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. My main occupation is making quilts for others from start to finish, although I do occasionally quilt for others on my long arm machine.
Specialization: Bereavement and Memory Quilts
Making 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. I look forward to 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 enjoy designing and making t-shirt quilts and tie quilts to memorialize a collection. Often that tie quilt or t-shirt quilt is also a bereavement quilt made mostly with t-shirts or ties but often with other materials as well. In fact, I design quilts for all sorts of collections such as baby clothes, precious fabric swatches – or even boy scout badges.
I can make any kind of quilt one could imagine, even a quilt for a cat.
Commissioning a Quilt
It’s easy to commission a quilt. Contact me at Rhinoquilt@comcast.net or call me at 360-726-1405 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 agree with Eileen, one of my first customers, 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.”