About Me

San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

Facebook: SewJean Impey

Welcome to my website, where creativity and passion for quilting take center stage.

Discover my captivating lecture, “Finding Your Passion and Running With It,” accompanied by a grand trunk show of my quilts.

For those seeking a deeper dive, my second lecture, “Cre-a-tiv-i-ty,” builds upon the foundation of the first. It’s an excellent choice for guilds I’ve previously engaged with, offering a seamless progression.

But wait, there’s more! Immerse yourself in my third lecture, “An Insiders Look into the Textile Industry,” a riveting exploration of the fabric world with a focus on the renowned Hoffman Fabrics. Having served as their Ambassador, I share unique insights, design experiences, and behind-the-scenes anecdotes.

Choose from a diverse range of classes suitable for all skill levels, some even designed for one-day project completion, boosting your confidence. Explore the full list of available classes on my website.

I’m excited to share my boundless Passion for Quilting with you. For inquiries about guild presentations and workshops, kindly visit my contact page. You’ll also find my biography and resume for your reference below.

$600.00 for my lecture/trunk show*
$700.00 per day for workshop

*Book Lecture & Workshop together may qualify for a discount


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 essence is defined by boundless style, unbridled passion, and inexhaustible energy. I thrive on the thrill of discovery, the beauty in observation, and the perspectives of others. Every moment is an opportunity for me to engage with the world through artistic expression.

In my realm, there’s no notion of “doing it wrong”; creativity knows no boundaries. I resonate with Albert Einstein’s wisdom: “The easiest way to be creative is to try something different, even if doubt lingers.”

I eagerly anticipate the chance to share my unique narrative, creative endeavors, and unwavering passion with you.


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

The Flanagan Family

Special Honors:

Artist in Residence – Empty Spools Seminars 2015

Hoffman Challenge Curator 2016 to Present


Beach Cities Quilt Guild

National Modern Quilt Guild

Past member – Orange County Quilt Guild

Surfside Quilt Guild




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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

Quilting Arts Magazine & Cover June/July 2019

Faculty at Shows & Retreats:

Empty Spools Seminars

Houston International Quilt Show

Long Beach International Quilt Show

MISA Madeline Island School of Arts (On Madeline Island and at the Santa Fe location)

Missouri Star 3-day Retreat

North Carolina Quilt Symposium

Quilting in the Desert

Salt Lake City Quilt Show

Santa Barbara Quilt Retreats

Coming:  Featured Quilter: Lake Metroparks Quilt Show 2024, Ohio