Christina Fairley Erickson - Fiber and Mixed Media Artist

Christina was born in the San Francisco Bay area and comes from a family with many original San Franciscan pioneers, including a tailer, seamstress, and a milliner. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, she learned to sew on the treadle machine below at 10 years old and started working for a seamstress when she was 14. She lives and works in Bellevue, Washington, with her husband, Randy, son Coleman, dog Dexter and Charlie cat. Her son, Ryan, attends Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA; son David, and daughters, Kayla and Ryli, also live and work in the Seattle area.

Always active and passionate about learning, Christina's hobbies outside of making art include horseback riding, reading, gourmet cooking, travel, learning French, photography, and spending time with her family.

Christina belongs to the Contemporary QuiltArt Association, Studio Art Quilt Associates, the Surface Design Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.

Her work has been exhibited at the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, the American Quilt Society International Quilt Show, numerous venues throughout Asia, the UC Davis Feminist Art Show, The Rio and Sao Paulo Patchwork and Design festivals in Brazil, as well as many other shows and galleries in the U.S.

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