Rose Patch Creations Quilt Shoppe

Rose Patch Creations Quilt Shoppe


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Wow! Beuuuuuutiful!
Great Anniversary Sale Celebration! Thank you!
WHEN THE CAT'S AWAY, THE MICE WILL PLAY!!! Cindy and Linda are in charge Friday, Jan. 3rd. Come by to check out our one day SALE!!!

We are a quilt shop that sells quilting fabrics over 3500 bolts, notions, Singer Featherweights for If you need us to open earlier or stay late- please give us a call- my cell is 804-337-3992.

Monday open by appointment. We have 2 big sales per year- Aug last weekend and Super Bowl Sunday. Other sales thru-out the year. Rose Patch has a very large section of Civil War, Stripes, Batiks. Christmas Fabric available year round. We have finished and unfinished quilts for sale. Classes and lots of fun. Come see us- We'll Be Wait'n For Ya!

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Color Collage by Northcott with Toscana Blenders
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Keeping Warm

Keeping warm in the winter was a common problem for residents of the plains, and different groups had different solutions to the problem. For instance, John W. Hartman came to eastern Nebraska in 1890 and got to know some of the first generation of settlers. Hartman wrote,

"John Gilbert was a stage-driver working for the government. . . . The Pawnee were great friends to John Gilbert. Many of their tribe would come each fall to make Gilbert a visit. In one of their visits, Gilbert went down to the timber where they were camped and setting around a little fire. Gilbert got a lot of brush and logs to put on the fire. The Indian chief said:
‘White man damn fool — builds great big fire and have to get a long ways from it. Indian builds a little fire and sets around it.’ "
Most settlers built fires in stoves to heat their houses, but the homesteaders didn’t have the same fuel sources they had back east or in Europe. Wood was precious. Coal was expensive. So what did they use?

As with their building materials, they used what they found at hand. If you lived by a stream, you gather wood. Hay, straw and even sunflower stalks were used. And someone discovered that "chips" — that is, droppings from either cows or buffaloes that had dried in the sun — burned pretty well in the stoves. So, the chips were used for fuel. All you had to do was gather them up. Piles of chips up to 10-12 feet high might be built next to the sod house.

James G. Eastman remembered some of his chores during settlement time.

"In the earlier days of our childhood we had a terrible time to keep warm. We never knew when a great storm would come up and just how the next day would be. My mother would send me out to pick up buffalo chips, sunflower stalks, and big weeds and sticks which we piled up for fuel. I have seen frost in Nebraska in July. Seen the leaves freeze off and all of our corn would be ruined. [On the other hand,] in 1903, 1906 and 1907 we plowed twelve months of the year and in these three years there wasn’t any snow at all."
These natural fuel sources were also used for cooking year round. Chips were a challenge. Women had to overcome the disgust they felt not only for gathering manure, but bringing it into the home and cooking with it. Chips and hay twists both burned hot but quickly. Keeping homes clean when using a chip-fired stove was a chore. As Charley O’Kieffe recalled:

"Here is the rundown of the operations that mother went through when making baking powder biscuits. ... Stoke the stove, get out the flour sack, stoke the stove, wash your hands, mix the biscuit dough, stoke the stove, wash your hands, cut out the biscuits with the top of a baking powder can, stoke the stove, wash your hands, put the pan of biscuits in the oven, keep on stoking the stove until the biscuits are done (not forgetting to wash the hands before taking up the biscuits)." — From Western Story: The Recollections of Charley O’Kieffe, 1884-1898. Lincoln: U of N Press, 1960.
Because this kind of fuel burned quickly and produced a lot of ash, there was a standing joke in the sand hills of Nebraska:

A visitor asked a settler how his family was. The settler replied that the children were all right, but he hardly knew about his wife since theirs was a ‘passing acquaintance’. He said, "We see each other, but only as she is going out with a pan of ashes and as I am coming in with a bucket of cow chips. It keeps both of us on the go to keep from freezing. With all the hustle and bustle, we have no time for idle visiting."
Even with all that work, sometimes the stove couldn’t keep up with the cold. John Hartman also wrote,

"The winter of 1862 was very severe and cold with plenty of snow. It was almost impossible to keep warm with old-style cook stoves and green wood. My sister’s feet frosted sitting by the stove with quilts around her."

Obviously, quilts were practical items intended, on one level, to keep their owners warm. On another level, they were (and are) works of art with visual decorations that go well beyond what was necessary to keep warm. Quilting was an extremely popular pasttime for women in 19th century America. They had the added advantage of being put on the bed in order to keep warm. Catherine Eby Miller handmade this quilt in the mid-1800s. The pomegranate or love apple pattern was popular from the 1840s into the 1860s. This appliquéd cotton quilt was brought by Catherine’s daughter, Elizabeth Sageser, to Chambers, Nebraska in 1886 where it was used in a sod house.

Lizzie Lockwood’s parents settled in Nebraska in 1870, and she remembers how common quilting was:

"If a girl hadn’t started to piece a quilt by the time she was eight or ten years old, we just didn’t have anything to do with her." — [Source American Memory, WPA]
Clarissa’s Quilt

Clarissa Palmer Griswold came to Nebraska in 1885 and her quilt is now in the collection of the Nebraska State Historical Society.

Clarissa made her quilt during the year that she “sat” her claim under the terms of the Homestead Act.

