I thought I would share this with you all, we had a wonderful time at the retreat. Show and tell was amazing.


Have a wonderful holiday season,

Happy quilting,



Had a great time at the Jane Stickle retreat in Shipshewana Indiana. I am sending you a smile box of our Show And Tell. I hope that you all have a wonderful evening.

More later,

Happy stitching,


Cabin retreat

Went to Cassopolis for a quilt retreat, we all sew in a cabin For five days, such a great time had by all. We also spent a day and went into town to Shipshewana and did some shopping.

A lot of the quilters that attended the retreat we’re working on the bulls eye quilt,, I have my pieces all cut out and I’m going to take them to the retreat in Shipshewana this month and work on mine.

The show and tell was absolutely wonderful, here are some of the quilts that were shared.

There’s nothing like going on a great retreat with wonderful friends. Have a great evening. Happy stitching ,


11,604 pieces

Good afternoon,

I don’t think I’ve ever made a quilt with half square triangles until now, I definitely have learned a lot in doing so, I don’t know why I thought they were easy to put together and would take up no time. So when the time came to work on a half square triangle quilt, I thought why not 11,604 pieces. It is finished, it took approximately five months, I didn’t work on any other piecing projects. I will say I have a lot more respect for people that work with half square triangle quilts.

My next challenge is to do a quilt with 15,000 pieces and then some day one with 20,000 pieces. I’m not sure why, just another adventure.

I am taking a block of the month this year, something very unusual for me which I am really enjoying. It is through a quilt shop called A Different Box of Crayons. It is the study of color and we are using different fabrics such as silk, upholstery fabric and waive so in it with cottons. The two pictures below contain the first three months, I cannot wait for the next month, the fabrics are such a treat.

I’m also doing their pincushion challenge, just having so much fun with it, it is instant gratification to finish something.

I am also working on this Baltimore quilt, 42 blocks and a beautiful border, going to be a long-term project. Love the appliqué.

All the patterns are full sized and come in a box for the Baltimore blocks.

I also worked on the Crabapple Hill embroidery stitches for February.

Just loving all my projects right now. Hope you are finding something special to work on.

Happy stitching, Rosemary

Good morning,

I don’t know where November or December even went, Life certainly has been busy. We are ready for the holidays here, we won’t be having any snow this year, would rather have a little bit of snow on the grass then to see green.Finished my Forest park friends just in time for Christmas. Can’t wait to see my grandchildren playing with them.. it was really a fun project to work and one a month was very doable.

I am working on this quilt with my Shipshewana quilt retreat group, this will be the second quilt that I have made with over 10,000 pieces. It has over 5000 half square triangle units, Love the process but they do take a lot more time to make then I was thinking. I certainly have my choice of projects to work on here.

I would like to take this time to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope that your New Year is filled with much love and many finish projects.

Happy stitching,


Smile box of Jane Stickle quilts and show and Tell 2018


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Last week During my travels, we took a class at Pieceful gatherings quilt shop in Illinois. What a delightful shop, such a wonderful fabric selection, store was filled with great sales staff and the class was so much fun. The teacher was Irene Blanck from Australia. We worked on her quilt Eva Grace.

Here are some pictures of her beautiful show and tell.

Have a great week, getting ready to prepare for Shipshewana retreat in a couple weeks. Happy stitching.