We shine the spotlight on our Janome Canada Artisan: Cynthia Frenette

Cynthia with her Janome Horizon MC8200

Cynthia has been working with Janome Canada for a while and I know that many of you have seen some of her work firsthand as we carried some of Cynthia’s lovely Maker Series items around to show you at shows and Janome events since last Fall 2016. Cynthia lives in Beautiful BC and you are most welcome to check out her creativity on Instagram  or on her website.  Cynthia is a very creative lady who not only quilts but also designs fabric for Robert Kaufmann Fabrics and operates a Design/Graphics business as well.  Janome is proud to be associated with Cynthia.

You might remember this quilt above from some years ago – in 2012 to be precise – ” Mr Crow ” made by Cynthia which was the FIRST place winner in a Janome quilt competition we held here in Canada. 

We also mentioned Cynthia in a Book review we did on janomelife in June 2016 : Cheryl Arkison of Calgary, Alberta collated a rather nice collection of quilt artists and Cynthia was one of the quilters who is featured in this book with her “bacon” quilt.  The book was called “You inspire me to quilt”

Cynthia’s “bacon” quilt                      Pic courtesy of C&T Publishing

More recently was the simply lovely quilt and pillow below which Cynthia made for the Janome Maker series of machines and our Maker Look Book.  See pages 3-6 for Cynthia’s contributions to this Look Book. I’m sure many of you will recognize these pieces from when we displayed them at shows around Canada or we held them up for you to admire at Janome Dealer events over the last 6-8 months. Cynthia designed the quilt in keeping with the colourful logo on the Maker series of machines (see below for machine pics).

The Mod Pods Pillow, by Cynthia Frenette for Janome

And here is another quilt Cynthia made : Good Friends and Glitter

Our great Janome Maker series of machines + the Limited Edition Canada 150 model featured below. All are now available and in stock in Canada. Ask your local Janome dealer today to show you why these are such a great addition to your sewing room. 

Isn’t this machine just pretty and perfect for commemorating Canada’s 150th AND sewing at the same time?? It comes standard with a quilting table, quilting kit, Ditch quilting foot and that ever so cute little pin cushion on the top of the machine!! Ask your local Janome Canada dealer today for more information.

And keep watching janomelife and more…….Cynthia is currently working on another  project to inspire you……. Coming this summer………. Bet you can’t wait to see WHAT’S NEXT  with Janome!

 

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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One Response to We shine the spotlight on our Janome Canada Artisan: Cynthia Frenette

  1. jackiesartquilts says:

    Love her work.. such vibrant colours!

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