Margaret was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico and has lived in Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico. She attended Rice University in Houston, Texas where she majored in Fine Arts and History of Art, doing all her studio courses in Photography. Margaret became interested in weaving while working as a fire lookout in Arizona where she wove saddle blankets on a Navajo Loom while in the lookout tower. She worked as a horse packing Wilderness Patrol for the US Forest Service in Pagosa Springs, Colorado until the birth of her daughter. She moved to Taos in 1990 to take Rachel Brown’s Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing class. Margaret was Rachel Brown’s apprentice for 12 years and credits Rachel for being the source of all her passion for weaving, spinning, and dyeing. She spins all the yarn for her tapestries from raw Churro fleeces and dyes exclusively with natural dyes. Her inspiration and palette come from the beauty of the Southwestern Landscape and her wilderness adventures on horseback and on rivers.