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Robin Ruth Design - Strip-Pieced Mariner's Compass Basics Technique Class

We will make a 14” OctaCompass block in class using my OctaCompass No Circle Finishing method,
and use my faced appliqué method for the putting in the center.
Robin will also share share other info for traditional round finishing, creative ideas and samples of compass
projects, and tons of tips to help you be successful!
There are supplemental video tutorials and projects for this block that students can also access before and after class.

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Robin Long

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Students should have experience piecing and be prepared to move along a a fairly quick pace in class. Good rotary cutting skills and accurate sewing are a plus for this class.
Instructor: Robin Long of Robin Ruth Designs
Instructor Bio: Robin Long of Robin Ruth Design What started as a quest to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt for her submarine officer husband, Robin Long took an idea she had in 1992 and launched Robin Ruth Design in 2015. She has developed a line of revolutionary rulers, books, patterns, and technique for making STRIP PIECED mariner’s compass blocks and projects – that’s right, NO PAPER PIECING! Robin learned to sew in the 70’s at a young age from her mother, an accomplished garment seamstress, and it was her grandmother who took her to her first quilt class in 1985. Quilting became one of her favorite creative hobbies that she continued to pursue throughout her life. Robin has a degree in Communications/Public Relations and successfully ran and owned a gift store for 16 years in partnership with her mother. After closing the store and sending her daughter off to college, Robin refocused her attention on quilting and the original ruler¬ she designed in 1992. Robin has become an internationally known quilt teacher and gives classes across the country¬¬. She also is a sought-after quilt designer for fabric companies such as FreeSpirit, Windham, and Clothworks. Her quilts have been in many shows including International Quilt Festival, QuiltCon, and Road to California. She loves to travel and her creative inspiration comes from the art, architecture, and nature that she experiences along the way. Her travel and creative designs come together under her ever-popular hashtag #wherewillyourcompasstakeyou as she encourages others to give her rulers a try for their own creative expression. Her products are sold in quilt shops across the U.S. and around the world. When she’s not on the quilt trail, you might find Robin on the cattle trail at her family’s cattle ranch where she and husband, David, recently moved back to and built a new home. You might find her out working cattle on her quarter horse, Major, or mustang, Mitey, or in her new sewing studio dreaming up her next creative project to bring the mariner’s compass into the 21st century! Website: Email:

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.