Ruth was born in Nelson, a small city located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Her passion for quiltmaking has taken her into the world of professionalism as a designer, teacher, and owner of her quilting company.
She has always been keen on crafts of all kinds, entering her first embroidery in a contest at the age of six. For the past thirty years, she has concentrated mainly on quilting and designing patterns. She started her own business in 1996 known today as Arbee Designs. Her company enjoys the fruits of her labor and has brought forth other designers who have joined her company.
Ruth also enjoys sharing her work and ideas with others who show similar interests by tutoring and lecturing. She holds a certificate in Dressmaking, Pattern Cutting, and Design and gained qualifications in Adult teaching by successfully completing the foundation courses and a Course Design module. Her passion is teaching and designing. She has created famous quilts for successful companies throughout the industry. Her quilt designs are in demand due to the simplicity of her detailed pattern instructions and the beautiful quality of those that are sold over the internet.