Do you like our umbrella? It's "another day of sun" here in Oregon and another chance for a blog give-away! But first, it's just not quite a sunny day out here without dancing on some cars! After all we have a very large parking lot!
Oh yes, you had to know it was coming! How could I not pay tribute to one of my all-time favorite movies of 2016?
Is that just not the best??? I can't imagine the amount of work it took to get that sequence filmed! My favorite is the gal in the yellow dress with her dramatic poses.
More specifically this gorgeous Coney Island Fat Quarter Bundle from none other than the fabulous Fig Tree. With just one look at this bundle it's easy to imagine weathered boardwalks, beautiful beaches, carnival games and surprise...a QUILT! Summer seriously cannot get here fast enough...just don't be too hot!
A sunny day couldn't have timed iteself anymore perfectly than it did today because the "Mothership" has also finished kits for our brand new Sunny Sunday Supper Table Runner sample (pictured below)! You will need the book, Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt to complete the project. Of course as my mom always does...she goes the extra mile with the details! She's even individually packaged the blocks to help you with block placement when you receive your kit!
These kits won't be around for long seeew be sure to pick one up on your next visit! Don't wait. I seriously say this every time and even though we have a website to order from as soon as you see it, there are those who wait a month later...and then they are gone. Seeew get it when you see it remains my motto!
Speaking of Farm Girl Vintage....in addition to our Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. (block-of-the-month) that we ran for 15 months last year, the "Mothership" also created our Barn Girl Vintage B.O.M. As if it wasn't enough to make all of those blocks three times, Jan (a.k.a the Mothership) and Christine sewed a fourth set for Barn Girl!
Well would ya look at that! Customer Suzie R. (pictured above), being the radiant bursts of sunny days that she is, brought in her finished quilt from the program to share with us! Congratulations Suzie! Suzie is a fairly new quilter and she did a fantastic job! I also have to applaud Jan & Christine again on the color selection for these blocks! Now...we just need to get our sample finished! Chop, chop! LOL. If you missed out on the Farm Girl Vintage last time, don't worry...we will run it again as soon as we get to sit down and think!
Seeew now that you get a feel for what brings a little bit of sunshine into our day, I'm going to ask you what brings the sun shining through to your day! Leave a comment below before 11:59pm on Thursday, May 11 and you just might win this beautiful Guernsey Charm Pack by Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt & Gift Co. for Moda.
Please make sure before you comment that you understand what item it is that is part of the giveaway;-) These giveaways only happen with support of our Shoppe so I want to thank you in advance for shopping our website and our physical store location.
I've got plenty more where this came from seeew leave a comment and stay seeew-cial! Staying seeew-cial means...calling me up to say hi, tagging us using #hollyhillquiltshoppe on Instagram & Facebook and stopping by to make me laugh ~ Brian
WHAT IS JAN'S FEATURED PROJECT FOR MAY? Come find out! I can tell you it's adorable and something completely outside of what we've done in the past! Come with an eagerness to create something cute and you'll have a good time!
If you'd like to attend our "What's For Breakfast?" Mother's Celebration Brunch Event on Saturday, May 13 2017 call 503-694-8052. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 10 as we do have to give our final count to Priscilla for the brunch! Seats are beginning to fill up and they are limited seeew don't wait! The "Mothership's" featured project for May is a fabulous treat! Come join the fun!
Be sure to follow our daily email inspiration because I'm showing a lot more there!
Stay Seeew-cial and remember...support your local quilt shops! ~ Brian
One of the events we most look forward to every month is our "What's For Breakfast?" event! For the month of May we kick it up a notch for our Mother's Celebration Brunch on Saturday, May 13 from 12pm-2pm. Mom's are special and what a better way to share the day before Mother's Day with a delicious brunch while enjoying all things quilting! We do have some seats left so it's not too late to register! To register click here or call us at 503-694-8052.
