|Please note that our classes are upstairs at Stonemountain & Daughter. Our second floor is NOT wheelchair accessible. We apologize for any inconvenience and are happy to accommodate you as best we can.
Our second floor class facility features ample room for learning, sewing, cutting, pressing, and more. Top of the line sewing machines, adjustable tables, irons, ironing boards, an Elna press, sergers... these are just a few of the features that we offer to our students in our classroom studio.
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|Sandra Betzina is the host of the Power Sewing and designs Today's Fit for Vogue patterns. Sandra is also a popular speaker and hosts sewing retreats in San Francisco and around the country throughout the year. For more information about Sandra Betzina and Power Sewing visit www.powersewing.com|
|Terry McClintock has loved sewing since the age of 10. After graduating from San Jose State University in 1982 with a degree in Textiles and Clothing, she spent several years in retail as a Trainer and Buyer. For the past 14 years, Terry has shared her passion for Sewing and Serging through out the Bay Area. She loves to see her students enjoy sewing as much as she does.
|Liz Hansen first learned to sew as a child from her grandmother. As a teenager her passion for fashion grew from redesigning and altering her clothes to making them from scratch. She attended the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising with a major in fashion design. She come to us from Sew Modern in Los Angeles where she taught quilting, crafting and garment classes. She currently writes for the sewing blog, That's What She Sewed.|
|Fern Royce has been a customer and student at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics since the store opened in 1981. Fern started quilting in the early 90’s, taking classes from such Bay Area luminaries as Roberta Horton, Mary Mashuta, Freddy Moran, Judy Bianchi and Julie Banfield. However, her greatest influence has been Gwen Marston. In February of 2015, she spent three weeks of intensive study with Gwen, practicing and expanding an understanding of her liberated techniques. Fern loves to problem solve and encourage students, thinking of herself as a quilting doula - helping students start, work through and finish their quilts. You can learn more about Fern and see her work on her website, textilemavens.com.
|Nicole Vasbinder has taught thousands of people the joy of sewing over the last decade in classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a BFA in Fashion from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and is also an alumnus of Otis School of Art and Design in Los Angeles. When she is not teaching sewing and design classes, she creates Queen Puff Puff handbags and accessories, co-produces the popular Petaluma Downtown Craft Mart and runs three Etsy shops. Nicole has contributed projects to many books and magazines including Vintage Craft Workshop, Button It Up, Bead Simple, Craft Stylish, Adorn Magazine and CRAFT. She previously worked in the garment industry for 8 years working in design, merchandising and sales.|
|Dale Webdale has been sewing as long as she can remember. She lived with her grandmother, a tailor, who taught her how to sew. Although her formal education was not fashion/sewing related, her passion for both never ended. Her sewing expertise was continually honed through on-going classes and seminars. In 2007, she founded a sewing school, The Sewing Parlour, in Santa Barbara, CA which was later relocated to Salt Lake City. In 2012, she moved to San Francisco and concentrated on custom sewing. She is a graduate of the Trained Sewing Instructor (TSI) program of the Sewing & Craft Alliance and is the San Francisco Chapter President of the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals (ASDP).
|Barbara Beccio has been actively teaching since 1988. She brings her knowledge of clothing construction, textiles as well as many costuming techniques to the classes that she teaches at Stonemountain and Daughter Fabrics for adults and children. She has taught at The Art Institute of California-San Francisco, The Academy of Art University, FIDM, and City College of San Francisco. She has also been teaching at The Art Institute of California-San Francisco since 2003 as well as teaching classes at The Academy of Art University and City College of San Francisco. Having taught classes from pre-school to college as well as adult classes she is able to bring versatility and creativity to a wide range of education situations. Barbara is a costume designer who has created costumes for over 70 productions in Theatre, Opera and Dance, for institutions that include the Juilliard School, the Emelin Theatre, and Princeton University. In the world beyond the theatre, Beccio has been an assistant stylist for numerous television commercials in addition to being the assistant designer on the television series "Where in Time is Carmen Sandiago?" She is also an award-winning doll maker who has created clothing designs for many major doll companies. We are thrilled to have Barbara as key part of our teaching staff!
|Angie Woolman is a popular Bay Area quilting expert who teaches at Stonemountain & Daughter and throughout the area.She teachers our Freeform Quilting classes and Transparency with Triangles class.
She specializes in color and color layout for quilt design.
|Ann Tarabini is a quilting instructor who teaches beginning and intermediate level quilting classes in the public school system (adult ed.) and in local shops. As a K-12 teacher, she has been teaching sewing skills to students in home economics and after school programs for over 25 years.
|Julianne Bramson and Susan Lenahan - Co-Owners of Fashion in Harmony, an independent pattern company in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in designs utilizing the amazing bias cut. Julianne Bramson creates distinctive designs based on the bias cut. Her unique method of creating bias cut garments puts the majority of the seams on the straight-of-grain, while the garment hangs on the true bias. Julianne has written several articles for Threads Magazine and teaches about bias-cut garment design all over the country. Susan Lenahan writes the instruction sheets for Fashion in Harmony patterns. She uses her years of sewing and fitting experience and skills to assist students in getting the best fitting bias-cut garment possible. You may see photos of their work and reach them both through the company website: www.fashioninharmony.com.|
|Lynda Maynard has enjoyed a 35 year career that highlights a wide array of experiences in textiles and clothing. She has owned Lynda Maynard Designs for more than 20 years and works with private clients to develop custom couture garments and home furnishings. Her past experience includes producing and hosting a local cable television program, Passion for Fashion. Her wonderful new book, Demystifying Fit, has just been published!|
|Mary Hall Patrone began sewing at the age of six by watching her Aunt (who was a seamstress) create beautiful garments and wedding dresses. She has been sewing since! In 2008, she returned to school earning her degree in 2010 in Apparel Design And Merchandising. Mary added a second in Liberal Arts the following year, graduating with highest honors and as class Salutatorian. She works as a Teaching Assistant at the College of Alameda in the Apparel Design And Merchandising Department, working in flat pattern design, draping, and advanced line design. Mary loves working with students of all levels! She also teaches quilting, tote bags, costumes, and owns/operates a home-based embroidery business.|
|Loretta Warner is a creative and skilled crafts person with over 30 years of experience as a couture fashion designer and seamstress. Her beautiful clothing is sold in the best boutiques and is handmade by the designer in her Berkeley studio.
“My designs are playful and well designed. I am a native Californian with California sensibility. I pick my colors outside in the light of day and nature is my true inspiration. I love to combine colors and textures! I love using luxurious fabrics and mixing it all up! “ ~ Loretta
|Stonemountain & Daughter wishes to honor to and memorialize Lisa Levaggi Rich, Fred Bloebaum and Bonnie Allen. These loving and talented ladies made such huge contributions beyond their teaching and we dedicate our next set of classes to this trio of inspiring women.