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Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile
West Linn, Oregon
Where Inspiration Lives & Creativity Begins
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Seeew... Last week I shared a post about the importance of supporting your local brick and mortar quilt shops. This shouldn't be a controversial subject, but whenever I bring it up, it rattles a few feathers. To's simply common sense. Shopping your brick and mortars combined with staying seeew-cial helps to create a local quilting community. Better put on them "No Excuses" Jeans because I'm feisty on this subject. If you can't shop a local brick and mortar, then make sure if you're ordering on-line that you are ordering from a website that has a brick and mortar you... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... I have to hand it to Taylor Swift. The girl knows how to get her message across. Nearly 300 million views in almost two weeks! What I love most about her, is she challenges the "tilted stage" straight up. Who knew I was such a "Swiftie?" I happened to notice recently that Quilt World has a rather "tilted stage" when it comes to supporting local quilt shops. It appears we now are competing directly with designers selling their own fabrics. While they have been doing this for some time now, it just has me questioning seeew much. Maybe even... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Life is about to get good because not only am I going to share with you the new fabrics coming to the Shoppe....but guess who is making a comeback?! Shania Twain!!!! I stumbled across her new song the other night and I have purchased the first three songs available! I'm hooked! It's the perfect video to celebrate the end of Summer and the perfect song to move on from betrayal. If you haven't ever had that in your life, be thankful. Apparently it has taken her a decade to get over it...from what I've read. She's not calling me... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... There are two upcoming club-like programs you may want to consider getting signed up for as soon as possible. They are, as the headline suggests...our new Border Creek Station Mystery Club featuring Authentic Etc. and our new session of the very popular Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. which I have covered in full detail here. Both clubs have an in-store and on-line option to participate. You may recall waaaay back in 2009 or 2010 the talented women behind Moda's Sweetwater released one of their first collections called, "Authentic." It was an absolute hit and sold out immediately. I can see... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... It's the announcement many wait for each year! Registration has opened for our 9th Annual Homespun & Holly Christmas Workshop! But first...yes, the special song from my good friend and former Disney colleague, Brian Huff...will be back for some holiday entertaining! Did you see our Instagram post yesterday? If you haven't noticed, I'm kind of in love with Instagram. Quick little bits of info without having to create lengthy blogs. Especially when people are just "hunting" for product info. But that's a topic for another day... This year we are excited to announce that we will have special guest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Today is the day!!! Are you ready to shake your charm pack??? Our Summer-Licious New Location Celebration is happening at the Shoppe from 12pm-4pm! Everyone is invited to come out with the family for a great time! Our celebration includes tons of prizes including gift bags for the kids (first come, first served) compliments of the "Mothership", Kid's Craft Table, complimentary face painting, lots of music, Demos and trunk shows! I don't know what happened to the rest of the countdown? Could it be that I ended up on errands across the city??? LOL. There also were some dancing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... The next session of our very popular Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. begins August 26, 2017. For all details click here and read it all! The "Mothership" (a.k.a. Jan for the newbies) knows color and puts together an incredible program! I won't get sidetracked in this post but I've included a few of the finished quilts from both Jayne and Elaine who participated in our last session! Just stunning! Again...I've covered all details here, seeew read through it and come join us! I know I've been absent from the blog-o-sphere but trust me...I've just been busy and you'll be hearing... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Summer's here and the time is right! My regular blog posts will resume after our Summer-Licious New Location Celebration is over and done. Until then, enjoy my countdown! "It doesn't matter what you wear, just as long as you are there!" Come join us...JULY 15, 2017! The party begins at 12pm! Festivities until 4pm. Shoppe open until 6pm. Our address is 31840 SW Charbonneau Dr. Wilsonville, OR 97070. If you are heading I-5 South take exit 282B. If you are heading on I-5 North, the exit is 282. We are located in the Charbonneau district. Follow the signs to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... I have a lot on my mind after what clearly a rough start to the week! If you don't follow us on Facebook, this post will be irrelevant to you. Let's just say that a small portion of the population certainly should have paid more attention to this lesson in their childhood. When I was younger my parents would point out that "the world doesn't revolve around you" whenever I misbehaved. I wasn't always a gem ya know. In fact, I have never claimed to be. Whenever they would say that to me, the only thing my mind could... