2 Days

Friday & Saturday, March 29 – 30


Come join us for a wonderful two-day event with Anita Mayer at the Jansen Art Center in Lynden.  March 29 & 30, Friday and Saturday, Anita will lead a fashion show, offer a trunk show of her garments for sale, and conduct a workshop to help you create a garment for yourself.


Friday, March 29, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Luncheon, Fashion Show, and Trunk Show

The luncheon and fashion show benefit will be held in the Jansen Art Center Chamber Hall. Garments shown will be from Anita Mayer’s collection of one-of-a-kind designs, handcrafted and often lavishly embellished by her. The format is modeled after the department store/country club events where models move through the event, pausing at tables so guests can view the details of these amazing garments while Anita provides commentary. Proceeds will benefit the Jansen Art Center’s Textile Studio.

Following the luncheon, guests will be invited to the Library across the hall when garments will be offered for sale in a Trunk Show, provided by Anita and Lori L. Maul, owner of Fidalgo Artisan Yarn and Clothing in Anacortes, where Anita’s garments are carried.


  • Quiche (vegetarian and no seafood)
  • Fresh fruit
  • Croissants
  • Lemon tart
  • Coffee & tea
  • Wine (one glass included in ticket)
  • If you need gluten-free or vegetarian selections, contact Margaret at margaret@jansenartcenter.org or 360 354 3600


AGES: Adults 18+


Saturday, March 30, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: How to Discover, Create and Wear your Own Style of Contemporary Clothing

Instructor: Anita Mayer

Included in this workshop will be the opportunity to try on Anita’s beautiful garments, work with her to find your style and fit and create your personalized patterns from her drafts. It is suggested you wear a one color outfit (pants and top, or jeans and top, etc) to help view the clothing being tried on. Also included will be hands-on instruction on how to join pattern pieces with embroidery and a sampler of techniques to embellish both newly created and your existing garments.

Students need to bring an f or g crochet hook if they crochet, scissors for fabric, a black felt tip marker, 2″ or wider three-ring binder, 4-6 yards of paper to copy select patterns. The workshop will begin in the Dance Studio and then later move into the Library.

Members: $90
Non-Members: $100


AGES: Adults 18+

Crochet experience

If you’d like to stay over in Lynden, there will be a slumber party at the Inn at Lynden, a block away from the Jansen Art Center.  The Inn will have special room rates available for workshop participants.  Please call the Inn at 360-746-8597 for reservations and let them know you are part of the workshop.  More information about the Inn can be found at www.innatlynden.com

  • Fashion Show
    March 29, 2019
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Workshop
    March 30, 2019
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm


321 Front St, Lynden, Washington, 98264, United States


The Chamber Hall at the Jansen Art Center is located in the NW corner of the second floor: