Lynette Smallwood (Owner)


Gossypium opened its door in February 2013 to serve our friends and neighbors in the Issaquah, Washington area. As an avid sewist, I recognized the need for a one-stop local quilting shop after travel all over the area searching for the sewing supplies I needed. Plus, with my ever growing fabric “stash” a quilting shop seemed an excellent outlet for my art.

I started sewing as a child.  My Mother and Grandmother both quilted, but it wasn't until 1998 that I tried my hand at the art of quilting and have continued with this passion for over fourteen years. I have completed many different styles of quilts and love challenging myself with new projects. My background in landscape design has helped me to think outside-the-box when it comes to quilt patterns, while my degree in accounting has helped with the business end of the store.

I love surrounding myself with creative and innovative people who share my excitement for beautiful fabric, and I find satisfaction in crafts and quilting because they provide a tangible and enduring finished product.


Deb Sullivan (Quilting Associate and Teacher)


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Lory Bishop (Quilting Associate and Teacher)


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Noreen O'Meara (Long Arm Teacher)


My first love of design and fabrics started as a child when I discovered my neighbor had an old treadle sewing machine and a stash of fabrics. I begged her to teach me how to use her machine and so at 13 I made my first skirt.

Long before project runway I enrolled in the Fashion Design program at the University of Hawaii. After graduating with a Bachelors Degree I set off to find a job. To my dismay I couldn’t find a job in my chosen field. I did wind up working in retail and after years of climbing the corporate ladder I found my way into retail management

During those busy years of working and raising my family I made a hobby of art and fashion. I managed to make time for creative classes in drawing, painting and quilting.

Three years ago I discovered longarm machine quilting. After taking my first class I was hooked. The opportunity to “draw” with a sewing machine was wonderful. The freehand options allow endless possibilities for design and the computer patterns can generate precise patterns when appropriate.

I have returned to doing what I love most. I have the opportunity to create wonderful designs for quilters who share my passion for this time honored tradition.

Val Davis (Teacher)


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Sherie Thomas (Teacher)


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Hours of Operation
  • Telp:  (425) 557-7878
  • 355 NW Gilman Blvd Suite 102
  • Issaquah, WA 98027
  • Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
    Tuesday & Thursday 10am - 8pm
    Closed on Sundays
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