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Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile
Wilsonville, Oregon
Where Inspiration Lives & Creativity Begins
Interests: Quilting, Music, Film, Photography and more!
Recent Activity
Seeew... Real quick before I venture off to bed...I was packing my lunch for tomorrow and happened to have a jar of Strawberry Jam. It reminded me that I wanted to share with you this beautiful quilt kit for the adorable Gingham Garden Quilt. Guess what? There are just two left! The fabric collection came out earlier this year and it's mostly sold out from Moda. I know everyone is into Christmas quilts in December...but are you really going to get it finished in time at this point? Why not get started on Spring/Summer??? Gingham Garden is on sale under... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Hello everyone! I am happy to be back behind-the-scenes blogging for my mom, Jan! I've been gone for so long from the blog, I don't really know where to begin. There has been much transition since my dad, Rick passed away in June. Thank you to everyone for your patience and the messages you sent to my mom. That was a life changing experience for her (as it would be for anyone) so I really appreciate it. Pictured above are the gorgeous new fabrics from Minick & Simpson called, Mackinac Island. Our favorite Minick & Simpson collections have always... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... The weather is cooling down a bit and I got in the mood to make some beautiful hand-dyed wool bundles. For me, I personally don't like that splotchy/mottled look. I only buy from the best hand dyers and I love a fabulous texture. Pictured above are nine of the thirteen new color bundles I just introduced on my website today! You can find each of these bundles available here in my new Wool Corner. I am also cleaning out all of my wool kits so they are all on sale until gone! You can check out all of my... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2019 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... Good morning! I just realized that I haven't posted since March! Brian would have been on this much faster, so please forgive the idol blog. The good news is I have been very busy getting in new products including kits for Merry Merry Snow Days, pictured above. I love the addition of the skiing Llamas to the family of snowmen. If you are familiar with applique patterns by Bunny Hill Designs, they have lots of detail but the end result is worth it! Last year I put a new colorway together for her Merry Merry Snowmen quilt and I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2019 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... That's how Brian used to start this blog so I figured it was a good way to start too. I must tell you, I have never blogged before so if I don't get into the depth he used to, please understand. Since we closed my brick-and-mortar storefront last December, I am having to learn how to maneuver the social media world. It's not as simple as one would think. Links, pictures, Instagram, Facebook, etc. It's a lot to keep track of! Thank you to those of you who have been patient. I have two new quilts to show you... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2019 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... 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... 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! Since we've been busy here at the Shoppe with several things including our upcoming Lori Holt Workshops, I thought I would try to get a quick update in before I get too far... 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. Are you a "Bag Lady?" If you are...the May "Extra Special" has been announced! Throughout the month of May, "Bag Ladies" receive 10% off all... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 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... Before I even begin this 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
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
Seeew... If you haven't figured it out yet, I love music seeew therefore you will always find a lot of it on our blog. Everytime the "Mothership" (aka Jan...for the newbies) starts to pull fabrics for a new quilt sample, I start hearing a song. It doesn't matter to me who the artist is or the type of music...if it makes me sway to the rhythm and brings me joy, I'm sharing it. With today's song...I figured I would provide a romantic touch to my blog. Two words...Carlos Rivera. Um...who 'dat? Uh...don't know but I'm going to go out on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Hi Hannah, If you're looking at Pinterest, you should know that people have over the years taken my pictures and reposted them on Pinterest. Our current products are available for purchase on our website This sounds like something from years ago and if you don't find it on our blog it's because I've been posting new blogs. I don't do tutorials on my blog because I'm showing products to purchase, fabrics, kits, patterns, etc. and we teach classes here at the Shoppe. Thanks so much for following!
Thank you Louise. Happy Holidays to you too!
You're welcome Cynthia! See you in December!
Hi Joni! Have a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! Thanks for still checking in from...Georgia? At least I think you lived in Georgia.:-)
I guess we will see you in December!
Seeew... This probably should be two posts, but I'm going to inundate you anyway. I must confess...I'm in love with that wool project pictured above! Kathy Cardiff of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms designed this adorable wool project exclusively for our Wool N' Harvest Workshop which was held here at the Shoppe on Saturday. Kathy follows our Shoppe on Instagram and when designing this year's project she wanted to pay tribute to our "squirrel friends." As the end of the season approaches, these little critters are clearly stepping up their game in the gathering department! Squirrels are everywhere! Kathy incorporated... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
It's always nice to see you Jayne! Thank you for all of your support and following our blog! Hopefully it put you in the mood for Autumn!
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2017 on 'Tis Autumn... at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... It's official! Our first Autumn here in Charbonneau has arrived! If you haven't been out here to our new location, you're missing out on Mother Nature's incredible show. But don't worry, I've been capturing all of the magic every day! I absolutely love this picture. All roads lead home and this one lead us directly to ours here at the Shoppe! When I was a teen I would join the "Mothership" as she set out on roads like these to visit her favorite little shops. She would avoid taking friends as they would be either too opinionated or try... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... When it comes to the name of our latest Moda collection which arrived last week, I can only think about...feeding the birds. Which then makes me think of Mary Poppins, which then makes me think of the new movie continuing the story..."Mary Poppins Returns." No,'s not a remake, take a look: The new collection is of course the beautiful Tuppence by one of Moda's newest designers, Shannon Gillman Orr. But let's back up to Mary for a minute. How can anyone not love Mary? Practically perfect in every way she is. Who wouldn't want to be tucked in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... I asked my niece the other day "What's your favorite song? What's the jam that rocks your world right now?" She says..."Imagine Dragons." For the first time in my four decades I felt out of touch. "Um...who?" She's like, "Uncle Brian....Thunder." Again I had to say, "Huh? Who?" And here we are... Completely... Swoonworthy! I think we definitely have some of the same love of music...her and I. Not a yes-sir, not a follower Fit the box, fit the mold Have a seat in the foyer, take a number I was lightning before the thunder I get it. Being... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Boughs of Holly
Seeew... I woke up on the right side of the bed this morning and I couldn't help but think about the good time we had during our A Quilting Life Weekend Workshops with Moda designer, Sherri McConnell! Sherri designs fabrics for Moda with her daughter Chelsi and also writes her popular A Quilting Life blog. I know I said I would share September's "What's For Breakfast?" Club project but if you promise me to always be down for a good time....I'll get to that in the next post! For now I'll let the pictures tell the story, but one thing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2017 at Boughs of Holly