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New Hand Dyed Wool Bundles!

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The weather is cooling down a bit and I got in the mood to make some beautiful hand-dyed wool bundles.  For me, I personally don't like that splotchy/mottled look. I only buy from the best hand dyers and I love a fabulous texture. Pictured above are nine of the thirteen new color bundles I just introduced on my website today!

You can find each of these bundles available here in my new Wool Corner. I am also cleaning out all of my wool kits so they are all on sale until gone! You can check out all of my remaining kits here.  Woolkits-2
Thank you for your continued support. If you receive my email, you know that this Summer was very difficult. For those of you who do not know, my husband unexpectedly passed away in June. Just the day before he was making dinner, washing dishes, walking our dog Maggie...and the next morning....gone. It puts a lot of things into perspective and it's a reminder that you never know when your last day is upon you.

I will add that my son, Brian will soon be returning to the blog to keep communicating with all of you. With my husband gone I am doing all of the things he did while planning kits, cutting kits, ordering fabric, pre-cuts and more. So Brian's help will be greatly appreciated. Plus he has a way of communicating with a certain style.

That's it for tonight. Start thinking of your Autumn and Christmas projects with wool because those new colors are perfect for the season and each bundle is just $18.99! - Jan


"Christmas Isn't Christmas Till Ya'll Get Here"...

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Ho! Ho! Ho! I say this every year and I mean it every year...our workshops are my favorite part of the Shoppe. Since we have become a destination, it is heartwarming to hear from people who have traveled across the country to attend! Their enthusiasm is contagious and they are super excited to be here! At the same time, we have many others who have attended every year since 2009. They come with such joy in their hearts and eager to create another set of hand-made holiday projects. The "Mothership" and I greatly appreciate those who have been so dedicated to this event and our Shoppe. It has been a true pleasure in getting to know many of you! 

First, I want to share with you something special (pictured below)! All of our participants this year received a kit from the "Mothership" to make this adorable Fig Tree table mat called, "Blossoms & Jam." It is made with those delightful 2.5" Mini Charm Packs known as Moda Candy. What a nice gift! Um, where's mine? The "Mothership" used Basic Grey's Evergreen to make ours. Super cute!

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If you've never attended a Homespun & Holly Workshop, you need to know that our invited designers design an exclusive "secret" project just for you! There is NO PEAKING before. If you attended this year, be sure to comment in the comments at the end of this post! Which was your favorite project? What did you like the most about the workshop? 

When I talk about bringing your Christmas cheer, well...just look at these lovely ladies! Smiles all around! We even had some jaw-dropping moments with Jayne, Freda & Sherri Falls (upper left). 

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This year it was Table 4 that seemed to be where it was at. Each of the three days, three different sets of ladies were very "seeew-cial" with one another at this particular table. During our S.p.R.u.N.g Workshop, it was Table 1. I love to hear you all laughing and sharing your stories! All in all, old friends and new friends gathered to make some very festive memories. This is what I love about Quilt World...the ability to come in as strangers and leave as friends. 

Of course, throughout the three days we saw many new and familiar faces come and enjoy the workshop! Some even came from as far away as Nebraska, Utah, Missouri, California, Idaho and Arizona! Here are just some of the many lovely people who joined us for the 7th Annual Homespun & Holly....

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Now there is one more element to our workshop that I obsess over. 

The catered luncheon, otherwise known as FOOD!

Instead of making you wait in a line for a buffet, we serve you family style at your table! Talk about service? I hope you enjoy it as much as we do setting it up. While Priscilla "Queen of the Dessert" was preparing the salads, I managed to take a quick pic of her table setting in progress....

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On the menu this year, she literally named the Orzo Pasta just for me! LOL. I could eat that like...every day. Seeew good.

Last but not least we couldn't have a holiday workshop without giving you a festive, inspiring environment in which to create. We even had a different table cloth color for each day! Red on Friday, a deep Aqua on Saturday and Christmas Evergreen on Sunday!  Thank you to our five designers for creating such beautiful samples to share with all of you! 

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Well, there you have it! The 7th Homespun & Holly has officially come and gone now the question is, "what are you going to do next?

I can honestly tell you that, "No, I'm not going to Disneyland." However, I am already planning for our 8th Annual Homespun & Holly in December of 2016! 

In fact, we've already launched registrations for all three of our popular workshops including S.p.R.u.N.g (April 9 & 10), Wool N' Harvest (October 1 & 2), and the 8th annual Homespun & Holly

I now invite you to register for the 2016 Homespun & Holly Workshop. I'm changing up the theme for next year and we will be reducing the number of seats available (I need space for what I want to do), seeew don't wait too long! For the first time since 2010, the workshop will be in the first week of December making this a true Christmas holiday workshop!

Seeew excited! Are you? 

Stay seeew-cial and if you attended this year's event don't forget to leave a comment in the comments below letting me know what your favorite part of the workshop was!  Happy Holly-Days! ~ Brian

 


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