Quilt Patterns and Clipart now available on Etsy!

Hey friends!

Good news, you can now see our quilt patterns and hand painted watercolour clipart on our Etsy shop! Everything on the shop is an instant download and super affordable - just in time for Christmas! Click on the "shop" button in the top menu and have a great time shopping!

Our Etsy Shop is up!

Our Etsy page is officially up and running! I am so excited to showcase my illustrations there! They all take you straight to Briar Hill, back in time. Here you'll see cottages, rose gardens, farm animals, fruits and fields. All of the artwork in the shop is downloadable and printable. This is super convenient for customers. They can size it as they see fit, and print as many as they like! It also means that the artwork is crazy affordable! Who doesn't love that?

Very soon I'll also be offering clip art for all of your personal design needs! You can use these elements for greeting cards, posters, graphic design, fashion (pillows, napkins, clothing), wall decor and so much more! Just place the jpeg elements wherever you like! The sky is the limit so stay tuned for those.

Come and check us out over at Etsy by clicking the "shop" tab right on the blog. Happy Shopping!

Welcome to Briar Hill!

Welcome to Briar Hill everyone! My name is Caverly Smith. Julia Wentzell is my partner, sister-in-law, trusted friend, professional pattern-maker and sewing wizard. I hatch up the artwork, Julia works her Adobe magic and together we are a creative team, designing everything from textiles to quilting patterns, to illustrations and more!

 Being the first blog post, I suppose I should explain our company name. Briar Hill is where my grandmother and her mother lived from the 1940s on. It's a quiet, forested hill, that overlooks a quaint fishing village on Lake Erie. A place where everyone knows everyone; spotted with little cottages that are surrounded by silver birch trees and wild rose bushes. Summers are hot and winters are impossible. I spent a great deal of my childhood there. I climbed the stone fireplace, fingered the bone buttons inside a painted music box and played the piano on which my mother learned. We ran up and down the sloped backyard that had grown like giant steps. It's a beautiful place we want to take you to through our artwork, designs and products.

 On the blog, we'll tell you about our adventures in building our business (and we've had MANY already), our ups and downs and little golden stories about the Hill. We're so excited to take you on this journey. Thanks for joining us!