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Quilt commemorates couple’s engagement

A romantic idea in creating a quilt from family clothing.

There is a love story behind a quilt Adrian resident Rose Hinkleman made this past winter.

In 2006, her son, Bill Rodgers, proposed to his wife, Robin, using T-shirts that he and their respective kids wore to form the question, “Robin, will you marry me?” Hinkleman made a keepsake quilt for the family and incorporated the shirts into the design.

Rodgers, a former Lenawee County resident, graduated from Tecumseh High School and eventually moved to Farmington, Mo., south of St. Louis. He was the single parent of two children in 2004 when he met Robin Meister, also a single parent with two kids.

“When they met, it was an instant attraction, and the kids melded like a single family from day one,” Hinkleman said. “It was truly like everyone was made for each other.” [read on!]

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