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.