Polly and I are back from our trip west. We had a fabulous time despite our very long travel day yesterday, which had delayed flights, sick infants, and last but not least..... a matronly seat companion who sang, talked to herself, and clapped all through the flight. Yes, travel isn't quite as glamorous as you would hope.
Oh, enough of the travel whining. Let's start talking about Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe! At the risk of upsetting many, many wonderful quilt shop owners - I will take a risk here and state that Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe is the best shop I have EVER visited. Ever. Make sure to stop there if you are ever in the area. You can lose yourself for hours, and while you are at it, make sure to take a class there. You will be treated wonderfully. Here are a couple of photos of the classroom (not the shoppe).Look at the happy applique students. Yes, "happy" and "applique" in the same sentence. We did one day of needle turn applique and then one day of rug hooking and the 3rd day we just worked on our choice. It was fun, relaxed and just a great workshop. Speaking of being treated very well, here is the gift basket that greeted each student.
Jan and Brian and their extremely competent staff went all out.
I didn't get any pictures of the shoppe as I, er....well.... I am not competent. Check out some more pictures on Holly Hill's blog here.
Thanks to everyone involved, staff and students. We would go back in a heart beat - and it looks like we will. Keep checking the blog for an announcement.
We like our students and they seem to like us. They gave us great tips - the most important one was where to stop for ice cream on our drive down through Oregon. They were right! Peggy's at the Rice Hill exit was THE place for ice cream.
More tales of Oregon tomorrow. Now on to unpacking, laundry, and opening tons of mail.
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