Meet the staff at stitch n sew cottage


Grace Schumann

As store owner since 2004, Grace has a lot to manage. And who wouldn't like looking through samples and picking out fabrics before they've hit the floors? But if you have ever been to one of her retreats, you will soon realize that she is a great hostess and cook!

Deb seward

Deb has been in the sewing world for many years, but has been at Stitch N Sew since 2013. She is full of knowledge and patience, so there is no wonder that she is our main teacher. Deb's students range from 6 to 96, teaching all ages and experience levels.


Mary marek

You won't see Mary working behind the counter too often, but she comes in regularly to pick up/deliver quilts, or possibly restock her batik stash. If you bring in a quilt to have machine quilted, this is our go-to gal. She has been doing custom and computer machine quilting with us since 2007.


Mary Yoder

Hand quilting is a special service we offer, and Mary is well-known for her eye to mark these quilts. Whether a newly pieced top or an heirloom quilt, it will likely pass through her hands. Mary most enjoys working with customers and has been doing so since 1996.


tonia Poole

You will see Tonia in the store periodically, maybe as the strange lady laying out fabrics and taking pictures. Though she likes helping at the counter, she spends most of her time at the computer, managing the website and newsletter. She first worked at the store as a girl, but has been on staff since 2011.


Kathy Niffenegger

In 2010, Kathy went from a frequent shopper to a Stitch N Sew employee. She loves sewing in a variety of ways, so when there is machine applique or embroidery to do, she's our gal! Kathy is often full of ideas and inspiration for new projects.


lolita brinning

Joining us in 2016, Lolita is the newest member to our team. She always has a warm smile and is eager to help customers. She is also quick to sew together samples with new fabrics and patterns.