A lifelong passion for all things related to a needle has finally developed beyond a dream into reality. Berryhill Heirlooms was created out of Susie Gay's love of needlework, sewing and collection of antique needlework tools (not to mention her dedication to making jam out of different luscious berries grown on the family homesite: hence the company's name).

The newest pattern in the Berryhill Heirlooms family is The Purse Reticule, a very unique and beautiful way to store your sewing notions. It's looks like a purse, but opens up to reveal four cases, a pincushion, an emery and a needle book. You may purchase the pattern, or take the Purse Reticule class wherever it's being taught through a Chapter or Guild.

Susie's last article in Sew Beautiful magazine, Issue 146 (Jan/Feb 2013) featured her pattern, the Basic Yoke Baby Ensemble Pattern and class (Simple Stitches). The Sweet Springtime A-Line Dress article (photo below) in Sew Beautiful March/April 2010 covers a new technique: released box pleats, also another class. The beautiful baby modeling the dress and bonnet is so sweet! You can purchase the kit for this lovely confection under "Kits" at left. The Covered & Padded Hanger Pattern and our wonderful wood hangers have been very popular since they were mentioned in the Feb/Mar 2009 issue of Sew News Magazine's "Making Connections" column written by Janet Klaer. Susie has also written several articles for Creative Needle Magazine and SAGA News.

Berryhill Heirlooms offers patterns, kits, books, notions, antique needlework tools, linens and laces, beautiful handmade items and classes for the Heirloom Sewing and Crazy Quilting enthusiast. Susie is a teacher for the Smocking Arts Guild of America and recently for Sewing st the Beach (a sewing and stitching convention in Myrtle Beach, SC) and an award-winning needle artist. Please visit our website often for new items, and additions to the show and workshop schedule, as Berryhill Heirlooms grows. For ease in processing your orders we accept payments through PayPal to include American Express, Discover, Visa and Mastercard, so enjoy shopping with us! And thank you for your interest and patronage.

Gay Pleated Dress


Patterns for the sewing & embroidery enthusiast.


Let the needle artist come out in you!


Check often for new items.

Handmade Sewing Accessories

Beautiful, handmade sewing accessories available only at Berryhill Heirlooms!

Show & Workshop Schedule

Costumed needlework demonstrations, craft shows and workshops just for fun!



Fun, creative and unique Classes for your Needlework, Sewing and Guild Chapters!

Vintage and Antique Treasures

Berryhill Heirlooms, 110 Goose Hill Way, Smithfield, VA 23430

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