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

One of the lovely customers at this store, Gail, brought me this charming mug rug with a kitty on it for me.....she knew we were making mug rugs and she had been busy at home with her own versions! Thank you, Gail.

One of the lovely customers at this store, Gail, gave me this charming mug rug with a kitty on it for me…..she knew we were making mug rugs and she had been busy at home with her own versions! Thank you, Gail.

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 exception……I had as much fun as the customers…….and the weather was just perfect early summer weather with beautiful warm sunshine to go with their Okanagan hospitality.

This customer showed us a little dress she made for her grand daughter using the Janome ruffle attachment to make all those ruffled layers on the skirt.

This customer showed us a little dress she made for her grand daughter using the Janome ruffle attachment to make all those ruffled layers on the skirt.

We tried something a little different on my visit to this store recently: in addition to the Quilting workshops we offered customers interested in “test driving” a new machine, we also offered Drop in – Meet the Educator sessions where customers were invited to pop in, bring their queries as well as their Show & Tell. Let me share what they shared!

Just look at this lovely big tote bag with decorative stitching.

Just look at this lovely big tote bag with decorative stitching.

close up .....SEW much we can do with our Janome machines!

close up …..SEW much we can do with our Janome machines!

Another lovely bag made by Gail, Customer at Findlays Vacuum & Sewing .

Another lovely bag made by Gail, Customer at Findlays Vacuum & Sewing .

A lovely set of placemats made with our amazing & unique Janome sewing machines & Acufil Quilting system by another clever customer.

A lovely set of placemats made with our amazing & unique Janome sewing machines & Acufil Quilting system by another clever customer.

close up of these practical placemats

close up of these practical placemats

And another great Show & tell project from another clever and proud customer

And another great Show & tell project from another clever and proud customer

 

 

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

  1. Linda says:

    Liz,
    Love your site and especially enjoyed Trina’s sharing about FMQ. Practice, practice, practice.

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  2. Terri Allen says:

    When will you be coming to Victoria next.

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Terri

      Not sure……just trying to catch my breath from all my travels since January which are not done yet………then I will arrange my Fall travel. Keep in touch with Judi for more info.
      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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