I'm back! I told you it wouldn't be long. Someone might as well glue me to this chair, because there is no way I am getting to displays this week.
Notice anything special?
Of course you do...this is the last week to save 25% off on all regular priced cotton prints, batiks and flannels during our Tax Relief Sale! 1yd min. cuts or more. This is a great time to purchase backing fabrics for a quilt top you've recently completed or one of our popular kits. If you're looking to start a new project, Jelly Rolls and Layer Cake projects are 15% off and can help you in putting together the perfect quilt. This offer is available both in the Shoppe and at www.hollyhillquiltshoppe.com, seeew whether you are local or visiting us through the technology of today, this sale is for you!
When submitting your order, include TAXRELIEF in the Comments/Special Instructions during the check-out process. This is how we know to adjust your order and apply the discount. The discount will not reflect on your order but don't worry as your credit card is not charged until we physically cut your order here at the Shoppe. Are we all on the same page? Good...now have fun!
The "Mothership" has been creating some beautiful quilt kits lately. Little did I know she's been planning several quilts from Sherri McConnell's "Fresh Family Traditions." One thing we love as shop owners is a good book! This book is so wonderfully done, if we were a dance show we would be giving it 10's. Not only do the photographs represent Sherri's brand seeew well, but the directions are clear, there are 18 projects (all of which we want to make) and Sherri includes tips throughout. It is very much worth the retail of $24.95.
For our Bluebird Park Garden Days Quilt above, my mom wanted to showcase the adorable bicycle print from Kate & Birdie's Bluebird Park collection. She also loves scrappy seeew the Garden Days pattern was calling her name. The fountain blue, grass green and sunrise yellow are perfect for Spring & Summer. Made with a Layer Cake (42 10"x10" pre-cut squares) cutting is a breeze as Layer Cakes are wider than other pre-cuts.
Here's a larger picture for ya....I think it's one of my new favorites! How can you not love scrappy?
If you haven't been into the Shoppe lately you may not know that we have brought 30's Reproduction fabrics back to the Shoppe. Nothing says "dainty fresh as a clothesline" like the vintage look of 30's Reproductions! Everytime I look at this style of fabric I think of a swing set, laundry blowing in the fresh summer air, and plantation shutters on my windows. Why must my imagination be seeew vivid?
Have you noticed Maywood Studios "A Walk In The Park" yet? It's a fabulous new collection including the sophistication of red, black and vintage white along with a happy sunshine yellow, vintage purples and greens. All proceeds from this collection benefit cancer research. Since nearly all of us have known someone in our lifetime who has battled cancer, any money that can go toward finding a cure is always a good thing.
The "Mothership" wanted a quilt that was just as sweet as can be and Sherri's "Emma's Bear Paw" was exactly the pattern she was looking for.
For this quilt, the 30's Reproduction fabrics are set on point and are highlighted with a beautiful solid background. Since there is not a border on this quilt, we accented our quilt with a scrappy binding which we love! In our complete kit, you will have enough fabric from your bear paws to create your scrappy binding. Emma really is our new best friend.
Two great quilts from one great book! I have a feeling we will be seeing quite a few projects from this book by year's end...in fact, I know she's been working on one with MaryJane Butter's Bee My Honey collection. I'll keep you posted.
Before I leave tonight, there are a few other things to let you all know about. First and most important...we are extending our hours for the Summer months. Effective May 5, 2015 our hours will be 11am until 7pm Tuesday through Friday and 10am until 5pm on Saturday. We have heard from many of you that you just can't make it to the Shoppe by 5pm. We completely understand and we are more than happy to test it out. We will be happy to make it permanent, but the only way to do that is through your support. It's one thing to simply "Like" my post on Facebook, and quite another to see folks really enjoying what we are offering. Seeew, for the Summer months which includes Sunshine & Stitches Shop Hop, the Row by Row Experience and visitors traveling to Oregon for the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, you will have ample opportunity to visit. I cannot emphasize enough the value in supporting your local brick and mortar quilt shops. Give us a while to update all of our advertising and signage, but starting May 5, the new hours will be in effect.
Second...have you noticed our 2yd Medley Packs (below)? Each pack is coordinated by designer, collection or colorway and includes eight 1/4yd cuts, perfect for smaller projects. They can make a great gift for a quilter who is looking for some designer favorites at a great price! Be advised that each pack will be unique as we will most likely be able to make only one pack for each version. Some of the below packs have already sold out, but always check here to see the latest versions.
I have much more to discuss with you but it is well past my bedtime. The "Mothership" has a busy week ahead of her as she prepares for our exclusive Mother's Day Breakfast Club on Saturday, May 2. If you are attending, don't worry...I'll be sending all attendees an email later in the week. Just leave everything to us. She's also working on our new website design so don't forget to join our mailing list by following the directions below!
Cover yourself up with a beautiful quilt and sleep tight! ~ Brian