For our "What's For Breakfast?" event Jan always shares her featured project, which is kept under wraps until the reveal! I can tell you that this month's project is going to make a fabulous gift for a favorite creative mom in your life...or maybe even yourself! The best part, you will be creating the project during the event! Pictured above are some of the various projects Jan has featured over the last several months. The way to acquire the project is by attending the event. On rare occasions Jan may offer a kit for purchase outside of the event (as she did with theSpring Daisy Wool Mat) but for the most part we keep the projects exclusive to the event.
One of the highlights of the event is the sharing of favorite projects from all of you! Of course we always love to see what you're making with fabrics, patterns and kits from us here at Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe, but it's also fun to see the variety of projects that mean so much to you from your own stories! Since 2014 there have been quite a few friendships made and it's always nice to meet new people! We are firm believers that the way you ensure there are quilt shops available in your future is to participate in one and support them. Everyone is welcome to join us!
Before I get too much further I should add that Jennifer Ball (pictured with the Giraffe paper piecing quilt above) will be teaching a Foundation Paper Piecing class on Saturday, July 29. Registration will be available soon on our website seeew be watching for it!
Speaking of workshops, Moda designer Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life will be teaching TWO workshops here at the Shoppe in September! Attend just one workshop or sign up for both! Sherri is an amazing designer and a wealth of knowledge with two books under her belt, a blog and fabric collections with Moda! This fee includes all instruction by Sherri and a catered lunch! Students also receive a 20% discount on class supplies purchased from our Shoppe! Click here to register for one of her workshops or call us at 503-694-8052.
I'm going to keep it rather simple today but I know you've all been patiently waiting for the Sunday Supper Charm Pack winner announcement! Seeew without further delay, with the help of the Random Number Generator, the winner is:
Congratulations Paula! Be sure to contact the Shoppe to arrange pick up of your prize! Thank you to everyone who participated and be watching for the next one! If you would like a Sunday Supper Charm pack or some Sunday Supper fabric, you can buy it all from us by clicking here!
Before I go, some folks have been confused as to where we are in the Chabronneau district. A.) The Charbonneau District is a planned community within the city limits of Wilsonville. We are no more than 10-15 minutes away from our previous location. B.) Once you enter Charbonneau, follow the green signs (which will be on the left hand side of the road) that say "Village Center/Golf Course." C.) Once in the "Village Center" we are at the end of the long white/cream building, under the flagpole.
See this black and white striped umbrella? Well, we are located right next to that. It's an easy find out here and there is far more parking than we could have ever imagined in the previous location! No busy street to turn onto either! It really is bliss! There are also two other quilt shops (Sewn Loverly & Speckled Hen Quilts) in the area with entirely different styles from us. We are all just about 10 minutes from one another.
You are cordially invited to our Grand Opening Festival Saturday, July 15 2017 here in our new location! If the pictures in today's blog are any indication, the day promises to be a spectacular day full of creativity! Seeew mark that one down on your calendars folks because I'm all in for a celebration! How about you? In fact, I was looking for a birthday cake image and as I dug through my old pictures, I came upon this classic! The pic is however ... pre-cupcake obsession. I was a bean pole.
Keep reading and leave a comment for a chance to win below!
To be able to stand on Main Street U.S.A. without a soul in the early morning hours is an honor. This particular picture was during the 25th Anniversary (1996/97) in which they completely transformed Cinderella's Castle into a giant birthday cake! I can remember the decorating process took months and involved several cranes. Look at how the hub (the area in front of Cinderella's castle) has changed over the years. In the last few years they've completely removed all of those trees.
If there's one thing I know for sure it is that this new store is our own "world of color." We've been working on one section at a time and I think seeew far, this one below is my favorite! Fabrics from Kimberbell, Lake House, Chloe's Closet, American Jane, Bonnie & Camillealong with Lori Holt all take up residence in this section. There are seeew many positives with this location with my favorite being the 20 foot ceilings! This new store is the size of our very first store we had from 2005-2008 but it has far more light! If you're familiar with our original store, we packed it in!
