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Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile
West Linn, Oregon
Where Inspiration Lives & Creativity Begins
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Seeew... We have another winner announcement! I'm telling you there will be seeew much winning your head will spin! But first, do you know who else is winning? That's right! The "Mothership!" She has been buzzing about in the "creative hive" planning projects to decorate our new location! Remember that stack of Darling Little Dickens she was cutting? Well, she decided to make the Tumblers quilt from Fresh Family Traditions by the lovely Sherri McConnell. Our finished sample is approximately 37" x 51" which is the perfect size to hang over a sweet crib and for the nursery in general.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Remember in January when I posted "We Know The Way" from Disney's newest animated tale, "Moana?" Well..let's just say we've found the "heart" of our next location. Ya know, I can relate to ole' Moana. I'm not one to listen to anyone who says you can't do something. I also know that you sometimes need the wisdom of your elders to get beyond the hesitation. The stingray I suppose is the "Mothership", the boats are our quilts about to come out of their hidden location and that green light? Well, you'll have to wait and see! "Scars can heal... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Boughs of Holly
As a reminder, this Giveaway is for the Kimberbell Charm Pack. The Flamingo quilt is not the giveaway. Thanks so much for reading our blog!
Seeew... Before Florence flies South (and trust me, she will as we cannot make anymore kits with these fabrics) I wanted to do a little encore wrap up! Plus, I wanted to offer you another chance to engage with us and win something! You do like to win, right? Granted we can't give you all a car but what we can give you is the gift of sewing yet another project! However, let's focus on Florence for a minute. Florence is...a Flamingo. I love how they choose their mate. LOL. I don't think Florence would have a problem because she... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... I've had a very busy week as the "Mothership" and I prepare for many things that we have happening right now, but I wanted to announce our winner from the Little Darlings Giveaway! With the expertise of the Random Number Generator, it is with pleasure that we announce the winner! The winner is.... Lonnie Clarkson! Lonnie Clarkson said: I luv luv luv this cute collection. They would make a really cute quilt for some lucky baby. Congratulations Lonnie! You are definitely #winning! We will be in touch with your prize! Thank you for participating and thank you to all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... The last month around here has been filled with constant creativity! If you thought for a second we were done...not a chance. To our supporters, you know I have told all of you to stay tuned into this blog, and I truly hope you are. As I look over the orders that continue to come in, I see so many names that I recognize and it is very much appreciated. We also see many new names seeew if that's you, welcome and thank you! I said we would discuss things about our physical store location when the time is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Be prepared for a long entry today as we have been very busy around here! Last week, the "Mothership" launched sign ups for her new Wooly Barn Block of The Month program which will begin in March 2017 and is pictured at the top. The blocks in this program will feature beautiful 100% hand-dyed wool barns set on textured backgrounds. We have covered all of the details of the program here and we hope you will join us. If you were in the in-store Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M., we hope you are sewing your quilts together because we will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Thank you Freda! We appreciate your enthusiasm for our Shoppe. That's so exciting about your Farm Girl! Send us a picture when you get it done. I haven't been able to get pictures of everyone yet. I got Beth and Elaine. Keep in touch! And seriously...I love that you participate and take the time to comment! You're the best!
Seeew... Eight years ago my mom had mentioned she wanted to create a fun little Christmas event that would be exclusive to our Shoppe. Um...notice I just said, "little." Over the last eight years this "little" idea grew into a favorite event destination in which new and familiar faces joined us from around the country. This "little" idea came to be known as "Homespun & Holly." What began as a one night event quickly grew into a three day event. It was and is a beloved Shoppe tradition creating memories and friendships each holiday season. This year my friend and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Let's just say I'm listening to all of my favorite songs right now. I'm sure the clips I post will vary greatly as a reflection of how I feel. Yes, I know you want to see pictures of quilts, fabrics, and give you product information, but right now...I just can't. That's not where I am. If you want that stuff, sign up for our email inspiration at The drum beat echoes are your comments of support. The hidden boats are the quilts. The island is a destination. We know where we are and we know who we are.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... First of all...if you are coming to my blog because someone takes my images and re-posts them on Pinterest, please understand that my current posts feature current projects and products. If you are trying to find an item on our website from posts older than 2016...things sell out and we move forward with new products. We wouldn't want you to miss out on the NEW seeew subscribe to the blog feed to keep up with us! Jan (a.k.a. the "mothership") has finished Block 8 for our Barn Girl Vintage Block of The Month and it is super cute as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew, We are snowed in out here in the Pacific Northwest but I happened to have this picture saved on my phone! When it comes to Christmas gift decor, one thing is true....we only feature quality decor items. From mercury trees to adorable "gliterry" snowmen, the Shoppe is full of Christmas cheer! To celebrate the season in today's post it is only fitting that I hand it over to Mariah. 234,000,000 views! That's just...insane. The only thing I think of when I see anything about Mariah Carey (other than that unfortunate NYE debacle) is how when she came to Disney... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Merry Christmas to ya! 'Tis the season to share merriment and cheer seeew I wish you a Merry Christmas this year! As you can see above...I've been busy. I have created a few Christmas themed Fat Quarter bundles of 12 for $39 ea which are available in our on-line store here. Do you know how many cute small things you can make with this pile of cuteness? But first...we must sing and wish for snow! After following me for this many years, you should know that during this time of year I'm going to load up on the Christmas... