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Welcome to Forever In Stitches

In 2003, my husband gave me a Gammill Optimum for Christmas. It quickly turned into our full service quilt shop in our 130 year-old building where we long-arm over 500 customer's quilts per year.


Since that time, I've been designing quilt patterns; I soon discovered that my patterns were very popular and many of the techniques that I used were new and eye-opening for our quilters.

In 2005, I published my first pattern, "Scrappy Country Star", under the name Raggedy Ruth Designs™. In 2011, this same pattern was chosen as the cover quilt for the July month of Better Homes & Garden's "American Patchwork and Quilting 2012 Calendar".

Since that time, I've been designing quilt patterns; I soon discovered that my patterns were very popular and many of the techniques that I used were new and eye-opening for our quilters.

In 2005, I published my first pattern, "Scrappy Country Star", under the nom de plume of "Raggedy Ruth Designs™". In 2011, this same pattern was chosen as the cover quilt for the July month of Better Homes & Garden's "American Patchwork and Quilting 2012 Calendar" shown right.


From the beginning I sold my patterns wholesale to other shops as well as retail in my own shop. I have published over 120 patterns. In the late 2000s I started creating patternettes, which are small, less expensive, applique projects.

My patterns and patternettes can be seen at our web-site www.ForeverInStitches.com, or in your local quilt shop. I also created the web-site www.RaggedyRuthDesigns.com webside for quilt shops and quilters alike to use as a resource.


I have created many patterns for use as "Block of the Month" or "shop hop" programs. The "Quilt of Many Colors", above, was designed in 2010 for the BOM for 2011. After the promotion for the BOM was published, we discovered that the quilt could not be made satisfactorily using the standard "Sew & Flip" technique for corner triangles.

To save the beautiful pattern, I invented the "Perfect Corner Method™" and then the "Perfect Corner Ruler™" [shown to the right]. This method not only made perfect corners, but also perfect points, and perfect blocks - and it also saved fabric. The web-site www.PerfectCornerRuler.com is dedicated to its use with videos, story boards, and instructional materials.

This led to my first "Drawing The Line On Accuracy" which included two beautiful quilts and instructions on designing your own blocks that incorporate corner triangles. "Perfectly Frugal Piecing" was my third book which focused on the fabric savings of the "Perfect Corner Ruler™"

I love quilting because of the new, beautiful, and exciting things that await your creativity.



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