We have the pleasure in introducing you to Tania Denyer, our new Educator based in Ontario.  If you are a janomelife fan, you will know Tania as she has been a Janome Canada Artisan for a number of years…… might recall her delightful and fun applique projects and food inspired quilts? Check out these links to previous Janomelife posts: here and here and here..……to mention a few. Feel free to search for more on janomelife. She is also responsible for many of the fun creative techniques which are part of the “Fearless Sewing for the slightly terrified” Education events currently being held across Canada.

We are thrilled to have Tania join the Ed team …… pop by the booth at Creativ Festival in April in Mississauga or Quilt Canada in Ottawa in June to meet Tania……she will also be visiting Dealer’s stores to host Education events in the coming months.

Tania has been a quilty creator for over 20 years and what started as a hobby has turned into a lifelong passion. She began sewing in her 20s on a Sears Kenmore (made by Janome) and has now graduated to the big time, currently sewing on a Janome MC6700P!

Tania loves to make quirky applique quilts from any subject that catches her eye. She uses bright, clear colours and solid fabrics in her work, essentially using fabrics as paints. Recently she designed a bowl of ramen, a giant donut, a hamburger and a food themed portrait of the artist, Frida Kahlo. She has not yet found a subject that she wouldn’t like to see depicted in a quilt and thinks that the key to a happy sewing life is to keep things fresh and have fun.

Her work has been featured in magazines such as Cottage Life, Make Modern, Gastro Obscura and SBS (Australia’s food network).

Her other creative interests include illustration, painting, and crocheting. Last year Tania was an artist in residence at the Cotton Factory in Hamilton where she created a painting of her ramen bowl quilt design. Tania believes quilts are art and feels that curiosity in all things is key to a creative life. There is nothing she likes better than to try something new and is looking forward to her new adventures as a Janome Educator. Follow Tania on Instagram @iamgingerq and @gingerqdraws to see what she gets up to next. She welcomes your questions and please tag her in your Janome projects, she would love to see what you are creating!

Join me in welcoming Tania to our Janome Canada Education team!

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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  1. Welcome to the fabulous Janome team, Tania! We’re so glad you’ve joined the group! You’re going to love it and we can’t wait to meet YOU in person!


  2. Sherry stein says:

    How do we find out where and when Tania will be educating at stores? I am in Toronto and would love to participate


    • lizafrica says:

      Hi Sherry,

      Good question. I am currently finalizing the Education event calendar up until the summer for Ontario . But Tania will be doing an event in Leamington at A Stitch in Time in April. That is probably too far for you – I know as I drove there a couple of weeks ago! But check with your local Janome dealer – ask them to contact me if they are interested in hosting a Janome Canada event.



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