Actress, author Jane Seymour to be 2018 Tapestry speaker

Tickets for the event go on sale in late February.

Actress, author and artist Jane Seymour will be the keynote speaker for the Tapestry: A Day for You event in April. (Courtesy photo)

Jane Seymour, who has won international acclaim as an actress, humanitarian, author, artist and entrepreneur, will be the keynote speaker for the 2018 Tapestry: A Day for You event April 27 at Memorial Coliseum. The event is presented by Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) and Parkview Health.

Seymour will “share stories of her life and how she learned to embrace life’s challenges, turn them into strengthening tools and manage even the toughest personal and professional situations,” the Tapestry announcement said. Seymour resides in Malibu, Calif., and is a mother to six adult children and a grandmother of five.

Tickets for Tapestry: A Day for You are $75 for open seating and $800 for a reserved table of 10 people. Registration opens Feb. 23. For information, go to

The event has raised nearly $900,000 in scholarship funds over its 16-year history, which has allowed IPFW to award scholarships to nearly 80 students, the announcement said.

Highlights of Seymour’s career include:

* Her acting talents have taken her to the Broadway stage, motion pictures and television. Notable roles include Golden Globe-winning lead role on the TV series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman.” Her film credits include the iconic James Bond film “Live and Let Die” and the cult classic “Somewhere in Time.” A lifelong dream to dance led her to appear as a celebrity contestant on the TV show “Dancing With the Stars,” the announcement said.

* Seymour launched the Jane Seymour Home Collection in 2007, a national lifestyle brand inspired by her homes, art, and family-centered lifestyle, the Tapestry announcement said. She also has developed accessories and jewelry collections.

* Seymour also has written several books, including “Making Yourself at Home,” a decorating book featuring her home and lifestyle tips; the autobiographical “Remarkable Changes: Turning Life’s Challenges into Opportunities,” profiling her own and 20 personal stories of others who have experienced positive transformation in the face of life-changing events; “Two at a Time: A Journey through Twin Pregnancy and Birth”; and “Jane Seymour’s Guide to Romantic Living.”

After the birth of her twins in 1995, she and her husband, director/producer/actor James Keach, wrote a series of children’s books entitled “This One ‘n That One” about changes in their lives from being parents of twins.

* Seymour is a successful painter, with her own art gallery in Los Angeles and her work exhibited in galleries around the country.

She also donates her art to numerous charities to help them them raise money, and she assists other charities working to improve children’s lives, the announcement said.