Today we shine the spotlight on SNIP & STITCH in Nanaimo on beautiful Vancouver Island, BC.

This charming store is jam-packed full of surprizes: a delectable and large selection of fabrics; thread and sewing notions; exquisite quilts and other great projects are always on display; PLUS, of course, JANOME sewing & embroidery machines & sergers.  Snip and Stitch is an outstanding example of a JANOME dealer who gives superb after sales support so anyone who buys a JANOME sewing machine in this dealership can rest assured that the very knowledgable staff will help them every step of the way. This store is truly a rare gem in their knowledge of & support of customers with embroidery machines and software – you would have to go very far to find another store who supports this aspect of sewing with the same expertise and enthusiasm.

Erisa, who is from our Japan office and has been working in our Vancouver office for the past year, paid a visit to Snip & Stitch recently. Kathy & Perry, I am quite sure, showed her their lovely store with their usual infectious enthusiasm and warmth.

Kathy & Perry of Snip & Stitch with Erisa on her recent visit to their delightful store. Barkly stands guard.

I was not kidding about the great selection of fabrics – and this is only part of it!

Julie was busy teaching another great class the day Erisa visited the store.


Part of the JANOME Demo area.

A demo underway on a Janome sewing machine. Note also all the quilts on display – always some beautiful & new to see!

You might like to check out their website for more details: JANOME DAYS  are usually held twice a year. It is one of my favourite events to do: I always have such a lot of fun with the staff & customers as we race through a “marathon” 3 sessions of Janome demo’s; What’s new from Janome; Hints, Tips & Techniques; Show & Tell; door prizes etc. Next one is in October …..check it out with a sneak peek at the October calendar on the website……. bookings are essential……..see you there!



About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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