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September 2016

The Circus Is Here! New Quilts And Fabrics For Your Favorite Little One.

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I guess you could say the circus has come to Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile! The door above is kind of like the doorway to my imagination and how my mind works. Since my mind always relates to songs, when it came to music for this post it was either Britney Spears "Circus" or Dumbo. To keep it safe....I went with...Dumbo. LOL. However...I could have had a lot of fun with Britney. LOL.  "Casey Junior's coming down the tracks ladies and gentlemen!"

 

I'm about to show you a few new quilt projects and fabrics created specifically with any little one in mind - from infant to toddler, there is plenty to select from in the Shoppe now.

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One of our newest collections is this sweet little vintage circus collection called, Vintage Circus by Lewis & Irene. Have you heard of this company yet? Their collections are smaller (which we love) and their hand is lovely. It's a father-daughter team and their goal is that their prints will make you smile. They never disappoint. You can view the collections we have here. In picking out a pattern for our samples, the "Mothership" relied on the simple quilts featured in Simply Fat Quarters and Fat Quarter Style. I know a lot of people have loved that the muted tones of the fabrics are perfect for boys and girls - which definitely helps in the selection process.

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We have made kits of both the Vintage Circus Poppy Quilt pictured above and the Vintage Circus Marble Quilt pictured below. Both patterns remind us of circus tent tops and each background gives the quilt a vintage feel. Each quilt kit includes ample fabric to create the quilt top and binding. The book is also included. Our kits are very reasonably priced and save you the time of hunting down fabrics.

If you already have the book and just want the fabric, we can post a credit of the book price before shipping. We will only do this for our kits that include books. This is of course where I remind you to #shoplocal. I know people purchase books from on-line-only sources including designers. I am a huge advocate of #shoplocal. If you must order an item from on-line, make sure they have a brick and mortar that you could visit. #shoplocal #itdoesmatter.

There is nothing better than the attention to detail that Jan puts into our quilt kits...they are literally like presents and excellently priced.

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To make the Vintage Circus Marble Quilt, the "Mothership" did change the way the borders are done and included a piano key border on the top and bottom. Seeew adorable. The changes are included with our kit.

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Yellow and grey continue to one of the hottest color trends right now seeew we made another quilt in these colors for one of Christine's grandchildren. Isn't it sweet? You can order a kit by tapping the image or click here.

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BTW...Moda's Sweet Baby Flannels are in the Shoppe now and they are quite popular. I wouldn't wait too long! Once the new year begins, there are lots of people being told they will be grandparents. It's a good idea to start thinking now because our baby flannels do sell out.

That's it for today. I've got more painting to do seeew, stay seeew-cial! ~ Brian

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Harvest Your Creativity With A Class This Fall!

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Fall is soon upon us and our Fall class schedule is below. If you are new to the Shoppe or maybe have been busy for the last six months, we have added a new classroom/workshop space to the back of our store. It's our favorite space in the "house" and it's going to get a lot better in the months ahead! It is our hope to introduce you to a variety of techniques and projects and this season, we've got lots to choose from! In addition to these classes, we invite you to join us for our Holly-Ween Breakfast Club on Saturday, October 22 from 9am-11am. Have you ever been to one? Jan only selects cute practical projects to feature seeew you might want to check it out! New faces are always welcome and you get to make friends! Continue below to see what classes we've got planned so far and sign up! We are going to have a great time! Space is limited in all classes.

Fall is definitely our favorite season, the creativity is endless. We just wish we had more time!  In addition to our classes and seasonal workshops we will be in the Wooly Block Adventure (October 15 through December 15, 2016) and the fall Stitches Shop Hop (October 8).  Also be watching our daily email for information on our in-store Throwback Thursday Fabric Exchange on Thursday, September 22! For all other information about our Shoppe refer to previous emails and/or our website www.hollyhillquiltshoppe.com. We'd love to see you!

Happy Quilting & Stay Seeew-cial.
Jan & Brian, Owners  
Bloomin Cogwheel Bloc Loc Class

Create unique dresden plates with attitude using these grooved wedge rulers. Join Jan as she shows you how to sub-cut strip sets with no waste and build units with interlocking seams using this amazing ruler. Saturday, October 15 10:30am-3:30pm. $40 per person.

Click Here to register and learn more.
Mini Pumpkins Quick Curve Class

During this class Jan & Christine will introduce you to cutting curves while making this beautiful Mini Pumpkin Quilt/Wall Hanging. Thursday, October 20 10:30am-3:30pm $40.00 per person.

Click here to register and learn more!
Freezer Paper Method Applique Class with Lisa Goodloe

In this class you will learn how to prepare applique pieces using freeze paper and the starch method. Students will also learn how to apply applique pieces to their background. Thursday, October 27 9am-3pm. $50 per person.
English Paper Piecing with Jan & Christine 

In this class you will make an apple core mat. Learn how to use paper foundations. You will also learn how to hand sew the apple cores together.  Saturday, October 29 10:30am-1pm. $25 per person.

