I have recently returned from a long road trip around Alberta starting in Edmonton & ending up in Lethbridge 6 days later! Thank you kindly to Alamo Car rentals who upgraded my rental vehicle to an SUV. I didn’t ask for this upgrade …… it just came my way. Wouldn’t it be SO nice if Air Canada would upgrade me just once to business class???? It has NEVER happened to me despite all the flying I do with Air Canada year in & year out! Oh well. Anyway the SUV was very wonderful seeing as I had long distances to drive every day and was able to do this in style & comfort and arrive at my destinations not too tired out.
It was lovely to meet with many loyal JANOME customers and we sure had fun making those Purse Organizers as you got to try out one of our new JANOME machines: the JANOME MC 8900; MC8200 OR MC9900.
I was quite pleased that I had included a buttonhole & button sewing by machine in the project as it seems that many of you out there have not ever used these features before or are scared stiff to try it on your own. We sure got those button holes & buttons sewn real quick & easily with the deluxe button hole foot & stabilizer plates which come standard with all 3 of the machines mentioned above that we were using for our Test Drives.
See upcoming blog post on making button holes & using our button hole stabilizer plate (August 2nd). Don’t forget that you can sign up for email alerts to new blog postings so you won’t need to remember to check in often at this blog – an email will pop into your box each time a new post is published. Just fill in your email address in the + FOLLOW box.
When I got to my last “stop” on the road trip: Lethbridge, Alberta, we conducted the Test Drives in a little “classroom” area on the Lethbridge Sewing Center booth at the Lethbridge Festival of Quilts show. This show is held every 2 years at the Lethbridge College campus and is hosted by the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild. I must say, I do enjoy attending this show. The quilts are generally of a pretty high standard and the Quilt guild which hosts the show sure has a friendly and accommodating bunch of volunteers. Thank you to all you folk: you did an excellent job! Must say I did wonder if you will still have your quilt show in 2 years time what with QUILT CANADA being hosted in your city (at Lethbridge University campus) in June 2015??? I guess I will hear the answer to this in due course.
So here are some pics of the fun in Lethbridge:
Trust me….there were many other very worthy quilts of quality but I only had a limited time to wander & look + take pics so these are but a few that stood out for me. I do not know who won ribbons for the Viewers choice in each category as that was announced after I left to travel home. However, if I hear, I will let you know.