It was my honor this year to attend the Vermont Quilt Festival and join in celebrating Ruth McDowell’s “Life’s Work” exhibit. What an extraordinary event. Sixty-two of Ruth’s quilts, representing the entire span of her career were featured. Ruth’s perspective on quiltmaking is grounded in the traditions of pieced quilts, yet uses patterned fabrics in distinctive ways. Her quilts are sophisticated and engaging, bringing her subjects to life. Thank you, Ruth, for inspiring many generations of quilters with your amazing work!