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Roseann Meehan Kermes
I'm a Minnesota quilt shop owner, designer and writer, wife and mom to three young men.
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Photo credit: Martingale/That Patchwork Place - Photographer Brent Kane To say I'm in love with wool is an understatement! Not a day goes by where I'm not stitching on a wool projects ... or thinking of one I want to... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Rosebud's Cottage
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Ornaments have always been my go-to for fun and fast holiday gifts. It's not unusual for me to mass produce them so that I have enough for everyone. To speed things up, I often do some of the steps using... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Rosebud's Cottage
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It's hard to believe that a year ago exactly, I was frantically sewing my block for The Splendid Sampler in order to meet the deadline. And here it is ... 12 calendar pages later and it's my turn to show... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Rosebud's Cottage
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Here in Minnesota with it's huge Nordic heritage, it's normal to see red and white holiday decorations. So what better way to use my Sizzix stocking die cut and recently released dies! For this project I used these dies ...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Rosebud's Cottage
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I don't know about you but when it's time to cozy up the house, I turn to candles! And while I like jar containers, sometimes they just aren't that pretty. So what did I do? I pulled out my die... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2016 at Rosebud's Cottage
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Before the new year, I got a call from Alaska ... the Cordova Northwind Quilters wanted me to come and teach during their annual retreat! Because I had met some of the women in the group, it was so easy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Rosebud's Cottage
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If you do any kind of wool applique, it's almost impossible to get away from stitching down leaves. Lots of people feel they have to blanket stitch down every shape but with leaves, sometimes they're too small to do that.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at Rosebud's Cottage
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For over 20 years, working with wool has been a passion for me. Wool applique, rug hooking, stitching with wool thread ... it never gets old! You might even have read this blog post from 2009 where I talked about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2016 at Rosebud's Cottage
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I love projects that hang! I hang things on door knobs or drawer pulls ... even on the edge of frames or my bulletin board. It's a wonderful way to give dimension to my home. When Jody Sanders, editor of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2016 at Rosebud's Cottage
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It's snowing in Minnesota and it's the kind of snow that is perfect for making some snow friends! Well ... not outside ... inside! Get out the wool and floss and stitch away on a snowy day. Hexxies are so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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The 2015 Row By Row shop hop is in full swing and has been a ton of fun so far! We've met a lot of great quilters from all over the place already ... and it's only the first week!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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There's no doubt about it ... I like to get in the car and get on the road! I don't care where I go most of the time ... just somewhere. After a few days of being sick and really... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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In Minnesota, Spring doesn't show itself on a particular day ... it's more an attitude about which day it arrives. The temperature is part of it but it's more about when can you go outside and feel comfortable! Translate that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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At the Craft and Hobby show last January, I ran across the MyBeads booth and got totally caught up in this product ... and three months later ... I still love it! MyBeads are split beads designed to fit over... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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In our Muddy Sheep Wool Club, we're always looking for different edge finishes for our projects. These are three methods suggested for finishing our 2014 Fair and Square wool quilt. Bringing the backing fabric to the front · Trim the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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We're excited to see Bunny Hop on the cover and inside the Spring 2015 issue of Quilts and More ... a magazine from American Patchwork & Quilting. We have a limited supply of precut kits ... all from hand dyed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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Most people who know Rosebud's Cottage know that I am in love with die cutting ... especially die cutting wool. Die cutting is an easy and affordable method for getting perfect shapes cut quickly. It's great for when you have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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Yesterday I put up the Valentine banner that I made last year with some of my crafty pals. In case you didn't get time to gather a group of friends to make one in 2014, follow this link for the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Rosebud's Cottage
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For those of you who couldn't make it in to the store for our Row By Row pattern, here you go! Check out this blog post for some tips on making it. Download Sweet Summertyme 2014 row quilt BTW ...... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at Rosebud's Cottage
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Take a boring compostion book and turn it into a notebook that everyone will envy! I've been covering my books for years and its exciting to jazz them up. I love goofing around with all the components ... finding the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2014 at Rosebud's Cottage
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After the post about our Great River Road bus tour, I've had a lot of people ask how to make the pins we gave to our riders. The really were easy to make and would be perfect for Thanksgiving favors,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at Rosebud's Cottage
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One of my favorite Cottage activities is to hire a bus and take people out on an adventure! And what better place this time of year than up and down the Mississippi River! So we headed out before the Sun... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at Rosebud's Cottage
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I've had those light up drinks at Disneyland that are fun in a showy kind of way but this drink looks amazingly like Summer! Find out how to make it on Alcademics. It uses St. Germain elderflower liqueur ... I've... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at Rosebud's Cottage
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What are you doing July 1st through September 2nd? I know where we can find you ... traveling the state to collect rows for the Row By Row Experience Shop Hop! Started in New York, this different style shop hop... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at Rosebud's Cottage
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What is it about cookbooks??? Especially cookbooks with a lot of red ... and embellishments ... and places to keep memories! I finally got around to making the sample of Simple Stories' Family Recipe book and am dying to share... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at Rosebud's Cottage