Jan (a.k.a. the mothership) and Christine made those adorable Farm Girl Vintage blocks for our Block of The Month program. There are 48 total in all and they made all of them three times...one set for my clothesline, one set for Christine's quilt and one set for my mom's (which we will hang in the store when finished) If you missed out the first time, I can spread the word now that she will be offering the Farm Girl B.O.M. again. You'll want to participate because Jan's color selection is fabulous (you will see below) as well as the additional instructions she provides! As soon as she shares the details with me, I'll be the first to let you know! Do I ever not...let you know??
Pictured above is long-time customer, Cynthia V. with her Farm Girl Vintage Quilt. Cynthia participated in the B.O.M. the last time we offered it and was thrilled to get all of our blocks put together! Cynthia brought it to last Saturday's "What's For Breakfast?"
BTW "What's For Breakfast?" is the new name of our monthly Breakfast Club. The fee to attend includes a breakfast snack and an entire kit for Jan's featured project! This month everyone learned a new skill while making this adorable towel (below) Placement of the hexi's was completely up to each person. Our next "What's For Breakfast" will be the Mother's Day Brunch Edition on Saturday, May 13 from 12pm-2pm. For this one we are going all out...more food and a fabulous secret project! Register here!
If you're looking for Lori Holt prints in Oregon, you definitely know where you can find them in neat little rows of organized colors!
If you participated in our Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. last session and want to share your quilts with us, email us at email@example.com or follow us on Instagram and use #hollyhillquiltshoppe seeew we can see! For those of you who participated in either the Farm Girl Vintage or the Barn Girl Vintage B.O.M's, we will be hosting a party for all of you seeew stay tuned for that info! If you haven't finished you quilt yet...best get busy!
We decided to do something a little different with our Vintage Posies A'La Mode Quilt we've not done before...and that was to put it over a table. Actually this quilt is huge at 78-1/2" x 88-1/2." Our complete kit includes ample fabric to complete the entire top and binding, along with the pattern. You can order our kit by clicking here. Of course, when we thought of vintage, we immediately thought of American Jane. When Sandy Klop was here teaching a class, I asked her, "Have you ever thought of Hop, Skip & A Jump as a name for a fabric collection?" She was thrilled and the rest is history! Seeew this collection holds a special place in our hearts. LOL. P.S. I finally found a home for our little red wagon!
Pictured above is one of my all-time favorite collections for Summer! I cannot say enough great things about the new Sunday Supper from Sweetwater which is here in the Shoppe as we speak. Err...type! Sunday Supper is perfect for creating projects to maybe use outdoors with your Sunday night bbq's or entertaining on your outdoor patio set. That Aqua, Navy, Taupe, Grassy Green and Sunny Yellow motif is hot right now and I just know the fabrics will make a fabulous table runner, placemats, and much more! P.S. Yes, we ordered Authentic Etc. which premieres I believe in September!
Here's a little project we are working on! Do you recognize it???
Have you heard the news? Moda designer Sherri McConnell will be returning to the Shoppe to teach two workshops September 22 & September 23, 2017! Her visit will coincide with the release of her new fabric collection, Creekside. For Friday, September 22 she will be teaching her all-new Happy Days project. Details to register are here or call 503-694-8052.
For Saturday, September 23 Sherri will be teaching her new Patchwork Garden (see below)! I can see this in many different styles from Fig Tree, to Sweetwater's Sunday Supper! In this class you will learn new techniques for quick and accurate strip piecing, piece postage stamp blocks and much more! I've covered all of the details here on our website. Our class fees include instruction from Sherri and a catered lunch. A generous 20% discount is offered on all class supplies when purchased from our Shoppe. Register between now and May 31, 2017 and take advantage of the early registration discount!
Seeew...what do you do with a fabulous little combination of yellows?
Um...create a pineapple quilt! Hellooooo! I'm all about enchantment and nothing screams enchantment more than the mystical pineapple! I am in love with our Mod Pineapples Quilt Kit and I'm pretty sure that I know exactly what I am going to tie it in with in a future post! Long arm quilter and friend Melissa Hoffman was by the Shoppe the other day and we discussed how we wanted it quilted. Lots of lovely white space...don't you think?
