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National Featured Quilter


Robin Long of Robin Ruth Design


Some fun details about Robin...

What started as a quest to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt for her submarine officer husband, Robin Long took an idea she had in 1992 and launched Robin Ruth Design in 2015.  She has developed a line of revolutionary rulers, books, patterns, and technique for making STRIP PIECED mariner’s compass blocks and projects – that’s right, NO PAPER PIECING!

Robin learned to sew in the 70’s at a young age from her mother, an accomplished garment seamstress, and it was her grandmother who took her to her first quilt class in 1985. Quilting became one of her favorite creative hobbies that she continued to pursue throughout her life. Robin has a degree in Communications/Public Relations and successfully ran and owned a gift store for 16 years in partnership with her mother. After closing the store and sending her daughter off to college, Robin refocused her attention on quilting and the original ruler she designed in 1992.

Robin has become an internationally known quilt teacher and gives classes all across the country. She also is a sought after quilt designer for fabric companies such as FreeSpirit, Windham, and Clothworks. Her quilts have been in many shows including International Quilt Festival, QuiltCon, and Road to California. She loves to travel and her creative inspiration comes from the art, architecture, and nature that she experiences along the way. Her travel and creative designs come together under her ever popular hashtag #wherewillyourcompasstakeyou as she encourages others to give her rulers a try for their own creative expression. Her products are sold in quilt shops across the U.S. and around the world.

When she’s not on the quilt trail, you might find Robin on the cattle trail at her family’s cattle ranch where she and husband, David, recently moved back to and built a new home. You might find her out working cattle on her quarter horse, Major, or mustang, Mitey, or in her new sewing studio dreaming up her next creative project to bring the mariner’s compass into the 21 st century!

Website: www.robinruthdesign.com
Email: robinruth@rocketmail.com