Blocks made by Kellye Rose

My name is Kellye Rose, and I live in Burnsville, Minnesota. I have lived in the Midwest my whole life. Growing up, I received quilts from a set of “farm wife” aunts who lived in Nebraska and gifted all the nieces and nephews with quilts for major events. I have sewn my whole life (off and on), but only started quilting in 2013. I have since made 31 quilts. I have a Master’s degree in Strategy and Sustainability, and an semi-retired after working in Corporate America (airline industry) for 20 years

Kellye Rose

I am drawn to The 70273 Project for a number of reasons:
~ the commemoration aspect
~ the exposure aspect – to create visibility and awareness that people with mental/physical challenges are valued people, and to REMIND people how this horrible stuff could creep into our world again if we aren’t vigilant.
~ I can envision (somewhat) how amazing these exhibits will look when completed, and I want to be a small part of it.

Thank you for having the idea and for following this path!

Let me know if I can help with piecing.

Kellye Rose


Kellye, first of all, 31 quilts in four years is phenomenal! And for the record, you are not a small part of The 70273 Project, you are a big part of it, and I am deeply delighted and grateful. I mailed you three bundles of blocks on my way out of town last Saturday (hopefully they’ve landed), and I can’t wait to see what you do with them. If any of you, Dear Readers, want to volunteer to quilt 1, 2, or all 3 of Kellye’s tops, please let me know. Thank you for being part of The 70273 Project Tribe, Kellye.