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You are cordially invited to our Grand Opening Festival Saturday, June 24 2017 here in our new location! If the pictures in today's blog are any indication, the day promises to be a spectacular day full of creativity! Seeew mark that one down on your calendars folks because I'm all in for a celebration! How about you? In fact, I was looking for a birthday cake image and as I dug through my old pictures, I came upon this classic! The pic is however ... pre-cupcake obsession. I was a bean pole.
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To be able to stand on Main Street U.S.A. without a soul in the early morning hours is an honor. This particular picture was during the 25th Anniversary (1996/97) in which they completely transformed Cinderella's Castle into a giant birthday cake! I can remember the decorating process took months and involved several cranes. Look at how the hub (the area in front of Cinderella's castle) has changed over the years. In the last few years they've completely removed all of those trees.
If there's one thing I know for sure it is that this new store is our own "world of color." We've been working on one section at a time and I think seeew far, this one below is my favorite! Fabrics from Kimberbell, Lake House, Chloe's Closet, American Jane, Bonnie & Camille along with Lori Holt all take up residence in this section. There are seeew many positives with this location with my favorite being the 20 foot ceilings! This new store is the size of our very first store we had from 2005-2008 but it has far more light! If you're familiar with our original store, we packed it in!
Jan (a.k.a. the mothership) and Christine made those adorable Farm Girl Vintage blocks for our Block of The Month program. There are 48 total in all and they made all of them three times...one set for my clothesline, one set for Christine's quilt and one set for my mom's (which we will hang in the store when finished) If you missed out the first time, I can spread the word now that she will be offering the Farm Girl B.O.M. again. You'll want to participate because Jan's color selection is fabulous (you will see below) as well as the additional instructions she provides! As soon as she shares the details with me, I'll be the first to let you know! Do I ever not...let you know??
Pictured above is long-time customer, Cynthia V. with her Farm Girl Vintage Quilt. Cynthia participated in the B.O.M. the last time we offered it and was thrilled to get all of our blocks put together! Cynthia brought it to last Saturday's "What's For Breakfast?"
BTW "What's For Breakfast?" is the new name of our monthly Breakfast Club. The fee to attend includes a breakfast snack and an entire kit for Jan's featured project! This month everyone learned a new skill while making this adorable towel (below) Placement of the hexi's was completely up to each person. Our next "What's For Breakfast" will be the Mother's Day Brunch Edition on Saturday, May 13 from 12pm-2pm. For this one we are going all out...more food and a fabulous secret project! Register here!
If you're looking for Lori Holt prints in Oregon, you definitely know where you can find them in neat little rows of organized colors!
If you participated in our Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. last session and want to share your quilts with us, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Instagram and use #hollyhillquiltshoppe seeew we can see! For those of you who participated in either the Farm Girl Vintage or the Barn Girl Vintage B.O.M's, we will be hosting a party for all of you seeew stay tuned for that info! If you haven't finished you quilt yet...best get busy!
We decided to do something a little different with our Vintage Posies A'La Mode Quilt we've not done before...and that was to put it over a table. Actually this quilt is huge at 78-1/2" x 88-1/2." Our complete kit includes ample fabric to complete the entire top and binding, along with the pattern. You can order our kit by clicking here. Of course, when we thought of vintage, we immediately thought of American Jane. When Sandy Klop was here teaching a class, I asked her, "Have you ever thought of Hop, Skip & A Jump as a name for a fabric collection?" She was thrilled and the rest is history! Seeew this collection holds a special place in our hearts. LOL. P.S. I finally found a home for our little red wagon!
The "Mothership" loves Fig Tree. In fact, Fig Tree fabrics from Moda have been a constant around here since time began. Our Sunny Chestnut Street Quilt finally got her beauty treatment and was quilted by the lovely Trish Hevern. Fig Tree's Chestnut Street and her new Coney Island are in the Shoppe now. As for the quilt, there are only two kits left to order here.
Pictured above is one of my all-time favorite collections for Summer! I cannot say enough great things about the new Sunday Supper from Sweetwater which is here in the Shoppe as we speak. Err...type! Sunday Supper is perfect for creating projects to maybe use outdoors with your Sunday night bbq's or entertaining on your outdoor patio set. That Aqua, Navy, Taupe, Grassy Green and Sunny Yellow motif is hot right now and I just know the fabrics will make a fabulous table runner, placemats, and much more! P.S. Yes, we ordered Authentic Etc. which premieres I believe in September!
Here's a little project we are working on! Do you recognize it???
Have you heard the news? Moda designer Sherri McConnell will be returning to the Shoppe to teach two workshops September 22 & September 23, 2017! Her visit will coincide with the release of her new fabric collection, Creekside. For Friday, September 22 she will be teaching her all-new Happy Days project. Details to register are here or call 503-694-8052.
For Saturday, September 23 Sherri will be teaching her new Patchwork Garden (see below)! I can see this in many different styles from Fig Tree, to Sweetwater's Sunday Supper! In this class you will learn new techniques for quick and accurate strip piecing, piece postage stamp blocks and much more! I've covered all of the details here on our website. Our class fees include instruction from Sherri and a catered lunch. A generous 20% discount is offered on all class supplies when purchased from our Shoppe. Register between now and May 31, 2017 and take advantage of the early registration discount!
Seeew...what do you do with a fabulous little combination of yellows?
Um...create a pineapple quilt! Hellooooo! I'm all about enchantment and nothing screams enchantment more than the mystical pineapple! I am in love with our Mod Pineapples Quilt Kit and I'm pretty sure that I know exactly what I am going to tie it in with in a future post! Long arm quilter and friend Melissa Hoffman was by the Shoppe the other day and we discussed how we wanted it quilted. Lots of lovely white space...don't you think?
Since this post is getting super long, I will wrap up our "world of color" with a finale of epic holiday realness! Ladies and genetlemen, I present this gorgeous palette from Moda's all-new Merrily! Completely in love with these blenders and they are in the Shoppe now!
But it's this panel (below) that is stealing the show!
I of course can see why! It's literally the definition of precious.com! P.S. That's not a real website, but a phrase I use.
Alright this concludes my magical little post! Tell me what you think about anything in today's blog post in the comments below and one of you will win a Sunday Supper Charm Pack! Contest remains open until 11:59pm Saturday April 29 2017. We always appreciate your support as that is what helps us bring you these contests and the doors stay open! Please enter only once, thanks!
Come visit us Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm in our new location at 31840 SW Charbonneau Dr. Wilsonville, Oregon 97070.
Remember everyone, STAY-SEWCIAL!! ~ Brian
If you don't, we will all be replaced by automation and robots! Do you want an Android cutting your fabric? Hee hee.