About Me

JEAN IMPEY
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

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Covid-19 ZOOM Lectures are now available – $500.00.  Keep your guilds and groups connected and motivated!  

Lectures include my standard three lectures in a format that can accommodate over 200 attendees.  I have spent time preparing and re-formatting the content to flow perfectly for everyone to see at home, in some cases, attendees prefer it because it’s easier for them to see and understand “up close”. At the end of my presentations, I share a trunk show and some of my most recent works.  Last, I suggest ideas, inspirations and actual groups for everyone to join so that they can work with their resources during this quarantined time.

During this C-19 period, I have Six workshops formatted for Zoom.  It’s best to have two 3-hour workshops so that students can spend some time progressing through their projects.  We can structure this individually to suit your guild’s needs and requirements.  Alternatively, if you would like a workshop as a follow up once we are past the C19 quarantines, I would be happy to schedule a onsite workshop and provide it for the “group discounted” price of $550.00 if it is within the next 12 months time.

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

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

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 as it continues to build on my first lecture.

My third lecture is so amazing, “An Insiders Look into the Textile Industry” it’s all about the fabric industry,  highlighting Hoffman Fabrics.  As some fo you know, I have been their Ambassador, working with the family, designing patterns, handling the challenges and providing insider tours.

I offer a variety of classes for all skill levels and many classes can complete their projects in one day, which builds confidence!  List of classes available for you to  review 

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.

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) – Mental Health area

Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) – Thompson Autism Center

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?

  • 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
  • Antelope Valley Quilt Association, Lancaster, CA – 2019
  • Beach Cities Quilt Guild, Mission Viejo, CA- 2017
  • Bear Valley Quilt Guild, Los Osos, CA- 2018
  • Bernina Connection, Scottsdale, AZ – 1sttime- 2014
    • Bernina Connection, Scottsdale, AZ – 2ndtime- 2015
  • Block Party Quilters, Sammamish, WA- 2019
  • 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
    • Cotton Patch Quilters, Bakersfield, CA –2nd time- 2019
  • 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
  • Glendale Quilt Guild, Glendale, CA- 2018
  • 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 Quilters Guild, Downey, CA – 1st time – 2013
    • Los Angeles County Quilters Guild, Downey, CA – 2nd time- 2015
    • Los Angeles County Quilters Guild, Downey, CA – 3rd time- 2017
    • Los Angeles County Quilters Guild, Downey, CA – 4thtime- 2019
  • 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
    • Orange Grove Quilters, Guild, Garden Grove, CA – 2ndtime- 2020 ZOOM LECTURE
  • Peninsula Quilters Guild, Redwood City, CA – 2019
  • Pine Needles Quilt Guild, Wrightwood, CA- 2015
  • Quilt in the Desert Retreat, Phoenix, AZ- 5-day retreat – 2016
  • Quilt N Cruise to Alaska, Alaska- 10-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
  • San Francisco Quilt Guild, SF, CA- 2019
  • San Luis Obispo Quilters Guild, SLO, CA- 2019
  • Santa Barbara Quilt Retreat, Carpinteria, CA – 4-day retreat – 1st time- 2018
    • Santa Barbara Quilt Retreat, Carpinteria, CA – 4-day retreat – 2ndtime- 2019
    • Santa Barbara Quilt Retreat, Carpinteria, CA – 4-day retreat – 3rd time- 2019
  • 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
    • Santa Monica Quilt Guild, Santa Monica, CA- 2ndtime 2018
  • Seaside Quilters, San Diego, CA- 2014
  • Simi Valley Quilt Guild, Simi Valley – 3rd time- 2018
    • Simi Valley Quilters, Simi Valley, CA – 1st time- 2014
    • Simi Valley Quilters, Simi Valley, CA – 2nd time- 2014
  • 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, CA- 2018
  • TLC Quilters, Covina, CA- 2019
  • Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Fest, Layton, Utah- 5-day retreat – 2018
  • Valley Oaks Quilt Guild, Tulare, CA – 2nd time- 2018
    • Valley Oaks Quilt Guild, Tulare, CA–1st time- 2014
  • 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

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 2016-2017-2018-2019-2020

Member:

Beach Cities Quilt Guild

National Modern Quilt Guild

Past member – Orange County Quilt Guild

Surfside Quilt Guild

SCCQG

NCQC

Web:northern California quilt counsil

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Television:

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

Publications:

Gwen Marston’s book: Liberated Quilting II

Grace Errea’s Book: Impressionist Applique

Louisa Smith’s book: Double Vision

Quilting Arts Magazine & Cover June/July 2019

Faculty at Retreats:

Quilting in the Desert

Empty Spools Seminars

North Carolina Quilt Symposium

Utah Quilt Guild Quilt Fest

Santa Barbara Quilt Retreats