Introducing our new Educator in the Canadian Prairies: Erin Aumack

Erin began sewing at an early age – she was just 9 years old when she used a vintage Janome made machine with cams that belonged to her great grandmother! She started out making clothes because it was hard to find clothes that she liked. She sewed all through junior and senior high school including making a crepe back satin grad dress, a play tent for her niece and nephews and an awful green corduroy skirt!




This is a dress she made for her daughter who we feel sure feels like a princess in such a lovely dress!




She discovered quilting with paper piecing the summer she I graduated from high school, after receiving a new sewing machine for a graduation gift. Erin learnt how to sew using a book series called “I’ll Teach Myself”. She admits that garment sewing has great appeal because she has a hard to fit body shape so being able to customize the proper fit and have on trend clothing is a big bonus to learning how to sew.

She loves to make big quilts –  the bigger the better  – and is excited about applique, machine embroidery, using decorative stitches, ruler work and quilting on a domestic sewing machine. Erin is currently having a whole lot of fun working on a Janome Skyline S9 and iPad with our fabulous free Apps as well as on a Janome 4 thread serger (the Janome 4DLM ). As you will see from the pic at the top + just below, Erin is no stranger to serging up a storm! She is extremely proficient with garment sewing and serging.

Erin is also a fabric designer with her own online fabric shop called Kiss My Stash Fabric Co offering custom knit fabrics. She says she has always been crafty: scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, quilting, cross stitch……..I think you will agree that Erin is a great addition to our Janome Canada Education team. We are thrilled to have her and look forward to having you meet her in our Janome Canada stores and at shows.

Erin is born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, loves the mountains and currently resides near Calgary. She will be coming your way shortly ….especially if you live in the Canadian Prairies so do watch for notification of Janome events at local Janome authorized stores…….. coming up in the next few months.

About Liz Thompson

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for over 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 sew, read, knit , crochet, travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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4 Responses to Introducing our new Educator in the Canadian Prairies: Erin Aumack

  1. Kitty says:

    I am also so I live with Erin’s work and look forward to her creativeness! That quilt pattern is to die though, I think I can replicate it but would prefer the pattern if available? Thanks so much! I love your blogs and my Janome!


  2. Dorothy Holt says:

    Ii would like to know where i can get the pattern Erin Aumacks is wearing? it is gorgeous.. and welcome Erin!!


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Dorothy,

      Erin used the following patterns:
      The hoodie is the Back to Fall hoodie from Duck Butt Designs, and the t-shirt with the sewing machine is the Laundry Day Tee from Love Notions.



  3. Kathy Dawson says:

    Good day:  I thought I would share this photo of my daughter and I at her first time ever sewing!!!  I have just purchased the Janome 3160QDC for taking to sewing classes and I was helping her with an event she had coordinated. She wants to buy a 3160 now for herself. 

    Kathy DawsonRedcliff Alberta. 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


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