Our Summer-Licious New Location Celebration Is Here Today July 15, 2017! Come Join The Fun!

 

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Today is the day!!! Are you ready to shake your charm pack???  Our Summer-Licious New Location Celebration is happening at the Shoppe from 12pm-4pm! Everyone is invited to come out with the family for a great time! Our celebration includes tons of prizes including gift bags for the kids (first come, first served) compliments of the "Mothership", Kid's Craft Table, complimentary face painting, lots of music, Demos and trunk shows!

I don't know what happened to the rest of the countdown? Could it be that I ended up on errands across the city??? LOL.

There also were some dancing rehearsals....and some shopping! If you've been following us on Instagram, I'm including some of the posts which highlight how we are preparing!

Come join the fun and stay seeew-cial with us! The more we have the more fun! ~ Brian


Summer Is Here & The Time Is Right...For Our Summer-Licious New Location Celebration! July 15, 2017

 

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Summer's here and the time is right! My regular blog posts will resume after our Summer-Licious New Location Celebration is over and done. Until then, enjoy my countdown! "It doesn't matter what you wear, just as long as you are there!"

Come join us...JULY 15, 2017!

The party begins at 12pm! Festivities until 4pm. Shoppe open until 6pm.

Our address is 31840 SW Charbonneau Dr. Wilsonville, OR 97070. If you are heading I-5 South take exit 282B. If you are heading on I-5 North, the exit is 282. We are located in the Charbonneau district. Follow the signs to the Village Center/Golf Course once you've entered Charbonneau. Look for the Vintage Shasta, quilts and tent outside of our Shoppe! You can't miss it!

Stay Seeew-cial - Brian

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Join Us for Our Summer-Licious Celebration July 15, Row by Row Experience and A Day With Moda's Corey Yoder!

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The Summer season is always a busy one around here but I finally got some down time to sit here and show you everything you're possibly missing out on!

Much has been happening over the last few weeks between planning our Summer-Licious New Location Celebration schedule for July 15 and the Row by Row Experience! I'm still getting all the details finalized for our big party, but here's a video clip that features some of the highlights below! I can tell you that the party begins at 12pm! We will have special performances, prize drawings, demos, face painting, a kids craft table and more,...though I'm not sure how much more I can fit in! Go ahead and click on the video below!

BTW Cami is looking for some extra talent so if anyone would like to join in our dances we have three rehearsals scheduled here at the Shoppe in our classroom on Thursday, July 6 & 13 from 7pm-9pm and Sunday, July 9 from 2pm-4pm. The more we have join the merrier! The moves are simple and I promise no lifts or splits. LOL. We do prefer it if you could let us know ahead so we know to expect you (all ages 10 and above!) Looking forward to it!

From all of the pictures today, it's obvious that the Row by Row Experience has launched! If you've never heard of this annual event, the goal is to visit as many participating shops across the country, Canada and Europe to collect row patterns! This year the theme is "On the Go" and the "Mothership" decided to create our Quilts On The Go Row to coordinate with our Glamping Sweet Glamping theme from last year! Personally, I would get the kit because it is these fabrics that MAKE this row.

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In order to receive the pattern, you must physically visit our Shoppe by September 5, 2017 during our store hours. As you travel and collect rows from participating shops don't forget to create a quilt using at least 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 participating Row by Row shops! If you're the first to bring your quilt into that participating shop, you will win a bundle of 25 Fat Quarters! Use our row in the quilt and you also receive a bonus prize! But here's the challenge...only one person gets to win this from our Shoppe!

If you can't make it to our Shoppe this Summer, you can pre-order our "Quilts On The Go" Row Kit by September 5, 2017 but it will not ship until November. You may also wish to add our Glamping Sweet Glamping Row Kit (pictured below) to your order. Keep in mind that if you add Glamping Sweet Glamping to your order for our current 2017 row, it will all be shipped together in November.

A word of warning...NO KITS AND OR PATTERNS MAY BE DISTRIBUTED IN ANY WAY FOR THE 2017 ROW between September 5 & November 1, 2017. This is what Row by Row considers the hibernation period in which you hunker down and get your quilts sewn!

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You may have noticed the little border around our current row. We simply used our laser-cut 1-1/2" Square Stacker to add to our row. We have left it as an option for our 2017 row, but it is included with the Glamping Sweet Glamping Kit as it is needed to make the hanging quilts.

