One might say that Christina has sewing in her blood….She comes from a family with many original San Franciscan pioneers, including a tailor, seamstress, and a milliner. Sewing since childhood, Christina’s 25+ years of experience includes working for a seamstress, making costumes for rock musicians and fans, and being an award-winning quilt and textile artist. As well as teaching at LWTech and other venues, she follows her creative passion through working full time as a fiber and mixed media artist.
Christina holds a Certificate in Advanced Experimental Stitch from the Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts and is currently in Year 9 of a 12 year graduate degree program in Art, Design, and Stitch from the Center. Her broad range of expertise in textiles includes dyeing; painting; collage; silk screening; block printing; computer designed fabrics; hand embroidery; machine embroidery; goldwork; darning & upcycling; hand and machine piecing; beading; felting; batik and more.
Her textile artwork has been exhibited at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky; the Pacific NW Quilt and Fiber Art Museum; the American Quilt Society International Quilt Shows, Chung Young Yang Embroidery Museum, Seoul, Korea; Taiwan International Quilt Exhibition (TIQE); the UC Davis Feminist Art Show, The Rio and Sao Paulo Patchwork and Design festivals in Brazil, exhibitions by the Surface Design Association, the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Contemporary QuiltArt Association, and Studio Art Quilt Associates; as well as many other shows and galleries in the U.S. and abroad.
Adjunct Professor, Department Chair
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Jacquelynn’s sewing philosophy is simple: create home sewn garments with a ready-to-wear look. She has over 25 years of experience in the apparel industry and shares her knowledge with humility and humor. Jacquelynn earned a degree in clothing and textiles from Seattle Pacific University which included a year of studying merchandising and buying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Jacquelynn’s professional career includes positions as alterations manager, tailor, buyer, designer, and international product developer. She is uniquely qualified to construct a custom garment, develop thousands for the consumer market, or alter a mass produced garment to individual fitting needs. She is a faculty member at Lake Washington Institute of Technology where she teaches all levels of apparel construction and facilitates the Sewing Lab. She shares her knowledge with sewing hobbyist by teaching focused classes at Nancy’s Sewing Basket and National American Sewing Guild events and contributing articles to Threads, Notions, and Sewstylish magazines.
Mary Lewis is a quilt and fiber artist.
Mary has been involved in the process of making quilts and studying the history of quilts and textiles for over twenty five years. She has shared this knowledge and passion through teaching and lectures.
Predominately self-educated in art and design, Mary started producing art using fiber and fabric as her preferred art medium. Mary joined the Contemporary QuiltArt Association eleven years ago and has served on the board in several positions. She has been pleased to have her art juried and selected for exhibition through this group.
Her goal is to provide technical instructions for completing a quilt from conception through completion with the intent of each student acquiring the confidence and skills to express themselves creatively in all areas of quilting, quilt art, and mixed fiber media.
Mon-Fri, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon-Fri, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sat, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.