Author Archives: lizafrica

About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 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 read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.

Is your Christmas Wish List ready?

We published this Janome Holiday flyer last month but in case you missed it, here it is again…….we strongly recommend you get your Christmas Wish list ready real soon if you want Santa to bring your favorite sewing goodies this … Continue reading

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What’s going to be under your tree this Christmas?

Do you love to use your Janome presser feet whether they are feet and attachments which came included with your Janome machine or are optional accessories? Then you may well want to add some to your Christmas Wish List to … Continue reading

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Janome Essential RE18 hoop………Add to your Christmas wish list??

We have been doing hands-on classes across Janome Canada this Fall.  Some of the projects we were making in these classes are in-the-hoop projects……clever Janome “On the Go” zipper baggies where everything including the zipper is stitched in the hoop … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC DIGITIZER : Layer and edit shapes.

Digitizing with the built in shapes can sometimes be easier than using the auto digitizing features of Artistic Digitizer.  I want to create a simple egg shaped face.  When I told the program to use the vector drawing I had … Continue reading

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Very cute, fun and kid friendly embroidered apron Project.

Yes, I know , we live in Canada and we already had our Thanksgiving back last month in October. However, this video Tutorial project is SO cute and informative that I figured we could definitely use it and possibly make … Continue reading

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PROJECT OF THE MONTH: Lemoyne star table runner Part 1/Block 1

Kimberly Einmo is the Janome National spokesperson for Janome America and is a well known and much loved Quilting teacher . She has also published patterns, books and has her own line of fabrics.  She has a wealth of quilting … Continue reading

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Foot/Accessory of the month: Ribbon Sewing Guide

The Holiday season is upon us……we will be wrapping gifts, hanging tinsel and generally making things look pretty and seasonal in our homes – right? So we thought we would remind you about a very nifty piece of Janome equipment … Continue reading

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Santa could come early this year?!

I know Halloween is just over and we will start seeing Christmas lights and decorations in the stores and streets soon…….. We want to tell you that we have some fabulous Holiday Sale offers at participating Janome Dealers …….check them … Continue reading

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Well, actually we focus on TWO new Janome machine models today: the Janome Continental M7 Professional and the Janome MC550E…….the PERFECT PAIR. For more information about these 2 fabulous machines, check out our info below on the CM7P  our website. … Continue reading

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NEW Janome Canada Seminars

UPDATE:  Just a few spots left for this seminar. Contact us ASAP if you are interested in taking one of the few remaining seats!! We are pleased to announce that we are now offering seminars to Janome machine owners at … Continue reading

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