Congratulations to Ruth McDowell

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We’re so excited that Ruth is being inducted into the Quilters Hall of Fame this summer. Her quilts are fabulous—from the range of subjects to the fabrics she uses, her quilts are truly works of art.

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*Images from Ruth B. McDowell’s Piecing Workshop, photos by David Caras

You can tell just by looking at her quilts, that Ruth is an amazing artist. What you might not know, unless you’ve taken a class from her or read her books, is how she has influenced and shaped a generation of quiltmakers with her techniques and teaching. As I am sure is true for anyone who has studied Ruth‘s piecing process, I know that thanks to her, I can piece pretty much anything that can be pieced—curves, inset circles and squares, sharp angles, you name it. That in itself, is an amazing thing. When you add to that, everything that we’ve learned from Ruth about design and more, you can see that her impact on the quiltmaking community has been monumental.

Congratulations, Ruth! This honor is so well deserved. Thank you for your extraordinary art and for sharing so much of your time and talent with all of us.

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