Patchwork Of My Life Ruth Singer
Popular Patchwork|February 2018

Ruth Singer left a much-loved job in museum curating to follow her heart and has since become known for her amazing talents in stitching and fabric manipulation. Her recent projects have ranged from being an artist in residence and honorary fellow at Leicester University Department of Genetics to extending her Criminal Quilts project, which was originally commissioned for the Shire Hall Gallery in Staffordshire. Here we find out more about this versatile and scholarly artist.

This summer marks 13 years since I decided to leave a fantastic, full-time job in a wonderful museum and set out on my own creative career path. The freelance creative life suits me perfectly and I’ve been able to craft a career that really works for me. I don’t have a product range or a set way of working from week to week but instead work on a freelance project basis, which means I have a lot of variety. I usually have at least three different major projects on the go that have ranged over the years from books (I’ve written three) to exhibitions, community projects, freelance consultancy work and teaching workshops.

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