Since this post is getting super long, I will wrap up our "world of color" with a finale of epic holiday realness! Ladies and genetlemen, I present this gorgeous palette from Moda's all-new Merrily! Completely in love with these blenders and they are in the Shoppe now!
But it's this panel (below) that is stealing the show!
I of course can see why! It's literally the definition of precious.com! P.S. That's not a real website, but a phrase I use.
Alright this concludes my magical little post! Tell me what you think about anything in today's blog post in the comments below and one of you will win a Sunday Supper Charm Pack! Contest remains open until 11:59pm Saturday April 29 2017. We always appreciate your support as that is what helps us bring you these contests and the doors stay open! Please enter only once, thanks!
Come visit us Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm in our new location at 31840 SW Charbonneau Dr. Wilsonville, Oregon 97070.
Remember everyone, STAY-SEWCIAL!! ~ Brian
If you don't, we will all be replaced by automation and robots! Do you want an Android cutting your fabric? Hee hee.
We are settling into our new location and looking forward to the seasons to come! As I said before, it's much like our very first location. I'm loving the quaint size and I'm loving the 20 feet high ceilings! In fact, we've always wanted "something just like this." You know what else I've always wanted? A quilt with greys and blues!
Now let's get honest...how many of you have someone in your family that doesn't sew but when it comes to a quilt they tell you..."I want something just like this?" Well what does that mean? Be specific? Do you like the colors? The size? The pattern? Seeew then you set yourself on at what times seems like an impossible task? Mmmhmm. It's all in the beat ladies and gents! Take a moment to move to the beat...and back, and forward, and back...and forward again. You're on the cycle of life girlfriends (and boyfriends too..men are rising in Quilt World)!
Today I am sharing our all-new Cycles of Life Quilt! With the warm Summer days ahead (fingers crossed) many cyclists will take to the roads around Portland and the surrounding suburbs. For our quilt we chose to stay within a neutral palette of soft blues and greys which works for both men and women. The pattern reminded me of those markings you sometimes see in bike lanes.
The prints are a variety of geometric styles including gears and anything else that reminds us of a bicycle - whether it's the chain or the tires!
As you can see with our kit....perfection. Everything you need is included! Fabrics for the top, binding and pattern! BTW...if I'm advertising a kit only and do not have individual patterns, I link the kit only. We have hundreds and hundreds of patterns that sit around the Shoppe for months. We then create a sample and omg...everyone suddenly notices but unless I specifically link it, then it's available as a kit only from us.
The second quilt is made with Primitive Gatherings flannel and I've dubbed it, "Fields of Flannel." This one has been very popular and we've made some extra kits to accommodate the craze. Be sure to get yours here while they last...because it won't be around long!
That's it for today! Remember, everything you see in my current posts are on our website www.hollyhillquiltshoppe.com. If you wait too long there will be the high chance an item is sold out. You can always call us at our new number 503-694-8052 to place an order. Hours for are 10am-4pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Now I remember everything and what I remember most is the number of folks that posted how sad they were when we moved out of our previous location. Well, there is plenty of parking out here at the new one seeew let's see if ya all can fill it up!
The new address is 31840 SW Charbonneau Dr. Wilsonville, OR 97070.
We are now open in Wilsonville (in the Charbonneau district) 10am-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday. My apologies for the repetition but for some reason I get emails asking hours, even though I have it directly on the front page of our website here. Seeew I'm not trying to be annoying...but, helpful. I've also noticed a lot of folks talking about how they looked us up on Google and found incorrect info. My recommendation is to always visit our actual website www.hollyhillquiltshoppe.com. Google is a massive search engine and it doesn't always have correct updates, especially when you are relocating like we just did. I never use Google. I always take it one step further and visit the actual website of a company.
Today I'm showing you the super sweet Summer Slices Watermelon Quilt. (Update: SOLD OUT). It's seeew welcoming on the front porch! There are only three kits left and as always the "Mothership" has left no stone unturned when putting together these kits. You will receive ample fabric to complete the quilt top and binding. She has also included ric-rac, buttons for the seeds and of course, the pattern! I love that the watermelons have texture! To order one of our kits click here. Once it says "Out of Stock" that's it...no more can be ordered.
