ergonomics and comfort for sewing and quilting and I invented an inexpensive solution that works for all sewing machines. Wouldn’t your guild members benefit from seeing it?


Quilt As You Go 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 single day class called “Doll in One”.
DollQuiltIt’s all about techniques and this class covers it all, in one little doll quilt.

You’ll learn the crazy cutting techniques, how to use your decorative stitches to do the quilting, the critical 3–point trimming, the full joining process and a machine binding with my “pretty corners”.

At the end of the class you will have a full understanding of my very popular quilt–as–you–go techniques and a cute little doll quilt.

Then I’ll demonstrate all the ways the techniques can be adapted to make larger crazy quilts, finish UFO’s, make modern style quilts and make T-shirt quilts.

It’s a class, mini-trunk show, lecture and inspiration session all in one day! Small class size means personalized attention for everyone.

Crazy Shortcake Quilt by Marguerita McManusMy 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”.

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I prefer smaller groups and have updated my fees to reflect that.

Quilt As You Go Demonstration, Lecture, Trunk Show $350
Sew & Quilt In Comfort Ergonomics Lecture $250.00
1 Day Doll-in-One Class price negotiable / Min 6 / Max 12
2 Day Workshop: $1,000 / Max 15
3 Day Workshops/Retreat $1,200 / Max 15

I often travel the southwest via car or RV. I will do my best to arrange multiple bookings in your location, to split expenses, which may be as little as short mileage and campground fees or private hook-ups. Please contact me via email at MMQuilts @ for questions regarding travel. I often have private plans for travel which are not posted on this website, but may be near your area or may be flexible to include a trip near you.


Quilt As You Go Demo, Lecture, Trunk Show

I demonstrate the entire process of my quilt-as-you-go (QAYG) techniques for creating crazy quilts, modern quilts, T-Shirt quilts and how to use quilt-as-you-go to finish UFO’s. You’ll see quilts from each of my books and handle samples passed around the room. 1 hour lecture and demonstration—$350

Comfort Lecture and Demo

The ONE thing that makes ALL the difference in machine quilting is a flat surface to support the quilt. ALL quilters need to learn how to take care of their bodies while sewing. A comfortable fit for your sewing area is as important as comfortable walking shoes—and (just as with shoes) there is no such thing as “one size fits all”.

My lecture and demonstration is of the largest, most innovative, inexpensive, unique, adaptable, custom fitted, ergonomically correct solution to create a perfectly flat, smooth, slick quilting surface that fits every single sewing machine . I talk about the three most important factors for creating an ergonomically correct sewing area and all of its customizable options.

You’ll hear about my journey to find a properly fitted table and some surprising benefits to having one like mine. You’ll come away with enough information to be able to create your own custom table in an hour or less, from materials sold at home improvement stores, using NO power tools. 1 hour lecture and demonstration—$250

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Teach 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.

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Because I travel extensively in my RV, travel expenses are very negotiable. I will do my utmost to assist the guild in arranging additional bookings in the area to help share travel expenses. A signed contract and $150 deposit per contracted event secures your dates.