MEET OUR STAFF





We are well-known for our knowledgeable and friendly staff.  Every member of our team loves to sew and has a specialized area of sewing expertise. Some are quilters, others focus on garment sewing or home decor. Whether you have a question about repairing a busted zipper or you're figuring out what fabric to use on the back of your quilt, we try our best to help you. Think of us as your hardware store for fabric!
 
For those who live too far away to experience our great customer service in person, please email us with your questions or call 510-845-6106 to get the answers and advice you need. We are here to help all sewing enthusiasts!
 

Linda's Dia De Los Muertos Cape


Linda joined the Stonemountain family in 2008


 

Linda has been sewing since the age of seven, when she learned to make doll clothes by watching her grandmother. In 1984, she began sewing professionally and has since worked freelance for the likes of Nolan Miller Couture, famous for designing gowns on the set of Dynasty and Fantasy Island. Shying away from the fashion world, Linda has preferred exploring freelance opportunities. The years here at Stonemountain have passed faster than she expected and she enjoys sharing her knowledge with customers. While Linda has made many apparel items, including leggings, belts, and swimwear, she prefers making gloves (mostly because that means she has less fabric to store!).

Katy's Keeping It Cool


Stonemountian Sales representative, Katy made this fine linen dress from New Look 6102
 



Katy has adjusted the pattern at the armhole, as it was too low for her. 
She said that this dress is very cool on a hot day, and even found herself wearing it before it was done!
 

Designed By Gerri


Gerri, Stonemountain sales associate, wearing a tunic top of her own design.



Gerri's matching earings are made by Charlene Pittman,
another Stonemountain & Daughter sales associate.

Sandberg's Gorgeous Iridescent Heather Shawl


Stonemountain Senior Sales Associate, Janet Sandberg, made this bright, cross-dye cotton voile into a beautiful shawl. Sandberg specializes in home decor sewing, as well as clothing and accessories. She is also a vintage sewing machine enthusiast.

Kate's High Style Aviator Scarfs


    Kate Ruddle
Stonemountain's Marketing & Web Coordinator and Newsletter Contributor


 
Walking by aisles of silk at Stonemountain & Daughter is greatly inspiring! 
Kate uses Stonemountain charmeuse, chiffon, and habotai for her Le Beau Cou aviator-style silk scarves and her fabric sculpture.
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Busy with starting a business, teaching, making art, and working at Stonemountain & Daughter, Kate likes to keep her style simple yet varied by changing up a classic outfit with silk scarves!
 

Kathleen




 
Kathleen has been with us for fourteen wonderful years! She started sewing at age 6 or 7, making placemats and burlap crafts for fun.  Eventually she graduated to making a corduroy pleated skirt. Taught to sew by her mom and a grandmother, who worked at a woolen mill, Kathleen soon learned to sew clothing for herself. Hence, her sewing specialty is making simple and elegant clothing to wear every day. Many of her pieces are made with Linen, her favorite fiber. She loves using twin needles and bias tape makers. When not at the store, you can find her in her garden or dreaming of the Hamptons and Berkshires, where she grew up. Come by and pay a visit to Kathleen and the rest of our awesome staff that is waiting to help YOU!

 

We Hope You have Enjoyed Meeting Our Staff!