Ruth Blanchet

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Ruth was born in Nelson, a small city located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Her passion for quilt making has taken her into the world of professionalism as 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 brough 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 these that are sold over the internet.

Classes Available by Ruth Blanchet

  • A Day In The Country: 6 lessons - US$ 60.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Make 20 different blocks learning numerous techniques.
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  • Bargello Blues: 4 lessons - US$ 41.00 - Next Start Date: 25 August 2017
    An advanced classed in Bargello learning. Learn how to construct this detailed bargello
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  • Bargello Seasons: 4 lessons - US$ 44.00 - Next Start Date: 29 September 2017
    In this starter class in bargello, learn many different bargello techniques while making four different projects.
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  • Christmas Holly Wreath: 3 lessons - US$ 30.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Learn easy methods of applique and quilting techniques for a festive look.
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  • Christmas Poinsettia: 2 lessons - US$ 21.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Learn stained glass applique skills by creating a special Christmas Poinsettia project.
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  • Circular Bargello: 3 lessons - US$ 31.00 - Next Start Date: 15 September 2017
    Have you tried a circular Bargello? All cutting is straight edges, believe it or not.
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  • Decorate Your Christmas Tree: 3 lessons - US$ 30.00 - Next Start Date: 1 September 2017
    Everyone needs a Christmas Tree skirt - create poinsettias, holly or snowflakes on yours.
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  • Free Software for Quilters: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Open-source software for quilters, quilt designers and teachers
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  • Getting Started With Quilt Art: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - Class is full - Registration closed
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    In this workshop you will develop a collection of unique art quilts. Fun and exciting.
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  • Knot of Squares: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Three Construction options, three border options, three sizes plus multiple quilting ideas. Patchwork piecing.
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  • Layered Machine Applique: 4 lessons - US$ 41.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Add depth, dimension and perspective with layers of fabrics and sculptural quilting
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  • Machine Quilting: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    This class provides the answers to beautifully finished quilts with machine quilting
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  • Mariners Compass for Circle of Life: 2 lessons - US$ 22.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    You can make perfect points with foundation piecing. Beginner or advanced project.
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  • Mystery Quilt Class: 20 lessons - US$ 40.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Mystery for Life - work at your own pace for as long as you like
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  • Pacific Aquarium: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Make an aquarium or a cottage garden, embellishing both by hand and machine.
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  • Patchwork With A Twist: 3 lessons - US$ 30.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    No precise 1/4" seam and cutting does not have to be accurate until the end.
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  • Poppin Poppies: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - Next Start Date: To Be advised
    Learn dimensional applique with basic machine embroidery techniques
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  • Printing on Fabric: 3 lessons - US$ 30.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Learn how to transfer photographs to fabric, then make one of four projects
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  • Quilt The Zodiac: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Now you can turn your zodiac sign into a tote or cushion or make an entire quilt of zodiac signs
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  • Scarlet Rose: 3 lessons - US$ 30.00 - Next Start Date: 27 October 2017
    Everyone loves a red rose so treat yourself with this easy stained glass applique technique
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  • Still Life: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - Next Start Date: To Be advised
    Create your own real Still Life pictures in textile art
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  • Sunflowers At Dawn: 3 lessons - US$ 30.00 - Next Start Date: 6 October 2017
    Learn how to select the right fabrics, place them, piece and applique them correctly
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  • Tote That Mat: 3 lessons - US$ 30.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Use class blocks or your own to add pockets to this Quilters tote
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  • Twisted Bargello: 4 lessons - US$ 40.00 - On Demand (Start anytime)
    Break away from the horizontal design with an exploding twist
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