Hi! I'm Jolleen Ruppert and I purchased The Dutch Rose Quilt Shop in December 2008. I have been in the Sioux Falls area for over twenty years and have been quilting for over 15 years now. I enjoy all aspects of quilting and it is my desire to make your quilting experience here all it can be!
Hi there! I'm Tina Chelgren and I am the shop manager for The Dutch Rose Quilt Shop. I have been working here since 2006 and have been quilting for over 30 years and longarm quilting for over 5 years now! I dabble in a bit of everything, but really love woolwork, applique and all kinds of handwork! My mother was an amazing seamstress and quilter and I was so fortunate to have her teach me so much of what she knew! I am thankful I am able to fulfill my passion for quilting by working here with such a great group of women! We are dedicated to inspiring quilters and love to introduce quilting to people that are searching for a way to nurture their creative side.
Hello! I’m Cathy Bianchi and I am Jolleen’s youngest sister. Though I grew up watching and helping my Mom sew and craft, it is Jolleen that I thank and blame for getting me addicted to quilting about 12 years ago. I feel so fortunate to be able to work at the Dutch Rose with my sister, as well as, Tina & Sophie. I feel inspired every time I work and Tina is always giving me new challenges for samples for the shop.
Hello! I'm Sophie Vonk and I am Tina's daughter! I have been working here since May of 2016. I grew up watching my mom sew and she has taught me everything I know! I have a toddler son named Simon, so for now my sewing time consists of when he is sleeping or when he's hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa! I love more of the modern/boho style quilts, I love to craft, I am a silversmith and have jumped in sewing garments now too!!