Jane Seymour to be Tapestry keynote speaker

October 11, 2017

Jane Seymour, an Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actress, will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Tapestry: A Day for You event at IPFW, the university announced Wednesday.

Seymour is also a humanitarian, author, artist, and entrepreneur. The Tapestry event, presented by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and Parkview Health will be April 27 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

“Seymour has showcased her talents on the Broadway stage, in motion pictures, and on television, blazing the trail for family friendly programming with her Golden Globe-winning role on Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman,” a news release said. Her film credits include the iconic James Bond film Live and Let Die and the cult classic Somewhere in Time.

Dubbed a “Renaissance Woman” by the press, Seymour launched the Jane Seymour Home Collection in 2007 -- a national lifestyle brand inspired by her homes, art, and family centered lifestyle, the release said. She has also developed an accessories and jewelry collection.

Fulfilling her lifelong dream to dance and overcoming a serious back injury, Seymour performed on Dancing with the Stars and overcame several personal tragedies, including the loss of her mother, while on the show.

“A true professional, she continues to inspire everyone who has ever had a dream to take the steps to make it happen,” the release said.

Seymour has written several books, including “Making Yourself at Home,” a decorating book featuring her home and lifestyle tips, and the autobiographical “Remarkable Changes: Turning Life’s Challenges into Opportunities,” profiling her own and 20 personal stories of others who have experienced positive transformation despite life-changing events.

Seymour is a mother to six adult children and grandmother of five.

Tapestry has raised nearly $900,000 in scholarship money over the event’s 16-year history, allowing the university to award scholarships to almost 80 students.