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Peggy has been quilting since the revival of the craft in the early 1970s. Her sewing career began at the age of nine with a project in 4-H—the common gathered apron. Although she dabbled in the usual crafts of the seventies and eighties, quilting continued to become more and more important. As other avenues of creative expression fell by the wayside, Peggy became a full-fledged quilter. Today Peggy’s quilts are more likely to have innovative techniques and include intricate piecing or experimental techniques. She loves pushing the envelope using unconventional materials such as metals, paints, plastics, and fibers. Peggy began her longarm custom quilting business in 1997 and is mostly self-taught. She teaches quilting classes and enjoys making presentations at local and regional guilds and other organizations. In 2003 Peggy was privileged to speak to a group of teachers in the Czech Republic. She also judges at local fairs and shows. Peggy’s quilts have received numerous awards including Best of Show. Her quilts have been juried into International Quilt Festival, Houston, and International Quilt Festival, Chicago. She has also had quilts displayed at MQX and Innovations, as well as at various local and regional shows.
Previous publications include an article for “Quilting Arts” magazine and inclusion in “Beautifully Embellished Landscapes” by Joyce Becker (C & T Publishing, 2001) and Renae Haddadin’s “Amazing Ways to Use Circles & Rays” (AQS, 2010). Peggy and her husband Bill live in a valley of the Rocky Mountains of western Montana where Peggy is active in guild, church, and community chorus activities. They have one son and two grandchildren. You can visit Peggy’s website at www.quiltrelated.weebly.com.
Books by Peggy Holt