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... The Summer season is always a busy one around here but I finally got some down time to sit here and show you everything you're possibly missing out on! Much has been happening over the last few weeks between planning our Summer-Licious New Location Celebration schedule for July 15 and the Row by Row Experience! I'm still getting all the details finalized for our big party, but here's a video clip that features some of the highlights below! I can tell you that the party begins at 12pm! We will have special performances, prize drawings, demos, face painting, a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Save the date: Saturday, July 15 2017. As my post on our Instagram indicates below...details including times, activities and more will be coming soon! You know it's absolutely killing me to not share the details just yet...but I needed to post this because I've had a few calls already. Trust me, when I can organize the details for you...I will and there will be multiple ways for YOU to be in the know...but you've got to follow us folks. We have a daily email, we have Instagram, we have Facebook, we have this blog.... Stay Seeew-cial! ~ Brian P.S.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... No, that's not "Holly." That's the "Mothership"...her name btw is Jan. About five years ago I adopted the name "Mothership" because I had some woman harrassing me through email and comments about how I referred to her as "my mom" and tried to mock the fact that we are a mother/son team. It was getting seeew bad that I started to not want to post. Well, unbeknownst to me our loyal blog readers enjoyed the nickname seeew much that it just took hold and the "Mothership" was born. The moral of the story...take someone's negative and turn it upside... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Happy Hump Day! Two days down...and two days to go! Sometimes I just have to sit back and marvel at all of the cuteness around the Shoppe lately! It certainly helps that we have such a delicious bakery next door as I tend to borrow (well...ok, I actually make a few purchases) a few props! I am loving...LOVING...our Sunny Sunday Supper Table Runner right now. Those yellows, aquas and greens just give this block seeew much more whimsy! The "Mothership" even packed each individual block in our kits to help with fabric placement! If I had to choose just... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
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Jun 6, 2017
Seeew... We'll be sharing new class information here on the blog over the course of the next weeks. If you don't want to wait for me to show them off here on the blog, all you have to do is hop over to our website here! Yes...I make it that easy. Pictured above is the project for our Foundation Paper Piecing Class with local designer, Jennifer Ball. The class will be offered Saturday, July 29 from 10am-4pm. You can use this versatile 12" x 12" block to make a full quilt, a mini quilt, a pillow, or a table runner.... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... I have often thought of the Shoppe as one giant story. We have had many chapters over the last 12 years, but out of all of them...I think this new location is the most charming. Every great story includes a peaceful setting, a cast of characters, a theme and of course, a...happily ever after. Is this not gorgeous? I appreciate how things come to life with all of the behind-the-scenes work. Whether it's a theme park production, a quilt store or even a bakery...there is always much work that goes into creating an imaginative space. BTW....when that choir chimes... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Today we're happy to share Jan's featured project for our "What's For Breakfast? Mother's Celebration Brunch"which was held this past weekend here at the Shoppe! But celebration of Mother's Day.... Um...what am I trying to say here exactly? LOL. As you might know by now, we offer our "What's For Breakfast?" event each month and each month, Jan comes up with something cute as her featured project. Enter this cutie... For our Mother's Celebration Brunch, she wanted to feature something that would not just be cute, but practical for our guests who joined us. Something they could use... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... 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... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... If you weren't able to join us for our April "What's For Breakfast?" event, we gave everyone who attended an introduction to paper piecing with this cute kitchen towel. Whether it's just for you or a gift, it's a quick project that you can make in a weekend. The best part is that you can arrange the layout of your pattern to fit your own personal style! All of the items needed to make this project are available to purchase here at the Shoppe. For our fabric we selected a variety of prints from Lori Holt's Sew Cherry 2,... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... 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... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... 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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... 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 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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... 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 Google is a massive search engine and it doesn't always have correct updates, especially when you... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... 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.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Happy National Quilter's Day! Today we are unveiling our new address! The address is: 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.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2017 at Boughs of Holly