Marg is our Membership Director and has been since January 2016.
MQG: How long have you been quilting?
Other than a project here and there, since I joined MQG in Feb. 2014
MQG: What type of machine[s] do you have?
An old White "Jeans Machine" that I sewed mainly clothing on.
MQG: Do you press seams open or to the side?
I press to the "dark side"...
MQG: Do you pre-wash your fabric?
Not for quilting...I do for everything else though.
MQG: What is your favourite colour? or colour combination?
Blue, Purple and Green - love it!
MQG: Where’s your hometown?
Grew up in Victoria, but now live in between Chemainus and Ladysmith in "Sunny(?) Saltair".
MQG: What’s your day job, or are you retired?
Semi-retired; I'm a guest speaker and teach about the Metis Culture in a couple of school districts.
MQG: Show us the last quilt you finished!
Never completed a quilt...yet, but have done various small projects, mainly for MQG challenges.
MQG: What are you working on now?
Lots of costuming.
MQG: What quilt is on your bucket list?
The one I'm starting to work on; a primitive traditional quilt for my camp bed at Rendezvous'. It will be a variation on Log cabin with a bear paw included in the design.
MQG: Favourite fabrics/designers?
Not sure; like bright, colourful fabrics, especially jewel tones.
MQG: Tell us something quirky about yourself! Or tell a funny story!
I sew a fair number of costume pieces for my 2 grown boys who do LARPing - Live Action Role Play (medieval period); and for my family and friends who do Black Powder Shooting and Re-enactment (fashion years between 1790-1840). Here's a photo of our "primitive" camp at a Rendezvous. That's me sitting knitting in front of the tipi.
Thank you Marg for introducing yourself, and for volunteering for the guild!