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This year kids between the ages of 6 and 14 are also encouraged to participate with the all-new Row by Row Experience Junior! Have you heard of this? Do you know a young person who would love to be creative and sew? When traveling with an adult, children (6-14) can receive a free row pattern at our Shoppe! The pattern is designed specifically with kids in mind and each shop may have a different pattern! We have chosen "Rover" but since we have a little dachshund of our own we decided to rename our dog to "Gracie." Here she is!

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If you don't have a little one to bring with you to the Shoppe, adults can purchase our Gracie kit in the Shoppe! Patterns may only be handed out to children.

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With the Summer season in full swing, it's definitely Glamping season around here! The "Mothership" just brought in the sweet new Glamper-Licious Collection and we found this sweet Happy Camper Clock! The clock can be ordered by calling us at 503-694-8052 during Shoppe hours.

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Another new arrival last week are these adorable Playtime 30's pre-cuts and fabric bolts. That bundle alone is dreamy! I can see seeew many quilts with it, can't you? You may even notice the yellows in the drawer! You can never have too many yellows and I sometimes feel that there are times of the year where yellow is hard to find! Summer is the perfect time to grab a stash of yellow!

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Finally before I go and grab my lunch, I will leave you today with this little tidbit of info....

Did you know Moda's Corey Yoder is coming to the Shoppe for a one day workshop experience on Wednesday, July 26? Yep! 'Tis true! Corey will be teaching a Hand Quilting Workshop in the morning from 9am-12pm and then her Patchwork Magnets Workshop from 1pm-4pm! Sign up for one or sign up for both! You're going to have a great time with this amazing, talented designer! Check out some of her work below and until next time....

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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I'm Allergic to Entitled

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I have a lot on my mind after what clearly a rough start to the week! If you don't follow us on Facebook, this post will be irrelevant to you. Let's just say that a small portion of the population certainly should have paid more attention to this lesson in their childhood. When I was younger my parents would point out that "the world doesn't revolve around you" whenever I misbehaved. I wasn't always a gem ya know. In fact, I have never claimed to be. Whenever they would say that to me, the only thing my mind could envision at the time was a planet swirling around me. I didn't get it. LOL. But as I got older....it all made sense.

Social Media has definitely brought out a lack of manners in quite a few. That's all.

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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Thursdays Are Date Nights With Holly! Now Open Until 8pm On Thursdays!

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No, that's not "Holly." That's the "Mothership"...her name btw is Jan.

About five years ago I adopted the name "Mothership" because I had some woman harrassing me through email and comments about how I referred to her as "my mom" and tried to mock the fact that we are a mother/son team. It was getting seeew bad that I started to not want to post. Well, unbeknownst to me our loyal blog readers enjoyed the nickname seeew much that it just took hold and the "Mothership" was born. The moral of the story...take someone's negative and turn it upside down.

As far as "Holly" is concerned, we always know when a solicitor is calling the Shoppe because they ask for "Holly." Nice try but uh...that's not her name. You'd think that if they wanted us to buy from them or listen to their spiel, they'd maybe do their research to find out the owner's name? Another give away I always know it's a solicitor...our actual customers don't call us from a noisy call center. LOL. Truth be told Holly is the name of a very ugly cat that belongs to one of my brothers. I suppose I can't be too harsh because it was her name that has made us who we are today, right? I should try and get a photo. I'll get on that stat.

The purpose of this blog post however is to let you know we are now open until 8pm on Thursdays here in the Charbonneau District of Wilsonville, Oregon. We sent a survey last month asking our followers what night they would like to see the Shoppe open late, and the result was Thursday night! Friday was in second place but I have a hard time with giving up my Friday night for someone to maybe show up. I'm still young...I've got dance floors to burn up! LOL.

No seriously, Thursday nights are a great night to come out as the traffic isn't bad at all and it's gorgeous out here! The best part about it is that it was selected by YOU! We are excited to see what happens!

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We do have an English Paper Piecing Club on Thursday night once a month from 6:30pm-8:30pm seeew be sure to check out the schedule located here. Seats are limited to 8 and each month the "Mothership" will be introducing new projects and techniques! The first date is June 15, 2017.

This Saturday is our neighbor's first birthday! Lux Sucre Desserts turns one! That's a huge milestone! To celebrate we are adding a complimentary Kid's Craft Table from 12pm-4pm. The Mothership will be teaching these adorable popsicle garlands which is what she has been working on in the photo above! She's created a variety of styles so bring your favorite little one and watch them be creative!

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Alright everyone...we are looking forward to seeing the result of your survey! Are Thursday nights your best night to visit? I guess we will find out!

