Gazette Issue #6

Oh my Goodness – September just flew by and we are 1/3 of the way through October and I am just now reaching out!  Hubby and I were very happy to put September to bed this year. He started the month with a tear in his retina on Saturday of Labor Day Weekend.  The next weekend found me at the ER (after vending at the Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild Show) with a 10mm kidney stone, surgically removed the next day!  A big thank you to my son and grand-kids for coming to the show to pack my booth!  I was miserable for the next 2.5 weeks until the stint came out – the next morning at 6:45 am I flew to Memphis, TN to teach at a retreat!  On Saturday of the retreat I realized I had energy and I was BACK!  I also realized that I had not feeling well for a few months, I had chalked it up to being busy opening a new shop and having a different routine!  I am SEW EXCITED to be back in the swing again and we have lots planned – so much that I am just starting with October – but stay tuned to our Facebook and/or Instagram pages or follow our blog to stay up to date!

On our website there are 2 schedules of classes and events for the shop:
Shop Schedule  -or- Google Calendar

On the schedule you will find:
T-Shirt Quilt Class Information
Multiple Madness Dresden Plate Class – uses beautiful fabrics with a 12″ repeat
Visits from local longarm quilters to help you turn your TOPS into QUILTS
A FREE Quilting Ergonomics Lecture (October 22)
And Lots more – click on one of the above links to learn more!



May your bobbin run out (as that means you are sewing!)  May you smile and find peace while you sew!  May we see you soon!
Til Then Best Wishes,

Denise & Lindsey
Tara, Corey and Holly

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Contest! Sewing with Dolls!

For our September and October promotion we are asking for participation!  We have some really fun doll panels for you to stitch up and then the fun begins!  You get to dress them up!  They can be trick-or-treaters or they can be a formal couple!  Totally up to you!

This is a great project for adults and kids.  A fun activity with the grand kids or girl scouts.

The panel is $12.50, shipping is $3.00 + applicable taxes.  (No shipping if you stop by the store to get yours!)

Panel includes a girl and boy doll.  Click here to order yours!  There are 3 pairs to choose from.  Olive and Oliver; Goldie and Gray or Rosie and Rowan.  Designed by SeeKateSew and produced by Riley Blake Fabrics.

Your panel must be purchased from HollyDee Quilts either in the shop or online.  You can bring your dolls into the shop -or- you can send us photos of your dolls!  All entries must be received either in the shop or via photo by October 24th.  Voting will begin (via the blog, email and/or Facebook) October 25th through October 31st and on November 1st we will announce a winner.

Prizes for adult entries will start with First Place is a $25 gift certificate to HollyDee Quilts, Second Place $10 and Third Place is $5.00.

Prizes for entries from kids 14 and under First/Second/Third will receive a pillowcase kit!  Fabric tailored for boy vs girl!

BUT WAIT – there’s more – the more participants the better the prizes!!!  We will add to the $ amount of each gift certificate as we get participants.  A participant is defined as someone who purchases the panel with the intent to complete an entry.  However, once you purchase the panel there are no returns – so be sure to complete your entry!

Here is one of our samples!  Frankenstein and his Bride!


Stop by, call or go online today to order your panel and get started!  We can’t wait to see what you do!


Denise and Lindsey

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Gazette Issue #5

Summer has come to an end and the kiddos are back in school.  Only a few more days of Row by Row and it too will end for the year.  We are so appreciative of every customer that walks through our door, follows us on social media or visits our website.  Without each of you we would not be here!  We hope to be here a very long time!

NEW HOURS – Effective September 7th our new hours will be:
Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 – 3 4:00 pm
If you are traveling and think you might not make it prior to closing – just give us a call and if we are able to stay open we will!  You don’t know; if you don’t ask!

To stay up to date with our goings ons – we encourage you to follow our blog -or- follow us on Facebook -or- follow us on Instagram.

We have doubled our fabric since we opened and we have more arriving almost daily!
Some of our favorite collections……

Looking for some quick Christmas gifts?  We have a variety of panels to choose from…..


