Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Quilt Binder on the Road and Thread Painting

This past weekend I had the pleasure of sharing the quilt binder on the Horizon with a great group of ladies at a Thread Painting class in London, Ontario. I got mixed reactions as I knew I would.  There were those … Continue reading

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Liz completes another skirt!

I think I mentioned that I had ambitiously purchased some lovely red lycra stretch fabric to make a skirt. I chose to cut out the same pattern as the black & pink floral skirt: the Workshop Collection Lotus skirt. I … Continue reading

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Eye Candy

I finally found it! As I had mentioned in my very first blog, I love to look at beautiful things and be inspired by them. I had taken this picture of this pillow in the show room windows located in the International Centre, … Continue reading

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7700 Quilt Binder

As a garment sewer, I want to cut my binding on the bias, but I thought I should investigate the ‘right; way. I loved this explanation from How to Make Quilt Binding by Janet Wickhell . She explains the pros and cons … Continue reading

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Liz’s recent sewing

Stretch knit black & white print These are some of the pics of my recent sewing. All made on my Janome sewing machines and serger. I would not dream of sewing clothing without my 5 thread serger: seams are done … Continue reading

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From the TTC to Land, Sea and Memory

One of Canada’s foremost textile artists is hanging a show of her newest work in Halifax, N.S. later this month through September. Laurie Swim’s latest presentation is called Land, Sea and Memory. Laurie has written three quilting books, including Rags … Continue reading

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Lounging Around

Dateline: Today, Vancouver, BC From beginner quilters to a Bar-B-Que cozy makers… there is a place for everyone at Spool of Thread lounge in Mount Pleasant. This open concept classroom sewing space is the brain child of Lili Nedved and Henry Sinha. It … Continue reading

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Liz introduces herself

I guess it is now my turn! I’m Liz and I am also an Educator with Janome Canada. Why the africa part? Well, I don’t talk like a Canadian as I was born & raised in Africa…. but I’m now … Continue reading

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Paper Stash Stitching

We just spotted some lovely stitched cards that Ashley Newell has made on her Janome. Her motto, “something bold… something new” gets top-billing on her inspiration filled blog. Ashley generously shares all sorts of card making ideas and instructions that … Continue reading

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Linda’s First Time

I guess I’m next up to bat. My name is Linda Pidzamecky, Educational Consultant for Janome Canada. I’ve been with Janome almost 7 years. And I must say time flies when you are having fun! I’ve been sewing forever, having inherited my skills … Continue reading

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