SEWING SHOW IN ABBOTSFORD, BC……we share highlights of the fun we just had last weekend

It was a hive of activity in our Janome booth a good deal of the time at this show.

It was a hive of activity in our Janome booth a good deal of the time at this show.

We are quite encouraged by our 2 BC Sewing shows. At both Victoria & Abbotsford, the number of people coming to the show, class attendance and sales at vendor’s booths was up on previous years. We are pleased about this because when you don’t come to shows & spend your $$, the vendors don’t come back with things for you to buy as it is not economically feasible for them to do it. BUT I am happy to say that last year & this year, many vendors told me they were pleased. We know #’s of people through the door & #’s of cars in the parking lot was substantially up. I know my classes were extremely well attended, actually most were fully booked –  which was great. So thank you to all of you who came to the Sewing Show in Victoria & Abbotsford…..we really appreciate and value your support. Without it…….well, we don’t really want to talk about that, do we?!

abby show 2

We had ongoing demo's on our new ARTISTIC EDGE 15 DIGITAL CUTTER ....Thank you to Allison for doing these. We had lots of interested folk stopping by to see how it can add so much for sewers, quilters, scrapbookers, card makers, carfters and more!

We had ongoing demo’s on our new ARTISTIC EDGE 15 DIGITAL CUTTER ….Thank you to Allison for doing these. We had lots of interested folk stopping by to see how it can add so much for sewers, quilters, scrapbookers, card makers, crafters and more!

edge 15

So what did I buy? …..not much time to shop actually but I sneaked away a couple of times and bought a pair of clever earrings from The Material Girl’s booth: they are double sided so you can have the “pearl” or diamante part to the front or back of your ear. Thanks Marilyn for bringing unusual and different items for us to buy.

earrings

I also bought a lovely piece of fabric from Fabrics, etc  which I can`t wait to use…Thanks, Penny……now I just need to find the time to actually sit down & sew…..possibly in July??

My fabric purchase was a black mesh with polka dots and a raw edge ribbon sewn onto the mesh in loops & flowers. I might just use some of this fabric in the the pattern below......another new acquisition.

My fabric purchase was a black mesh with polka dots (it is black – I just laid it on a cream fabric for photographing) and a raw edge ribbon sewn onto the mesh in loops & flowers. I love it & I might just use some of this fabric in the the pattern below……another new acquisition.

Would love to get sewing this pattern right away but highly unlikely it will be any time soon.....so looking and longing is all I can do for now!

Would love to get sewing right away but highly unlikely it will be any time soon…..so looking and longing is all I can do for now. ….. And fondling fabric which will be perfect for this style!

 

This young lady sat at our wonderful Artistic SD18 Quilter and had a wonderful time free motioning up a storm. She loved the machine.....definitely gave it the thumbs up! Many others who also gave it a try, agreed!

This young lady sat at our wonderful Artistic SD18 Quilter and had a wonderful time free motioning up a storm. She loved the machine…..definitely gave it the thumbs up…..and many others who also gave it a try, agreed with her!

Our Artistic SD18 got its BC debut at the Victoria & Abbotsford shows. The comments shared by interested folk was that it is so fast, so smooth, SO much room with its 18 inch throat space and SUCH a huge big table for supporting any quilt. Oh….and the price…..very attractive when compared to our competitors!

So…..if you missed out on these 2 BC sewing shows…..well, you really did miss out! But we hope to see you next year.

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and 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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One Response to SEWING SHOW IN ABBOTSFORD, BC……we share highlights of the fun we just had last weekend

  1. Dawn says:

    It was great to see you and all the Janome folk at the show – glad to hear that the Janome booth was as busy as we were! Loved the photos of your shopping – that was what I ended up posting on fb as I forgot to take a photo of the Boundary Bay Quilters Guild booth!

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