current hours:

nap is located at 427 commercial street:

as of Colombus day there are no longer specific posted hours

so it is by chance or appointment until may 2018

feel free to call at 302-690-5265

OR FOR purchase/SHIPPING from website, any questions, etc. CONTACT:

 napprovincetown@gmail.com


LABOR DAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

TODAY IS LABOR DAY, A GOOD DAY TO REFLECT ON THE HIGH SEASON IN PROVINCETOWN. IT WAS MY FIRST SEASON OPERATING A GALLERY AND IT HAS BEEN TREMENDOUS TO MEET SO MANY PEOPLE WITH SO MANY PERSPECTIVES ABOUT QUILTS AND TEXTILE WORK. I HAVE MADE NEW PILLOWS DAILY AND THIS SEASON'S QUILTS ARE DOWN TO A "FINAL Five" ALTHOUGH QUILT 010 IS CURRENTLY MAKING PROGRESS IN ITS RECONSTRUCTION PHASE AND SHOULD BE AVAILABLE SOON, MAKING THAT six QUILTS STILL AVAILABLE. AS THE TRUE OFF-SEASON TAKES HOLD I WILL BE STITCHING A NEW SERIES IN EARNEST FOR NEXT SEASON. IDEAS HAVE BEEN FORMULATING ALONGSIDE ALL THE INPUT AND INSPIRATION STREAMING INTO THE GALLERY. 

MEANWHILE, SEPTEMBER IS A GORGEOUS MONTH IN PROVINCETOWN; A GREAT TIME TO MAKE THE TREK TO LAND'S END AS LONG AS WE REMAIN SPARED FROM WILD HURRICANES. THOSE WHO ENDURED HARVEY AND CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE TO RECOVER ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS. WE ARE ALWAYS VULNERABLE HERE, THUS, WE RELATE AND RAISE FUNDS TO ASSIST RELIEF AND RECOVERY EFFORTS.. AND WE ARE KEEPING AN EYE ON IRMA AS SHE approaches LAND. LIFE IS UNPREDICTABLE. SO I KEEP STITCHING, FOR MY OWN SANITY, AND TO BRING A SENSE OF PEACE AND comfort TO A WORLD MIRED IN TOO MUCH INSECURITY. 

THE GALLERY WILL REMAIN OPEN YEAR ROUND WITH fluctuating HOURS AS THE WEATHER, FOOT TRAFFIC, and holidays WARRANT. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.  -JS  


boston globe, august 13, 2017

nap is in the sunday Boston Globe (and online) THIS MONTH with a lovely profile by style correspondent Marni Elyse Katz also known via @stylecarrot on social. THANK YOU MARNI! 


provincetown magazine, july 27, 2017

nap is "the buzz" feature in provincetown magazine this week. yay! it is a colorful full page... so happy to be given a beautiful feature in our hometown publication that visitors and townies rely on to keep up with the abundance that provincetown offers in season. thank you jeanette and rebecca!


memorial day, may 29, 2017

gallery is closed today in observance of Memorial day


may 19, 2017

the nap gallery is now open... its very first day, as of 11am on friday, may 19. located in the east end of Provincetown at 427 commercial street (between the Mews restaurant and alden gallery). hours for the season are predicted to be: thursday through monday 11-7 (closed tues/wed except by chance or appointment). the nap shop is a working studio/gallery. I will be working on new pieces daily in this sweet space by the bay. please stop in! thanks. -js 


may 1, 2017

the nap gallery at 427 commercial... still coming together for the 2017 season. will be open by end of may. thanks. -js


january 1, 2017

the new year brings a new, year-round location to view and purchase nap goods in real time: 427 commercial street in the east end of Provincetown. the first several months of 2017 will be dedicated to setting up the gallery and making work. I will be in and out with more consistent 'open' hours in the spring. thank you and happy new year... -js 


coming up

the fall and winter months are an especially perfect time for creating new work in the quilting realm. I will be working in my studio on quilts and pillows, and introducing new work on this site as it becomes available. please inquire at napprovincetown@gmail.com for pricing and order info. i am also working on bringing direct online purchasing to this site. stay tuned! thank you -js, october 2016 


pop up shop, fall 2016

444 Commercial street, gallery voyeur, provincetown, October 6-11

the nap pop up shop happened!! even in the midst of the east end re-paving project which was earnestly trucking away asphalt and sidewalks in the gallery location. thank goodness for the three day holiday weekend that gave the mega power machines and determined crew some rest for a moment. and thanks to the crew for stopping just shy of taking up the sidewalk directly in front of the gallery so we had a sidewalk for most of our pop up 'week' including our friday evening opening. no small thing for our brief opportunity to welcome customers and friends.   

many heartfelt thanks to all who stopped in to support nap’s first venture into exhibiting and direct selling. so gratifying to receive such an overwhelming positive response; to speak with those who know textiles from their own practice, and with those who find joy in the work from the perspective of color, pattern, workmanship, and the sheer love of quilts (and pillows) as dually artful and functional. 

enjoy and thank you thank you!

- julie simms, october 11


at John derian shops, spring/summer 2016

so pleased to have nap quilts available this year at john derian company shops in nyc and provincetown. john derian has an exemplary eye for select yet diverse merchandise, and extraordinary skill in the presentation of the goods he carries. always a joy to shop there. looking forward to making new inventory this winter with the hope that nap quilts will be available again at john derian company in 2017.  many thanks -js