Tuesday, November 10, 2009  at 11:28 AM
Australian Smocking & Embroidery issue 89.

I will start shipping pre-orders and auto's on Wed. November 11

Inside this issue:
1. Double delight, two delightful shell pink damask dresses, one with a matching bolero.
2. Mignonette, a sweet baby girl's dress in delicate ivory batiste
3. Melody, an enchanting journal cover with glistening beaded flowers
4. Aine, a charming dress for older girls in fine broderie anglaise
5. Sweet Apple, a classic square yoke dress in a pretty floral print.
6. Alexandra, a beautiful voile gown and petticoat with heirloom detailing.
7. Tutu Cute, adorable knit top with smocked yoke using lustrous threads
8. Daisy fresh-as-a-daisy dress with fully smocked bodice

More New Patterns.....Butterfly Kisses.....

Saturday, October 31, 2009  at 6:56 AM

Happy Halloween!

I hope to have these patterns available on our website soon! The Butterfly Kisses are a collection of six childrens and two quilt patterns!

Have a great day! Go Ducks!

SuzGuz Quilt Designs are Coming Soon....

Monday, October 26, 2009  at 5:42 PM

I am happy to announce we will be distributing SuzGuz Designs. You will find these patterns "fun for the home" and unique with a flair!
Only two months till the Holidays!
A perfect Holiday gift!

Hot Scott Patterns

Tuesday, October 20, 2009  at 6:15 PM
I am thrilled to be distributing "Hot Scott Patterns"!

Boys Patterns

Hip Clothing and accessory sewing patterns for your cool kid!

Pre-Order Today!

Jackie Clark Junk Bag Pattern

Wednesday, October 14, 2009  at 10:13 PM
I travelled to Houston for the International Quilt Market.
On Saturday, I met up with Jackie Clark.
Jackie's assistant, Stephanie let me borrow her Junk bag from Jackie Clark's new pattern "Junk Bag" (see pattern photo above)! I have to admit, I do not want to send the bag back because I am in love, love!

Let me tell you the reasons:

1. The straps are so large that no matter how much I stuffed in the bag from Market my shoulder was never sore. IE, My shoulder was nearly broke from my laptop bag on the plane. I was wishing the entire time I had not put the "Junk Bag" in my suitcase.

2. The patterns includes the entire alphabet. If you aren't keen on "Junk" how about "Stuff, My Bag, Tiff, Moms Stuff, Kids Stuff, etc"! What a great gift idea

3. The pattern uses scraps.....plus, MODA will have the Hanky fabric.

4. The possibilities are endless with design and creativity. My bag (I borrowed) has a button, rick-rack, etc! Let your wild side come out by creating a unique but personal bag!

I will send my bag (or not really mine) back to Jackie. I know i'll be making one for myself in the coming weeks. I am thinking this would make the perfect Christmas/Holiday/Birthday gift for friends and family!

Always remember we are your #1 Distributor of children, ladies, and quilting patterns for the independent quilting and heirloom shop! We are a family owned business with 30 years of experience in customer service!

Our blog is undergoing a face-lift! I hope to have the new changes up soon!

Fall Quilt Market New Patterns.....

Monday, October 12, 2009  at 1:17 PM

The following are new pattern Companies:
  • 1. Izzy & Ivy-Childrens patterns-november
  • 2. Sheree's Alchemy Designs-Childrens patterns-November
  • 3. Hot Scott Patterns-Boys patterns-Now

The following are new patterns:
1. Portabellopixie-November
  • a. Petal Skirts-Adult wrap skirt
  • b. Sway Pants-Adult ruffle pants
  • c. Saturday Skirts-Child's skirt
  • d. Play Pants and Shirt-Boys pants and shirt applique
  • e. Sewing Bits & Pieces-35 Projects Using Fabric Scraps (book).

2. The Quilted Fish
  • a. Chocolate Milk-Quilt Pattern
  • b. Pretty Please with a Cherry on Top-Quilt Pattern
  • c. Pigs in a Blanket-Feet slippers
  • d. Sassy Squares-Quilt Pattern
  • e. Bewitching-Christmas Tree Quilt Pattern

3. Indygo Junction
  • a. Hankie Style book-(Moda fabric)
  • b. Flouncy Tops & Pants-Children's Pattern
  • c. Gotta Have a Halter-Children's
  • d. Midtown Trench-Ladies trench Jacket
  • e. Bell Sleeve Blouse-Ladies V-neck blouse with or without collar
  • f. Side Pocket Purse
  • g. Grommet Hipster- Grommets are all the rage!

