YES, it is time for Quilt Canada’s QUILT BC show in Penticton this year. It opens THIS THURSDAY 16th May at the Penticton Trade & Convention Center and runs through to Saturday 18th May. Check out the website – there is lots of information there about the show & Merchant Mall hours, address, classes etc.
We are sponsoring 2 classrooms of machines: Libby Lehman and Elizabeth Spannring’s classes will be able to use our wonderful JANOME MC 8900 . These machines will be BRAND NEW – we will crack them open when we set up the classrooms the day before classes start so do ask if you think you might be interested in purchasing one of these lightly used classroom machines. The show pricing will be good and so buying AT the show may be just the best deal for you!! The dealer who will be working with us at the show is LINDA’S QUILT SHOPPE in Kelowna. You are welcome to call the store for further details about these and other JANOME machines or you may also visit us in the JANOME booth in the Merchant Mall at the show. We are right inside the entrance doors to the Mall – you cannot miss us!
The blocks I made at Libby’s Pinata class have been glaring accusingly at me as a UFO for at least a year. Knowing we would be sponsoring machines in Libby’s classroom at Quilt BC gave me that little “push” and I have now completed the blocks and made them up into a long skinny wall quilt which I will hang in the JANOME booth for you to see.
The circles are applique & machine decorative stitching all done using the JANOME CIRCULAR ATTACHMENT. I sewed most of this on the JANOME HORIZON MC8900. I even used the circular attachment to do the quilting within each block: circles of straight stitching between the dec. stitching circles – infinitely easier to do that trying to sew a perfect circle freehand!! I also used the new serpentine quilting stitch (MC8900 Quilt menu stitch # 99) in the black border – come and take a look. I like the results a lot. I used the JANOME QUILT BINDER SET to apply the black binding. Here it is:
Our sincere thoughts & prayers go out to Libby Lehman for a full & speedy recovery. We will miss you at Quilt BC but we do hope & look forward to seeing you at a future Quilt Canada event.
Do come and see the other quilts displayed in our booth as well – I will have the skinny wall quilt above plus I will display my quilt which won a ribbon at Quilt Canada in Halifax last year. Some of you may have been in Halifax? But I’m guessing quite a few of you were not, so here is another opportunity to see it. Plus ?? Not sure yet but there will be other quilts to see ON THE JANOME BOOTH …………..Be sure to drop by and take a look.