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Our Staff


Scott Goodman is president and founder (1976) of Marcatus, Inc., Sewing Machine Warehouse & Kneedle.com.  Contributing to the industry for over 50 years, Scott was recently inducted into the VDTA/SDTA Hall of Fame.  He is a technology freak and has been a leading influence in the sewing and vacuum cleaner industry since 1968. Scott is an instrument-rated pilot and flies a Cirrus SR20.   On winter weekends, Scott serves the outdoor community through National Ski Patrol, at Big Bear Mountain Resort, rescuing injured guests. He is an Outdoor Emergency Care instructor, training and credentialing patrollers. Scott is actively involved as a medical first responder with Los Angeles Fire Department CERT (Level 3) and American Red Cross DHSR.  He is a founding board member of the Bertrand BRCA Foundation. As "Great Scott!", he simplifies sewing technology with humor and wit. Read Scott's bi-monthly articles in "Designs in Machine Embroidery" magazine.  

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June McNamara, seen at the recent Long Beach Quilt Show (Note the “Eleanor Burns” boa).  June is a noted instructor and embroidery maniac.  Her expertise includes several brands of embroidery software, longarm quilting and the new Brother Scan 'N Cut.  When out of the store, she can be found sewing, embroidering, quilting, embellishing, teaching sewing, talking about sewing, reading about sewing, watching television about sewing…well, you get the idea.







Victoria “Webina” Goodman serves as our webmaster.  She is always eager to evaluate our new products.  Victoria loves gourmet cooking, home-improvement programs, dogs and sewing.  A full-time mommie to Jakey (the kid) and Lucky (the dog).  At home, She drives a Miele Brilliant canister, & Brother NQ series sewing machine.








 Jennifer Anderson is our "Swiss-army knife".  Factory trained on several brands of machines and digitizing software, she is an avid quilter & embroiderer.  Her specialties include: embroidery software, stabilization, multi-needle machines, long-arm and sit-down quilters.  She is rapidly becoming an expert technician.  Highly energetic/highly involved:  PTA Treasurer, Boy Scout mom, Wife, & MOTHER OF TWIN BOYS! OMG.






Jeanette Rigali is our "Miss Congeniality".  A mother of two, is always attentive, perky and positive with many years of retail experience. When she finds spare time, you can find her avatar online, on one of her MMORPG adventures.









Manuel Ramirez-Mendoza has been our lead technician since 2000.  Customers love his top quality work.  He is a master technician on industrial, electronic and multi-needle machines.  Always smiling, always happy, always involved with his family.  We are thankful that he is part of our staff and extended family.





Cindy Bloom is our resident sewing instructor. Cindy earned her MBA at Pepperdine. She unwinds from analyzing numbers, spreadsheets and pie charts with her crazy fiber arts skills. Incredibly bright, incredibly creative and incredibly fun! She has amassed an incredible array of top-of-the-line sewing, embroidery, software, overlock, embellishing and sashiko tools.  Ask her about her favorites.





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Recent Updates

  • AccuQuilt to the rescue!

    I sew like a drunken sailor, rarely a straight line for me and definitely not …

  • Celebrating our 45th Year

    Scott Goodman, 23, opened for business on leap-day, 1976. Gerald Ford was …

  • Hello BIG!

    The new BERNINA  Q20 is here.  This high-quality long-arm quilting …

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