More Quilting Workshop Fun in the Beautiful BC Okanagan and Shuswap Regions

Customers at Linda's Quilt Shoppe in Kelowna showing off their mug rugs

Customers at Linda’s Quilt Shoppe in Kelowna showing off their mug rugs

As shared a few weeks back……I did a road trip around the BC Interior visiting  a number of Janome Dealer’s stores. At some stores I offered a Master class intensive 1 day workshop for owners of our Janome MC12000 & MC15000. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about these incredible Top of the Line Janome sewing & embroidery machines. At all of the stores I visited, customers were invited to come to a Quilting Workshop where the purpose of the class was to make a little project while trying out several of our Janome machines. In much the same way that you would test drive a car before buying it, it is a good plan to sit and sew at a Janome machine to see what they offer, how they feel and ask the Janome educator questions.

Some of the customers at Thread n paper in salmon Arm, BC with their completed projects. Carol, the owner of this store, is 3rd from the left.  See upcoming blog post about this store

Some of the customers at Thread n paper in Salmon Arm, BC with their completed projects. Carol, the owner of this store, is 3rd from the left. See upcoming blog post about this store

The project the customers made was a mug rug or mug mat (or coaster) which had several different quilting techniques to practice and learn. Everybody who attended went home with a completed project……..which is a big plus when so many of us have way too many PHD’s (Projects half done).

This customer decided to add centers to her flowers using the eyelet stitch on our Janome sewing machine(s)

This customer decided to add centers to her flowers using the eyelet stitch on our Janome sewing machine(s)

The mug rug was stippled ahead of time using the incredible JANOME ACUFIL Quilting system. The customers then appliqued around a pre-cut flower which was fused onto their mug rug using the JANOME APPLIQUE FOOT. They then used one of the following Janome sewing machines for this part of the project: Janome Horizon 8900 & 8200 & Skyline S5.  Lastly  the ladies also got to try out a JANOME embroidery machine  (either a Janome MC15000, Mc12000 or Mc9900) to do another flower – this time it was applique-in-the-hoop + a word or two like tea time or coffee or relax as above. Lastly they learnt a neat technique to finish the edge: couching yarn against the trimmed & squared edge.

This group of Janome customers show off theirmug rugs at Findlays Vacuum & Sewing in Vernon, BC. See upcoming blog post about this store.

This group of Janome customers show off their mug rugs at Findlays Vacuum & Sewing in Vernon, BC. See upcoming blog post about this store.

Seems like the customers enjoyed making this little project!

 

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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One Response to More Quilting Workshop Fun in the Beautiful BC Okanagan and Shuswap Regions

  1. Jennifer says:

    I wish I had known about your class! 😦 I didn’t find out about it until the weekend after. Ah well, hopefully I will be able to be a part next year (MC9900, bought at Findaly’s Vernon).

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