Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Nothing like the real thing…

I finally got my hot, sweaty hands on the latest Quilt Sampler’s Magazine!  I have been waiting for this magazine ever since I shopped at Quilter’s Haven in Bounty, (Salt Lake City) Utah in April!! 


While I was chit chatting with Joni, the owner of the shop, it came up that Quilt Sampler was going to be doing a feature article on them and in this issue!

So here it is~Tadah~


Now IN REAL LIFE this shop is WAY nicer!!  The pictures do not do it justice…which must mean that all the shops featured in the magazine are even better than the pictures indicate!!  Don’t get me wrong…the pictures are fantastic…BUT the shop is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! 

Check out this picture of Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe in West Linn, Oregon…they have a WOOL section…see the quilt in the left hand corner…the pattern for this lovely little quilt is in my give away (check yesterday’s post).  Hmmm, West Linn, Oregon…we will be driving through Oregon next winter when we start our Snowbirding trek down south…I must get a map out…I think a detour is in order…don’t you?


I think it’s time I met Jan and Brian Hill…owners of Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe. 

I do love this magazine…it’s like visiting the shops all over again…OMG… I see the Stitchin’ Post!!  I loved visiting the Stitchin’ Post…(twice)…think I’ll need to pour another coffee as I ponder our next trip south…hmmmm…Livermore, California (In Between Stitches)?…Livermore..has a nice ring to it, don’t you think?!

Speaking of visiting~ Did you have fun yesterday visiting all the Give Away Blogs?  A little overwhelming, wasn’t it?!  Some of the comments were well into the hundreds!  Yikes!

To those people who entered my Give Away I am sorry I didn’t send a comment back… but I was/am too busy visiting everyone else’s blogs!!  Hope you understand…I’m sure you’re doing the same!  Good thing we have a few days to enter…so what are we waiting for~ let’s get those running shoes on and get back at it.. AND good luck!

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Quilting!! 


  1. I cannot say enough good things about Holly Hill Quilt Shop. It is my all time favorite store to go into! I am currently taking a BOM class there and am enjoying it since I am fairly new to quilting. The wool selection is fabulous! Debby Busby of Wooden Spool Designs has some GREAT STUFF! Patterns and samples everywhere!

    Do make it a point to stop in there on your way through!

  2. hello!
    it's nice to pop in here and see you enjoying yourself...
    a great new magazine to curl up with is so nice! this one looks great!

    have a great day!
    stop by!
    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

  3. I saw the new issues, but refrained from buying.
    I am being good and finishing my projects;)


  4. Oh Paulette, I love quilt sampler and have almost every one since it started.. I am looking for it now.

  5. I too look forward to these Shop Hop issues! I have been to a few of the shops too and you are right, most of the pictures do not show you how awesome the shops really are. But it's a "cheaper" way to visit, according to my hubby!

  6. I love reading about the various shops, I won't get to them in this lifetime, lol!

  7. Looks like a nice one, i have had this magazine a couple of times while i don't get to see or visit the shops i do enjoy reading about them & their pattern that they do
    Hugs Janice

  8. Such lovely gifts!! Have a good one (birthday that is!!)

  9. Well hello...yes, a visit to meet us...is in order:-) Thank you for your nice comments regarding our "Shoppe." If I do say seeew myself, it truly is a very different experience! ~ Brian