Shannon, Jonathan J. was born in 1938 in Arizona, United States.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960.
Owner John Shannon Fashions, Los Angeles and Mendocino, California, 1968-1975. Co-owner Spreckels Mansion Inn, San Francisco, 1978-1988, Archbishops Mansion Inn, San Francisco, since 1982.
Exhibited in exhibitions at National Quilting Association, 1991 (Best of Show award), Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest, 1993 (Best of Show), American International Quilt Association, Houston, 1993, 94 (Best of Show 1993), British National Patchwork Championships, 1994 (Best of Show), Forge Mill Needle Museum, England, 1995, Museum San Diego History, 1996, travelling exhibition, since 1990.
Co-founder Shannon-Ross scholarship endowment fund Museum American Quilters, Paducah, Kentucky, since 1993. Board directors American Museum Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, California, since 1995. President Bed & Breakfast Innkeepers Northern California, 1980-1981.
Member National Quilting Association (member national scholarship committee 1991-1993), Studio Quilt Art Association (board directors since 1995), American Quilters Society, East Bay Heritage Quilters, Canada Quilt Study Group, Quilters Guild Britain, Quilters Guild Australia.