About Me

JEAN IMPEY
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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My lecture “Finding Your Passion and Running With It” includes a large trunk show of my quilts when the event is in driving distance.

I now have my second lecture which follows and builds on my first lecture called  “Cre-a-tiv-i-ty” – which one to choose?  If I have spoken with your guild already, this is the perfect lecture for a return visit.  I offer a variety of classes for all skill levels and many classes can complete their projects in one day, which builds confidence! I have a new lecture on creativity too.

I look forward to sharing my Passion for Quilting with you.

I do commission work for public and private collections and have pieces at UCI Medical, Kaiser Anaheim, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), and the  Navel  Hospital Camp Pendleton.

$500.00 for my lecture/trunk show*
$650.00 per day for workshop

*Lecture & Workshop together get a $100.00 discount = $1050.00

I have a long list of classes available which you can review on this website.

Inquiries for guild presentations and workshops -Use my contact page  I have included my biography and resume below:

Biography

Art has been an integral part of my life since I was a child. I remember always being intrigued and absorbed with making things. My mother encouraged my exploration of all things creative and my life-long creative journey took off including painting, sewing, photography, ceramics, embroidery, gardening just to name a few.

My style, my passion, my energy is boundless… I love discovering, I love looking, I love seeing, I love the way others see, and I love doing!

I don’t worry about doing it wrong…. There is no such thing in the creative process. I like how Albert Einstein said, “The easiest way to be creative: try something different, even if you don’t think it will work.”

I look forward to sharing my story, work and passion with you.

Experience

Public Art Commissions:

UCI Medical

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim

Naval Hospital at Camp Pendleton

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)

Private Commissions:

The Desreux Family

The Klein Family

The Gabrielli Family

The Norton Family

Guilds I have shared with – Some I have shared with twice and three times, so maybe – I’m doing something right?

I also have listed Guilds I will be sharing with – perhaps your guild might be able to book me and share expenses, if I’m in the area?

May 6, 2012 – Valley of The Dolls

November 20, 2013 – Los Angeles County Quilt Guild, Downey, CA– 1st time

January 8, 2014 – Simi Valley Quilters, Simi Valley, CA – 1st time

January 11, 2014 – Westside Quilters, Los Angeles, CA – 1st time

January 14, 2014 – Bernina Connection, Scottsdale, AZ – 1st time

February 8, 2014 – American Sewing Guild, Carlsbad, CA

February 9, 2014 – San Fernando Valley Quilt Guild, Northridge, CA– 1st time

February 24, 2014 – Nite Owl Quilt Guild, Rancho Cucamonga, CA – 1st time

March 29, 2014 – Simi Valley Quilters, Simi Valley, CA – 2nd time

May 10, 2014– Coachella Valley Quilters, Indio, CA – 1st time

June 12, 2014 – Valley Oaks Quilt Guild, Tulare, CA1st time

July 28, 2014 – Inland Empire Quilters, Corona, CA

August 6, 2014 – Maze Stone Quilters, Hemet, CA

August 20, 2014 – Starry Night Hollow, Carlsbad, CA– 1st time

September 14, 2014 – Village Quilters, San Diego, CA

October 1, 2014 – Santa Monica Quilt Guild, Santa Monica, CA

November 4, 2014 – Seaside Quilters, San Diego, CA

January 14, 2015 – Chula Vista Quilt Guild, Chula Vista, CA

January 28, 2015 – Wandering Foot Quilt Guild, Arcadia, CA

February 15, 2015 – Coachella Valley Quilters, Indio, CA – 2nd time

February 22, 2015 – Empty Spools Artist in Resident, Pacific Grove, CA

March 18, 2015 – Kaleidoscope Quilt Guild, El Cajon, CA

April 9, 2015 – Bernina Connection, Scottsdale, AZ – first time

April 16, 2015 – Cotton Patch Quilters, Bakersfield, CA – 1st time

April 18, 2017 – Calico Mermaid, Porterville, CA – 1sttime

April 21, 2015 – South Bay Quilters, Redondo Beach CA

May 20, 2015 – Los Angeles County Quilt Guild, Downey, CA – 2nd time

June 9, 2015 – Surfside Quilters Guild, San Clemente, CA – 1st time

June 11, 2015 – El Camino Quilt Guild, Vista, CA

June 15, 2015 – Friendship Square Quilt Guild, La Habra, CA

June 22, 2015 – North Cities Quilters Guild, Placentia, CA

June 22, 2015 – Olde Towne Quilters of Nipomo, Nipomo, CA – 1sttime

July 7, 2015 – African American Quilt Guild, Los Angeles, CA

August 16, 2015 – Conejo Valley Quilt Guild, Thousand Oaks, CA

September 8, 2015 – Pine needles Quilt Guild, Wrightwood, CA

September 13, 2015 – Flying Geese Quilt Guild, Irvine, CA

October 1, 2015 – Fallbrook Quilt Guild, Fallbrook, CA

October 14, 2015 – Orange Grove Quilt Guild, Garden Grove, CA

January 16, 2016 – Calico Mermaid, Porterville, CA – 2ndtime

January 23 – 29, 2015 Quilt in the Desert Retreat, Phoenix, AZ

February 2, 2016 – Long Beach Modern Quilt Guild, Long Beach, CA.