Clarissa recalled in her memoirs that, as she grew up in Minnesota, her imagination was fired by stories of young people finding their fortunes in the West. She reveled in stories of girlfriends living together in a cabin built on adjoining claims, homesteading together. A friend, Mrs. Sellers, invited Clarissa to visit her home in Ainsworth, Nebraska, to see the West and recover her health. Clarissa arrived in September 1885. In October, she went further west to Valentine and filed a claim on a parcel of land — without ever seeing it — even further west near Harrison. She had some money, so she hired a crew to build a log cabin, an unusual sight on the plains. But she still had to use newspapers for wallpaper and gunny sacks for carpets.

Clarissa stitched her quilt from a variety of silk fabrics sent to her by friends and family members. The multicolored scraps of velvets, taffetas, brocades, and damasks, as well as prints, plaids, and stripes, combine in a montage of patterns and texture against the brilliant scarlet sashing.

She painted the flowers on the quilt from wildflowers she found on her claim. She wrote, “That first summer, I copied these flowers with oil paints on silk and velvet sent me from home. The crazy quilt I decorated and pieced then is now quite a showpiece to be handed down.”

In 1886, Clarissa married Dwight Griswold, a store owner in Harrison. Dwight went on to become a banker in several western towns. Their second son, Dwight Griswold Jr., became a U.S. Senator and Governor of Nebraska.

Find out about another Nebraska quilter, Grace Snyder, who also homesteaded in Nebraska.

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We had an awesome Super Bowl Sale today!
Thank you all for coming.
Be safe tomorrow
Kimberly and
Janice Blankenship


2 Days to 2022 Super Bowl Sale!!!


This Saturday , Super Bowl sale
9:30 am to 2:30pm
Come join the fun!!!


4 Days Until Super Bowl Saturday Sale!!!!!


Tricks to help you sew like a pro


Today, Saturday the 22nd of January, Rose Patch will be closed due to ice on our sidewalks/weather/road conditions.
Stay home, be safe and SEW!!!


Today, Friday the 21st of January, Rose Patch will be closed due to weather/road conditions.
Stay home, be safe and SEW!!!


Our Block of the Month(BOM)
Illusions Sampler is available at Rose Patch. 1st month, cut an ready to go!
The following need to pick up their kit:
Heidi Warren
Dana Cook
Tina( Sandy French Bernard)
Myra Morgan
Cindy Keeney
We still have 2 spots available
$25 per month for 12 months


Rose Patch will be closed today due to road conditions.
Hopefully, Wednesday will be better.


Janice and Ann are having goodies tomorrow, Dec 23rd.
They also are having an end of the bolt clean up.
Come join the fun!
Noon to 3:30pm

We'll Be Wait'n for Ya'll

Merry Christmas,


Sale on Gift Certificates purchased 12/15/21-12/23/21. Buy a $50.00 gift certificate and a $10.00 store credit. These will be good for a year.


'Twas the night before Christmas,
And the quilts were not made.
The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed.
The stocking weren't hung, the pantry was bare.
The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair.
Stacks of fat quarters, tipped over in streams.
Visions of Log Cabins, had turned into dreams.

When what to her wondering eyes should appear,
But a bus full of quilters with all of their gear.
They went straight to work with just a few mutters,
Sorting and stitching and brandishing cutters.
The patterns emerged from all of the clutter,
Like magic the fabrics arranged in a flutter.
Log Cabins, Lone Stars, Flying Geese & Bear Tracks
Each quilt was a beauty-even the backs.

Her house how it twinkled, her quilts how they glowed.
The cookies were baking, the stockings were sewed.
Their work was all done, so they folded their frames,
And packed up their needles, without giving  their names.
They boarded the bus, and checked the next address.
More quilts to be made, another quilter in distress.

She heard one voice echo, as they drove out of sight,
Happy quilting to all and to all a good night!
~Author Unknown

Merry Merry, Happy Happy, Quilty Quilty Y'all!! ❤


Great idea!

Is it cheating to run your fabric through you machine without thread, and then use the holes as a guide to hand stitch, to keep straight and even?


November 27th, 2021
9am to 2:30pm
Come Join the FUN!
All Fabric & All Quilt related items will be 25% off this Saturday,
(including AccuQuilt GO! Dies only).

We'll Be Wait'n for Ya!
Kimberly & Janice
125 W Carolina Ave
Crewe, Va 23930


Small Business Saturday Sale
We’ll Be Wait’n for y’all


November 27th, 2021
9am to 2:30pm
Come Join the FUN!
All Fabric & All Quilt related items will be 25% off this Saturday,
(including AccuQuilt GO! Dies only).

We'll Be Wait'n for Ya!
Kimberly & Janice
125 W Carolina Ave
Crewe, Va 23930


November 27th, 2021
9am to 2:30pm
Come Join the FUN!
All Fabric & All Quilt related items will be 25% off this Saturday,
(including AccuQuilt GO! Dies only).

We'll Be Wait'n for Ya!
Kimberly & Janice
125 W Carolina Ave
Crewe, Va 23930


New or Back in stock at Rose Patch


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Photos from Rose Patch Creations Quilt Shoppe's post 11/04/2021

New Timeless Panel and Label Blocks have arrived at Rose Patch!

Photos from Rose Patch Creations Quilt Shoppe's post 10/29/2021

NOVEMBER SALE: Till 11/15/21
All Batiks and 30's Reproductions will be 30% off. Most will be $4.00 off per yard. Happy November-Stock up NOW!
We'll Be Wait'n for Ya'll

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125 W Carolina Ave
Crewe, VA

Opening Hours

Tuesday 12pm - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 1pm

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