Who is Robin Long?

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 January 2015.  She has developed a line of revolutionary rulers, books, patterns and technique for making STRIP PIECED mariner’s compass blocks in 16 sizes – that’s right, NO PAPER PIECING!  

A Washington State native, Robin grew up on a cattle ranch in Eastern Washington and, after a 7year Navy stint with husband David, has lived in the Seattle area for over 25 years and together they have one daughter.  Robin learned how to sew from her mother at a very young age and was later introduced to quilting by her grandmother in the mid 80’s.  Her degree is in Communications/Public Relations and she successfully ran and owned a gift store, Sun Prairie Trading Co., for 16 years with her mother.  After closing the store and sending her daughter off to college, Robin refocused her attention on the ruler idea that had been in the back of her mind for over 20 years. 

When she isn’t on the road teaching and giving workshops, she is working on many new projects that bring the mariner’s compass into the 21st century!   Her products are sold in quilt shops across the U.S and around the world.

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