QUILT CANADA 2015 HELD IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA

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Five Janome staff recently attended Quilt Canada 2015 – Blown Away – in Lethbridge Alberta. We had our usual booth in the Merchant Mall together with Lethbridge Sewing Center this time. In addition, as one of the major sponsors of Quilt Canada, we supplied 80 sewing machines for use in the 4 classrooms. This is much appreciated by the folk attending classes as it means they do not have to drag their sewing machines with them, in & out of cars or on & off aeroplanes!

Lethbridge University to the west of the city of Lethbridge was the venue for Quilt Canada 2015. It has very picturesque surroundings with its buildings perched seemingly on the edge of the famous coulees in Lethbridge

Lethbridge University to the west of the city of Lethbridge was the venue for Quilt Canada 2015. It has very picturesque surroundings with its buildings perched seemingly on the edge of the famous coulees in Lethbridge

I was honoured to present the Janome & Elna awards at the Awards ceremony.  Here Joyce o"Connel and I were waiting for the announcement of the winner of her Judges choice

I was honoured to present the Janome & Elna awards at the Awards ceremony. Here Joyce O”Connell and I were waiting for the announcement of the winner of her Judges choice award.  A photo gallery has been posted at www.canadianquilter.com if you would like to see all the prize winning quilts.

Here Best of Show winner, Judy Leslie (not present) was announced.  Janome & Westminster Fabrics reps were 2 of the larger sponsors of this award

Here Best of Show winner, Judy Leslie (not present) was announced. The Janome & International Textiles reps were 2 of the larger sponsors of this award – here the 2 of us hand over Judy’s award to a friend who was present at the ceremony – on behalf of Judy.

I was pretty much “gob smacked” by the array of samples in Cindy Needham’s classroom. What a lovely person she is and how popular were her classes. Cindy taught classes on her unique work using heirloom and old linens and laces to re-create exquisitely beautiful quilts. She graciously allowed me to take photographs to share with you. If you missed out on attending her classes in Lethbridge, honest, I would not hesitate to jump at the opportunity if it ever comes your way again! She is a superb teacher and kudo’s to the Local Organizing Committee who managed to bring Cindy from California to teach for Quilt Canada.

Cinderella - what an apt name for a quilt which started out as a neglected Cinderella and became a magnificent princess!

Cinderella – what an apt name for a quilt which started out as a neglected Cinderella and became a magnificent princess!

a close up of Cinderella

a close up of Cinderella

Isn't the trapunto quilting on this one just unbelievable?

Isn’t the trapunto quilting on this one just unbelievable?

Many of us have probably owned linens like this one started life as ....I know I have - butI have never seen it transformed so incredibly beautifully into an heirloom quilt.

Many of us have probably owned linens like this one started life as ….I know I have – but I have never seen this sort of  transformation into such a  beautiful heirloom quilt.

a close up.....note the micro free motion work!

a close up…..note the micro free motion work!

More jaw dropping samples!

More jaw dropping samples!

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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 QUILT CANADA 2015 HELD IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA

  1. Carol E. Stewart says:

    These are very good work. Maybe a small project for Janome visit!

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    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Carol,

      Glad you like the projects. However, hats off to Cindy Needham for these as she is the international expert on this type of quilting. And the really lucky ones were those who signed up for her classes in Lethbridge…..they got the inside track on making these incredible quilts with antique linens.

      Liz
      JANOME CANADA

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