Sewing Excitement

Janome sponsoring a wide range of events

From Fibre Art to Quilting to Fashion, Janome is working with numerous groups to support sewing activities across Canada. June 10 through 11 are the dates for the H24 (Hamilton 24) fashion challenge. Individual artists and teams will be challenged to design, create a showcase a fashion piece in response to a previously top-secret theme. This event is filling quickly, so pop over to the website to see if you are interested in participating. Janome will be showcasing the art of sewing the night before the fashion show during the Creative Industries Expo (Part of the James Street Art Crawl), June 10, 15:00 – 22:00. Drop by to try your hand at sewing or pick up tickets to attend the fashion event.

The Quilting Spectrum

Quilting activities run the gamut from wall art to sculpture to fantastical bed coverings. Janome is pleases to be a part of Canada’s national quilt shows: The Grand National as well as the CQA (Canadian Quilter’s Association) 2011 conference.

Balancing Act is the theme for the 2011 Grand National. Janome has the honor of producing the catalog for this show and the broad range of work that will be on display will capture your attention and inspire you in its diversity. Color, technique and a full flavoured artistic vocabulary will leave you questioning the meaning of Balance in your life and sparking new ideas of where your sewing might take you artistically.

May 24 – 28, the CQA hosts Quilt Ontario in London. All of the latest news can be found on the Quilt Ontario Blog – but highlights include classes (hosted on Janome machines in the classrooms), juried shows and a gala night featuring the entertainment of Juno nominated artists, Dala. In addition, eye candy galore, Anniversary Cake and a tempting vendor mall will all make for  quilt excursion like no other.

The sewing scene is thriving across Canada. Whether you are a long-time Janome user or just catching the stitching fever, we know that you will discover unexpected delights at these and other events throughout our country.

Happy Sewing, Quilting and Creating!

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