Monthly Archives: June 2015

WONDERFUL SEWING FUN AT THE SASKATCHEWAN STITCHES CONFERENCE 2015

We shine the spotlight on the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference which is an annual sewing, knitting, bra making, quilting (and more) retreat held in Muenster, a tiny town about 1  1/2 hours from Saskatoon.  Each Year, Wendy Toye, owner of Haus of … Continue reading

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WE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON SEW & SAVE CENTRE, STRATFORD, ONTARIO

You might recall the announcement of the winner of the Wonderfil thread inspirations pack  – our giveaway for the month of April 2015 – was Bev Louwagie of Stratford, Ontario. She recently went into her local Janome dealer, Sew & Save … Continue reading

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JANOME “RULER FOOT” PART 2

In Part 1 a few weeks back (17th June 2015), we spoke about using long arm rulers to guide our free motioning on quilts to create straight lines, grids and more. Pictured above are 2 of the rulers I have … Continue reading

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JANOME “RULER FOOT” PART 1

We have been having a lot of fun exploring the use of long arm rulers. However, instead of using these rulers for free motioning straight lines, curves, circles & grids on a big long arm quilt frame, we have been … Continue reading

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Decorative Stitches Add Dynamic Detail to Projects

Do you Have a Go-To Favourite? Today, over at Will Cook for Shoes (WCFS), Trina shares a great new project for the sewing room in Sew Organized. Her Sewing Machine Mat is an elegant and practical project for dressing up your … Continue reading

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Quilt Auctions & Appraisals

Have you ever been to a quilt auction?  I can honestly say, I’ve hadn’t heard of them!  I thought everyone kept all the quilts they made or gave them all away as gifts. The New Hamburg Mennonite Relief Auction was … Continue reading

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SPOTLIGHT ON JANOME DEALER: FINDLAYS VACUUM & SEWING, VERNON, BC

Tony, Terry, Lois & Lynn  at Findlays Vacuum & Sewing  in Vernon, BC always put on a great event and the customers in Vernon sure are some of the friendliest I encounter on my travels.  My recent visit was no … Continue reading

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Free Motion Fun

        We welcome guest blogger Trina Gallop Blank of Will Cook For Shoes to Janome Life as she shares quilting tips, techniques and inspiring images from her sewing adventures. My love of free motion quilting (FMQ) has … Continue reading

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Quilts Kingston 2015

Are you looking for a destination for a weekend drive? Why not visit one of the many quilt shows displaying all across Canada.  What a great way to see some amazing talent, be inspired and visit a city or town that perhaps you’ve … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCING THE MAY WINNER OF OUR BOOK GIVEAWAY

As with our other giveaways, the winner was selected by a randomly computer generated number. And the winner is Bev Mullins – a customer at Sewing World in Calgary, Alberta. Congratulations, Bev. We will be sending your book to your local … Continue reading

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