*No sewing machine required for this class.



Quilting II Class - Starlettes

In our Quilting II class Jan & Christine will introduce you to how to work with angles on a star block using this pattern from Fat Quarter Style.

Saturday, November 12 10:30am-4pm
$50 per person.  

This class is for those who are a Confident Beginner or have already taken our Beginning Quilting Class.

Click here to register and learn more!
Beginning Quilting Class with Jan & Christine

If you're new to quilting this is the class for you! This is a 2 Part Class. Part I is Tuesday, October 18 and Part II is Tuesday, November 15 2016. The class fee covers both sessions 10:30am-4pm.

You will start out with good "quilting habits" to ensure success with your quilting projects.  Students will learn proper use of quilting tools, how to cut fabrics, good piecing habits and skills when it comes to blocks and borders, the importance of good pressing, sewing an accurate 1/4" seam and much more.

 Click here to register!
Open Wide Bag Class with Jan & Christine

Learn to put in a zipper, work with the Annie Soft and Stable and how to apply your binding! We're going to have lots of fun so come join us!

This class will meet Saturday November 5 10:30am-3:30pm. $ 40 per person.


Register Now for the 2nd Annual Wool N' Harvest Retreat Workshop
Join us and Kathy Cardiff as we present our 2nd Annual Wool N' Harvest Workshop Saturday, October 1 10:30am-6pm. Participants will receive a kit to make Kathy's new exclusive project, a catered harvest luncheon, and instruction by Kathy.


When: Saturday, October 1 10:30am-6pm
Harvest Luncheon served between 12:30pm & 1:30pm
Seats Available: 0 SOLD OUT
Participants will learn Kathy's technique of layering the applique to create her exclusive design, while working with wool on textured cotton backgrounds. Participants will learn the whip, blanket, lazy daisy and French knot stitches.
No sewing machines are needed at this workshop. 
 

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Seats Are Limited For the 8th Annual Homespun & Holly Christmas Retreat Workshop!

Join us and five of our favorite designers for a day full of Christmas cheer, holiday fun and friendship as you create five "secret" holiday projects. The cost includes kits for all five projects, instruction by our five invited designers and a delicious catered holiday luncheon.

Our special guests include Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin, Moda designer Brenda Riddle, Kathy Cardiff of the Cottage at Cardiff Farms, Sherri Falls of This & That, and Debbie Busby of Wooden Spool Designs.

When: We have two (2) seats left for Friday, December 2 2016
Time: Begins at 10:30am and continues until 6pm.
No sewing machines.
Luncheon served between 12:30pm/1pm. Afternoon snack around 3:30pm
Seats available: 0
For more information and to register click here.
Deadline to register is November 1, 2016

   
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Local Accommodations

We get people from all over the United States coming to our annual workshops. We have two great hotels just minutes away from our Shoppe.

The Courtyard by Marriott Portland Tigard hotel is minutes from West Linn, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego and Tualatin and just eight minutes from downtown Portland. Our Marriott hotel in Tigard, OR located off I-5 is a perfect location for business or leisure travel. Our Courtyard hotel in Tigard has close proximity to  the Bridgeport Village Shopping Center and Woodburn Outlet Mall. Tap the image to visit their website.
 
With a stay at Grand Hotel at Bridgeport in Tigard (South Portland), you'll be minutes from Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile, Bridgeport Village and close to Cook Park. This hotel is within the vicinity of Tualatin Island Greens and Washington Square Mall. Tap the image to visit their website.

 

 

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Let It Snow...Let It Snow....Let It Snow!

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It's only September but it's never too early to start wishing for snow. Would you believe after one day of rain we are back to the high 70's and low 80's? Boo. I want fall. I want to smell the pumpkin bread, breathe the Autumn air and watch Mother Nature put on her Autumn Color Show! Fortunately in the world of creativity we can create whatever season we want it to be!

This adorable new quilt kit is called Let It Snow! For our version, Jan wanted to make it a little more Christmas and changed ours up with a green background. She even added a Grunge to replace the black buttons and made them aqua! She gave him brighter buttons for his face to make him a little happier. Our kits include ample fabric to complete the quilt top and binding to create the quilt just like what you see here. The floss, buttons, and the book are all included in our kit. We've since sent it with Melissa Hoffman (our lovely long arm quilter) to be quilted seeew we can't wait to see what she does with it! She will have the challenge of quilting around those buttons, but we had to sew them on to give you the full effect. It's important to put your face on each day and these are happy faces!

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We've got lots of Christmas fabric in the Shoppe now including lots of great white-on-white background fabrics with little Christmas prints on them!

That's it for today! Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian


Our Wool N' Harvest Retreat Workshop With Kathy Cardiff is October 1. Bramblewood Charm Pack Giveaway!

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EDITOR'S NOTE: THE COMMENTS ON THIS POST HAVE BEEN CLOSED. WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER SOON.

FYI: The Wool N' Harvest Workshop is now FULL. Sorry we missed you! There are still four seats left for our Christmas workshop, "Homespun & Holly" on Sunday, December 4 2016.

