CREATIVE FUN AT JANOME STORES part 1: HAUS OF STITCHES, SASKATCHEWAN

 

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Wendy, the owner of Haus of Stitches in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, recently rearranged things in her store. She has moved all the JANOME & ELNA machines to the front of the store and now has the fabric and all the rest of her inventory  (which is considerable!) arranged very pleasingly throughout the store. I love the new look.  I’m sure the close to 100 people who attended the annual Open House event at Haus of Stitches will agree with me: Humboldt may be a little over an hour outside the city of Saskatoon, but the happy vibe, fun and wonderful creative activities that go on in this store is very unique. Wendy has quilting fabrics & notions, garment sewing patterns & fabrics; general sewing notions, a huge supply of top notch knitting supplies; thread and sew much more.  Wendy also hosts her annual Saskatchewan Stitches Conference each year in May/June as well as several knitting & sewing retreats through the year.

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Wendy (right) and Diana Best from Moose jaw sharing a funny point during the annual Open House at Haus of Stitches

Wendy (right) and Diana Best (left) from Moose Jaw sharing a funny point during the annual Open House at Haus of Stitches

Wendy, Diana & I did presentations on a whole bunch of topics: sewing, quilting, new Janome machines; the  Artistic Edge 15 Digital cutter; sewing & quilting notions, and more throughout the day. We finished up after dinner with a hands-on embroidery class where we had 17 ladies try out various Janome & Elna sewing and embroidery machines as they made a cute little project. It was a fun day for everyone including Wendy, Diana & I (see pic above – lots of laughs along the way).

One of the great projects Diana shared with us was how to make her corded mats - table runners, floor rugs, bath mats, etc. I bought the pattern as this captured my imagination - I really think I need to make some new bath mats for my house.

One of the great projects Diana shared with us was how to make her corded mats – table runners, floor rugs, bath mats, etc. I bought the pattern as this captured my imagination – I really think I need to make some new bath mats for my house.

Haus of Stitches customers enjoying one of the presentations at the recent Open House day.

Haus of Stitches customers enjoying one of the presentations at the recent Open House day.

I also visited the Museum in Humboldt where there is currently an exhibit of sewing, knitting and quilting projects from Haus of Stitches – teachers and customers. I will share pics of this in an upcoming post.

 

 

 

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 CREATIVE FUN AT JANOME STORES part 1: HAUS OF STITCHES, SASKATCHEWAN

  1. cherylsewing says:

    Thanks Liz for the wonderful comments on your visit to Haus of Stitches. I always learn so much at events in Humboldt at Haus of Stitches.

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  2. Kathy says:

    Where would I get the corded mat pattern? Thanks for the great article.

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