Born in Oceanside, California, Margaret studied fine arts at the University of Georgia and Augusta State University where she was a protege of Freeman Schoolcraft and studied under Jim Lyle, Eugenia Comer and Dave Jones. In addition she has studied with Ken Umbach at John Campbell Folkschool and Jim Ginsheer.
An award winning artist, her work is represented in collections throughout Europe and the United States. Galleries and museums across the United States have represented and shown her work.
Her creations have received numerous awards including multiple Best of Shows, have been exhibited locally, nationally and internationally and are part of art collections across the world most notably including the Quilts, Inc. collection and the Thomas Quilt Collection.
Her art has been published in numerous art magazines and has also been included in several books such as Creative Quilting: A Page from My Journal. Highlights are her art quilts were selected Favorites at International Quilt Show, Houston. Art critics have compared her art to Thomas Gainsborough paintings.
Margaret creates art of one kind or another almost every day at her studio on the Savannah River and teaches at various venues across the Southeast.
In her spare time when she is not creating fiber art, painting or making mixed media art, she has been known to madly piece bedquilts cleaning up piles of ribbons ranging from Best of Show, Best Machine Quilting and Best Use of Color and more than three dozen blue ribbons at numerous quilt shows.