It Has Been A Busy Week Here in Charbonneau!

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We welcomed lots of you over the last week during our "Soft Opening!" For this coming week we are adding Wednesday to the mix of days we will be open. Seeew for the week of March 27 - April 1 we will be open Tuesday through Saturday 10am-4pm. Our new address is 31840 SW Charbonneau Dr. Wilsonville, OR 97070. We are in the Charbonneau Village Center on the end near Lux Sucre Desserts.

As you can see above we are starting to plant up our front entrance! I also made a trip to the bakery a few times!-4

O.K. maybe it was every day...but still, there are enough natural areas to walk around our new neighborhood! I'm not worried in the least!

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As for Jan, the "Mothership" - she has been submerged in continual creativity. She has decided to work with these gorgeous yellows for a beautiful new project that is perfect for Summer! All I know is that it is going to look fabulous on our new shop walls. Who knew we had seeew many yellows around the Shoppe? This woman does not get the credit she seeew deserves but I for one appreciate her ability to create beautiful things on top of the several hundred other things she does! This move alone was a HUGE effort and combine it with the expense, the time involved, on top of keeping it all rolling....bravo to Jan! Trust me, we are going to celebrate and I'll let you know when!

Thanks for joining me today and remember...stay seeew-cial! ~ Brian

P.S. Don't forget to shop our Stash Builder Sale here on our website!

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Sneak Peak At Our New Location Today Only! Saturday, March 18 12:30pm-4pm

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Happy National Quilter's Day!

Today we are giving a sneak peak of our new location from 12:30pm-4pm.

 The address is:

31840 SW Charbonneau Drive
Suite #FG
Wilsonville, OR 97070

Charbonneau is a planned community within the city limits of Wilsonville.

Heading South on I-5
Take I-5 South Exit 282B
Turn Left off of the exit. Proceed to Charbonneau which will be on your left. Once you enter Charbonneau follow the signs to Village Center. Turn right into Village Center. We are in the plaza next to the bakery on the end.

Heading North on I-5
Take I-5 North Exit 282
Turn Right off of the exit. Proceed to Charbonneau which will be on your left. Once you enter Charbonneau follow the signs to Village Center. Turn right into Village Center. We are in the plaza next to the bakery on the end.

We are getting a new phone number and as soon as that is available we will publish it here and on our website.
 
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Are You Ready?

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Are you ready to see Beauty & The Beast???? It starts this Friday and I'm in love with the Overture!  

I bet you thought I meant are you ready for our new location? Mmmhmmm. I already know you are excited because I've caught a few of you scoping out the place! Would you like to know that I've got my Wednesday underpants on? Staring at me through the windows isn't going to get me to open the place before we are ready. LOL. "You can ask any Tom, Dick or Stanley..." and they will tell you the same thing I'm telling you!

BTW...Our cutting counter and register counter (vital components of the complete quilt shop experience) are being built this week seeew everyone calm yourselves:-) Those of you who registered for our March Breakfast Club will get a sneak peak unless something doesn't go as planned. We will let you know the details of our new  location when we are 100% ready to go!

Enjoy the sights and sounds and of course, stay seeew-cial ~ Brian

P.S. I am more than happy to answer questions about product for those who have a serious intent to purchase products from our store. For products that are available you can tap the images. Thank you for your understanding.

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Our Song Lives On....

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Throughout our 12 years in existence, one thing is for sure....we've always danced to our own song. A quilt shop much like a quilt, is full of moments that last forever. From the arrival of a new grandchild and until the end nears for a loved one, the song of creating lives on.

"Maybe some moments aren't so perfect, maybe some memories not so sweet, but we have to know some bad times or our lives are incomplete...."

It should be no surprise that the song I'm featuring today is from none other than the legendary Celine Dion! Celine's new song "How Does A Moment Last Forever" is from Disney's Beauty & The Beast which is out in theaters this Friday! The song was written by Alan Menken, one of the original composers of the 1991 animated classic. I don't know about you, but can hardly wait! I hear that when you leave the theater you will believe in magic! Personally, I've always believed in it. To me, the minute you stop believing, you're basically done. It's over for you. LOL. I do sometimes wonder if they felt bad for giving the title track for radio to Ariana Grande???

Yes, that is a picture of our new storefront location at the top of this post. When we are ready to have our Grand Re-Creation, we will notify all of you with our address, new phone number and opening date! Don't worry, you haven't missed it yet. Relocating an entire store takes time. We have had painting to do, have a cutting and register counter constructed, position our furnishings and props, load in the fabric, make kits, organize our stock areas, and more! If you receive our daily email, you'll be the first to know when we are ready! It's also a good idea to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

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Pictured above is the Breakfast Club project from February! Since our Breakfast Club is an in-store seeew-cial affair, we do not typically sell the featured project kit on-line. However, we have had tons of requests for this one so kits will be available soon. Wool projects do not always have to be "dark." This one is perfect for Spring & Summer! When our kits are ready we will notify everyone! There are 9 seats left for our Breakfast Club on March 18 from 10am-12pm. Register here.

