Special Guest – Jennifer Sampou!
Come and meet Jennifer Sampou at the 2019 AQM!
Jennifer Sampou loves Australia! As a newly hired, young fabric designer for P&B Textiles she made the trip to the Land Down Under way back in 1991 to learn about the quilters and what they wanted. She left with a full heart and discovered that COLOR and NATURE are a huge part of what Australians embrace in their craft. Now she’s COMING BACK to let you know what’s been moving and shaking in her world since then and how her creative life has grown since that formative first trip here. Her presentation will cover a 30-year career as a Textile Designer, her travels around the world, and how she blossomed into a real, passionate quilter and teacher!!
Her new book, OMBRE QUILTS (CTPub.com) and SKY FABRIC Collection (RobertKaufman.com) are a celebration of her love of the skies above and how she interprets this exciting new collection in quilt making.
Jennifer will present to Show and Share pass holders on the Saturday 16th November 2019 between 5 – 6 pm in the Theatre Room at AQM. She will also be available to chat on the Two Green Zebras Booth.
Follow Jennifer on Instagram @jennifersampou
A bit about Jennifer Sampou:
Curiosity. Wanderlust. Nature. Design. Plus a huge dose of fun and love…These are what drive Jennifer’s life.
Originally from Boston, She is the youngest of a large family of creatives. She studied Surface Design at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City then got her feet wet at Laura Ashley in Wales as a young designer. Novelty led her to San Francisco, where she became the Art Director for P&B Textiles, putting them on the map in the early ’90s as a dynamic cotton print house. Later she opened Studio Sampou licensing to Robert Kaufman. She’s created thousands of best-selling fabrics which have sold in the millions of yards. Ombré Quilts is her second book and she’s written multiple patterns for C&T Publishing.
Traveling the world and living in Mexico and California have allowed Jennifer to keep her finger on the pulse, empowering her to remain fresh and bold as an ever-evolving artist. She loves to teach, lecture and shares her strong belief that “everyone is creative” and sewing quilts does a soul good. She feathers her nest in a small town outside San Francisco and is surrounded by people and animals she loves. Her husband and three boys are most important and quilting is a family affair. C&T is their family business and her mother in law is the proprietor of The Cotton Patch in Lafayette, CA.
Seeing what people make with her fabrics brings great joy because the creative process continues long after she’s left her mark on a yard of fabric. Keep up with what she is doing and share #jennifersampou and follow on social media!