About Me

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:


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.


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?

African American Quilt Guild, Los Angeles, CA- 2015

All-American City Quilters, Santa Maria, CA- 2016

Amador Valley Quilt Guild, Pleasanton, CA- 2016

American Sewing Guild, Carlsbad, CA – 2014

Beach Cities Quilt Guild, Mission Viejo, CA- 2017

Bernina Connection, Scottsdale, AZ – 1sttime- 2014

Bernina Connection, Scottsdale, AZ – 2ndtime- 2015

Busy Bear Quilt Guild, Big Bear Lakes, CA- 2018

Calico Mermaid, Porterville, CA – 1sttime- 2015

Calico Mermaid, Porterville, CA – 2nd time- 2016

Canyon Quilters of San Diego, San Diego, CA- 2016

Carquinez Straits Stitchers Quilt Guild – Benicia, CA- 2018

Chula Vista Quilt Guild, Chula Vista, CA- 2015

Citrus Belt Quilters, Redlands, CA- 2016

Coachella Valley Quilters, Indio, CA – 1st time- 2014

Coachella Valley Quilters, Indio, CA – 2nd time- 2015

Coastal Quilters of Santa Barbara & Goleta, Santa Barbara, CA- 2017

Conejo Valley Quilt Guild, Thousand Oaks, CA- 2015

Cotton Patch Quilters, Bakersfield, CA – 1st time- 2015

Diablo Valley Quilt Guild, Danville, CA- 2018

El Camino Quilt Guild, Vista, CA- 2015

Empty Spools Artist in Resident, Pacific Grove, CA- 5-day retreat – 2015

Empty Spools Seminars, Pacific Grove, CA – 5-day retreat – 2017

Fallbrook Quilt Guild, Fallbrook, CA- 2015

Femmage, Benicia, CA- 2017

Flying Geese Quilt Guild, Irvine, CA- 2015

Friendship Square Quilt Guild, La Habra, CA- 2015

Gateway Quilters Guild, Merced, CA- 2017

Inland Empire Quilters, Corona, CA- 2014

Kaleidoscope Quilt Guild, El Cajon, CA- 2015

Long Beach Modern Quilt Guild, Long Beach, CA.- 2016

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

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

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

Maze Stone Quilters, Hemet, CA- 2014

Monterey Peninsula Quilters Guild, Monterey, CA- 2017

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

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

North Carolina Quilt Symposium, Asheville, NC- 5-day retreat – 2018

North Cities Quilters Guild, Placentia, CA- 2015

North County Quilters Association, Escondido, CA- 2016

Olde Towne Quilters of Nipomo, Nipomo, CA – 2015

Orange Blossom Quilt Guild, Visalia, CA- 2016

Orange County Quilt Guild, Anaheim, CA- 2016

Orange Grove Quilt Guild, Garden Grove, CA- 2015

Pine needles Quilt Guild, Wrightwood, CA- 2015

Quilt in the Desert Retreat, Phoenix, AZ5-day retreat – 2016

Quilt N Cruise to Alaska, Alaska10-day cruise – 2018

Quilters by the Sea, Long Beach, CA- 2016

Quilters Studio in Newbury Park, CA- 2017

San Fernando Valley Quilt Guild, Northridge, CA– 2014

Santa Barbara Quilt Retreat, Carpinteria, CA – 4-day retreat – 1st time- 2018

Santa Clara Valley Quilt Association, Santa Clara, CA- 2018

Santa Clarita Valley Quilt Guild, Santa Clarita, CA- 2018

Santa Maria Valley Quilt Guild, Santa Maria, CA- 2016

Santa Monica Quilt Guild, Santa Monica, CA– 2014

Seaside Quilters, San Diego, CA– 2014

Simi Valley Quilters, Simi Valley, CA – 1st time- 2014

Simi Valley Quilters, Simi Valley, CA – 2nd time- 2014

Simi Valley Quilt Guild, Simi Valley – 3rd time- 2018

South Bay Quilters, Redondo Beach CA– 2015

Starry Night Hollow, Carlsbad, CA– 1st time- 2014

Starry Night Hollow, Carlsbad, CA– 2nd time- 2015

Sunshine Quilters of San Diego, San Diego, CA 2018

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

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

Tehapachi Mountain Quilters, Tehapachi, CA2018

Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Fest, Layton, Utah5-day retreat – 2018

Valley Oaks Quilt Guild, Tulare, CA–1st time- 2014

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

Valley of The Dolls – 2012

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

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

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

Valley Quiltmakers Guild, Northridge, CA- 2016

Village Quilters, San Diego, CA- 2014

Wandering Foot Quilt Guild, Arcadia, CA- 2015

Westside Quilters, Los Angeles, CA – 1st time- 2014

Westside Quilters, Los Angeles, CA – 2nd time- 2018



October 3, 2018 – Santa Monica Quilt Guild, Santa Monica, CA- 2ndtime 2018

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

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

January 10, 2019 – Antelope Valley Quilt Association, Lancaster, CA – 2019

February 20, 2019 – Peninsula Quilters Guild, Redwood City, CA – 2019

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

May 9, 2019 – TLC Quilters, Covina, CA- 2019

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

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

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

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

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

April 22 – 25, 2019 Santa Barbara Quilt Retreat, Carpinteria, CA – 4-day retreat 2ndtime- 2019


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


Beach Cities Quilt Guild

National Modern Quilt Guild

Orange County Quilt Guild

Surfside Quilt Guild





Facebook Page: SewJean Impey


Quilting Arts Episode 2308-B – Fabric Greeting Cards – House of Cards

Quilting Arts Episode 2310-A – Reckless & Raw Edge Applique with Abandon

Quilting Arts Episode 2311-C – India Inks on Fabrics


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

Empty Spools Seminars

North Carolina Quilt Symposium

Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Fest

Santa Barbara Quilt Retreats