Margaret Sidlick grew up in Cheyney, attended Moore College of Art and Penn State, and has a degree in Information technology from Drexel University. She worked in technology for over 30 years. She moved to Malvern with her husband Paul in 1978. Paul and Margaret are accomplished old time musicians and have played in a number of old time string bands including the Bow Rockers and the Indian River Hillbillies
In 2015, Margaret began studying painting with Karl Kuerner. His classes are offered through the Brandywine River Museum and held at Kuerner Farm in Chadds Ford. The farm and its environs are the subject of many paintings by former neighbor Andrew Wyeth. Margaret has also studied pottery making, knits, and creates hand-made books. She volunteers for the Philadelphia Flower Show, at the 19th century Historic Sugartown village, the Freeman Stage in Sussex County Delaware and is a volunteer tour guide at Winterthur Museum.