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I feel like I'm cheating on Priscilla Queen of the Dessert. There may or may not be a delicious bakery next door and it is marvelous. Everything they make over there is amazing. Someone joked with me on Instagram that we maybe should just tear the wall down and have a full on pastry affair!

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I will tell you that our new Shoppe is bright and happy. As we were setting up the other day I was playing with these American Jane fabrics and pre-cuts. There are seeew many things you can do with all of this and I truly hope folks feel inspired to use them! For the first time ever we have 18 to 24 feet high ceilings. Seeew while the physical floor space is quaint, it feels bigger because of the ceilings. Here we can actually display our quilts fully up high to really be seen. I love it. 

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Look at how gorgeous our Red Daisy looks in here. Seeew pretty!

Speaking of 18 feet high ceilings, it does take a bit to get the quilts displayed up high!

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The "Mothership" found this sign at a farm sale and it's going to go right up next to our register. LOL. How can anyone not smile and be happy when around quilts and fabric??? 

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The sweetest collection for a nursery or your favorite little darling is definitely hands down, Darling Little Dickens. I put together this little display yesterday featuring the Tumbler quilt we recently made. This collection can be used for small baby quilts, baby bibs, or even as cute little easter runners for a dresser in the nursery or a table top! Seeew many options! #darlinglittledickens

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Borderless quilts are very popular right now and this one is our favorite! It's called our Sunny Chestnut Street Quilt Kit and its available for purchase in our on-line store. The prints are traditional vintage yet the colors are bright and happy. Even the black is happy! The quilt pieces together like a dream! Even though we are dying to get this one quilted, even un-quilted it's perfect.

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Last but not least is the Sundrops collection! This collection looks great for Spring, it looks great for Summer and it looks great for Autumn! Our Sundrops Quilt Kit below is made with the Honey Bun or 1-1/2" precut strips. It's important to note that Moda is no longer making Honey Buns with every collection. There are typically one or two new collections that include Honey Buns. Our complete kit is available here.

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Finally I want to talk to you about the importance of the # with Social Media. We strongly encourage you to use #hollyhillquiltshoppe or #hollyhillquilts in your social media postings. If you are working with fabrics or kits from our shop be sure to tag us so we can see what you're making! I know there are 200 or so people making our Barn Girl Vintage and Farm Girl Vintage quilts, and yet...no one has sent me their pics:-( Your quilt is a moment that lasts forever, and Social Media ensures that our song, no matter where we go, will still live on! Thanks for joining us today!

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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Re-Opening This Spring

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If you follow us on Instagram you know by now that we have found a new location! Or in other words...we've found our way back home!

We have not posted details yet on our website as we are in the process of unpacking, painting, having our cutting counter constructed, setting up our office, studying the area traffic and everything else that needs to be done. You can bet I will share all of the details (address, phone number, etc.) when we are 100% ready.  For the past two months we've been creating new kits and running some fabulous sales in our on-line store. Our sincerest thanks to those who have made purchases! That's what keeps doors open whether in-store or on-line, seeew THANK YOU!

The "Mothership" and I both love the new location! The size is similar to our original location (2005-2008)  and there is plenty of parking!  For the first time ever we have very high ceilings! Do you know what this means???? We can hang quilts without them messing with your hair!  We've been sitting in there nightly imagining the possibilities. The more time we spend in there, the more ideas we get! One challenge with the high ceilings.....our chandeliers. They are rather iconic and have been with us since day one but at this time we haven't found a way to incorporate them. I suppose we will get there!

Here's a peak at one corner with some of the furniture we are keeping. The "Mothership" found this red furniture on one of her road trips to California waaaaay back in 2004! What should we put in this corner? Hmmm...maybe some stitchery? Maybe some Christmas? What about yarn? Choices. Choices. Choices!

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I know one thing that is going to look amazing in this new space! Our Farm Girl Vintage Quilt! In fact, prior to the day we moved out of our old location, two of our Farm Girl Vintage Block Of The Month members dropped by to show us their quilts!

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For 15 months, eager quilters joined us each month to receive four block kits which were planned by Jan (a.k.a. the "Mothership"). The final two months they received their borders and cornerstones, etc. 

I can testify that this coordination of color took my mom and Christine hours and hours, night after night for months! The kits for each block had to then be cut and our own blocks had to be sewn. Not only did they sew each set of blocks for their own quilts, but they also sewed blocks for my clothesline that you may have seen in our Shoppe.  If you have never participated in a Block of The Month (B.O.M.) it's a great way to keep you motivated to finish a project. For those quilts that are going to use a ton of fabric, it's also a great way to spread out the cost over a period of time.

Pictured above is longtime customer Elaine V. who was so happy to bring her completed quilt in! It was the first time Jan got to see all of her hard work and planning put together! Elaine did a fabulous job with her quilt!

