Janice started quilting a little over twenty years ago and really got the bug after moving from Michigan to New Mexico in 2000. She had some sewing skills, but after taking a couple of quilting classes with friends, she realized how much she enjoyed quilt-making.
Janice started off making more traditional style quilts based on fabrics and patterns by Thimbleberries®. Her skills dramatically improved after taking classes and interacting with incredible quilt makers and teachers. She was influenced by Linda Clark of Kenora, Canada, who owns Born to Quilt. Linda is an incredibly gifted long-arm quilter, and she really pushed Janice to new levels of creativity. According to Janice, "I think, she is one of the main reasons why I now have such high expectations of my own craftsmanship. I strive for accuracy and precision in all phases of my quilting. I really appreciate what other quilters have done, particularly when I see a high level of workmanship, whether it is a well-constructed pattern, the quilting, or binding."