Ruth started sewing clothes in high school. 20 years later friends made her a quilt when she moved to Florence. It meant so much to her that it ignited a passion and she made her first quilt in 1981 for her parents 50th anniversary. She is self-taught with a few quilting week-end retreats under her belt. In 40 years she has made over 200 quilts, throws, UFO's, 18 t-shirt quilts and 20 additional UFOs since the addition of the Brother Dream Machine to her sewing studio.