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Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile
Wilsonville, Oregon
Where Inspiration Lives & Creativity Begins
Interests: Quilting, Music, Film, Photography and more!
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Seeew... One of the things we love to host around here, is a quality workshop event. These workshops build community and teach new skills while introducing you to your favorite designers! Coming up on Saturday, April 21 is our 4th annual spring workshop, S.p.R.u.N.g! Kathy Cardiff, one of our favorite designers, is returning to the Shoppe on Saturday, April 21 for this springtime event. Kathy designs patterns for her company, A Cottage at Cardiff Farms and has spent the last half of the year promoting her new book, "A Cottage Garden." Since you do not bring your sewing machines to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... I was beginning to think I wouldn't have time to sit down and jot down a little note to ya'll this week but I've managed to squeeze a hot minute or two to share with you one of our favorite new books. In fact, Moda's Carrie Nelson mentioned the other day that proceeds from all of the Moda All-Star books go to a charity. Proceeds from Moda All-Stars Mini-Charm Quilts go to the Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog program which is "a national human-care mission embracing the unique, calming nature and skills of purebred Golden Retrievers."Awwww...I love dogs!... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
I agree Sandy! The social interaction is very important as people exchange creative ideas. Thank you for taking the time to share! ~ B
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Seeew... I'm devoting quite a few posts a year about the importance of brick-and-mortar quilt shops like ours. At times I feel like people just are not listening. The biggest concern I hear from people whenever I post on this issue is that fabric is too expensive. As I've said over and over again, fabric has only increased $2-$3 since we opened in 2005 when it was $8.99/$9.99 - this is based on manufacturer and of course cotton vs. flannel/batik. That equates to about .23 cents a year. That's hardly outrageous. I even asked this question: "So how much do... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Hi Joanne! Thank you for that! It has been nice to get to know you! We appreciate that you took time to write. See you on a future Saturday!
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Seeew... Happy Worldwide Quilting Day and Happy St. Patrick's Day! As I always do, I stopped in at our neighbor...Lux Sucre Desserts to frost my lucky charms! Lo and behold I happened upon some green cupcakes and cookies shaped like clovers! P.S. I'm fine with being pinched, but hands-off of the mid-section! This morning we hosted our monthly "What's For Breakfast?" Club. In my last post I wrote at great length about supporting brick-and-mortar quilt shops. This monthly event is a great way to create community by getting out of the house, interact with eachother while supporting our brick-and-mortar location!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Hi Donna! Thanks for following. Write me at hollyhillorders@comcast.net so I can email you back an answer to your other question.
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Seeew... In honor of Worldwide Quilting Day, I came across a lot of articles regarding the importance of quilt shops in our communities. If you've noted anything I have said in the past...we cannot have our cake and eat it too. I am passionate about the brick-and-mortar experience and will continue to be, seeew nothing I say should surprise you. If you're going to get offended at me suggesting the importance of supporting brick-and-mortars (oh yes, there are those that do), then feel free to not follow this blog. If you want to see your favorite quilt shop thrive, if... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... Before I take you on a journey of new fabrics arriving this Spring & Summer, I want to thank those of you who actively support our Shoppe whether through purchases online or in-store. My time is worth something (I would hope) and it's how this blog is brought to you. I also wanted to introduce you to how my world gets made here on the blog! It all starts with this sweet song from Broadway's Amelie.... And these two gems pictured below....the "Mothership" and Christine! Without these ladies, I would not have content to share! It doesn't just magically... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... Our first in-store meeting for our Merry Merry Snowmen Block of The Month was yesterday here at the Shoppe! As you can see the "Mothership" has selected a cheerful new color palette that fits in perfectly with our Shoppe here in Charbonneau! It was nice to see seeew many signing up for the in-store meetings as that shows me people are still interested in needing their brick-and-mortars. If you are participating through the mail or "on-line" as it is now referred, blocks will be mailed in the coming week. Pictured above is Block 1. The "Mothership" and Christine have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... I finally did it! I took a bold step and I crossed the line into the world of Quilting! But first...we MUST have music because I'm headed to the mat to bring it on! Probably one of the worst musicals in Broadway history, but whatever...I ❤️ this song! 🎼"How do we know who we are unless we cross the line?" 🎼 The "Mothership" and Christine have been my dedicated cheerleaders... teaching me to sew my first quilt! Even when I get frustrated and have to rip my seams out they remind me in their own special way not to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Yes it makes sense. I think there is way too much Social Media but I understand why. People are literally living on their phones and that's a little sad to me. I was just noticing the other day that nobody knows how to compose a proper email. Formalities and email etiquette are out the door. What happened to greetings like, "Dear...." or "To whom it may concern" and knowing something about the company or people they are writing to? It's jaw dropping. There's a quote from the American Adventure at Epcot...at the end of the beautiful montage Mark Twain quotes a quote from Steinbeck about how our society will never survive the dangers of too much leisure. Let's get busy out there! I for one have no desire to seek constant leisure. I like to produce!
