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Megan Whitney 
Founder & Co-Owner

Megan Whitney founded Urban Sewciety in the fall of 2015.  She began crafting as a young child, trying her hand at every craft she could get her hands on, including knitting, crochet, watercolor painting, and sewing (which quickly became her favorite thing to do!)  Megan attended Lehigh University and earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Civil Engineering, then worked in commercial construction for 9 years.  Upon leaving the corporate world in 2007 to be a stay at home mom, Megan dug out her machine and dove back into sewing.   In 2015 she opened Urban Sewciety in a teeny tiny studio space in Westfield, NJ.  Just one year later, she teamed up with Meg Bulthaupt and expanded to the current location. Megan can’t wait to get to work every day to share her passion for creating beautiful things with kids and adults.

Meg Bulthaupt 

Meg Bulthaupt is a life-long resident of Cranford, NJ with a Masters degree in Family and Consumer Science Education from University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  She learned to sew from her grandmother at the age of ten years old.  In high school she took every sewing class offered, then continued developing her sewing skills in college - when she wasn’t studying, she was sewing!  Megan began teaching sewing in her hometown and at various schools in New Jersey as a side gig.  In 2016, she became an instructor at Urban Sewciety.  The two Megans soon realized they made a great team and joined forces, becoming business partners in October 2016.  They expanded to meet the growing demand and moved to the current location on South Avenue.  Currently her favorite thing to sew is anything involving paper piecing!

Amy Durocher 

Shop Manager

Julie Horne

Sewciety Kids Manager + Sewing Instructor

Abbie Signore 

Purchasing Manager

Deb Vanek 
Assistant Shop Manager + Sewing Instructor

Kaitlin Ryan
Class Program Manager

Carmela Resnick 
Sewing Instructor

Erin Madalone
Sewing Instructor

Mandy Richards
Sewing Instructor/Knitting Instructor

Beth Kroncke
Sewing Instructor

Andrea McDermott
Sewing Instructor

Adria Streeter
Sewing Instructor

Eebie Zobitz
Sewing Instructor

Lauren Simpson
Sewing Instructor

Catherine Zebrowski
Sample Sewist

Erica Stawski 
Sewing Instructor

Cate Durocher
Sewing Instructor/Shop Staff

Michele Bennett 
Shop Staff

Valeria Guimaraes
Long Arm Quilter

Victoria Jackson
Sewing Instructor/Crochet Instructor

Michelle Gonzales
Sewing Instructor 

Melissa Balagot
Sewing Instructor

Mollie Rosenktrantz 
Sewing Instructor

Katelyn Vanhise
Sewing Instructor

Maxine Stone
Sewing Instructor

Alissa Krutoff 
Sewing Instructor

Poppy Mitchell-Holmes 
Sewing Instructor

Nancy Plominski 
Sewing Instructor

Rachel Kennedy
Sewing Instructor
  • Tel: 908.232.0600
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  • 361 South Avenue E.,
  • Westfield, NJ 07090