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One of my favorite shops near Shipshewana is called Caroline’s Cottage Cottons, such a charming shop with great service. Beautiful reproduction fabrics and you walk out of there with so many new ideas and if you spend a certain amount of money on  fabric, you will receive a beautiful crown .


Pumpkinvine is another shop that is located in Shipshewana, just a charming shop with plenty of ideas and beautiful fabrics.


Gohns is a  shop a couple of miles from Shipshewana located in Middleberry. The store  is where the Amish  go to buy  clothing or purchase fabric to make  clothing.


I don’t think there are too many fabrics that you cannot find in Shipshewana, Indiana or the surrounding area. Happy stitching,
Rosemary

Shipshewana Indiana has two main quilt shops with other various small ones throughout the community. Yoder Dept Store which also has the most wonderful shoes and Lollys quilt shop located in the Davis Mercantile. It is not unusual for us to visit the shops almost every day of the retreat. So if you’re ready for a tour, we will start with Yoder Dept Store.

The second large shop is Lollys quilt shop. Look for more post tomorrow. Hope you find some time today to work on a special project. Happy stitching,  Rosemary

Dear friends,
 I am spending eight days in Shipshewana Indiana at the Jane Stickle quilt retreat. I will be posting pictures from Show and Tell and other quilt shops later on in the week. I have brought many projects to work on and so far I’m having so much fun just visiting with friends from all around the world.

Shipshewana is an Amish community in Indiana. It is one of my favorite places in the whole world, we used to bring our children camping here and to the flea market when they were little and then started coming to quilt retreats about 20 years ago. 

If you’ve never been to Shipshewana, here are some pictures of the community. The peacefulness always draws me back, just like going home. 

Enjoy your day today,
Rosemary

Dear friends,

It’s time to make some changes and one thing that I would really like to do is to close down my website at the end of the year. I have such a hard time with computer issues, the website takes so much work and I would rather be sewing or chasing grandchildren. Maybe trying to make life a little easier and  my husband will be retiring this May. I also would like to have more time next year for my blog and I’m thinking about coming up with some block of the week free program.

I have pretty much decided that I probably will not be authoring any more books, maybe a pattern or two here or there.  Life is good and I really am enjoying it. I have been very blessed with such a wonderful Family and friends. I know most of you know also about my journey with MS the last 20 years and I am really thrilled to say that this has been the best year ever.

So in order to celebrate, I am having a spring sale on two of my retired books. The Civil War Anniversary  Book and Quilts from the American Homefront , The books are $10 each, two books can fit in one priority mail envelope for postage in the US for $6.65, international postage is $23.95. Please check my website if you’re interested and thank you  so much for always being such supportive great friends.  

Ryquilter1@msn.com 

Hugs, Rosemary

It seems like the spring weather is upon us, I’m excited because Shipshewana is only two weeks away. Can’t wait to get there and sew a whole week with friends.

Just finished my flowering vine quilt, I think I’ve had the pieces cut out for a couple of years, it was nice to pull it out of the closet and get it finished. To me, a top is a finished stage and sometimes they remain a top for longer than I would like.


I have definitely been seeing Star Wars, and not the movie. I made 5 Star war quilts that finished 70 x 84 for my grandsons. Choosing what to make for the granddaughters now, hoping to presents them with new quilts at Christmas


Working on five or six different embroidery projects and also working on choosing a couple more. So blessed to be able to do hand work again.


Finished a couple more kits, I just really love this one, picked it up at the AQS show last year in Grand Rapids.

There are so many new things coming out that I want to do. Never enough time in the day. I’m just having an absolute blast with the grandchildren, life is good. We are all looking forward to celebrating Easter, here is one of my favorite pictures from last year.


I would just love to wish you and your family a blessed Easter. May your day be full with much love and many colorful eggs.

Stay tuned, another post  to follow later in the day.

Happy quilting,
Rosemary

Dearest friends,
I have to keep reminding myself that it is February, the weather here in Michigan for January and February has just been unreal. We have had almost no snow. This week it was usually warm and so many children here running around in their shorts and short sleeve shirts.

I have been working on simple things, this is the year that I would like to finish up some kits and work on just some Simple projects. Just going to enjoy using up some fabrics. Here are a couple rather easy quilts that I finish this month that will be for one of my grandchildren.It is so unusual for me to work with different fabrics besides the Civil War fabrics, they have always been my favorite. I just love Civil War fabrics, thankful that I have a nice stash of them. 

Definitely out of the box fabrics for me, ( A far cry from working with Civil War fabrics ) I am making 5 star war quilts, one for each of my grandsons, they measure 70 x 84. Just finished the third one today, two left to make. Would like to use a fleece or minke on the back, does anyone know if those fabrics come in widths larger than 60? I am also working on four or five embroidery projects with my daughter, there is always something to work on. Plus there is always inspiration to start new things from so many. Just thought I would share with you my newest pattern, Treasured Sampler. The quilt finishes 100 in.². Many different techniques such as piecing, foundation piecing, appliqué and English paper piecing can be used in the making of this quilt. The blocks range from 3″ x 6″ to 6″ x 12″. All patterns are full-sized pattterns. There are about 2000 little squares that make up the lattice strips. A great quilt for using up your scraps. 

Pattern can be ordered on my website, 

http://rosemaryyoungs.com/eshop.php?view=productPage&product=24&category=

If you have any questions, just email me anytime.

Wishing you all time today to work on a special project. 

Happy quilting, 
Rosemary

Dear friends, 

Just thought I would share with you my newest pattern, Treasured Sampler. The quilt finishes 100 in.². Many different techniques such as piecing, foundation piecing, appliqué and English paper piecing can be used in the making of this quilt. The blocks range from 3″ x 6″ to 6″ x 12″. All patterns are full-sized pattterns. There are about 2000 little squares that make up the lattice strips.  A great quilt for using up your scraps. 

Pattern can be ordered on my website, 

http://rosemaryyoungs.com/eshop.php?view=productPage&product=24&category=
If you have any questions, just email me anytime. 

Happy quilting, 
Rosemary