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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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???
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
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.
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.
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