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This is a place where friends gather to share in our passion for quilting. Here you will hear stories from the Holloway family, friends, and neighbors of the shop. Stop in for a visit today.


Holloway's Country Home

East TN Shop Hop

Row By Row

AQS Chattanooga

Monday, September 28, 2015

Maria's Quilt Lovers Challenge 2016

Voting has started for the Quilt Lovers Challenge. Quilters were allowed to choose from two different fabric packets as you will notice in the pictures. The theme was "Windows of My World".

Come on in to vote and see these beautiful quilts in person! Voting ends November 15th.

Entry # 40

Entry #61

Entry #7

Entry #44

Entry #128

Entry #87

Entry #130

Entry #22

Entry #149

Entry #19

Entry #114

Entry #150
Don't forget to come on in to vote and see these beautiful quilts in person! Voting ends November 15th.

Friday, September 25, 2015

AQS Chattanooga

We had a great show at AQS Chattanooga, TN. We enjoyed visiting with all our friends and other vendors at the show. The next AQS show to see us at will be Daytona, FL in February. 
We hope to see you all there!

In case you missed our previous blog posts, here's our newest products:
 Barn Quilts

Up close of the Barn Quilt

Dalia Panel

Swirly Bargello Table Runner  

Wild Flowers of the Smokies
Up close of the Wild Flowers

Special thanks to Sally for making the Bargello table runner and Angela for taking the pictures for Wild Flowers of the Smokies. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Quilt Barns of East Tennessee

If you have been following our blog then you know that we have been a little arms preoccupied with quilt barns lately.  Starting with Shop Hop, we unveiled the photos of 12 of our favorites printed on fabric as part of each shop's block.  Then in July we were privileged to attend a bed turning and luncheon to benefit the Quilt Trail of Northeast TN.

We are pleased to announce the next phase of quilt barns for Holloway's Country Home.  Maria has been working with Paintbrush Studios to design and print this wonderful new panel.

It features each of our Twelve favorite quilt barns on a single panel.  The artist rendition highlights the beauty of each barn and the quilt block hung on it.  Each barn measures approximately 7"x9" and the colors coordinate beautifully with much of the Marblehead line by Ro Gregg, also from Paintbrush Studios.

We recently received a few sample panels as part of the first run of printing.  We will be shipping all preorders in late October.  Each panel is $16.95 plus $3.00 shipping.

The kit is also available for preorder!  Ask for details!

Great news for all of you who are attending AQS Chattanooga this week!  If you preorder at our booth we will pay the shipping for you!

Stop by and see Maria and Dawn today to order yours!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

A Product and an Idea

Today we are sharing both a featured product and an idea that we have implemented into our fabric cutting for the shop and shows.

First, look at this beautiful quilt.

This quilt can be used as a table runner or a wallhanging.  And the beauty is that it is much simpler than it looks!  With a simple ruler from Phillips Fiber Arts, this is work of art comes to life with ease.

Next, we are introducing the long yard!

Do you hate piecing borders for your bed size quilts?  We do! So for the benefit of our customers we have begun cutting long yards.  These are 22"x72" pieces of fabric.  You get the length for your borders without having to buy extra yardage!

Come by our booth at AQS and check out the display for more information!  And while your there ask about the ruler mentioned in this post and any of our other featured items! We are looking forward to seeing you!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Digital Dahlias

One of the recent trends in fabric production is digital printing.  We have become so accustomed to sharp, digital pictures everywhere in our lives, it's only natural that quilters would be clamoring for it in the fabric medium as well.

This is Maria's newest creation using one the digitally printed panels and it's companion fabric.  This is so simple and easily could be pieced in an afternoon.

The fabric also feels so soft.  Come by our booth at AQS Chattanooga this week or visit us at the shop to see and feel this wonderful new line!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Printing on Fabric Anyone?

Over the next few days Holloway's will be posting about some of our featured products for the AQS show starting September 15th in Chattanooga.  Today's featured product is a our set of 12 original flower photo prints on fabric.

Maria's granddaughter Angela is a wonderful photographer and has taken beautiful shots of some of our local flowers.  We are pleased to announce that she has been busy printing a wonderful selection of these on fabric.  The sets of 12 flowers will available for purchase at the AQS show in Chattanooga.

As you know Holloway's is a family business so the printing of the flowers fell to Angela too. From the pictures she gave us for the this blog, it looks like she may not have realized just how many she was going to need to print! Hahaha!

She definitely has been busy!

Maria has been busy too.  She designed a new pattern to go with the floral prints.  Kits for this quilt will also be available in Chattanooga.

Are we whetting your appetite yet?  Wait until you see tomorrow's featured product!
The wheels have been turning at Holloway's Country Home!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Row By Row 2015

Row by Row 2015 is coming to a close.  Just a few more days left to pick up those free patterns and purchase the kits before we enter the hibernation period!  Remember from Sept 9-Oct 31 shops are not allowed to distribute the patterns or kits. We can however take orders to be mailed out on Nov 1.

This morning, we have a winner!

Kathy Furgal of Maryville, TN is our 2015 winner.  She won our prize of 25 free fat quarters and because she had our row in her finished quilt she also won the wonderful Row by Row themed bag filled with goodies.

Kathy collected rows from:
 Holloway's Country Home, Cosby TN
The Common Thread, Danlonega, GA
Fabrics, Etc 2, Bensenvisle, IL
Pappy' Quilting Place, Maryville, TN
Sewing Concepts, Woodstock, IL
Stitching on State, Hampshire, IL
Crimson Tate Modern Quilter, Indianapolis, IN
QuiltFabric.com, Westmont, IL

Thanks Kathy and all of our Row by Rowers for making this another great year!