Jennifer Sampou


  • Quilting Author
  • Designer
  • Textile Queen

Jennifer Sampou began her design studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and majored in textiles at the University of Vermont. Jennifer got her feet wet as a designer at Laura Ashley in Wales, UK, then in 1989, moved to California to become the creative director for P&B Textiles. A wonderful relationship bloomed with the fine folks of P&B as quilting fabrics and new printing processes flourished in the ’90s. In 1996, Jennifer opened her own Studio Sampou and has been creating best selling fabrics ever since for Robert Kaufman. Jennifer and her sister co-authored In the Nursery (C&T Publishing), and you can find her line of patterns with Stash Books along with her book, Ombré Quilts, and pattern-pack Wintertime Shimmer at your local quilt shop or in her store.

Jennifer actively lectures and teaches around the world! Check out her Instagram for information on programs for guilds, shops, and events and be sure to use #JenniferSampou when you share your makes!

Why We Love Jennifer's Classes

Best Online Class yet!

Technique classes are my favorite classes rather than project classes, but this class was both, and I LOVED this format! The short video segments were perfect for my style of learning and easy to back up and repeat if I missed something or need a review. So much better than slogging through an hour of video to find the 30-second segment needed. Jennifer Sampou is a warm, easy-going and patient teacher who listens, rather than enforces her way of doing things. I am so happy with the table runner that I made in this class and plan to sign up for more classes as time allows. Thank you for a great experience!

Phenomenal Instructor

Jennifer is a phenomenal instructor. She is very thorough and takes you completely through every step. Whether you are taking a live or video course from Jennifer she is very professional and a joy to listen to during instruction. I love her teaching style and, of course, her fabrics.  


As a repeat student of Jennifer Sampou, I appreciate and enjoy her ability to combine heartfelt instruction with color play magic.

She includes inspiring instruction on how the value and intensity of color is an intricate part of a beautiful textile project. Her easy-going and ‘have fun’ approach to the skills in a class help ease student anxiety about challenging tasks.

I have always felt a great sense of accomplishment when creating a quilt or table runner in her classes.


I have taken many classes (4+) from Jennifer and am always eager to be a student in whatever class she offers.

The positive energy she shares along with her attention to student needs makes her an inspiring and helpful teacher.

She is mindful of the whole process of creativity and encourages students to be aware of and use their individual gifts and ideas to produce a unique piece of work.


I enjoyed taking a class with an obtainable goal.  This class was everything I hoped for.  Well planned and implemented.  Very happy with class format and my project!