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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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15 June 2019 A two year plan to return to visit Alaska has finally begun! Flying from Minnesota to Fairbanks and then south using the Alaskan Railroad as our way of getting around, our group includes six adults and one tiny baby. There was an unusual way to mark the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2019 at Wanderlust
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I've been to the Grand Canyon many times but have never been there when a full moon was rising. Because of the snow on the ground, it took on a very eerie look. It was a bit frightening, too. With the darkness, you couldn't see the edge and there was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Wanderlust
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Minnesota is filled with photo-worthy scenery around every turn but sometimes it pays to get up early and enjoy the beauty. It was delightful to capture this scene with a thin layer of ice shimmering on Gull Lake north of Brainerd. The chunks of ice kicked up from windy weather... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2019 at Wanderlust
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I love the concept of this quilt-along by Amanda Herring ... it celebrates the qualities we value in friends. The Friendship Quilt Along reminds us of why we choose our friends ... because they're fun, trustworthy, gracious, dependable, honest, warm,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2018 at Rosebud's Cottage
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On this super cold -14 degree day in Minnesota, it's such a pleasure to have the mailman ring the door bell with an unexpected package! As soon as I saw the return address from Cordova Alaska, I felt all warm... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2017 at Rosebud's Cottage
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I like to get a lot of use out of my quilting and crafting books so when I was flipping through A Little Something, my book published through Martingale , I started thinking about other projects that could be made... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2017 at Rosebud's Cottage
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I'm always looking for quick gifts to make for friends. With the holidays approaching, I thought I'd share this wool applique project with all of you! Don't let the name confuse you ... it's for any time of the year.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Rosebud's Cottage
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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