VICTORIA SHOW HIGHLIGHTS……we share the fun we had in BC’s capital city last weekend

IMG_2494The Victoria Show had a small hiatus so we were thrilled to be back in Victoria after a 2 year gap.  Good to be able to “catch up” with Vancouver Island customers, chat to sewing friends, offer sewing advice, see exciting new projects, shop for all things sewing & more under one roof, and…….did I say it: have fun!

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This time around the Sawyers Sewing Center Janome booth hosted something NEW: Jarret from Sawyer Sewing Center in Victoria and Kathy & Donna from Snip & Stitch Sewing Center in Nanaimo teamed up to offer ongoing demo’s on our Embroidery software products AND our brand new Artistic Edge 15 Digital cutter which is SO exciting with all its limitless possibilities for sewers, embroiderers, crafters, scrapbookers, card makers, home decorators and more.

Donna (left) and Kathy (right) from Snip and Stitch Nanaimo discussing the Artistic Edge 15 digital cutter with a customer. Donna did ongoing demo's with the cutter plus the software which comes with the cutter - all right there on a  TV screen for customers to take full advantage of Donna's expertise.

Donna (left) and Kathy (centre) from Snip and Stitch Nanaimo discussing the Artistic Edge 15 digital cutter with a customer. Donna did ongoing demo’s with our fabulous new digital cutter plus the software which comes with the cutter – all right there on a TV screen for customers to take full advantage of Donna’s expertise.

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Donna's lovely SPRING project - all applique shapes were cut using the Digital cutter and all stitching was digitized using Artistic software and then stitched in our amazing Janome MC15000. Donna was showing customers just how easy it is to use the SIMPLE CUT software which comes included with the cutter to cut the fabric.....NO MORE fiddly cutting with scissors! We love this.

Donna’s lovely SPRING project – all applique shapes were cut using the Digital cutter and all stitching was digitized using Artistic software and then stitched in our amazing Janome MC15000. Donna was showing customers just how easy it is to use the SIMPLE CUT software which comes included with the cutter to cut the fabric…..NO MORE fiddly cutting with scissors! We love this.

We also decorated the booth with lovely cheerful spring colours with lots of quilts, table runners as eye candy for folk to look at, take pics if they wished & ask questions about techniques used on the various projects.

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IMG_2499The 2 classes I taught were very well attended and I sure know I had fun sharing around  35 tips for Serging with knits  plus showing more than 6  Quick & easy gift ideas to sew in the other class.

One of my very favourite jackets made with very soft drapey ITY knit fabric.....we discussed at length in this class how to sew fabrics like this.

One of my very favourite jackets made with very soft drapey ITY knit fabric…..we discussed at length in my serger class  how to sew fabrics like this.

Weren’t in Victoria for these classes? I will be repeating them in Abbotsford on 27th & 28th March…..see you there? There might be a few spots left in those classes?

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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2 Responses to VICTORIA SHOW HIGHLIGHTS……we share the fun we had in BC’s capital city last weekend

  1. Donna Jupp says:

    So sorry that I could not be there!!!!!! Looks like you had a great time and everyone learned a lot.See you in the summer

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  2. Dawn says:

    Great post! See you in Abbotsford, Liz:-)

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