Marcie Brenner

Marcie Brenner


With her more than 35 years of teaching experience, Marcie Brenner has conveyed her love of sewing and quilting, demonstrating her extensive knowledge with a sense of humor whether she's working with beginners or professionals. She has taught from junior high school to university level courses and at national and local level sewing and quilting shows. Since 1993 she has owned a sewing school and quilt shop, teaching classes covering all phases of sewing, quilting, and home dec. In addition, she was employed for 18 years in the garment industry as a technical designer, a technical writer for a pattern company, and an assistant designer. She has an A.A.S. in applied apparel design and patternmaking, Fashion Institute of Technology, a B.A. in home economics and women's studies, Brooklyn College, with Graduate courses in education. Marcie was honored in 2013 as a Master Certified Sewing Educator with the Sewing Educators Alliance. She will travel internationally.

Contact Information

Sew Beary Special
1025 East 28th Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11210
Phone: 718-951-3973


About the Association

The Vacuum Dealers Trade Association (VDTA) and the Sewing Dealers Trade Association (SDTA) exist to educate and promote independent floor care and sewing dealers in order to increase their market share. It exists to promote programs designed to enable the industry to be more competitive and to improve the industry as a whole.

The VDTA • SDTA is dedicated to supporting the interests of independent vacuum cleaner and sewing machine dealers around the world. It is the independent dealers’ voice in the floor care and sewing industries. The primary goal of the association is providing avenues to increase sales, communication, service, market share, and profit for all independent vacuum and sewing retailers. The association provides the floor care and sewing industries with the latest information on products and services, sales and marketing, training, and education through the monthly publications, SQE Professional and Floor Care Professional/Central Vac Professional and yearly conventions.

Many other association-sponsored programs and services are available to independent dealer members to improve their businesses using the code of ethics, member standards, special programs, sales tools, and member benefits.


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sewing Educators Alliance please email Judy Patterson at

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