Monday Pattern Arrival

Saturday, October 3, 2009  at 9:13 AM
I am expecting Pink Fig's four new patterns and Portabellopixie on Monday!

I am in Portland for the weekend. My bestfriend Rachael is doing the Portland Marathon! I was also planning on doing the marathon but isn't going to happen, bummer! I was also suppose to do the NYC Marathon November 1. I have cancelled and will be doing the 2011 marathon!

Have a great day and Go Ducks!

New Bag Pattern

Monday, September 28, 2009  at 7:05 PM
Jackie Clark Designs

The Junk Bag

Today Is Thursday

Thursday, September 24, 2009  at 6:36 PM
I don't have a lot to report today. I am feeling like I need to write something so i've decided to talk about the weather. Now I know most of you don't really care about the weather in Bend, Oregon!

If I was not selling patterns I probably would have gone back to school and studied to be a Meteorologist after receiving my B.S. at the UofO!

We have had an unseasonably warm week in the 90's! Luckily we are in the 30's at night.

What A Week!

Friday, September 18, 2009  at 4:56 PM
The pattern ladies had a very productive week with Oliver + S, Sew Sensible, and Old Fashioned Baby's new patterns arriving.

I shipped the backordered Oliver + S patterns minus a few. I am awaiting a 2nd and 3rd shipment. Liesl has out done herself once again and done an excellent job at producing two adorable patterns for young children! The School Days Jacket & Coat and Jump Rope Dress are a must-have in your shop.

The Sew Sensible patterns are unique and adorable! Aimee, has really hit a nitch with her patterns towards the beginner sewer. For all you new moms and grandma's who are wanting to start sewing. The patterns make a perfect fit for a beginner class or advanced sewer looking to make something quick, easy, and unique.

The Old Fashioned Baby patterns are in our warehouse. I shipped all the backorders today (friday). They are exquisite and precious! The heirloom patterns Jeannie produces are one-of-a-kind!

A Great Winter Activity Class: We have a new pattern from The Quilted Fish, "Activity Book". If you made this up as a sample it would be a huge hit in your store! I guarantee! If I had a child, I would insist my mother make this pattern because it allows creativity, thinking, and mind perception from the child. A child's own fun book!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Miss Tiffany

Sew Sensible Patterns Coming Soon

Sunday, September 6, 2009  at 3:34 PM
Sew Sensible Patterns
Pre-Order Today
The Sew Sensible patterns are designed for the beginner sewer!

Oliver + S New Fall Patterns

Wednesday, August 26, 2009  at 5:09 PM

Oliver + S

Coming Soon
Pre-Order Today!

A Children's Activity Book Pattern

Monday, August 24, 2009  at 2:24 PM

The Quilted Fish

A Children's Activity Book Pattern

The quiet book pattern of your dreams! Any child would love to play with this wonderful book. Perfect to keep them busy at church, a doctor's appointment or a long road trip. Easy to carry around and fun to play with. Pattern (book) includes instrucstions to make 10 quiet book pages and cover. Pattern uses lots of scraps and extras that you may already have in your stash.
Coming Early September
Order today!

Australian Smocking & Embroidery 88

Monday, August 17, 2009  at 1:18 PM

Happy 60th Cheryl Johansen

Friday, August 14, 2009  at 4:38 PM
Our favorite sewing and smocking lady turned 60 years old today!
Happy Birthday Cheryl (Mom)!

Is it really august

Tuesday, August 4, 2009  at 9:49 PM
I can't believe it is August. I wonder where my summer has gone. In Bend, Oregon we have had the craziest weather it is either 80 or 100+ with crazy wild thunderstorms.

I hate to mention but it is time to start thinking about the Holidays. I am slowly adding the new patterns from Quilt Market. I am really excited about all our new patterns.

