RoseHoffaQuilts

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I’m a professional quilter and maker of pretty things.

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Happy New Year!

Long time no blog… I know, I know… I keep starting a blog post and then it doesn’t get done. It’s easy with social media today to just let this platform go, but I have missed it. But where to start? Days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months…and then years fly by…Sound familiar? So [&hellip…

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Playing with Rulers…

I’ve been busy the last few days making samples and playing with all of the Handi Quilter rulers.  Rulers are so awesome to use for quilting and I love using rulers on my Sweet Sixteen.  Lately though, I have been loving my Pro-Stitcher on my Avante, so I decided to sit myself down and become [&hellip…

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Digitizing with Judy Allen

Last week was a wonderful week.  I spent it with Judy Allen, Sue Schmieden, and other students at The Quilting Connection. The first two days were all about the basics of Art & Stitch.  Then we got onto drawing feathers the Judy Allen way, which let me say is genius.  I’ve never sat down and [&hellip…

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Mesmerize Quilt

So one of the wonderful things of quilting for others is to quilt patterns that I haven’t made…well in this case made yet.  I love this Mesmerize quilt in reproduction fabrics.  It turned out so lovely.  Calypso pattern with black thread…

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Quilter General Store Picnic 2015

My favorite local quilt shop Quilter’s General Store in Rockford, IL has an annual picnic where their customers get to show off all the wonderful things they’ve made during the past year.  It’s a grand time, with great food, friends, and good laughs…oh and of course beautiful quilts. If you would like to see more [&hellip…

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Field Educator Training at Handi Quilter

So if you haven’t heard, I’m going to be a Field Educator for Handi Quilter.  So a couple of weeks ago I traveled back to Salt Lake City for the training and had an awesome time.  Great people and great times.  If you didn’t know I have both a Sweet Sixteen sit down and a [&hellip…

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Welcome to my new home!

I’ve been working like crazy to get it ready.  Ever since I decided to retire Madame Purl, I knew I still needed a place to show my work and discuss my passion…you guessed it…Quilting.  New name, new format, same gal quilting. Let’s get onto some quilting… Last night after the storms passed, I worked on [&hellip…

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Quilts of Compassion

I don’t remember the name of the pattern, but I do remember that the fabric was the Mrs. March collection.  This quilt was donated to Quilts of Compassion for victims of the tornado that struck Northern Illinois April 9, 2015.  I hope this quilt brings someone joy…

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Quilt Gifts

Sheesh…you think I’ve been busy quilting around here as I haven’t been posting much.  You’re probably seeing more if you follow me on Instagram or Flickr.  I do however want to show you the finished quilts that have found their way to new homes. First off is Over the Border for my MIL 60th birthday. [&hellip…

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Over the Border Top

I started this quilt awhile ago at a Lunch and a Quilt at my favorite LQS – Quilter’s General Store and it just needed some borders.  I’m going to a birthday party next week and this will be going as a present, so it was time to pull it out and get it done. This is [&hellip…