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Holly Day Greetings Friends! Seeew... It was a snow day yesterday, seeew I was only able to access some of my content. Oh...darn. Today we are featuring our new Shades of Grey Swoon Quilt Kit! Jan just finished cutting fabrics for just a handful of kits so be sure to get yours now! This kit sells out everytime it is offered! Our complete kit includes ample fabric to complete the quilt top and binding. The pattern is also included and available with our kit only at this time. I just love how the "Mothership" packages our quilt kits. They are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Our Christmas Open House Weekend is Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 4 2016! I can't show you everything here on our blog seeew visit in-person or shop our website Now...back to decorating! Stay seeew-cial! Brian Save Save Save Save Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... I'm actually in the middle of decorating but I just had to share this.... I hear from my Disney is SPECTACULAR. Those lyrics and sounds are beautiful! It literally gives me all the "feels" and I haven't even seen it yet! Wait for the crescendos and is just the absolute definition of pixie dust! I of course purchased the deluxe edition. LOL. Always purchase your music people. I'm always amazed when I go on YouTube and find people bragging about how they copied the song. I feel the same way about quilt patterns. I don't understand why... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Our first annual Handmade Holly Days Craft Fair is tomorrow, Saturday November 19 2016 from 10am-4pm. I have put a detailed description here on our website! Come out and #shoplocal while supporting local crafters just like you! We'd love to do it again next year so show them how supportive quilters are! See you there and stay seeew-cial! ~ B Save Save Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Are you thinking about Thanksgiving yet? I am! In fact, I was playing around with this new large glitter turkey centerpiece. Can't you just imagine the shimmer from the soft glow of your holiday candles? Anyway, I'm super busy loading all of our home decor and gifts (including ornaments Mary Jane!) on our website. It is taking me FOREVER! Does anyone know how much work this is? LOL. Seeew bare with me! Everything that can be ordered has a picture. I've got Christmas decor here and I'm currently working on ornaments here! And get I hang them, I'm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... You know when I go silent at this time of the year it's for one reason and one reason only! The holiday season and our plethora of events is upon us! Where do I even begin?? Oh...I know, before I get carried away our wool is selling out! If you want some cream or black, I advise coming soon! Also the color packs are depleting but never fear we are ordering more! Tis the season! I've also so been busy hanging ornaments galore! Lots of cute new fun ornies to make spirits bright like the new Diner below. In... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Today the "Mothership" and Christine taught a group of ladies this adorable bag! The joy of this bag is that it provides easy access to all of your supplies...and you can see them with the mesh lined pockets! Our sample was made with the very adorable Sew & Sew collection! Maybe you want to use your bag for traveling? Maybe you want to use it for your quilting supplies? Or maybe you just want to throw in a hairbrush, used tissue, a $5 bill with some crusty pennies in the corner - and call it a day. Ya know... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... With winter approaching it may be too early to be thinking about paradise, but there are those who take to the beach when the weather gets frigid. New this week is the Tropicana collection by Lewis & Irene. Love those flamingos, palms and pineapple! BTW, if you haven't checked out our Lewis & Irene collections, their hand on the fabric is phenomenal! Every. Single.Time. I thought it would be the perfect collection to dream up something fabulous along with the new theme song, "How Far I'll Go" (radio version) from Disney's new "Moana" in theaters this Thanksgiving (see below)!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... If you've ever wanted to learn English Paper Piecing we have a great class coming up on Saturday, October 29 from 10:30am-1pm using a 2" Apple Core template. The "Mothership" herself will be teaching this class and I guarantee you will learn much from her. In particular you will be learning how to apply fabric to the Apple Core template but you will also learn how to piece ends and how to finish edges. It is a different technique than what you do with Hexies. This is a hand-sewing class seeew no sewing machines need to be brought. I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Calling all crafters and artisans! We are looking for vendors for our upcoming Handmade Holly Days Craft Fair on November 19 (10am-4pm). The event will be held here in our brand new workshop! Do you have a hidden creative talent? Do you make cute stuff? Maybe you design vintage jewelry? Maybe you create pottery? Or maybe...just maybe you make really cute vintage Christmas vignettes, or create retro holiday ornaments? Just getting that brainstorming going for ya! I will add that we are good with bag projects. We've got that one covered seeew now we're looking for a bit more!... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... It's FALL!!! Aren't you excited out there???? I love, love, love FALL! The colors, the weather, the smells...and my "day of arrival" (a.k.a. Birthday) is in November. Anyhoo...October has already proven to be a very busy month! Seeew many things happening in addition to everything we had going on before! I don't think there is ever a day that the "Mothership", Christine and I leave before 11pm. Regardless, there is much to be "thankful" for...we woke up today, still have our health, our family....and all of you! When I think of Autumn, I think of the gorgeous Oregon countryside... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... The Wooly Block Adventure begins today at participating shops throughout the United States and Canada. The purpose of this exciting program is to physically visit your brick and mortar quilt shops that are participating! For a complete list of shops and rules click here. Pictured above is our block. Stop in to pick up a complimentary pattern or purchase our kit. Our complete block kit called "Winter Glamping" contains all wool to make the block, Soft Fuse, threads for the applique and our pattern. Jan (a.k.a. The Mothership) and Christine did a fantastic job with the theme "Winter Wonderland"... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2016 at Boughs of Holly