Company Information



Pat Carson, President


Pat Carson, along with Gloria Steele, started Gloria & Pat Originals in 1973, which later was changed to and incorporated into Designs by Gloria & Pat, Inc. in 1975. They learned their first lesson in counted cross stitch on a settee at the Hammock Shop in Pawley's Island, SC, by the first lady of cross stitch, Ginnie Thompson. Gloria and Pat became the first designers in the U.S. to publish a book in counted cross stitch--Count Your Stitches.



In 1979, the girls met with Samuel J. Butcher, artist and now renown creator of Precious Moments®, to show him his Goose Girl (Honk If You Love Jesus) and two angels on a cloud (Love Goes On Forever) that they had converted to cross stitch. The rest is cross stitch history!

In the late '70s, they met with Priscilla Hillman and published the very first Merry Mouse book in 1980. It was not until 1990 that the Cherished Teddiesä line was started as Priscilla's Precious Bears. Also included in Priscilla's artwork are the Bashful Bunnies, Calico Kittens, and Petticoat Lane.

Gloria passed away in 1984, and as a loving tribute to her memory and wonderful friendship, Pat insisted the company name remain unchanged.
Today, Pat Carson continues publishing Precious Moments®, Cherished Teddies books/leaflets, and has recently acquired the license for Raggedy Anne & Raggedy Andy , with several leaflets/kits now in the marketplace.

Pat is actively teaching needlework techniques throughout the U.S. and across the globe, to inspire new growth and revitalize excitement in the needlework industry.



Carol Hoshour



I started at Designs by Gloria & Pat, Inc.

in 1983. I have enjoyed all of the friends that I have made through the years

and look forward to 25 more years filled with new friends.




Anne Chapman

Our Graphic Artist


I began working with Designs by Gloria & Pat in 1981. The Lord has been good to place me with wonderful people who allow me to do what I love.