Quilt or Sew with Margo


As of Monday, February 28/22, visitors to SJAC will no longer be required to show proof of vaccination. 

Please note that out of an abundance of caution, SJAC will continue to keep a mandatory mask policy in place for all programs (workshops, galleries, performing arts events, rental events) after the Public Health restrictions are lifted on March 14/22. We will continue to monitor and reassess in the coming weeks.

Workshop Description

Do you have a collection of t-shirts that you would love to showcase in a quilt? Preserve them in a memory quilt that you make yourself! Join Margo for a six-week quilting/sewing course and make a great keepsake for a friend, family member or for yourself! You can choose between creating a T-shirt quilt or bring your own project of your choice.

Workshop Information
Age group: Adults

Time: Tuesday evenings, 6:30-8:30pm

Dates: March 22, 29, April 5, 12, April 26, May 3, 2022 (skips April 19)

Duration: 6 weeks

Fees: $95

Supplies & equipment: provided by student

Skill level: Beginner and Intermediate

Maximum number of students: 10

Register & Pay Online

Option 1: T-shirt Quilt

Supplies needed: 

  • t-shirts 
  • fusible medium weight interfacing, the amount depends on how many t-shirts will be in your quilt. A suggestion to begin is 4-5 metres.
  • thread
  • quilting batting, backing and binding fabric will be determined upon the size of your quilt once the quilt top is complete. I will help you with that. 

Quilt and photo credit: Margo Duff 

Option 2: Pick your own project

Bring a project of your choice, either a sewing or quilting project. I can provide some options if you wish.

Other items you will need to bring:
• portable sewing machine
• pins/ safety pins
• seam ripper
• shears
• Optional: rotary cutter and mat

About the Instructor

Margo has over thirty-five years of sewing experience and has an Education degree in Home Economics from the University of New Brunswick, Class of 1991. She has taught sewing to middle school students as well as youth and adult sewing courses for the City of Saint John Recreation Department for numerous years. Says Margo, “I take pride in providing sewing instruction in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Enjoy an evening out with your friends as you learn a new hobby!”