Janice Simmons

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In 1990, the path of Janice Simmons’ passion for creating with textiles took an unexpected turn when she discovered quilting.  Janice describes herself as “self- taught” reading books over the years and challenging herself to learn new techniques.   Later, while traveling for work, she discovered a love of English Paper Piecing handwork and spent many evenings in hotels fine-tuning her EPP skills.  Janice’s intricate fussy cutting and unique use of fabric reflect a sense of whimsy in her EPP work.

Janice is an active part of the Central Valley quilting community teaching Beginning and Advanced English Paper Piecing classes.   Her work was honored at Best of The Valley Quilt Show 2017 with a Judge’s Choice award for her Rabbits Over The Moon quilt.  In August 2018, Janice’s La Passacaglia quilt was featured in a curated exhibit at Bay Quilts, Richmond, CA.   Janice also contributed an intricately embroidered owl to Tula Pink’s embroidery book, Coloring With Thread.