One of the nicest things about the Festival of Quilts, as well as meeting lots of new people who share a common interest in quilts, is meeting up with old friends. My friend Ruth Singer has a stand here promoting her books, kits and workshops. Her work is unusual, interesting and full of integrity. She has a strong recycling ethos. I’m sure her workshops are fascinating.
We met years ago at a textile evening class at the wonderful City Lit in London. At the time I was an accountant and Ruth worked for the Transport Museum. How things change for the better! I’m now based in Scotland and Ruth in Leicester, so we don’t meet up that often, so events like this are great and it is lovely to see how her work and workshops are developing. If you are at the show, they are well worth a look.