Open in 2013, The Sewing Cafe, of Georgetown, ON (about 45 minutes west of Toronto) is another of our fabulous Janome Canada Dealers collecting donations for the I Love First Peoples Sew and Sew Program; an initiative which will bring the love of sewing to kids in remote, Indigenous communities in Canada.
Janome Canada is donating a number of Janome 2030QDC sewing machines, and for the last two months we’ve been collecting donations of much-needed sewing supplies to go along with those machines so the budding young sewists will have everything they need to get started! The donation drive ends May 31st! For a list of what supplies are most needed, click HERE.
If you’ve been a Janome fan and user for many years; have attended many sewing shows, like the Creative Festival and Quilt Canada; or watched the Canadian Shopping Channel (TSC) several years ago, you’ve likely seen and remember Linda Pidzamecky (affectionately known as Linda P.) former Janome Canada Educator. Now a Janome Dealer, Linda (on the right) and her business partner, Anna Barkhouse, have seen their business blossom, and, even with the uncertainty of ongoing COVID restrictions over the last year, they have recently expanded!
More space means more fabulous Janome machines, more notions, and more beautiful enticing fabric. It took every ounce of strength I had NOT to shop while I collected their bags and boxes of donated fabrics and notions, lol! For convenience and safety, shopping can also be done online through The Sewing Cafe’s website.
More space also means more room for more classes (when COVID restrictions permit). Each sewing table has a fabulous comfy Arrow Chair. With so many prints and colours available, you’re sewing in style as well as comfort! Don’t have a machine, don’t want to lug it to class, or perhaps you’d like to try out a few new machine before deciding which to purchase? No problem! Use one of the many machines The Sewing Cafe has to offer so you get a feel for which is right for you.
There’s so many cute and delightful things to look at in the store; it’s a very bright and cheery space, but one thing which caught my eye was this adorable tea cup pin cushion. Not only is it practical, it’s the perfect upcycled use for those odd bits of china. I’m totally going to do this! I have a Darth Vader coffee mug with a broken handle which I can’t bear to throw away, so it will soon be transformed with a new lease on life!
Speaking of bright, it was a very bright, sunny day when I visited to collect the donations, so please forgive the glare, but this sign in one of the windows caught my eye. I always heard this mantra when I was in woodshop in high school, but it definitely applies to sewing/ quilting/ fabric, too! lol!
Thank you to all who’ve donated fabric and sewing supplies to the I Love First Peoples Sew and Sew Program. Donations will be accepted until May 31st at the following Janome Dealers; Alliston Sewing Machine Services in Alliston, ON and Triangle Sewing Centre in Guelph, ON and at the Janome Sewing and Learning Centre in Oakville, ON.
If you’d like to donate and share the love, but don’t live near one of the drop-off locations and would rather not mail/ship items, consider making a secure financial donation directly to the Sew and Sew Program on the I Love First Peoples website.