Introducing JANOME ARTISAN Tania of “I am Ginger Quilts”

We have pleasure in introducing you to Tania of I am Ginger Quilts  and her blog. You might like to hop on over to these links to see what Tania has been up to with her quilting. We welcome Tania as a new Janome Artisan who will be working on our lovely JANOME SKYLINE S7  sewing machine.  We like Tania’s simple and fresh approach to her quilting. She is a member of the Modern Quilt Guild; loves to draw her quilt designs and then “translate” them into fabric.

We’d like to show you something Tania shared recently with us. They are pic’s of her drawing to design process.  Tania tells us: “This was a simple project and so far I have only experimented with straight line stitching (easily achievable on a domestic sewing machine) but will explore more FMQ in the future.  I find that people are nervous to jump right in to FMQ so if you show them some simple graphic straight line quilting, it builds their confidence and then they can move into gentle curves and eventually into full FMQ.  I have found in speaking with quilters, that they are burdened by the expectation that they can achieve flawless intricate FMQ right off the bat (or batt if you will!)”

We agree with Tania. We find so many people are really scared of Free motion quilting so Tania’s advice and techniques will help put them at ease.  We will share more fresh and fun techniques from Tania in future posts.

Tania’s sketch of simple lollipop type flowers.

Next step is to cut coloured card stock and position the pieces as per sketch. Tania does this as she says it flows well from the first step and even though it is not fabric, it helps her see where the design is progressing and how well it will work in fabric. Its a process which allows her to see how the design adapts from a 2 dimensional sketch to a more 3 dimensional piece of fabric art.

Next is cutting the fabric and positioning those pieces

And the final bound work of art: stitched with easy, simple straight line stitching. Super cute and effective – don’t you agree?

If you are going to be in Mississauga, Ontario on June 16th, why not come to Quilt Canada 2017 at the International Centre – Tania will be on the Janome booth sharing some of these fun ideas.

About Janome Canada

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6 Responses to Introducing JANOME ARTISAN Tania of “I am Ginger Quilts”

  1. kaholly says:

    Just delightful! I’m signed up to receive your post via email, but they aren’t showing up 😦


    • lizafrica says:


      Did you enter your email address in the SUBSCRIBE box? Have you checked your spam folder? Possibly your virus software or spam filter has blocked it? Not sure, just making suggestions.



  2. Evie Frisby says:

    Liz, would like to know where there are discussion for users of Janome Digitizer MBX V5. I have look in Yahoo Groups and searched the web and cannot find a dedicated discussion group for this software. Do you have any suggestions. I am new to this software. Thanks for any help you can offer.


  3. Kathy Dawson says:

    blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Hello Liz;   I knew I had seen your picture somewhere!  It’s Kathy from the Sask Stitches conference. I love reading your posts. Glad I had the chance to meet you in person and I hope to see you next year! Kathy

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPad


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Kathy,

      Glad you like our janomelife blog. And, yes, The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference is pretty unique. Love my time there each year.



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