February 26, 2011

Kayla is married

Filed under: Brett,News,Uncategorized — admin @ 12:36 am


It is official as kayla and zach sign the marriage certifate. Congradulations may you have many happy years together. Kayla has been with us as an employee for 4 and a half years. Good luck and our prayers are with you, Brett.

January 10, 2011

Floriani thread

Filed under: Brett,Embroidery,Sewing — admin @ 10:57 pm

I am excited to be carrying a new line of embroidery thead. This is a polyester thread instead of rayon. The poly thread has the same sheen as the rayon and is more durable. We have 330 different colors. We were also able to get 10 packs of 100 spools at a discount and pass on to the consumer. This is $600 of thread for only $279. But we haven’t gotten them in yet and will have an email sent out when we do. Right now the tread is at portland and beaverton only.

As I look around today I see a lot of yellow and green, next year we will see a little more orange and black.

January 3, 2011

New years resolution

Filed under: Brett,Uncategorized — admin @ 11:59 pm

Every year I sit down and make many New Year resolutions. This year is no different. My first resolution is to blog every week. I know I have done a crumby job of it but I do have a lot to say and a lot of info to get out that pertains to sewing and the industry. I usually am pretty good at keeping resolutions. I would say my chances are 50/50. I am going to try to take time on Monday afternoons to write my blogs so look forward to them.

October 15, 2010

Walt floriani

Filed under: Brett,Classes,Embroidery,Embroidery Design — admin @ 8:13 pm


Walter Floriani, 5th generation embroiderer, shows us his family heirlooms at Fabric Depot.

September 30, 2010

Pizza party

Filed under: Brett — admin @ 3:12 am


We are having great time at our pizza party at Stark Street Pizza.
It is good to see everyone together again for one of our annual meetings.

September 8, 2010

Rained out

Filed under: Brett — admin @ 12:49 am


In Oregon, there is no such thing as bad weather for hiking, just bad gear. I got caught with just a sweatshirt and jeans.

September 7, 2010

Annual hiking trip

Filed under: Brett — admin @ 10:03 pm


Got to take the annual day before school starts hiking trip. It almost got rained on as it was raining this morning. I had to decide a long time ago that the weather has to get really bad before it gets rained out. Living in Oregon we just have to accept what we get and make the best of it.

September 1, 2010

We received an award

Filed under: Baby Lock,Brett,Classes — admin @ 2:29 am


Montavilla Sewing Center was awarded the award for being the second largest Baby Lock dealer in the country.
This will give us better buying power to be able to have lower prices on Baby Lock products. Thank you to all my loyal customers, I am hunbled to receive the award. Thank you for your continued patronage.

August 31, 2010

Enterprise is here!

Filed under: Baby Lock,Brett — admin @ 9:05 pm

We now have the new 10 needle Baby Lock Enterprise on the sales floor at our main Portland location.

Dinner with nancy

Filed under: Baby Lock,Brett — admin @ 3:02 am


I had the pleasure of sitting next to Nancy Zieman at dinner tonight. She is the star of the hit pbs show “Sewing with Nancy.”
This fall we will be launching a web based program “Nancy Zieman TV.” Look forward to shows starting in October. You will be sent the link to the video series if you are on our email list. So if you are not on the list, please sign up so you can get access to the videos.

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