Ruth Pollow, President
Ruth Pollow was raised in Wisconsin and Michigan and now resides with her husband, Rich Mead, in Greenville, South Carolina. When her mother saw her trying to make clothes for her Barbie doll, she was taught to sew. Ruth moved on to making her own clothing. Although there were no quilters in her family, Ruth learned to quilt in the late 70s, thankfully after the rotary cutter's appearance. Moving to South Carolina in 1994, and having a quilter neighbor, introduced Ruth to guilds and how much fun they could be.
Ruth holds a degree in social work, but built her career in drugstore retail, eventually consulting with independent drugstores. In 1990, she became a corporate and management trainer in the engineering and insurance industries. After retiring in 2003, Ruth began teaching quilting and expanded into making art and landscape quilts. She has held various leadership positions and coordinated several quilt shows in her local guild.
Besides her quilting activities, Ruth volunteers at a rehabilitation center for hawks, owls, falcons, and eagles in North Carolina and is passionate about these majestic birds. She is the caretaker of a golden eagle, whose image has been featured in several quilts of Ruth's design.