Stay Seeew-cial! ~ Brian

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Seeew Cute Wednesday!

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Happy Hump Day! Two days down...and two days to go!

Sometimes I just have to sit back and marvel at all of the cuteness around the Shoppe lately! It certainly helps that we have such a delicious bakery next door as I tend to borrow (well...ok, I actually make a few purchases) a few props! 

I am loving...LOVING...our Sunny Sunday Supper Table Runner right now. Those yellows, aquas and greens just give this block seeew much more whimsy! The "Mothership" even packed each individual block in our kits to help with fabric placement! If I had to choose just one table runner kit to make...this would be it!

It just says SUMMER!

Cute bowl too.

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If you haven't been to our Shoppe in a few years, let's just say we've been staying consistently bright since 2014. You can't help but smile when you see all of the bright colors.

Oh...I know what I was going to show you!

This cute Project Bag pictured below is an upcoming class on August 3, 2017. We hope you like to make bags because this is a fun one! In this class you will learn how to work with vinyl, zippers and applying the binding. You'll also learn how to quilt on the Soft & Stable. The "Mothership" and Christine have a thing for bags that you can see into because it makes it much easier to find supplies!

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Isn't it cute? Love their fabric selection but then I always gravitate to coordinated styles.

Now here's a little sneak peak at something that makes my heart soar!

As you all may remember...below is our exclusive pattern for the Row by Row Experience from last year.

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The "Mothership" and Christine had some great vision when they designed this one last year, because it turns out that the theme for 2017 is "On The Go!"

Go figure!

Seeew, it only made sense to continue our theme from last year! I took the sneak peak picture below showing a part of the new 2017 row!

The two of them are as giddy as can be because they are now creating a project that uses both rows!

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The Row by Row Experience kicks off on June 21, 2017 and continues through September 5, 2017. You must visit shops in person to receive a complimentary pattern. The entire experience was created to show support for your local brick and mortar quilt shops. The patterns are designed by the local shop owners so it's nice when people come and support the stores for their efforts! Kits will be available to purchase as well.

You can find us at our new address in the Charbonneau District of Wilsonville, Oregon. Our address is 31840 SW Charbonneau, Dr. Wilsonville, Oregon 97070. Our hours will be extending starting June 21 but currently hours are Thursdays 10am-8pm and 10am-4pm on Tues. Wed. Fri. and Saturday.

Alright, be good out there...always making something cute and stay seeew-cial! ~ Brian

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Thought About Learning Something New? Foundation Paper Piecing with Jennifer Ball Gives You A Whole New Skill Set!

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We'll be sharing new class information here on the blog over the course of the next weeks. If you don't want to wait for me to show them off here on the blog, all you have to do is hop over to our website here! Yes...I make it that easy.

Pictured above is the project for our Foundation Paper Piecing Class with local designer, Jennifer Ball. The class will be offered Saturday, July 29 from 10am-4pm. You can use this versatile 12" x 12" block to make a full quilt, a mini quilt, a pillow, or a table runner. We chose to go with the table topper using Sunday Supper from Sweetwater which is available here in the Shoppe.

The pattern is one of Jennifer's own designs so it is only available with class registration. She's excited to share her skills with all of you and you will leave Jennifer's class with basic foundation paper piecing techniques.

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Once you've mastered the basic techniques, you might start feeling the creative urge to tackle something like this giraffe quilt by Violet Craft that Jennifer recently finished and showed us at one of our "What's For Breakfast?" Events.

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On a side note we made up a cute and simple table runner for Summer!

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We just love that spoon, fork and knives print from Sweetwater's Sunday Supper collection! How many of you have a patio table? I said from the day this collection arrived that it was the perfect collection for Summer table tops, table runners, pillows and even patio chair cushions to spruce up your outdoor dining!

Alright, that's it from yours truly. We are cleaning out even more items for yet another UnPacking Sale this week in addition to our fabric sale! You have to follow us in our daily email to find out about sales ladies and gentlemen so be sure to subscribe here!

Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian

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The Story Comes Alive...

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I have often thought of the Shoppe as one giant story. We have had many chapters over the last 12 years, but out of all of them...I think this new location is the most charming. Every great story includes a peaceful setting, a cast of characters, a theme and of course, a...happily ever after. Is this not gorgeous?

I appreciate how things come to life with all of the behind-the-scenes work. Whether it's a theme park production, a quilt store or even a bakery...there is always much work that goes into creating an imaginative space. BTW....when that choir chimes in at 2:52 seconds, I melt. Pixie dust galore!