I'm still trying to get used to the lighting in this new space seeew here's another picture of it on a table...
Speaking of Summer, we are getting the front of the Shoppe ready for those of you travelin' thru! The other day a husband of one of our customers was sitting on the patio of the restaurant (unbeknownst to him). The waitress came out and told him he couldn't sit there unless he was ordering. Seeew, we went out and purchased our own table and chairs for our Hollyhill families! Seeew look for the bright colored table and chairs (aquas, yellows, etc.), grab yourself a delicious dessert from Lux Sucre Desserts (our other neighbor) and make yourself at home! Next up...some fun rocking chairs!
I posted this picture the other day on the Shoppe Instagram. Did you see it? Do you follow us there? Remember to use #hollyhillquiltshoppe when posting projects which you are using fabrics or kits from our Shoppe! We love to see what you are accomplishing!
That's it for today! There's plenty more where this came from as we are just getting started! If you're in the area, do come out and help us clean out our Sale fabric. I'm determined to have it sold off and the rack removed from our Shoppe by the end of the month!
We are now open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm. Our new address is 31840 SW Charbonneau Dr. Wilsonville, OR 97070. We are in the Charbonneau Village Center on the end near Lux Sucre Desserts. *Underneath the flag pole!
As you can see above we are starting to plant up our front entrance! I also made a trip to the bakery a few times!
O.K. maybe it was every day...but still, there are enough natural areas to walk around our new neighborhood! I'm not worried in the least!
As for Jan, the "Mothership" - she has been submerged in continual creativity. She has decided to work with these gorgeous yellows for a beautiful new project that is perfect for Summer! All I know is that it is going to look fabulous on our new shop walls. Who knew we had seeew many yellows around the Shoppe? This woman does not get the credit she seeew deserves but I for one appreciate her ability to create beautiful things on top of the several hundred other things she does! This move alone was a HUGE effort and combine it with the expense, the time involved, on top of keeping it all rolling....bravo to Jan! Trust me, we are going to celebrate and I'll let you know when!
Thanks for joining me today and remember...stay seeew-cial! ~ Brian
31840 SW Charbonneau Drive Suite #FG Wilsonville, OR 97070
Charbonneau is a planned community within the city limits of Wilsonville.
Heading South on I-5 Take I-5 South Exit 282B Turn Left off of the exit. Proceed to Charbonneau which will be on your left. Once you enter Charbonneau follow the signs to Village Center. Turn right into Village Center. We are in the plaza next to the bakery on the end.
Heading North on I-5 Take I-5 North Exit 282 Turn Right off of the exit. Proceed to Charbonneau which will be on your left. Once you enter Charbonneau follow the signs to Village Center. Turn right into Village Center. We are in the plaza next to the bakery on the end.
We are getting a new phone number and as soon as that is available we will publish it here and on our website.
Are you ready to see Beauty & The Beast???? It starts this Friday and I'm in love with the Overture!
I bet you thought I meant are you ready for our new location? Mmmhmmm. I already know you are excited because I've caught a few of you scoping out the place! Would you like to know that I've got my Wednesday underpants on? Staring at me through the windows isn't going to get me to open the place before we are ready. LOL. "You can ask any Tom, Dick or Stanley..." and they will tell you the same thing I'm telling you!
BTW...Our cutting counter and register counter (vital components of the complete quilt shop experience) are being built this week seeew everyone calm yourselves:-) Those of you who registered for our March Breakfast Club will get a sneak peak unless something doesn't go as planned. We will let you know the details of our new location when we are 100% ready to go!
Enjoy the sights and sounds and of course, stay seeew-cial ~ Brian
P.S. I am more than happy to answer questions about product for those who have a serious intent to purchase products from our store. For products that are available you can tap the images. Thank you for your understanding.
Throughout our 12 years in existence, one thing is for sure....we've always danced to our own song. A quilt shop much like a quilt, is full of moments that last forever. From the arrival of a new grandchild and until the end nears for a loved one, the song of creating lives on.