New Patterns Available Now:
1. Kari Me Away "Yo-Yo Dress"
2. Kati Cupcake
3. Izzy & Ivy
4. The Quilted Fish
5. Maw Bell
6. Maja Heirlooms
7. Mod Kid
8. Diane Butcher

Coming Soon:
1. Oliver + S
2. Portabellopixie
3. Old Fashioned Baby
4. Vanilla House
5. Heather Bailey

I will not have a booth but attending the Houston Quilt Market.

Thank you and have a great week! Tiff

Izzy & Ivy Patterns

Thursday, July 16, 2009  at 1:31 PM

A new pattern company! Izzy & Ivy
Pre-order now. Available soon!

Where Have I Been......

Wednesday, July 15, 2009  at 1:08 PM
I had a hard time deciding what I was going to write on this post. If anything at all. I finally decided another obstacle must be conquered. The reason for the difficulty. The last time I wrote on this blog I was in Pittsburgh, PA and my life was perfect. The morning I returned from Quilt Market my father passed away. My dad was my bestfriend, mentor, father, savior and whatever else you can imagine he was.

A personal note: sending this blog was a part of the healing.......

I have many new patterns so check out our website at http://www.smocking.com!

I will be adding our new patterns and designers in the coming days......please check back soon!

Thank you,


Spring Quilt Market Patterns

Thursday, May 14, 2009  at 1:42 PM
Quilt Market
Pittsburgh, PA

Booth 1728
I can not believe quilt market has arrived. My booth is ready and looks fabulous. I have 60+ new pattern samples....WOW!

I will have more photos to share of booth 1728 tonight. Unfortunately my camera batteries decided to die!
Yes, I am in Pittsburgh, PA. Its a beautiful city.
My mom is back in Bend, Oregon working on uploading all the 60+ new patterns!

*Here is a quick little sample of what I have displayed in Pittsburgh!

New Pattern Designers

*Olabelhe-2 patterns

*Sew Sensible-3 patterns

*Saucy Apron's-2 patterns

*Sew Simple Patterns-aprons

New Patterns

*Indygo Junction-19 patterns

*Mod Kid Boutique-4 patterns

*Lila Tueller-7 patterns

*Frances Jones-4 plates

*Favorite Things-4 patterns

*Sew Baby-added a couple patterns

*Serendipity Studio-3 patterns

*Pink Fig-3 patterns

*Bananafana-1 patterns and book

*Apron Lady-2 patterns

*Handmade Dress-1 pattern

*Little Londyn-2 patterns

*Portabellopixie-4 patterns

*Maw Bell-3 patterns

*Nellie's Needle-3 patterns

*Love n' Stitches-1 pattern


A little Sneak Peak

Friday, May 8, 2009  at 10:29 PM
One week until Quilt Market

My parents say, 'never tell tiffany a secret because she won't keep it long'. I was really trying hard not to spill the beans but it must be done! I am introducing two new designers at the Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh.
We are planted in booth 1728 for the weekend (May 15-17).
If you will not be in Pittsburgh stay tuned.
Keep it fresh and new!
Sew Sensible Patterns
Twirl Skort Skirt, Faith Double Layer Dress Top, Boutique Bottoms, and Boutique Dress Top
Available Soon
Pre-Order Now

Olabelhe Patterns
Abigail's Pinafore and Kristin's Skirt
AvailOlableheable Soon
Pre-order now

May Day's Arrival

Friday, May 1, 2009  at 10:08 PM

What a great May Day!
I received AS&E Issue 87 and Princess Pettieskirts by Kari Me Away. I will start shipping issue 87 and the pre-orders on Monday.
Are you attending the International Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA? We are in booth #1728. We will have on display sample garments of all the new patterns especially for Market. An added incentive for attending Quilt Market we will be providing free shipping on all orders for attendees!
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009  at 11:28 AM

Aloha Monday

Monday, April 20, 2009  at 10:05 PM
Aloha Monday!

I am switching it up a little because mom left for Hawaii!

I am giving all orders over $150.00 free shipping on Tuesday April 21, 2009! You must put in 'hawaiifree' in the comment section.

Our weather hit 85 today! I am celebrating!

Patty Young Mod Kid Boutique Patterns

Thursday, April 9, 2009  at 12:18 PM
I received the Modkid Boutique patterns today (Thursday). If you haven't pre-ordered do so now! A must-have in your shop.