Hi Andrea! I would so enjoy it! I'll have to check it out! Thanks for letting me know!
Thank you Jody! I'm glad you enjoy the more personal nature of blogs. I do too! Thanks for following!
You're welcome Mrs. Van Landuyt. Everytime I see your last name I think of an epic 80's tv show like Dynasty or Dallas. LOL.
Oh no Patty! That's not good. Come to think of it I think my personal got hacked too as one day I went to post and my account was gone. Happy Fat Tuesday to you too and I'm glad you still check in on here!
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Seeew... Let me first begin with: I have many pictures to show you seeew I'm going to try and be brief. Also...I'll bring back the tunes for my next post. Today is just super important because.... The "Mothership" and I ordered more new fabrics today! It's definitely worthy of pulling a Patrick...and jumping off a stage! This could be love...ya'll! Quilting should be the time of your life and these fabrics will ensure that! The collections that I'm about to show you are scheduled for May-July release, which means the majority of what was shown is for Christmas 2018! Of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... For just a moment, let's take in the sweetness of Lori Holt's new Bake Shop 2 to the sounds of the broadway hit, "Waitress!" Come on and join me while I show you, "What Baking Can Do..." Make it work...make it easy, make it clever, craft it into pieces..." Sounds familiar doesn't it? "I'll place it on display..." We think Bake Sale 2 is one of Lori's best collections. It's full of sugar, butter and flour - absolutely delicious! With this collection, the "Mothership" stocked up on literally everything. Pre-cuts including 5" Stackers, 10" Stackers and 2.5" Rollie Pollie... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... Farm Girl Vintage continues to be very popular out here at the Shoppe. It is a fabulous skill builder and will perfect your piecing skills. We strongly suggest using the Bloc Loc Rulers for the best outcome. We have a complete Farm Girl Vintage Tool Set here. Trust me, it will be your best friend. If you haven't been into the Shoppe, we have a clothesline in which we made one set of the blocks to hang on. The other two sets of 48 blocks will be going into the Mothership and Christine's quilts. But my point is ---... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... It sounds like a top secret mission, doesn't it? Project Red. (This is where I should tell you that my Project Red Fat Quarter Bundle is available here and contains 15 Fat Quarters.) It's actually the new Sweetwater collection and it is perfection for your next Redwork project or lots of cute little Valentine's projects. And hey...if those don't jam with your butter than you always can use more red and white fabrics in your stash. They are classic, timeless - never going out of style. Like...ever. In fact I can remember back to when we opened in 2005... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew.... It's a new year and I'm going to post new posts. I say this every time and every day I still get people who are looking on Pintrest of pictures from years ago wanting me to identify it. Folks, my focus is on current product and current workshops. At this point I don't know what else to tell you about Pinterest. It's not a reliable source for current product that we carry, but our website...is. If you're here on my blog, items in current dated posts are what you'll find on our website. If you're looking at a post... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Thank you Jenny! Happy New Year!
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2018 on Come Alive in 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... Come alive in 2018 ya'll! Oh yes...he's back with more of The Greatest Showman! It's number #1 on iTunes! Just listen to those lyrics and then get up and shake it down! For anyone who is searching for a way to break free when it comes to creativity...go see it and do your soul some good! Would you believe that I'm about to watch it for the third time???? The first time I won tickets from 20th Century Fox seeew I feel a little guilty. Gotta help that box office number! At this point, I should get a "cut"... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... Before I even begin this entry...you must do me a favor and view it on your desktop. An iPhone or any phone will not do this "post" justice as it is laid out to the music. I'm never about just posting pictures for the sake of pictures. There is a story here...and that story is you. "I saw the sun begin to dim and felt the winter wind blow cold..." It was one year ago when the "Mothership" made the decision to leave our previous location. I have never shown the above pictures until now and I have never... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
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Seeew... I haven't felt this much passion for a movie since Idina Menzel treated D23 audiences to the first performance of "Let It Go" in August 2013...three months before Frozen's release in November of that same year. If you follow us on Instagram or Facebook, between every product share, I've been sharing every new musical discovery for the new movie...The Greatest Showman. I'll admit it...I'm obsessed! Seeew much seeew that last night when this song "A Million Dreams" dropped in my iTunes, my eyes were swelling with puddles as memories of the past looked on... Every quilt shop, however big... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2017 at Boughs of Holly