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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... National Jelly Roll Day is tomorrow Saturday, September 15, 2018! To celebrate we have hourly in-store specials for those who visit us in-person! The Smitten Sweet Escape Quilt Kit is here and we have one kit left. If you have pre-ordered this kit from us, you will be contacted soon once we have your coordinating fabrics cut. It has been a very busy last couple of weeks around the Shoppe. The "Mothership" was kind enough to put some things aside so that I could take care of some things in my own life and I sincerely appreciate her letting... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... With the end of Summer fast approaching, I realized I needed to get out and enjoy our beautiful scenery around the Shoppe! Of also helps when I have a new quilt and a new song to share with you! ya think she did it on her own? LOL. I know I do this blog on my own. Maybe I need a song? Now I don't know much about Claire Richards...except that she is a rising star in the U.K., is 40 and has fabulous hair. Ya know...the important stuff. As I've listened to it for the 20th... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew.. I thought it was time to give you a peak at the progress of our Merry Merry Snowmen Block-of-The-Month. We began this program in March and I believe they just received block 6. There are nine blocks total seeew they will have this completed by November if our group stayed on task. Hee hee. I mentioned back in February that you would want to sign up for this program because it would be very cute. I only had a picture of block 1, and some asked to see the entire quilt but for this program the "Mothership" decided she... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew.... I don't know what happened to the month of July? Do you? It was here and then boom...GONE. As in year's past I feel like once August/September arrives, the rest of the year just flies by. Of course, if making seasonal projects is your thing now is the time to get busy! This year I told the "Mothership" that I really wanted to focus on Autumn. After witnessing our first Autumn here in Charbonneau last year - which helloooo it was gorgeous - I thought we needed to celebrate it more! Since the "Mothership" and Christine are huge Lori... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Can you believe it is officially Summer??? Half the year has gone by already! But let's not dwell...instead lets focus on the possibilities of our creative streaks and celebrate that the 2018 Row By Row Experience has officially begun! That's right, you can now visit the Shoppe to pick up a pattern or purchase a kit for our 2018 project...appropriately titled, "We Go Together." If you're not familiar with this yearly event, here's a brief description...visit participating shops throughout the country, Canada and Europe between now and September 4, collect a variety of rows, and complete a quilt using... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... LISTEN...🎼 I've had all the "lines"....I've displayed them many times, but I never knew love before 'till Feedsacks: True Blue arrived on the floor...🎼 What can I say? I'm a child of the 80's and I'm guilty as charged when it comes to favoring some of the 80's most memorable pop-tarts! But what you really came here for was this....💙 Moda has a new designer. Her name is Linzee McCray, she loves feedsacks and her new collection Feedsacks: True Blue is featured in this gorgeous quilt called Lulee's Garden by May Chappell (above). The collection is also available in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... It has been one event after another and I have a Sh...quilt-load of stuff to share with you, but the challenge is finding the time to do it! Between our Instagram, Facebook, Newsletter (on the website) and our daily email...I can honestly only type seeew much. Balance is key. Besides, it's better to see you in-person anyway. Which brings me to our After Market Preview Party! As you can see from the image "hint" above we have some fantastic prizes and things to share with you! The "Mothership" will be sharing some of the many things coming to the... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Quilt Market is here in Portland this week and we've already started the day off with a bus tour! Most of those on the bus are other shop owners or "industry folks" seeew there is definitely an energy that is much appreciated! Of course I always love the people from Australia, New Zealand and Norway! They are positive, full of excitement, and just amazed! Love that! It's ironic that we have folks travel from around the country and world, but our local community thinks Wilsonville is too far away from places like Tigard, Beaverton, Oregon City and Clackamas. Those... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew.... It's been a much busier week than I expected seeew I'll keep this post fairly short. There are only a handful of seats left for our 4th annual Mother's Celebration Brunch. Pictured is the secret project from last year on the left while on the right hand side are some of the selected Tilda fabrics the "Mothership" will be using in this year's secret project. I cover all the details here on our website. It makes my day when people read what I spend time writing. However, if you are not able to for a myriad of reasons, I... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew.... We have been having seeew much fun getting ourselves involved with seeew many things that I almost forgot to share this new upcoming event! Go here, check it all out...and maybe we will see you this September! 2 Days! 2 projects to select from and lots of quilty fun! I'll be back with all the new arriving in the Shoppe, and our S.p.R.u.N.g Workshop Re-Cap! How am I going to do all of that you ask??? Well, I'll be blogging frequently over the next week! Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2018 at Boughs of Holly
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
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
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!
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 so I can email you back an answer to your other question.
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
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
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
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 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.