Have you heard about our Wool N' Harvest Retreat Workshop? If you have...I'm thrilled. If you haven't, well let me enlighten you.

Designer Kathy Cardiff of The Cottage at Cardiff Farms will be here for a full day of stitchery on Saturday, October 1 from 10:30am-6pm. Kathy is designing an exclusive fall project to share and teach all of you during the workshop. This new design celebrates the beauty of Autumn and will feature three new harvest-time blocks of wool applique on Diamond Textile backgrounds. The finished blocks will fit together to make a gorgeous table top that you will have done for your own Thanksgiving table.

Truly, we'd love to show you but being that she's designing the project as I type, we know everyone can appreciate protecting the design process. Right?  Besides, just look at the things she creates! If you love a cozy Autumn cottage feel, you'll want to travel over the river and through the woods...to...no, not your grandmother's house....but Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe!

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Not only will you leave with a new fall project, but you'll also leave with knowledge! During this workshop you will learn Kathy's technique of layering the applique to create her exclusive design while working with wool. Participants will learn the whip, blanket, lazy daisy and French knot stitches.

The fee for the workshop is $200 per person. This fee includes your kit (the project is a larger wool project), instruction by Kathy and a catered Harvest luncheon. There are only five more seats left! DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS SEPTEMBER 24, 2016 to ensure you have a meal and a kit.

If you can't make it to this workshop, Kathy will also be teaching at our 8th Annual Homespun & Holly Christmas Retreat Workshop. We have four more seats left for Sunday, December 4.

To register for the Wool N' Harvest Workshop click here. Be sure to scroll through the entire page. To purchase designs by Kathy Cardiff click here.

If you are looking for more stitchery projects that use wool and/or feature seasonal projects we've also got plenty of patterns from Buttermilk Basin, Primitive Gatherings, and Kathy Schmitz. Lots to choose from!

It's been awhile since we've had a contest here on the blog. We are giving away one Bramblewood Charm Pack! It's a gorgeous collection for Autumn! Leave a comment below! You can comment on anything including what your favorite thing is about the Shoppe, your favorite part of Autumn, or what you plan to do with the charm pack! The comments for this post will close Wednesday, September 14. Seeew...inspire me.

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That's it for today! We look forward to seeing you at the Wool N' Harvest Retreat Workshop!

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

P.S. There is a new adventure by the creators of the Row By Row Experience coming this fall! If you love wool, you will love the Wooly Block Adventure that runs October 15 through December 15, 2016. The only thing I can tell you right now....is our project is SUPER CUTE and AMAZING! What the "Mothership" and Christine have done is absolutely "darling." I do believe I have not seen what they have designed done with wool before. You're going to LOVE it.

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Mini Pumpkin Quick Curve Ruler Class October 6. Sign Up Now!

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It's starting to look like fall! In fact, for the first day of school it's raining here in Oregon seeew it even smells like fall outside!

Jan and Christine will be teaching the Mini Pumpkin Quilt (pictured above) on Thursday October 20 from 10:30am-3:30pm. It's the perfect class to learn the Quick Curve Ruler while making something gorgeous to decorate your home! During this class you will learn how to properly position the Quick Curve Ruler, how to square up the blocks and how to sew curves. To register for the Mini Pumpkin Quick Curve Class, click here. Class Discount Night for this class is Tuesday, October 11 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Only registered students may attend Class Discount Night so sign up asap! This class does have a class size limit. Students receive a 20% class discount when purchasing supplies on this night so sign up soon! If you can't attend Class Discount Night, you will receive 10% off the pattern only. Seeew my advice.....attend the Class Discount Night:-)

 

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Are you familiar with the Quick Curve Ruler , Mini Quick Curve Ruler and patterns by Sew Kind of Wonderful? We've got lots of them available in the Shoppe and in our on-line store here. Our website has a basic shipping rate of $5.95 for a USPS Flat Rate Envelope (with tracking). You can fit multiple patterns in this envelope but if you just want to order a single pattern, please call the Shoppe at 503-607-0600 as we can mail it regular mail (without tracking) for $1.90-$2.25. Otherwise, filll up your envelope with a few patterns and fabric to make good use of the $5.95 envelope. I am always surprised I have to explain this, but I do.

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Always a Shop favorite, our Patchwork Pumpkin Farm Girl Vintage Block Kit is available here. There are 30 oranges in this block! To view all of our Farm Girl Vintage Block Kits click here.

Last but not least...something new using the gorgeous Sundrops collection! We just love this new collection...those grays, yellows and corals are absolutely swoonworthy. Kits for this beautiful Sundrops Quilt are available both in-store and in our on-line store now.

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A local customer came in on Saturday and gathered the fabrics below to re-create Sherri McConnell's Mahalo quilt. I hope she brings it in when it's finished so we can share! I know it's going to be fabulous. 

That's it for today. I'll be sharing more fall classes in our daily email inspiration seeew be sure to sign up on the front page of our website here.

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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