New York, NY

About LILY Q.

LILY teaches: Ages 7 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2004
Last sign in: Yesterday


I am a fashion designer/instructor and former social worker. I am very patient with students and passionate about sewing. I get excited watching students gradually build skills from basic techniques of hand and machine sewing to making beginner through advanced level garments and items. I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclusive "Freehand" sewing, which is sewing without a commercial pattern, like our grandparents did.
As a social worker, I taught participants in a homeless shelter to make various items geared towards independent living. For six years, up to December 2016, I taught at a fabric store in East Harlem where patrons signed up for group sewing lessons as well as private lessons. I cover alterations, home decor, and various sewing projects.

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A simple inspirational tote bag.


Freelance fashion designer and sewing Instructor
Sep 2010 - Dec 2016
SaveAthon Fabrics

Taught and built sewing clientele from a handful to over 1000 students and repeat students over the last 4years.


Fashion Design and Merchandising
Jan 2002 - Jul 2004
Katharine Gibbs school, New York, NY
BS in Physics, MBA. & AAS in Fashion Design and Merchandising
Jan 2002 - Jun 2004
Univ. of Ghana, Baruch College, Katharine Gibbs school.

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4 Reviews on LILY Q.

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Theresa Jan 27, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Whether you are a beginner or not.Lily is the best teacher. Patient and knowledgeable. I sew and I'm still learning๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
Diana Ortiz Jan 25, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
I met Lily Quain recently and was very pleased with her way of teaching. She is patient, very considerate and will share with her students a wealth of information. She will not fail in teaching all she can!
Bria Jan 22, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Ms. Lily is very patient and I learned a lot in the time spent with her.
Sol Jan 21, 2017
· Sewing · In studio
Lily is excellent for first time beginners such as myself. She's very professional, patient, and her step by step instruction makes sewing so easy!

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