LILY QUAIN

LILY Q.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Sewing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Beginner-You will basic skills of hand and machine stitches, seams, darts, pleats, various necklines, zippers, pouch, totebag and build many more samples into a scrapbook.
Intermediate- Fabric dimension and behavior, cutting skills, bias binding and making a skirt or blouse
Advanced-Make dress, skirt, pants or blouse with lining.
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About

LILY delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 7+

Teaching since:
January 2004

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 build skills gradually from basic through advanced level techniques.
Also, I am one of the few teachers in the country who teaches the exclusive "Freehand" sewing, which is sewing without ready-made (commercial) pattern, like our grandparents did.
As a social worker, I taught participants in a homeless shelter, how to make various items geared towards independent living. For six years now, I've been teaching at a fabric store in East Harlem where patrons sign up for group sewing lessons as well as private lessons. I teach garment construction, alterations, home decor, and various sewing projects.

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Experience

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.

Education

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.

Languages

English
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Framed plaque
Jul 2005
Department of Homeless Services, Catherine Street Shelter, NY, NY

Photos & Videos

Threading the singer 4411 sewing machine, one of Singer's heavy duty but very user-friendly home sewing machines.
Flare baby-doll dress

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circle skirt by intermediate student

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A simple inspirational tote bag.

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Tote bag by a beginner student

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Shawl collared cardigan

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Circle skirt with leather trimmed inside pocket

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Blouse by a beginner student

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Fun sundress for the little fashionista
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9 Reviews

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juice Nov 30, 2017
Sewing · In home

Love having Ms. Lily give me lessons in my own home. My understanding of the lessons taught is very valuable.

Shirley S. Sep 20, 2017
Embroidery · In home

Omg such a pleasure to work with. Great personality and very patient. Love her teaching. Will def. Request her again.

Shantell Aug 24, 2017
Sewing · In home

Ms. Lily came to my house to give me my lesson and she came right on time. During my first lesson, I just learned the basics of threading the bobbin and the machine and I practiced how to do different stitches. She was very patient and helpful and is VERY knowledgeable of the sewing machine! I look forward to more lessons with her!

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Nikita Apr 4, 2017
Sewing · In studio

Lily is an exceptional teacher. She is very passionate detailed, organized, and caring. I am a person that needs a lot of detail and ask a lot of questions and Lily was so paitent with me. Before meeting Lily I felt unsure of my abilities to sew, but with Lily's guidance on how she structures her lesson I was able to grasp what I was learning. I definitely will be registering with Lily for more courses she's Awesome!

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Nyima W. Apr 1, 2017
Sewing · In studio

It was a wonderful experience and I was able to learn so fast. She is a good coach. Will definitely take more classes with her

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 learning😁😁😁😁

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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