Small Business Saturday is Saturday, November 28 2015


As a reminder, the Shoppe is open Monday, November 23 & Tuesday, November 24 2015 (11am-5pm). We will be closed Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (11/25 thru 11/27) to give our staff and ourselves time with family and friends. This is an annual tradition for us here at the Shoppe as it is our way to take time for ourselves and thank our staff for all of their hard work! 

We will be open Saturday, November 28 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, November 29 (12pm-4pm). This is the weekend to get out from behind those computers and iPhones, look up, be seeew-cial and show your support of your favorite brick-and-mortars! #SHOPSMALL! P.S. Our community offers plenty of shopping and dining in addition to our quilting destination! We are looking forward to seeing you!

We have been communicating this since September seeew if you are not reading our Shoppe emails, Shoppe signs, Social Media... I'm not sure where else I can communicate with you:-) 

Stay seeew-cial ~ Brian

The Little Hen Table Topper



The "Mothership" put together a new table topper kit  using one of the blocks from Lori Holt's Farm Girl Vintage. Kits will ship later this week seeew get your orders in. This one will not last long. One thing I will say about our kits, for as much work as we do preparing them and coming up with the idea, they are excellently priced. Seeew you'll want to grab one soon because as soon as it's out on the floor...they will be gone. As we were cleaning up the workshop from this past weekend's festivities, I thought I'd play around with the sample because it is seeew stinkin' cute! She named the kit, "Little Hen Table Topper" because of that adorable chicken fabric. 


Seeew now that Homespun & Holly is over, what am I going to do next? Well...I'm not going to Disneyland, that's for sure. LOL. No, no, I have holiday decor to get out in the Shoppe! I'll have a complete recap of our 7th Annual Homespun & Holly Workshop soon. It was a wonderful weekend and it was great seeing many of you. Registration for our 2016 workshops will begin soon! 

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

You're Invited to our Once Upon A Homespun Christmas Open House Weekend!



It's almost time for our Once Upon A Homespun Christmas Open House Weekend! We've got some surprises for you I think you're going to love. Please be aware we will be closed Thursday, November 12 to complete our final touches. Remember, it's also the day our designers for Homespun & Holly arrive, dishes, tables...and all around craziness. Seeew trust me when I say, you wouldn't want to be here on the 12th anyway. You've all hosted a wedding or a big party at least once in your life, right??? 

You know what I'm talking about???

I'm sure you do. Let me just tell you...I'm STILL hanging ornaments. I had one day down after my surgery and everytime I try to get on a ladder and get things done....." we have....." These are my "someone get me a fan" moments. I don't have anything else to do, now do I? LOL. 

Seeew stay tuned and I'll give you the lowdown. You can also read our emails. That's always helpful. 

Stay seeew-cial! Many of you have been and that is FANTASTIC! ~ Brian


The Road Less Traveled....



I'm having a little surgery today seeew pardon the "intermission" on the road less traveled. Nothing too major and I'm told I'll be on my feet and able to be back at it tomorrow (Tuesday).

We have some gorgeous country out here in Oregon, don't we? I mean...what else do you do when about to have surgery? Bring on the Madonna and um...take a bunch of pictures that create a sense of calm and peace? I get completely freaked out at just the sound of that tissue they have covering the exam table. It's the sound of seriousness.

If you follow the Shoppe on Instagram or Facebook, you probably have noticed I like to take the road less traveled...a lot.

It seems to be a recurring theme in my life when it comes to the Shoppe. Always changing, and always looking for something new. The "Mothership" taught me that. She never wants to do what the "others" are doing. I don't either. I guess you could say we both have a bit of a "rebel heart." LOL. XOXO.  

We do our own thing and we do what we love. It helps you through the dark times when life throws you a curve ball. I know a lot of people have been facing challenging times in recent months and maybe even in the last couple of years. There is however, a glowing light in the distance. 

It's always there. Even when you can't see's there. 

Remember....stay seeew-cial on the road less traveled and I'll see you here again. ~ Brian








More Finished Quilts Added To Our Quilt Mania Sale! Free Shipping On Orders of $500 Or More


We are always asked if we sell our finished quilt samples or models that are featured in the Shoppe. Yes, we do sell our finished quilts but only when we are finished with the fabric and the kits. We have always been fortunate to have such talented piecers and long arm quilters to help us create the hundreds of samples you see in the Shoppe on any given day. 


This week we've added a few new samples to our Quilt Mania Sale. PLEASE NOTE: When quilts are listed for sale, we no longer are providing patterns and fabric.

I love our samples, but we only have seeew much space. Now through November 30, the "Mothership" is giving you 25% off our regular price and free shipping on orders of $500 or more. I'm sure all of you would agree that quilts are not cheap. There is the cost of fabric (top and backing), cost of piecing and the cost of long arm quilting. No one around here is volunteering and she pays for each and every quilt to be made. This isn't a bad thing because it ensures the workmanship on each quilt is going to be spectacular.

You can view all of our finished quilts for sale by clicking here. If you are coming into the Shoppe and want to purchase a quilt, please notify us ahead of time so we can have it in the Shoppe for you. It is helpful to have the name of the quilt or a particular style in mind. 

Stay Seeewcial!  ~ Brian



UPDATE: The below quilt has sold. Thank you for your interest. We will always have finished quilts for sale so keep checking back. Remember, the cost just for fabrics to complete the top  and backing for many of our full sized quilts is at least $200. The regular price listed is for piecing (depending on how difficult the piecing was) and the long arm quilting (custom is always going to cost more than basic edge-to-edge). During our Quilt Mania Sale we offer 25% off the regular price and free shipping on orders over $500 or more.


Introducing The New Midnight Hour Quilt Kit



Introducing the Midnight Hour Quilt's quite dramatic, isn't it? We've sold out of these once already and the "Mothership" had enough fabric to make a handful more. This is the perfect quilt to use throughout the fall season.

Alright, back to work for me. I've got tons to do before November 13, 14 & 15. Don't know what that means? Read the previous post and check-in:-)

Stay Seeew-cial! ~ Brian