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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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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Hello everyone! Just a quick update for you... scholarship submissions have closed and we have OVER 50 applicants!!! I'm thrilled... and can't wait to share the recipients with you soon.

xo Kirstyn
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The Jane Lewis Textile Scholarship is now open for applications!

I am thrilled to announce the invitation to apply for Jane's scholarship is live and open to receive applications! If you know of someone who loves textile design and wants to gain professional insight into the textile design industry... the PatternObservers "Textile Design Lab" is wonderful opportunity. Please pass it on! The deadline for applying is January 28, 2018. There will be two scholarships awarded on February 14th! Here's the link :) https://patternobserver.com/jane-lewis-scholarship?__s=vgqv1qnvd49zgcmsqr5k
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Update #3 - 11/12/17

Hope this update finds you all easing into fall and life is treating you well. This afternoon, Michelle Fifis (founder of Pattern Observer) and I had a great conversation about next steps for the Jane Lewis Textile scholarship.

Over the next few weeks, we will be constructing what the requirements for submissions will be. Michelle and her staff are also getting the backend technical stuff ready.

Preliminary Schedule:
• Mid-Late December, "teaser" announcements will go out, asking people to stay tuned for an official scholarship announcement coming in Early January 2018.
• Early January: Announce scholarship - entry requirements and deadline for submissions (probably January 31, 2018).
• Feb. 14th (Valentines Day) - we will announce the first scholarship winner for 2018!!

We are making progress... thank you all. I'll give you another update soon as we get a few more things hammered out.
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