Janome Canada is pleased to announce that Yvonne Menear has joined us as a part time Educator to assist us with selected events and shows here in Canada.  Yvonne is a talented and skilled lady whose sewing passion lies in embroidery and quilting software & Digitizing. Her workshops and lectures have included topics on quilting, machine embroidery, digitizing, basic computer skills, embroidery software and more.  Yvonne is also an Electric Quilt Instructor and author of the EQStitch companion book.  She has taught at Quilt Festival in Houston as well as at shows and dealer stores across North America.


Her Craftsy class on Classic Machine Embroidery is a “must watch” for any person wishing to learn very good information about machine embroidery.  Yvonne demonstrates these basic embroidery techniques on a Janome Embroidery machine too! Good news is that this Craftsy workshop is free. We have blogged about this before as we felt it was too good to not know about it!  check out this link.  And we also shone our janomelife spotlight on Yvonne some time back – here.  You might also want to check out her website.

6a0147e172ffab970b01b8d1973140970c-800wi  6a0147e172ffab970b01b7c80cfab7970b-800wiYvonne is a Freelance Educator well known in the Sewing and Embroidery world in Canada and beyond. She also has a loyal following of machine embroiderers who attend her popular Embroidery Club once a month in Langley, BC.

A big thank you to Yvonne who has digitized some lovely maple leaf designs especially to celebrate and use with our Canada 150 projects. These designs will be available soon as a free .jef format download from our website.  We will alert you when they are ready for downloading.  Please watch your inbox for notification of when these designs will be available. (Follow janomelife on the janomelife home page if you do not already do that – then you get automatic emails each time we publish a new post.)

Designs digitized by Yvonne and we rustled up this colourful and fun Canada 150 banner.

Designs digitized by Yvonne  and then stitched out and made up into a colourful and fun Canada 150 banner by Liz at the Janome Canada office.

Style #1

Style #1 – Quilting around the outline style embroidery has been done using the Janome Acufeed Flex AD foot which is our incredibly efficient  even feed system – SEW much more than a “walking” foot!

Style #2 with open weave contour fill. Liz digitized the micro stipple in Janome Digitizer MBX v for the background quilting in the hoop.

Style #2 with open weave contour fill digitized by Yvonne. The micro stipple in the background was digitized by Liz using Janome Digitizer MBX v5  for the quilting in the hoop.

Style #3 : textured stitch fills by Yvonne with echo scroll quilting in the background digitized by Liz using Janome Digitizer MBX v5 software.

Style #3 : textured stitch fills by Yvonne with echo scroll quilting in the hoop  in the background was digitized by Liz using Janome Digitizer MBX v5 software.

You have something exciting to look forward to and I’m sure you will want to meet Yvonne so look out for her at some Sewing & Quilting shows in Canada – on the Janome booth, of course!



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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  1. Brenda Grieman says:

    beautiful designs


  2. Kim says:

    Welcome, Yvonne! I’ve been enjoying Yvonne’s free Craftsy class and learning lots. Looking forward to learning more from her.


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Kim,

      Not this 9mm version as the Janome MC11000 is a 7mm machine model. BUT we do have the same foot in a 7mm version: Part # 202147002. Please ask your local Jnaome dealer about this foot.



  3. Donna Wickenheiser says:

    Cant wait to sttch out a design to celabrte Ca
    nadas 150th


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