Monday, February 1, 2010


Hi ladies! I'm Minna's daughter, Ruth and will be taking her place in this bee. I'm so excited to be part of it. My mom is sending me Margaret's fabric today so I should be able to get crackin' right away. Can't wait!

A little about me...

I live in New York City (to my parents' delight, since she and my dad grew up here and they LOVE being able to come back) with my boyfriend and our adorable Westie, Louie. I recently finished a master's degree in International Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and am currently job hunting here in the Big Apple. I'm also working part-time in retail and spend a nice amount of time crafting. I've been knitting for over 10 years and learned to sew (after getting a sewing machine as a graduation present from G-town last spring) and quilt less than a year ago. I also love to read, watch movies, and explore New York. I love to travel and I've been fortunate enough to live in many great cities (including my first stint here after college) including Philadelphia, DC, London, and Cape Town, South Africa (the most beautiful place ever!) so I love the busy urban life.

I've made four quilts and am constantly cutting/sewing/piecing/etc. I'm drawn to the more modern quilts but also can appreciate the beauty of the traditional designs. My mom bought a Denyse Schmidt quilt for me and my boyfriend as a housewarming present so even he has learned to appreciate the craft too (not to mention, the quilt is mostly blue and orange, his favorite colors)!

I'm very excited to be part of your bee - can't wait to start sewing!

- Ruth


  1. Welcome Ruth! I must admit,I'm envious of the Denyse Schmidt quilt! I have her book, but have yet to attempt to make any of the quilts in it. Would loove to have an original! ;) Glad to have you along!

  2. welcome! i'm here in the burbs of chicago but i love to visit NYC...have you found Purl yet?

  3. I have! I've actually been going to Purl for years, mostly to buy yarn but now that I'm working with fabric, I'm planning on being in Patchwork much more :)

  4. Hi Ruth, Welcome! I love NYC too. My husband's sister and her family live in Manhattan and we love to visit them. Glad to have you aboard.