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SAMPLE SALE!

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I have a brand new sample sale available here on my website! In order to have many quilts on display all at once, I have a couple of piecers I pay to have the quilts brought to life. Even in this age of digital images to show you what the quilt looks like, some still for some reason have to see the quilt made up even though it looks exactly the same.

As I continue, if I have made the kit EXACTLY the same as the digital of the quilt, I'm not making up samples. People don't sew for free in 2019 and custom quilting is never cheap. If you want cheap, you will see the difference. I'm also not throwing a bunch of fabrics carelessly together. Each quilt features color coordination with fresh fabrics and designs. I offer a generous discount on all samples which saves you a couple hundred on each quilt.  Larger quilts, quilts featuring extensive applique or custom quilted quilts will always cost more.

Continue to below to see some of the samples in my SAMPLE SALE! ~ Jan

*PLEASE NOTE: I am no longer selling fabrics and patterns for these quilts. This is a SAMPLE SALE only.

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Oh Christmas!

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Good morning! I just realized that I haven't posted since March! Brian would have been on this much faster, so please forgive the idol blog. The good news is I have been very busy getting in new products including kits for Merry Merry Snow Days, pictured above. I love the addition of the skiing Llamas to the family of snowmen.

If you are familiar with applique patterns by Bunny Hill Designs, they have lots of detail but the end result is worth it!

Last year I put a new colorway together for her Merry Merry Snowmen quilt and I can speak from experience; gathering up all of those fabrics to make sure you have a cohesive look is time consuming and exhausting! This is why I provide kits only on projects like this.  Visit here for all of the details. 

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Merry Merry Snow Days is the perfect Christmas fabric! The cheerful colors remind me of vintage times and the little prints are just plain adorable. I currently have Fat Quarter Bundles, Jelly Rolls, Charm Packs and Layer Cakes here.

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If you like your projects a little smaller, Oh Christmas Tree is 23" x 23". This kit has been very popular! My guess would be because the applique is large which makes it simple to complete. I have a handful of kits left here. Brian used to emphasize the importance of getting your Christmas projects early and he was absolutely right. If you wait until November and stumble on this blog, it's going to be too late.

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This year I am happy to have received the new Urban Chiks Christmas collection called, Sweet Christmas. As the name implies these prints are the sweetest! That classic vintage snowman is so cute and exactly how I remember my Christmas's when I was a child. The collection is filled with peppermint polka dots, candy canes, vintage poinsettias and more! Currently pre-cuts are available here PicMonkey Collage(13)
That's all I have for today. I have been doing most of my updates in my Shoppe email and on Instagram or Facebook. Hopefully you are following me there too so you don't miss anything. I have been testing out Facebook LIVE and my first contest drawing will be on June 15. So, if you want the chance to WIN a Lollipop Garden Jelly Roll, all purchases of $100 or more from my website here are eligible!

Sew something cute today and I will have more to share in my next post. - Jan


Farmhouse Retreat Quilt Kit

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That's how Brian used to start this blog so I figured it was a good way to start too.

I must tell you, I have never blogged before so if I don't get into the depth he used to, please understand. Since we closed my brick-and-mortar storefront last December, I am having to learn how to maneuver the social media world. It's not as simple as one would think. Links, pictures, Instagram, Facebook, etc. It's a lot to keep track of!

Thank you to those of you who have been patient.

I have two new quilts to show you and I have a limited number of kits for both of these quilts. Both of these kits are eligible for FREE SHIPPING (U.S. Orders). The first one is called, "Farmhouse Retreat" and uses a variety of vintage Renee Nanneman fabrics.

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The second is the Farmhouse Urban Cottage Quilt Kit. This quilt is huge at 87" x 104". The backing included is 108" wide so you will not have to piece your backing. This is quite a bit of fabric to ship so I am offering FREE SHIPPING on this kit as well. Since I still am charged by USPS to ship, this is a great offer for you to take advantage of. When I had a brick and mortar location, it just wasn't possible to offer this option, so I am happy to now be able to do it for you on select items.

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The Urban Cottage collection from Moda isn't a very big collection. I think there are just 15 cotton prints in the entire line so I used a variety of collections to create this dramatic quilt. I could not find a lot of patterns out there that really showcased the large text and floral prints so I was happy to find this one which definitely represents a modern, urban farmhouse style.

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I also have just four kits left of this one....

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Using these great Moda fabrics....

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I hope to continue this blog as often as I can but the way to not miss out on anything is to sign up for my email notifications on my website www.hollyhillquiltshoppe.com. As I continue with the transition to an on-line store, I appreciate your patience while I update everything. I am specializing in pre-cuts and coordinated quilt kits on the website. Patterns shown with my kits are available with my kits only.

* If the links are no longer taking you to product it is because I have sold out.

Thank you for hanging in there with me and I look forward to sharing more soon. ~ Jan


NATIONAL JELLY ROLL DAY AND SNOWMEN!

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National Jelly Roll Day is tomorrow Saturday, September 15, 2018! To celebrate we have hourly in-store specials for those who visit us in-person!

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The Smitten Sweet Escape Quilt Kit is here and we have one kit left. If you have pre-ordered this kit from us, you will be contacted soon once we have your coordinating fabrics cut.

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It has been a very busy last couple of weeks around the Shoppe. The "Mothership" was kind enough to put some things aside so that I could take care of some things in my own life and I sincerely appreciate her letting me do that. While I was gone, she and Christine got our new version of the Merry Merry Snowmen Quilt featuring our favorite colors of red and aqua...completed. They had to finish it up before the end of the BOM so that everyone could see it before we finished the program! They also were able to make a few kits for folks to pre-order here. To be fair to those in our BOM program, these kits will not ship until mid October seeew get your pre-orders in! Since this kit is $319 it will earn you a $30 Quilting Queen Certificate from us, automatically! If you have the pattern (which retails for $40) we can deduct that from the $319 if you let us know on your order.

