Lynn Schmitt

Lynn Schmitt (Cibulka) Gallagher has been in design for over 30 years. Starting as an art major in college, evolving into a career in commercial interior design, and now as a quilt designer. The elements of good design remain the same it is only the tools that change.

Lynn has worked in a design capacity for all of her professional life. She entered the design world as a Fine Arts student, ultimately graduating with a BFA in Interior Design. She continued as an interior designer specializing in commercial interiors for over 30 years.

Since 2010 Lynn colors outside the lines as the owner of A Different Box of Crayons. Through her shop, Lynn designs patterns and kits for the
adventurous quilter using new techniques and an eclectic mix of cotton and alternative textiles. Her current focus is on secondary patterning, color, textures, and eclectic textiles enhanced with wool applique. 



The Art of Mixing Textiles in Quilts

January 21, 7PM

Lynn shares her adventures of coloring outside the lines by using new techniques and an eclectic mix of cotton and alternative textiles.  Her work has been published in multiple quilting magazines and she is the author of ” The Art of Mixing Textiles in Quilts”. Her current focus is on secondary patterning, color, textures, and eclectic textiles enhanced with wool applique.  Lynn is the owner of the shop “A Different Box of Crayons” in Glen Ellyn.


Stitching with Eclectic Textiles

January 23, 9:30AM-4:30PM

Location: TBD

Kit fee: $49.95 (see details below)

Learn to sew using alternative textures with Lynn Schmitt author of The Art of Mixing Textiles In Quilts. 

Her LOGistics pattern can be made as either a large pillow or table mat. The project mixes wool, silk dupioni, silk matka, wovens, and batiks with traditional and contemporary cottons. 

Oh the possibilities when you begin to add once-considered forbidden textures into your quilting and sewing projects!

Kit fee: $49.95 for LOGistics pattern and all the fabric to complete the project top and binding. The back is also included for making a pillow. We have kits in several colorways, each with a mix of contemporary and traditional fabrics, large and small scale prints, reproduction prints, batiks, wools and silks. The chain is created with silk dupioni, the borders are wool, and the binding is cotton. Interfacing, as needed, is included in this class kit

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  • Video or audio recording of class material is strictly prohibited, and may be cause for dismissal from the class without a refund.
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  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to in-person classes to set up . For virtual workshops, the link will open approximately 15 minutes prior to class time so you can ensure your connectivity.
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  • For full day workshops, a lunch break of one hour is included. For in-person workshops, lunch is not included in the price. The programs chair will provide details about food policies at the venue.
  • Be prepared. This includes having all items on the supply list, a sewing machine in good working order, and basic sewing supplies and an extension cord/power strip. Also useful: a small iron and an ironing surface that may be shared with other students..
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