IT IS ALMOST THAT TIME AGAIN…………….YAY!!! Time to meet friends in a quiet, rural location in Saskatchewan (St Peter’s Abbey in the tiny hamlet of Muenster, SK) and sew, quilt, knit or whatever technique floats your boat….10 whole days of sheer bliss for those who just love to do this sort of thing. I have said it before, and I will say it again, it would have to be a big drama that stops me from attending this Conference each year! It is so rewarding to teach hands on workshops in an unhurried and peaceful setting and get the opportunity to “dig in” and show people just what our wonderful Janome and Elna sewing and embroidery machines and sergers have to offer. Janome Canada is a sponsor of this Conference.

This year I will be teaching 4 classes ( check out the website). Not sure if there are any spots left in my classes but you are more than welcome to call the store to check. In addition to the bumper line up of teachers from far & wide, are the shared meals (that we do NOT have to think about or cook!) and the fun evening activities – including a 15th anniversary Gala and Fashion Show. This will be F U N.

Wendy (on the right), owner of Haus of Stitches and the driving force behind the success of the Saskatchewan Stitches Conference, enjoying a fun creative moment with Diana Best of Moose Jaw. There are many of these moments at Conference …… me on that one!

And there is also a 15th Anniversary Fabric challenge. It was a close call but I (Liz) did manage to get an entry in and these are all currently on display at the Museum in Humboldt. It will be SO inspiring to see what everyone did with the solid cream/beige fabric that was the challenge fabric this time. Only rule was you had to use this fabric and include a maple leaf (for Canada 150) somewhere on the project (even inside was OK). Mine is not hidden……it is quite a patriotic offering as I really am hugely proud and privileged to call myself a Canadian. Wish I could be in Ottawa in July for the Festivities but sadly that will not be. Next best was to sew an entry for this Fabric Challenge! Can’t wait to see the entries. I will take pics and share later at the end of May.

Yes, we can hardly believe it but Wendy (Owner of Haus of Stitches) has been putting on this incredible Conference for 15 years this year. She deserves a huge round of applause as she, her store, her staff and her Conference are very unique and pretty special.  I, for one, will be there with bells on!!! Hope to see you there too.

This star was cut using the Artistic Edge 15 Digital cutter AND applique stitches were digitized with the Simple Cut software which is included with the cutter. The applique was then stitched in the Janome or Elna embroidery machine – so simple, so quick, so much fun!



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  1. Linda Seemann Korte says:

    Yes, Liz, this is an amazing conference for fibre lovers! There is something to challenge everyone! Love it!


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