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen some of the clips I posted recently. The show is Disney's all new "Happily Ever After" fireworks show that premiered in the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort just last week! It is only the third show in the park's 46 year history! Word on the street is that it's more than just projections...they have made every window on Cindy's castle come to life. It's crazy!

And speaking of fireworks....

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The blooms of this new Applique Flower quilt remind me of a firework as it bursts in the sky!

Of course only I would think that way.

The "Mothership" and Christine have been working on this latest project by Jason Yenter over the last week. I absolutely love the gray background they are using! Sophisticated and classy! These beautiful floral prints remind us of Liberty of London or London Lawn fabrics.

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Jan and Christine figure if they work on ten of these petals a day they will have the over 100 needed for this quilt...finished in no time! I know they can do it because I BELIEVE! The amount of work in this quilt is another reason why I believe that finished quilts should never be undervalued when being sold. For those who under price their quilts for the sake of being "nice"...you are undervaluing your work and the art of others....stop. LOL.  I'll say it if nobody else will.

The pattern for the Applique Flower can be found in Jason Yenter's new book, Garden Delights which is available by clicking here to order. Yes we ship and yes, there is even a pick up option for local customers.

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All of the projects in this book are made with the new Garden Delights collection by Gray Sky Studio for In The Beginning. The collection of fabric will arrive in late June but we've got these gorgeous 2.5" Strip Rolls from In The Beginning right now! Two of the patterns in the book, Strippy Weave and Four Patch, use the 2.5" strip roll...seeew get them now before they are gone!

Isn't it a vision? Good job Jason and crew!

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Oh look....here are my cast of characters now!  While my dad and I got a new cabinet into place for an upcoming Christmas display behind them (gasp...I know, we are already making changes) Jan and Christine are busy as bees working nightly on this stunning quilt!

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For the record, I promised them some cinnamon roll dough from the bakery next door if they helped me make the story come to life with a photo op.

Since they cooperated seeew well, I merrily headed over to our neighbors, Lux Sucre Desserts and surprised Brandon & Chanelle with my request!

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Don't you love it when your neighbors just pop their head in your back window???

Clearly I don't have any boundaries.

They are smiling of course.

BTW...they make these delicious Cinnamon Rolls every Saturday morning and they are usually gone by 12pm. Just sayin' get here early if you want one or call them to place an order for pick up! I found this picture below on their Instagram! You should follow them @luxsucredesserts!

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Now that I have you drooling and hungry, I'm going to remind you to join us all out here for our Grand Opening Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017!  We are still finalizing all of the plans, but I'm in the mood to celebrate! Everyone was posting how sad they were when we closed our previous location seeew let's see you all get excited! I can't be the only one getting excited in this relationship!

That's all I have for today...but I want to thank you for helping us to create a new chapter out here in Charbonneau. It takes people to make any dream a reality and you all definitely have your part in the cast! Remember to always reach out for your own "Happily Ever After" and stay seeew-cial! ~ Brian

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The Mother's Celebration Brunch Re-Cap And Blog Give-Away Winner!

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Today we're happy to share Jan's featured project for our "What's For Breakfast? Mother's Celebration Brunch"which was held this past weekend here at the Shoppe!

But first...in celebration of Mother's Day....

Um...what am I trying to say here exactly? LOL.

As you might know by now, we offer our "What's For Breakfast?" event each month and each month, Jan  comes up with something cute as her featured project. Enter this cutie...

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For our Mother's Celebration Brunch, she wanted to feature something that would not just be cute, but practical for our guests who joined us. Something they could use immediately once they got home! Thus, this super cute pincushion - pictured above - was a hit!

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For most of our "What's For Breakfast?" events Jan provides a kit for her featured project and then attendees take it home and complete it. However, for this event she went the extra mile (literally there was a road trip involved) to do all of the prep-work so that our guests could finish this project while they were here.

Our next "What's For Breakfast?" will be Saturday, June 10 2017 from 9am-11am. Click here to register. We reveal her selected project at the event, so be sure to register now! We'd love to have you join us as new faces are welcome all the time! You can sign up for just one, or you can come to them all...it's always up to you! Just know...these projects are available to attendees only unless otherwise noted.

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As you can see a few people were excited to get started and Jan is always happy to help!

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A few folks were mesmerized by the intricate embellishments they were about to create! You'd think they were studying an organism.

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Others appeared to be distracted at what was under the table....

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I sure hope it wasn't this little dude......

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Relax. It wasn't. LOL. But he does come by the huge windows of our classroom to see what's happening!