And we have kits galore!  Here are just a few……

Classes and Events!
Below is a list of our upcoming classes and events…..
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I hope you enjoy all of this information.  Your feedback is appreciated!

Going to Pieces here in Luling TX!

Denise, Lindsey, Corey and Holly (and sometimes Aunt Tara!)

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The Bag Ladies of Luling!

A little delay in posting here – but better late than not at all right?  On August 6th we had Louann here to teach the “WalkAbout” tote!  All of our students went home with a completed bag and a bag full of tips and tricks shared by Louann!

We are hoping to schedule another class for this bag in the near future – let us know if you are interested!  These would make AWESOME Christmas presents!


Louann’s bags – the center one is her daughter’s knitting bag!


Louann’s bags – the center one is her daughter’s knitting bag!


Pieces and parts to be used as demos during the class! Won’t these make a fun bag!


In process


Is it inside or right-side out?



Just lovely! Great accent colors!



Looking sharp!


I love love love Genia’s bag – what a great project!


I love love love Genia’s bag – what a great project!


I love love love Genia’s bag – what a great project!


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A Little Bit of this…..and that!

Earlier this year as I was meeting with fabric reps they would ask about my Halloween collections – I told each of them I wasn’t going to order much for halloween as I wasn’t confident I would get samples done and did not want to end up with bolts and bolts of Halloween fabric.

And then I would purchase a full line of Halloween fabric from each rep!  What was I thinking!!!

So…..we have lots of fun Halloween fabrics and we have several samples in the shop for you to see.  I am going to showcase them here on the blog as I have a chance!

This one is called Spooky Town and the designer is Cori Dantini from Blend Fabrics, I just love this artist!  We have 3 other lines from her in the shop and 2 more on order…..  once again – what was I thinking????

This was the free pattern on the manufacturer site – cute enough – but we really wanted to showcase these cute cute cute fabrics….


So I used the foundation from the free pattern but then changed out some of the fabrics and changed up the piecing and here is what we have for you…. this quilt is cute and fun to make – the fabric arrived on Monday and we had a quilt top done by Thursday (and I was in Houston on Tuesday!)  Quilted free-hand with my favorite whimsical style of sort of custom!  Kit price is $60 and includes the pattern, all fabrics for the top and binding.


And here are a few close-ups….


After Row by Row ends you will find us ecstatically putting our fall spook on!




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I Miss Blogging!

Good Morning!  I was searching through my blog the other day for something and realized I really miss blogging and sharing (in more depth) what I am up to these days!  SEW – from now on I will be blogging more frequently to let you know what I am working, what we have new in the shop, where I am teaching etc.

First of all – thank you to all that have stopped by the shop since we opened – we are grateful.  In our effort to show our gratitude we have a monthly give-a-way!  July we gave away this quilt!  Fear not – I have a pattern available if you did not win but would still like to have this festive quilt to show your love for the USA!


I also want to share this adorable quilt with you – the fabrics are by Cori Dantini – my new favorite fabric designer!  My granddaughter is part of an acting ensemble and her very first play was “Into the Woods” and she played the granny – so of course I had to buy this fabric collection!  We have this wonderful kit available for you!  Call us for more information!


I have been asked to help Quiltworx complete a quilt for the new technique of the month – Vintage Rose!  The color way is designed by Judel and the fabrics are from Island Batik!

Here is what I have done so far – be sure to “follow” the blog to stay up to date!

You can also keep up to date with our shenanigans on Facebook and Instagram – both under HollyDee Quilts!



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PUP’s and Memphis

Last Friday we arrived in Memphis.  I would be teaching the quilters at Pickin Up the Pieces Quilt Guild on Saturday.  We decided to hit Rendezvous for a few ribs and then head over to Beale street.  (Ribs photos can be found on Facebook and Instagram!)

I will be back in Memphis at the end of September as the featured teacher for this quilt guild.  If you would like more information about this guild or the retreat, please send me a note and I will forward it to their guild!

I think if you click on a photo you will get more information about each photo!  For all the quilts seen from the workshop I have kits available!

I hope you enjoy this sneak peak into the life of a Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor.  We get to meet so many amazing quilters and along the way make some great friends!



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