"Maybe some moments aren't so perfect, maybe some memories not so sweet, but we have to know some bad times or our lives are incomplete...."
It should be no surprise that the song I'm featuring today is from none other than the legendary Celine Dion! Celine's new song "How Does A Moment Last Forever" is from Disney's Beauty & The Beast which is out in theaters this Friday! The song was written by Alan Menken, one of the original composers of the 1991 animated classic. I don't know about you, but can hardly wait! I hear that when you leave the theater you will believe in magic! Personally, I've always believed in it. To me, the minute you stop believing, you're basically done. It's over for you. LOL. I do sometimes wonder if they felt bad for giving the title track for radio to Ariana Grande???
Yes, that is a picture of our new storefront location at the top of this post. When we are ready to have our Grand Re-Creation, we will notify all of you with our address, new phone number and opening date! Don't worry, you haven't missed it yet. Relocating an entire store takes time. We have had painting to do, have a cutting and register counter constructed, position our furnishings and props, load in the fabric, make kits, organize our stock areas, and more! If you receive our daily email, you'll be the first to know when we are ready! It's also a good idea to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
Pictured above is the Breakfast Club project from February! Since our Breakfast Club is an in-store seeew-cial affair, we do not typically sell the featured project kit on-line. However, we have had tons of requests for this one so kits will be available soon. Wool projects do not always have to be "dark." This one is perfect for Spring & Summer! When our kits are ready we will notify everyone! There are 9 seats left for our Breakfast Club on March 18 from 10am-12pm. Register here.
I feel like I'm cheating on Priscilla Queen of the Dessert. There may or may not be a delicious bakery next door and it is marvelous. Everything they make over there is amazing. Someone joked with me on Instagram that we maybe should just tear the wall down and have a full on pastry affair!
I will tell you that our new Shoppe is bright and happy. As we were setting up the other day I was playing with these American Jane fabrics and pre-cuts. There are seeew many things you can do with all of this and I truly hope folks feel inspired to use them! For the first time ever we have 18 to 24 feet high ceilings. Seeew while the physical floor space is quaint, it feels bigger because of the ceilings. Here we can actually display our quilts fully up high to really be seen. I love it.
Look at how gorgeous our Red Daisy looks in here. Seeew pretty!
Speaking of 18 feet high ceilings, it does take a bit to get the quilts displayed up high!
The "Mothership" found this sign at a farm sale and it's going to go right up next to our register. LOL. How can anyone not smile and be happy when around quilts and fabric???
The sweetest collection for a nursery or your favorite little darling is definitely hands down, Darling Little Dickens. I put together this little display yesterday featuring the Tumbler quilt we recently made. This collection can be used for small baby quilts, baby bibs, or even as cute little easter runners for a dresser in the nursery or a table top! Seeew many options! #darlinglittledickens
Borderless quilts are very popular right now and this one is our favorite! It's called our Sunny Chestnut Street Quilt Kit and its available for purchase in our on-line store. The prints are traditional vintage yet the colors are bright and happy. Even the black is happy! The quilt pieces together like a dream! Even though we are dying to get this one quilted, even un-quilted it's perfect.
Last but not least is the Sundrops collection! This collection looks great for Spring, it looks great for Summer and it looks great for Autumn! Our Sundrops Quilt Kit below is made with the Honey Bun or 1-1/2" precut strips. It's important to note that Moda is no longer making Honey Buns with every collection. There are typically one or two new collections that include Honey Buns. Our complete kit is available here.
Finally I want to talk to you about the importance of the # with Social Media. We strongly encourage you to use #hollyhillquiltshoppe or #hollyhillquilts in your social media postings. If you are working with fabrics or kits from our shop be sure to tag us so we can see what you're making! I know there are 200 or so people making our Barn Girl Vintage and Farm Girl Vintage quilts, and yet...no one has sent me their pics:-( Your quilt is a moment that lasts forever, and Social Media ensures that our song, no matter where we go, will still live on! Thanks for joining us today!