February 11, 2016 – Quilters by the Sea, Long Beach, CA

February 15, 2016 – North County Quilters Association, Escondido, CA

February 25, 2016 – Citrus Belt Quilters, Redlands, CA

April 9, 2016 – Amador Valley Quilt Guild, Pleasanton, CA

April 18, 2016 – Canyon Quilters of San Diego, San Diego, CA

May 10, 2016 – Orange County Quilt Guild, Anaheim, CA

May 25, 2016 – Orange Blossom Quilt Guild, Visalia, CA

June 9, 2016 – Valley Quiltmakers Guild, Northridge, CA

June 28, 2016 – Valley Quilters Guild of Hemet, Hemet, CA – 1st time

September 14, 2016 – Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild, Santa Maria, CA

September 15, 2016 – All-American City Quilters, Santa Maria, CA

January 11, 2017 – Coastal Quilters of Santa Barbara & Goleta, Santa Barbara, CA

February 15, 2017 – Los Angeles County Quilt Guild, Downey, CA – 3rd time

February 26, 2017 – Empty Spools Seminars, Pacific Grove, CA – 1st time,

June 8, 2017 – Beach Cities Quilt Guild, Mission Viejo, CA

July 9, 2017 – Femmage, Benicia, CA

July 10, 2017 – Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild, Monterey, CA

July 25, 2017 – Valley Quilters Guild of Hemet, Hemet, CA –2nd time

September 8-9, 2017 – Quilters Studio in Newbury Park, CA

September 18, 2017 – Gateway Quilters Guild, Merced, CA

January 9, 2018 – Sunshine Quilters of San Diego, San Diego, CA

January 17, 2018 – Diablo Valley Quilt Guild, Danville, CA

January 20, 2018 – Carquinez Straits Stitchers Quilt Guild – Benicia, CA

January 22, 2018 – Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association, Santa Clara, CA

February 4-7, 2018 – Santa Barbara Quilt Retreat, Carpinteria, CA – 1sttime

February 14, 2018 – Simi Valley Quilt Guild, Simi Valley – 3rd time

March 12, 2018 – Valley of the Mist Quilt Guild, Temecula, CA

April 2, 2018 – Tehapachi Mountain Quilters, Tehapachi, CA

April 10, 2018 – Surfside Quilters Guild, San Clemente, CA –2nd time

May 10, 2018 – Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild, Santa Clarita, CA

May 21, 2018 – Busy Bear Quilt Guild, Big Bear Lakes, CA

May 31, 2018 – North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Asheville, NC

June 28, 2018 – Nite Owl Quilt Guild, Rancho Cucamonga, CA – 2nd time

July 5 – 15, 2018 – Quilt N Cruise to Alaska, Alaska

August 9, 2018 – Valley Oaks Quilt Guild, Tulare, CA – 2nd time

September 15, 2018 – Westside Quilters, Los Angeles, CA – 2nd time

September 19, 2018 – Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Fest, Layton, Utah

October 10, 2018 – Glendale Quilt Guild, Glendale, CA

October 22, 2018 – Bear Valley Quilt Guild, Los Osos, CA

February 24, 2019 – Empty Spools Seminars, Pacific Grove, CA – 2nd time

May 2, 2019 – Block Party Quilters, Sammamish, WA

May 9, 2019 – TLC Quilters, Covina, CA

May 16, 2019 – Cotton Patch Quilters, Bakersfield, CA –2nd time

June 10, 2019 –San Luis Obispo Quilters Guild, SLO, CA

August 22, 2019 – Los Angeles County Quilters Guild, Downey, CA – 4thtime

October 15, 2019 – San Francisco Quilt Guild, SF, CA

April 8, 2020 – Orange Grove Quilters, Guild, Garden Grove, CA – 2ndtime

 

Stores I’ve taught for:

Bernina Connection

Sewing Party

Starry Night Hollow

Patchwork Penguin

Calico Mermaid

Quilters Studio

Special Honors:

Artist in Residence – Empty Spools Seminars 2015

Hoffman Challenge Curator 2016-2017-2018-2019

Member:

Beach Cities Quilt Guild

National Modern Quilt Guild

Orange County Quilt Guild

Surfside Quilt Guild

SCCQG

NCQC

Web:

www.SewJean.com

Facebook Page: SewJean Impey

Publications:

Gwen Marston’s book: Liberated Quilting II

Grace Errea’s Book: Impressionist Applique

Louisa Smith’s book: Double Vision

Faculty at Retreats:

Quilting in the Desert 1/2016

Empty Spools Seminars 2/2017

North Carolina Quilt Symposium 5/31/2018

Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Fest 9/22/2018