Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile
End of the Trail
You'll find Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile in the quaint historic mill town of West Linn, Oregon. The shop is just 25 miles south of the Portland metro near the end of the historic Oregon Trail. Owners Jan Hill and Brian Hill provide an elegant atmosphere in their 3,500-square-foot shop and 1,000-square-foot classroom.
Brian came to quilting from working on VIP tours and guest relations for Disney. He has an undeniable talent for merchandising, and he wows both new and return customers with the stories his displays tell. "You want to spend time in here, thinking and looking and touching everything," Jan says.
Meet the Staff
Front row, from left:
Priscilla Koczian, Steve Keys, Jan Hill (co-owner), Brian Hill (co-owner), Linda Nussbaum, Pat Blanchard, and Lisa Marshall-Goodloe; back row: Deb Decker, Liz Lambson, Nancy Gehring, Nancy McGuire, Monica Mesdag, Judith Lock, Debbie Busby, Melissa Hoffman, Dorene Kemp, Terri Staas, and Dorian McBride.
A sweet kitchen setting is the home to Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe & Mercantile's wool kits and pattern. Oregon designer and staff Debbie Busby, of Wooden Spool Designs, teaches wool appliqué classes and hand-dyes wool.
North Woods Visit
One display includes Pine Tree Cozy Quilt, a cuddly flannel quilt. "People don't want to be frustrated by making decisions, so we give them the inspiration with our quilt samples," Jan says.
Hollyhill Quilt Shoppe staff member Terri Staats of Sweet Treasures designed Summer Sky for Quilt Sampler magazine.
Patriotic 12-point stars and magnificent machine quilting are the focal points of Summer Sky.
Summer Sky Color Option
Options for Summer Sky are limitless. Quilt tester Laura Boehnke used bold abstract prints from the Wise Tree collection by Art of Possibility Studio for FreeSpirit Fabric. "Carefully cut stripe fabrics to create straight star points," Laura says. "The directional prints combined with the vibrant hues create lots of movement."