My name is Rosie Rhine and I live and work out of my home in Vancouver, Washington. I’ve been quilting since 1973 when I made my first quilt, a log cabin quilt made from material saved from shirts I made for my four little boys, each piece cut out the old fashioned way – with scissors.
In 2006, I started Rhino Quilting, using a newly acquired long arm machine to quilt for myself and others. Since then the company has grown year by year, and I now have a steady clientele.
Specialization: Bereavement Quilts
Making bereavement quilts and memory quilts has become my specialty. I’m particularly fond of making these quilts which capture the spirit of a special loved one now gone. Such quilts are often made from the clothes of the loved one and can be a unique treasure and a valuable aid in healing.
I also make quilts to memorialize a collection, such as ties or t-shirts or baby clothes.
Or any kind of quilt one could imagine.
Commissioning a Quilt
It’s easy to commission a quilt. Contact me and together we will work on a design — or you can let me loose and be surprised! Either way, I guarantee you will be satisfied with the end product.
Working with Customers
My primary goal is to produce the best quilt I can for my customers, to pay attention to their specific needs and requests, and if possible, exceed their expectations. A bereavement quilt or a memory quilt is a highly personal item. I like to find out about the people who wore the clothes which make up the quilt. It helps me in the process of turning their clothes into a beautiful quilt. I strive to have everyone I help to agree with Eileen, who wrote that:
““It was wonderful to work with Rosie. She provided ideas and suggestions, then patiently took the time to help me fine-tune my wishes for the final version of the design. She is an artist, but also a deeply sensitive and spiritual individual. I felt an immediate bond with her, and she seemed to know intuitively what I had in mind.”