Hi, I’m Ruth! For as long as I can remember I have had a burning desire to make, stitch, draw and capture. On any given day there are a million ideas floating in my mind, so that the challenge is not so much to find inspiration, but rather, to decide which idea to run with next.

On the 'as it happens' page I let you in on the background to the artwork I make – my inspiration, my sketches and my construction process. Oh, and I also share some insights into my life as mother to six, and how we try to balance the ‘making’ with the living.  Life at home is busy, but so much fun – and there is always someone around to model for my latest childhood-themed art quilt.

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