Ruth, March 2009: My name is Ruth and I live in Israel. I started quilting a couple of years ago. Before that I had many other hobbies – needlepoint, decorative embroidery, stained glass, mosaic, painted furniture and more. I like to design my own works of art – whatever my current “thing” is. I recently retired from a managerial job in information technology and now I am free to pursue my hobbies. I have 3 grown children, 4 grandsons, 1 recently born princess granddaughter and 1 baby-boy on the way. I really look forward to this project.