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applique and patchwork quilt block designed by Ruth Blanchet with free instructions at Arbee Designs

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a collections of Ruth Blanchet's online quilting workshops

Celebrating 23 Years of Online Quilting

An outline of where it all began and some of the unique things I've done throughout my quilting journey.

Celebrating 23 Years of Online Quilting

An outline of where it all began and some of the unique things I've done throughout my quilting journey.

Gerbera flower block jigsaw puzzle

Gerbera Quilt Block Jigsaw Puzzle

At this time of year, it is important to take a break from all the hustle and bustle so join me for 10 minutes as you put together this flower...

Gerbera Quilt Block Jigsaw Puzzle

At this time of year, it is important to take a break from all the hustle and bustle so join me for 10 minutes as you put together this flower...

Embark on your quilting journey with a complimentary online class by Ruth!

Free Online Quilting Class

Embark on your quilting journey with a complimentary online class by Ruth! Unlock the secrets of quilting from the comfort of your own home and create a charming appliqué book cover...

Free Online Quilting Class

Embark on your quilting journey with a complimentary online class by Ruth! Unlock the secrets of quilting from the comfort of your own home and create a charming appliqué book cover...

close up of Strength in quiet windows by Elizabeth Barton

Parallels Between Painting and Quilts

“What is abstract art good for? Of what use to society are pictures of nothing?” Listen to what Elizabeth has to say....

Parallels Between Painting and Quilts

“What is abstract art good for? Of what use to society are pictures of nothing?” Listen to what Elizabeth has to say....

Bargello quilt display for Beginner's Bargello online workshop

Quilts from Students in My Online Class

Witness incredible artwork by students as they embark on creating Bargello designs, mastering beginner techniques in Bargello quilt making.

Quilts from Students in My Online Class

Witness incredible artwork by students as they embark on creating Bargello designs, mastering beginner techniques in Bargello quilt making.

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Free Poppy Pattern

One of our subscribers said to me just the other day that they were excited to make this free pattern and use it as a pocket on our tote bag pattern then...

Free Poppy Pattern

One of our subscribers said to me just the other day that they were excited to make this free pattern and use it as a pocket on our tote bag pattern then...

online jigsaw puzzle for an Arbee Design quilt

Jigsaw Puzzle Art

So hunting around the internet, I came across an online tool that proved to be incredibly enjoyable, in fact, I had so much fun that I literally spent the entire...

Jigsaw Puzzle Art

So hunting around the internet, I came across an online tool that proved to be incredibly enjoyable, in fact, I had so much fun that I literally spent the entire...

double themed placemats

Double Themed Placemats

With Christmas right around the corner, I know there is always lots of last minute things that need to be done so I decided to share my double themed placemats.

Double Themed Placemats

With Christmas right around the corner, I know there is always lots of last minute things that need to be done so I decided to share my double themed placemats.

agapanthus flower block - one of over 60 applique flowers in the BOW series

Agapanthus Flower Block

In 2013, I created an applique flower block every week for the entire year. Agapanthus was one of those blocks and I now have over 60 different flowers.

Agapanthus Flower Block

In 2013, I created an applique flower block every week for the entire year. Agapanthus was one of those blocks and I now have over 60 different flowers.

Stitch along creates thoughts, changes course and ends up with an amazing concept

Creating A Second Flower Block

As I immersed myself in the creative process, my mind wandered towards how to design an entire quilt from this single block, what happened was something very unexpected!

Creating A Second Flower Block

As I immersed myself in the creative process, my mind wandered towards how to design an entire quilt from this single block, what happened was something very unexpected!

flower design created during stitch along

StitchAlong October Continues

A technique that I'm describing as back to front applique. Let me explain! You see instead of fusing the back of the fabric to cut it out, I made a sandwich...

StitchAlong October Continues

A technique that I'm describing as back to front applique. Let me explain! You see instead of fusing the back of the fabric to cut it out, I made a sandwich...

October StitchAlong Begins

October StitchAlong Begins

Are you joining Ruth for the October Stitch Along? Grab some supplies (a few fabrics will do) and let's take a look at what she did in this first week...

October StitchAlong Begins

Are you joining Ruth for the October Stitch Along? Grab some supplies (a few fabrics will do) and let's take a look at what she did in this first week...

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