Maggie Cahoon was born and grew up on Cape Cod. She received a BA in art and education from Hampshire College in 1974. It was there that she discovered her love of fiber. She learned to weave in 1972 and consequently practiced and taught her craft for 30 years. During her last decade as a professional hand weaver, she participated in high-end craft shows, most notably the prestigious Philadelphia Craft Show. She has won several design awards, and was the subject of articles in various periodicals, including Fiber Arts Magazine and Handwoven Magazine. After closing her professional studio in 1995, she explored fiber collage for 15 years and figure sculpting for four years. Currently she is painting with encaustics. Her profound love of color and texture, sacred geometry, and harmonious design has informed a life-long journey of creating abstract and narrative imagery.
She works from her strawbale Studio-Sanctuary in the hills southwestern New Hampshire. Her work is in private collections across the country, in Europe and in South Africa.