Look how cute it is on the bench!

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The "Mothership" and Christine spent hours re-imagining this quilt which we initially made in red and tans back in 2011. I am in love with it. It's seeew fresh and cheery and compliments our signature Shoppe color (which is aqua) perfectly!

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If you like wool projects for the holidays, there is more where this came from! This is our Snowcatcher Kit and Christine is getting ready to put the little stitching details on it and it will be all set to go!

Now if you will excuse me, I've got to help both of them with set up for tomorrow's Breakfast Club which I will cover more details about after the event! If you haven't been to one of Jan's Breakfast Club's before they are a fun interactive way to make new friends, learn about the Shoppe and help build a solid quilting community! Plus, you always get a kit for a fabulous project (like this gorgeousness below), a breakfast snack and be eligible to win prizes!!!

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That's it for today everyone! Stay Seeew-cial and I'll be back with more! ~ Brian

 


A Bird & A New Song

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With the end of Summer fast approaching, I realized I needed to get out and enjoy our beautiful scenery around the Shoppe! Of course...it also helps when I have a new quilt and a new song to share with you!

 

Um...do ya think she did it on her own? LOL. I know I do this blog on my own. Maybe I need a song? Now I don't know much about Claire Richards...except that she is a rising star in the U.K., is 40 and has fabulous hair. Ya know...the important stuff.

As I've listened to it for the 20th time the video has hints of Wilson Phillips Hold On. If you don't know what that is....we can't be friends. LOL. But here's what I do know....life is full of adversity and everyone is dealing with something. Many of you come into the Shoppe, share your own stories and just know, I appreciate you.

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I also know that we have a new quilt kit and it's called, Bird Song!

Do you see the hidden bird on that stem?

Our kit of course includes ample fabric to complete the top and binding. You will need to purchase the Mini Quick Curve Ruler and book (which has 16 other projects) separately. All the information you need to know is right here.

Aren't ya glad I did all of this for you..."all on my own?" LOL. BTW...the "Mothership" creates kits for your convenience. We know how long it takes to assist someone in store several months after a kit has sold out.  Seeew...the moral of the story is to get it when I'm talking about it. If you want your project to look like we are showing, purchasing the kit is the best way to go. Not only are they excellently priced but you also receive Quilting Queen Rewards!

The "Mothership" made ours with the gorgeous Sunkissed fabrics from Tilda that arrived in the Shoppe this past June.

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Have you discovered Tilda yet? The fabrics are out of this world. Yes, they retail more because they are imported and a duty has to be paid, but they are seeew worth it!

Here's an idea of a pattern that would look amazing with some of these fabrics. Again, you will need the Quick Curve Ruler. Click the image to order the pattern or click here.

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The "Mothership" also used these fabrics in her "secret" project for our Mother's Celebration Brunch this past May. Apparently I forgot to share seeew here it is....it's that sweet little bag with the heart clasp below. Our next Breakfast Club is Saturday, September 15 from 9am-11am seeew come on in and join us as she has another "secret" project just for you!

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I should mention that the Sunkissed collection is starting to disappear from the shelves but never-fear there is a new collection scheduled for later this Autumn.

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I would love to continue my seeew-cial-fest for today, but I kind of promised my niece we'd go do something before Summer is over!

Stay Seeew-cial and you can definitely do it...on your own! ~ Brian

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Checking In With Our Merry Merry Snowmen B.O.M.

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I thought it was time to give you a peak at the progress of our Merry Merry Snowmen Block-of-The-Month. We began this program in March and I believe they just received block 6. There are nine blocks total seeew they will have this completed by November if our group stayed on task. Hee hee. I mentioned back in February that you would want to sign up for this program because it would be very cute. I only had a picture of block 1, and some asked to see the entire quilt but for this program the "Mothership" decided she would plan it as we went along. The good news is she will have a limited number of kits to sell (see the end of this post for more info).  Merry-Merry-Snowmen-1

Obviously, I never doubt the "Mothership" when it comes to her ability with color and fabric selection. She rocks it every single time. 

Before my post gets too long here's a little backstory about Merry Merry Snowmen.

The Bunny Hill Designs pattern has been around for quite some time. In fact, our first version we made was using the reds and tans from French General collections back in 2010/2011. We have since sold our original sample , but back in 2012 I had photographed our sample hanging on a chair to which someone pinned to Pinterest. It is the quilt that will not go away despite us having put it to rest here in the Shoppe. Every Autumn/Winter I get countless emails asking about it. I will remind you that Pinterest is not our website and pictures can be from years ago. Keep that in mind.

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Since more and more people were wanting to make the quilt but didn't know how to obtain the fabrics, the "Mothership" began to put together a new version except this time instead of the red and tan, she would select our signature color of AQUA!

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These will be the borders. Precious alert.

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The result is the whimsical quilt she has re-created with unique and original fabrics for this version exclusive to our Shoppe! 

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Seeew far it is nothing short of darling. I love the vintage feel and the red and aqua fits our new location here in Charbonneau, perfectly! In the end, it has been totally worth re-imagining.

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Well, as you can see I only have six blocks to share with you here. We still have three more months to go! We did close off the B.O.M. sometime ago, but the "Mothership" is making a limited number of kits that are available to order here and will be shipped in September 2018. To re-imagine a quilt of this much detail requires a special amount of dedication and skill. You will not find a kit of these fabrics anywhere else. This is truly one-of-a-kind and we will only produce these kits once. Once they are gone....THEY ARE GONE. 

Alright everyone! Thank you for joining me today! Stay merry and most of all stay seeew-cial! ~ Brian