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See Jayne with her pincushion.

Be like Jayne and finish your project! LOL.

Side Note: Jayne seems to surround herself with winners because three of the day's winners...were from her table. 

The moral of this story? Always...sit with Jayne.

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After the projects were completed it was time for a "Sharing Is Caring" session. 

I'm kidding. It's not really called that....but it could be! LOL.

It was the day of Jan's Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. shares! These ladies (pictured above) all participated in either the Farm Girl Vintage or Barn Girl Vintage program Jan offered last year. We appreciate them taking the time to share their creations and we look forward to seeing them again during our Wrap Up Party which we will announce soon!

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It's also always nice to see what projects each of you have been working on and this month we had quite a few people bring in their favorite projects! Pictured above are a few that I was able to capture!

Now...for the moment many of you are probably waiting for on this post! The winner announcement of the Guernsey Charm Pack! With the help of the Random Number Generator, the winner is: Roberta Fosterman! Roberta wrote:

"I love your videos in your blog. They make me smile. Agree with Jayne's comment. There is nothing like living in Long Beach, WA. Blue skies, breezes and the sound of the surf. The best of times for creating treasures."

Be sure to tune in often as you never know when we will host another give-away!

Finally, I want to wish my own Mom a Happy Mother's Day! Without her creativity none of this would even happen! She continues to persevere and create and I am very thankful for all that she does!

Thank you to all of the women who joined us this weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all of you too! Leave a comment below and tell us what you thought!

Remember...stay Seeew-cial! ~ Brian

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Another Day of Sun, Another Day For A Blog-Give-Away!

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Do you like our umbrella? It's "another day of sun" here in Oregon and another chance for a blog give-away! But first, it's just not quite a sunny day out here without dancing on some cars! After all we have a very large parking lot!

Oh yes, you had to know it was coming! How could I not pay tribute to one of my all-time favorite movies of 2016?

Is that just not the best??? I can't imagine the amount of work it took to get that sequence filmed! My favorite is the gal in the yellow dress with her dramatic poses.

You know what else I think about on a sunny day?

Coney Island.

More specifically this gorgeous Coney Island Fat Quarter Bundle from none other than the fabulous Fig Tree. With just one look at this bundle it's easy to imagine weathered boardwalks, beautiful beaches, carnival games and surprise...a QUILT! Summer seriously cannot get here fast enough...just don't be too hot!

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A sunny day couldn't have timed iteself anymore perfectly than it did today because the "Mothership" has also finished kits for our brand new Sunny Sunday Supper Table Runner sample (pictured below)! You will need the book, Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt to complete the project. Of course as my mom always does...she goes the extra mile with the details! She's even individually packaged the blocks to help you with block placement when you receive your kit!

These kits won't be around for long seeew be sure to pick one up on your next visit! Don't wait. I seriously say this every time and even though we have a website to order from as soon as you see it, there are those who wait a month later...and then they are gone. Seeew get it when you see it remains my motto!

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Speaking of Farm Girl Vintage....in addition to our Farm Girl Vintage B.O.M. (block-of-the-month) that we ran for 15 months last year, the "Mothership" also created our Barn Girl Vintage B.O.M. As if it wasn't enough to make all of those blocks three times, Jan (a.k.a the Mothership) and Christine sewed a fourth set for Barn Girl!

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Well would ya look at that! Customer Suzie R. (pictured above), being the radiant bursts of sunny days that she is, brought in her finished quilt from the program to share with us! Congratulations Suzie! Suzie is a fairly new quilter and she did a fantastic job! I also have to applaud Jan & Christine again on the color selection for these blocks! Now...we just need to get our sample finished! Chop, chop! LOL. If you missed out on the Farm Girl Vintage last time, don't worry...we will run it again as soon as we get to sit down and think!

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Seeew now that you get a feel for what brings a little bit of sunshine into our day, I'm going to ask you what brings the sun shining through to your day! Leave a comment below before 11:59pm on Thursday, May 11 and you just might win this beautiful Guernsey Charm Pack by Brenda Riddle of Acorn Quilt & Gift Co. for Moda.

Please make sure before you comment that you understand what item it is that is part of the giveaway;-) These giveaways only happen with support of our Shoppe so I want to thank you in advance for shopping our website and our physical store location.

I've got plenty more where this came from seeew leave a comment and stay seeew-cial! Staying seeew-cial means...calling me up to say hi, tagging us using #hollyhillquiltshoppe on Instagram & Facebook and stopping by to make me laugh ~ Brian

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