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This is Bev! You may have seen Bev at one of our monthly Breakfast Clubs. P.S. the next one is Saturday, March 18 10am-12pm at Langdon Farms in Aurora, Oregon!

I can tell you that Bev is one of our biggest fans, gives great hugs AND...she is going to be only minutes from our new location.

The only reason she knows where it is, is because Bev came to our Breakfast Club this month.

Be like Bev. Bev is fun. Seeew is Elaine. LOL.

You may have noticed that Bev's border is smaller. She chose to do that because she had a particular spot in her house where she wanted it to hang. This is totally something we would do too!

Since I took the picture above, Bev had her quilt "quilted" and joined us at our recent February Breakfast Club. Check out what she did with the back!

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Again..be like Bev. Bev is fun. Seeew is Elaine.

Patty and Karen also joined us at the February Breakfast Club and they too brought their Farm Girl Vintage Quilt. For their quilts they chose an aqua border that is just as striking as the yellow! I tried to get pictures, but the lighting in the venue was a bit dull. I'll work on it.

Don't you just love Farm Girl Vintage quilts???? They look good in just about anything!

Oh...Patty and Karen are fun too. Be like Patty, Karen, Bev and Elaine.

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If you participated in our in-store Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. Jan would like you all to know she will be planning a special party once we are settled in the new location. We appreciate your patience and can't wait to see what you all did with your quilts! If you weren't able to join us for this one, rumor has it she may run one again seeew keep your eyes peeled to the screen and your ear to the ground.

If you unsubscribe from our daily email inspiration, you're going to miss out on the fun and details!

FYI...I've covered that we closed our former location two months ago and have been sharing hints while we looked for a new location. Everything I'm sharing with you is the creative process and a behind-the-scenes creative look at what it takes to relocate a store. WHEN WE ARE READY WITH THE DETAILS TO REOPEN (including address, phone number, and opening day) WE WILL SHARE THOSE DETAILS HERE, ON OUR WEBSITE, AND ALL OF OUR SOCIAL MEDIA.

That's it for today! I've got lots of work to do seeew that we can be freed up to watch "This Is Us!"

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

 

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Kimberbell Basics Charm Pack Winner Announcement #Winning

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We have another winner announcement! I'm telling you there will be seeew much winning your head will spin!

But first, do you know who else is winning?

That's right! The "Mothership!" She has been buzzing about in the "creative hive" planning projects to decorate our new location!

Remember that stack of Darling Little Dickens she was cutting?

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Well, she decided to make the Tumblers quilt from Fresh Family Traditions by the lovely Sherri McConnell. Our finished sample is approximately 37" x 51" which is the perfect size to hang over a sweet crib and for the nursery in general.

The collection is chalk full with sweet little ducks, bunnies, bears, bees and...LOOK AT THOSE SHEEP!

Just an FYI, the pattern in the book is for a larger quilt (57" x 66") in case someone gets the book out and sees a different size.

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I cannot believe people have overlooked this collection. It is as the name implies....DARLING! The quilt goes together like a dream!

Personally, I find it genius to throw in peas and carrots in a baby line.

When I think of baby food, a gorgeous ensemble of pureed peas comes to mind!

Nom..nom...nom!

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Doesn't it make you hungry?

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Fabrics for children are my big ?

When we offer bright, people want light and pastel.

When we offer those options, people want bright and bold. We personally like ours with a more classy vintage feel much like Darling Little Dickens which was designed by Lydia Nelson, one of Moda's newest designers! The fabric collection is available in our on-line store and it's currently on sale!

I have one more thing to show you ....

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Yes! It's a Great Granny Squared in Fig Tree's Chestnut Street! Freshly pieced and ready for quilting! Isn't it pretty? It's going to look fabulous in the new space! If you don't have the book Great Granny Squared you can order it with us by clicking here. Someone asked me the other day about how they order products they see on the blog. They didn't know they could click on the links! Seeew, yes you click on the links and we will get the items right out to you! "

Now for the moment you've all been waiting for! With the assistance of the " Random Number Generator" the winner of our Kimberbell Basics Charm pack is....

Marilyn Warner!
 
Marilyn wrote:
 
Thanks for keeping us informed about all the wonderful quilts and fabrics available. You and your mom run a beautiful business that is warm and welcoming. I can't wait to know where you'll be hanging the shoppe's sign.

Marilyn, please contact us at hollyhillorders@comcast.net with your mailing address!

That's it for today! I'll be back with another contest seeew stay tuned! We have much to do to get our new location ready seeew we won't be releasing any details until we are 100%. We thank everyone for their patience AND for your support! If you can't shop our store in person, we certainly hope you will shop our on-line store as it all keeps the doors open for when you do decide you want to visit!

Stay Seeew-cial and tell us what you think in the comments below! Let's hear about what you're working on, what makes you happy or heck...where you're from! Do I have to offer a prize to get this to happen? :-) Maybe I should conduct a Social Media experiment. ~ Brian

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