Mastermind 2012 Honorable Mention: Regina Jestrow
Regina Jestrow's needle-work makes the mice from Cinderella look like, well, amateurs. Yeah, princess, we said it. Paying homage to the American quilt, Jestrow's fabric installations and other artistic creations focus primarily on plant forms and geometric patterns -- so, yeah, we kinda wouldn't mind her designing our next party dress.
She's not a Miami native, but who cares. Originally from Queens, New York, Jestrow attributes her quilting and sewing to her mom, a long-time knitter and seamstress. Mama Jestrow made clothes for the entire family and taught her kids various forms of needle-work. After courses at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology, FIU and Miami-Dade College, Jestrow took up her mother's craft and began showing off her work in craft fairs and galleries between 2005 to 2007. In recent years, Jestrow has been a resident artist at Bakehouse Art Complex and has had the opportunity to show her work at ArtCenter/South Florida.
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