IT’S LOOKING EVEN MORE LIKE CHRISTMAS! SPOTLIGHT ON JANOME DEALER: LANGLEY VACUUM & SEWING

For the last couple of years, one of our Janome dealers, LANGLEY VACUUM & SEWING in Langley, BC has offered 1/2 meter of Christmas print fabric to customers who were up for a challenge: they were to use up as much of the fabric as possible in ANY project of their choosing. They may add other fabrics & embellishments. These projects are then displayed in the store over the Christmas holiday period and anyone coming into the store is encouraged to vote for their favourite project. Here are some pics of the Christmas Challenge display in the store:

Christmas Challenge entries

Christmas Challenge entries

DSCF5635At a recent JANOME event at the store, I was able enjoy a lovely show & tell of these Christmas Challenge projects as well as other sewing the ladies have been up to. Here is a bunch of pics of the lovely work this busy bunch of sewing ladies have been making recently:

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Show & Tell from Irene: she has been busy again with her Artistic Sewing Suite software with crystals - isn't her T-shirt just lovely?!

Show & Tell from Irene: she has been busy again with her Artistic Sewing Suite software with crystals – isn’t her T-shirt just lovely?! And she is holding some cute tree ornaments in her hand as well.

A close up of the embroidery with crystals that Irene embellished her T-shirt with

A close up of the embroidery with crystals that Irene embellished her T-shirt with

This is the most charming little reversible coat that Bridget made. This got lots of ooh's & aah's!

This is the most charming little reversible coat that Bridget made. This got lots of ooh’s & aah’s!

Bridget also made this little pinafore dress with blouse  for the Christmas challenge -she used  the challenge fabric for the blouse and aapliques on the skirt of the dress.  Very clever!

Bridget also made this little pinafore dress with blouse for the Christmas challenge -she used the challenge fabric for the blouse and appliques on the skirt of the dress. Very clever!

You might remember the quilts I made using these same Geisha print panels? Search Geisha quilts in the search box of this blog to find where I featured them. Now this cuaght my eye as it is a completely different way to work with the printed panel.  She used various fabrics as APPLIQUE over top the panel. It was really beautifully done. I thought of painting one of my panels but did not think of doing this at all. Well done for originality and also what a lovely quilting job!

You might remember the quilts I made using these same Geisha print panels? Search Geisha quilts in the search box of this blog to find where I featured them. Now this caught my eye as it is a completely different way to work with the printed panel. She used various fabrics as APPLIQUE over top the panel. It was really beautifully done. I thought of painting one of my panels but did not think of doing this at all. Well done for originality & applique technique as well as what a lovely quilting job!

Christmas tree ornament made by Stephe.

Christmas tree ornament made by Stephe.

Stephe, who works at Langley Vacuum & Sewing delivered the toiletry filled bags to Ishtar House in Langley last week. We have some pics of the handover. Susan Knight is the Executive Admin Assitant at Ishtar House and she was super pleased to receive them for their women folk this Christmas.

Susan Knight of Ishtar House

Susan Knight of Ishtar House

Stephe from Langley Vacuum & Sewing & Susan from Ishtar House with some of the bags filled with toiletries wonderfully donated by customers at langley vacuum & Sewing + the donations of hotel amenities received through Day's Inn of Canada. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL CONCERNED.

Stephe from Langley Vacuum & Sewing & Susan from Ishtar House with some of the bags filled with toiletries wonderfully donated by customers at Langley Vacuum & Sewing + the donations of hotel amenities received through Day’s Inn of Canada. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL CONCERNED.

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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