Welcome Melissa Marginet – introducing our new Janome Canada Artisan








We have not done a formal  introduction of Melissa although her details have been posted on our  Janome Canada website for a week or 2. Melissa Marginet of Manitoba, Canada is our newest Janome Canada Artisan. She already owns a Janome MC6700P and we have added the Janome MC9450 to her sewing room. We are looking forward to some wonderful posts and expert info from Melissa in the coming months. She is a quilter with a unique Modern Quilting flair……you will soon see if you have not already had the opportunity to see her lovely work. We share a video in which Janomegirl interviewed Melissa  – enjoy!

This is Melissa’s latest pattern – just published. It is called Valour.

I met Melissa in 2016 when she was one of the teachers at Quilt Canada 2016. I really liked her proposal to teach “Quilting with your feed dogs UP”. Luckily, so did the other members of the Quilt Canada team who were selecting teachers that year (I was the Quilt Canada Conference Coordinator at that time). Melissa came to Toronto to share her expertise and her classes were a sell out. She taught again at Quilt Canada 2018 in Vancouver. She has also been featured before on janomelife. Read here where we posted about her first book. Her second book is about to become available and we will let her tell you more about that soon. I can’t wait to lay my hands on a copy!

Melissa is well known for her straight line walking foot quilting – the heavier weight black thread here shows this off really well.

Melissa felt recently that there were many people at home with “itchy fingers” and unexpected extra time to do some soothing piecing and quilting on a Mystery Quilt.  I probably should have resisted the temptation after my admission of guilt yesterday in the UFO department …….however, I did not resist and, although I am lagging behind a bit as I only get to do this at night and weekends, I am really liking how my mystery quilt top is coming together. It has also been pleasant to “chat” online with Melissa and the others who are working on this quilt. Melissa is the organizer behind this Facebook group. Perhaps you might like to join if you feel, like me, that you would benefit from getting stuck into a fresh and new project as quilting therapy!  Thank you, Melissa. Just search on Facebook for Melissa’s Mystery Quilt-a-long. Here is the link. You will need to join the group which has over 300 members at the time of writing this.  Don’t worry if you are starting late although it  probably will not be much of a mystery at this stage. But Melissa says you are welcome to join in & make the quilt as the instructions will still be posted for a while.

I asked Melissa recently what she was using heavier weight thread for. She said she likes to SEE the thread when she has spent time and love creating a quilted project. I do agree with her about that….Why hide your skills?! Isn’t this stunning?  PS – this is not the Mystery quilt – it is just another example of Melissa’s beautiful work. I believe this is another of her patterns. You can find Melissa’s contact details here.

What is under your needle today?

What is your current sewing project?

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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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