Dear customers, friends and visitors,

It is with deep sadness that we post this message to inform you that Rosemary Makhan passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

All business matters for Quilts by Rosemary have been placed on hold until the family has had time to obtain professional advice regarding the operation of the business.

Information will be posted on the home page once the necessary decisions have been made regarding Quilts by Rosemary.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.

The Makhan Family

Ode to Diana, Princess of Wales

Ode to Diana, Princess of Wales

I have been quilting on this quilt for over 15 years! I started it just before Diana passed away and because it had so many roses on it I decided to make it into a memorial quilt for Diana as she was know as "England's Rose." I put it away for several years and just got it out again last summer when I designed and stitched the border. My hand quilting is very slow because the arthritis in my hands only allows me to quilt for one or two hours at a time. Consequently, I've been doing more and more of my work on the machine--this may be the last big quilt I quilt by hand. I've been debating about sending it out to be done but it's a quilt I would really like to finish all by myself.

I hope you will enjoy watching the three videos shown below.


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Video 1: Conversation with Jacqui

The first of the three videos shown here, this was part of a series of interviews about the Quilts in the Gardens show. Jacqui is a well known local actress and drama teacher and was very adept at obtaining interesting information.

My students and I founded the guild in 1977. It has been a great pleasure for me to see the guild grow both in numbers and in quilting expertise over the years. Our quilt show is held every other year and has the reputation of being one of the best shows in Ontario.

Video 2: The Quilt Dance

A musical presentation by young dancers of the Burlington Academy of Film and Performing Arts was part of the Opening Ceremony at our quilt show gala evening. I was honoured to be chosen as one of the “stars” of the evening and to have some of my quilts showcased as part of this event.

Video 3: Interview with The Spectator

One event leads to another it seems! Rosie Grover from the Hamilton Spectator recently came to my home to see some of my quilts and to hear their stories. It was a delightful experience as talking about my quilts is one of my most favourite things to do. I hope you will enjoy hearing about them.