Rosie Rhine custom quilterMy 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 and Memory Quilts

Longarm quilting machineMaking unique 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 and enjoy opening a package of unknown (but precious) clothes and turning them into a beautiful quilt. Such quilts, made from the clothes of a loved one, become 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 even boy scout badges.

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.”