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Jane Lewis Textile Scholarship

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The textile design community is heavy-hearted with the news of the loss of our dear friend and colleague Jane Lewis, who had been living with stage IV lung cancer for several years.

Friends and family, in partnership with Pattern Observer, are honoring her memory and passion for textile design with an ongoing scholarship to students unable to afford Pattern Observer courses (where Jane was teaching). http://patternobserver.com/

Jane lived her life in COLOR… quite literally. Her career began in New York’s garment district and it became evident early on that pattern design and textile development was a perfect fit for Jane. In San Francisco, Jane worked as part of the creative team at Esprit during its heyday in the 80’s – designing everything from prints, embroidery, knits and wovens to scarf, sock and belt design... her dream job! Esprit led to other apparel companies including her own childrenswear company. In 2003, Jane began working with P&B Textiles and discovered that designing for the quilt world could be even more creative than apparel!

Most recently, Jane became part of Pattern Observer's educational team.

“I am loving being a part of Pattern Observer and working with so many incredibly talented students from all over the world; it has always been my dream to teach and I love sharing my passion for textile design with like-minded people.” -Jane Lewis

For those of us who knew and loved Jane, nothing in the world would make her happier than knowing her love of color, pattern and design will live on through this scholarship fund and provide exciting opportunities to new students; sparking new careers in the field of textile design.

You can learn more about Jane’s work and Pattern Observer through these links:

http://www.janelewisdesign.com/

https://modifywatches.com/collections/jane-lewis

https://patternobserver.com/2016/10/17/interview-with-jane-lewis-guest-expert-for-october-in-the-textile-design-lab/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=238&v=b-vPMSPq_Fs

http://patternobserver.com/

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http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sfgate/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=186537028
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I am HAPPY to announce we've picked three new scholarship recipients for 2019!! I know Jane would love their work and be thrilled watch their creative journey unfold over the coming year. Thank you all!!

You can read the official announcement here and see a bit of their work here: https://patternobserver.com/2019/02/14/jane-lewis-scholarship-2019-recipients/
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Happy New Year! Just wanted to let you all know applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Jane Lewis Scholarship! We will announce two new scholarship recipients on February 14th!

https://patternobserver.com/jane-lewis-scholarship
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Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful summer thus far. Yesterday, I sent a message to this years scholarship students to see how they are doing. Thought you'd like to see responses as they come in.

Here's the message I got from Julie Saunders:

"Where to start...Hand on heart this opportunity has changed my life! I am learning and growing each time I design or have an idea, its no longer just an idea or wish.. I can finally draw it and make it happen. I had zero computer skills at the start of the year and now Im designing!

All of the content is fantastic, I have especially enjoyed the Photoshop tutorials with Sherry London, I still watch them over and over. My next lot of learning will be around self promotion and putting myself out there to potential buyers eek.

I am so thankful and grateful for this opportunity, it truly has made a huge difference to my world and I can not thank you all enough and in particular I would like to acknowledge Jane Lewis"
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HAPPY Valentines Day to you all! Michelle (director of Pattern Observer) is sending out emails (as I write this to you) to inform SIX incredible artists that they have been awarded scholarships. The response to this has been tremendous... and there were SO MANY worthy applicants - it wasn't an easy task narrowing the entries down. I can not wait to introduce you to the first recipients. Their work will blow your mind! Will update you again soon! xo Kirstyn
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