Dutch Rose Quilt Shop Online Trunk Show

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by Sara Snuggerud in Sewing Tips

February’s Sewtopia Sewing Club was amazing. If you were not able to attend we are highlighting some of the 80 quilts Tina from the Dutch Rose Quilt Shop shared with us.

Tina Chelgren is the store manager of The Dutch Rose Quilt Shop. She has worked there since 2006 and has been quilting for over 30 years. She also owns her own longarm business called Cherry Apple Quilting. Tina not only loves quilting, but also loves wools and any kind of handwork!  

Tina’s trunk show consisted of 80 different quilts, bags, table runners and toppers, and wool items. In addition to the quilts made by Tina, some of the items were made by Tina’s mother who has inspired her quilting and crafting and taught Tina so much of what she knows. Tina also showed a number of quilts that are samples at the Dutch Rose Quilt Shop. 

Tina’s first attempt at an Amish quilt was inspired by her mother’s love of Amish quilts. At this point in her quilting, Tina liked the hand quilting process much better than she liked the piecing. Tina hand quilted this quilt and, in the process, learned a lot about hand quilting and the math involved in getting the quilting to fit into the spaces to be quilted.

Tina was very intrigued with the story behind the “Dear Jane” quilt and spent 14 years working on her own “Dear Jane”. She attempted the quilt when Brenda Papadakis came out with her Dear Jane pattern. Tina made 169 of the Dear Jane blocks, choosing not to do the border blocks and instead finished her quilt with a solid border and scalloped the edges. Working on the “Dear Jane” quilt helped Tina fine tune her machine piecing and hand applique skills.

Tina also enjoys working on wool projects with hand applique. She loves how this quilt takes hand applique blocks and incorporates them with pieced blocks.

The Dutch Rose Quilt shop carries many of the Elizabeth Hartman patterns.  Shown here are her Fancy Fox and Bjorn Bear patterns.

This quilt is called “Flight Path” from the book called Moda All Stars – Scraps made Simple. The Dutch Rose made their sample from flannel fabric that they carry in the store. The triangles were made with triangle papers which gave the fabric more stability while sewing it together and it created perfect points.

These two quilts are from the book called Miss Rosie’s Farmhouse Favorites by Carrie Nelson. All the quilts in this book have a scrappy look and are fat-quarter friendly. “Wayne and Gordy” features a 9-patch block mixed with solid grey squares. “Lucy” alternates snowball blocks with 25-patch blocks.

Below are a handful of the other quilts Tina brought over for the awesome trunk show. If you have any questions about names of patterns or fabric lines, please contact the Dutch Rose Quilt Shop directly.

Thank you Tina and The Dutch Rose for sharing these wonderful quilts with the Heirloom Creations Sewtopia Sewing Club.

  1. Lorraine Deckert says:

    You have made some very beautiful quilts Tina. Lots of love & labor have gone into these quilts. Give us as quilters something to consider making.

  2. Anne Ciochetto says:

    Enjoyed the show and glad that you have posted pix here so that we can enjoy them again! Thank you.

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