Author Archives: lizafrica

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and 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.

ANNOUNCING A NEW FOOT FOR OUR JANOME COVER PRO SERGERS

Are you the happy owner of a Janome Cover Pro? Either the Cover Pro 2000CPX or the Cover Pro 1000?  I think I might just consider having a finger nail pulled out rather than part with my Janome Cover Pro … Continue reading

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THE BIG CANADIAN QUILT BEE

Have you heard about THE BIG CANADIAN QUILT BEE?  If not, listen up…….we need your help…… Our national quilting organization: The Canadian Quilters Association/ ACC has decided to really celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with an awesome charity endeavour. CQA/ACC is … Continue reading

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We shine the spotlight on our Janome Canada Artisan: Cynthia Frenette

Cynthia has been working with Janome Canada for a while and I know that many of you have seen some of her work firsthand as we carried some of Cynthia’s lovely Maker Series items around to show you at shows … Continue reading

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GOOD INFORMATION ABOUT USING YOUR JANOME EMBROIDERY MACHINE TO DO YOUR QUILTING

Happy Easter Monday! Cute bunny over at Thread Riding Hood. Sherri is one of our Janome Artisans in Canada. She has just published a great blog post with very good information with step-by-step instructions of how to use your Janome embroidery … Continue reading

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ALMOST TIME FOR THE SPRING CREATIV FESTIVAL……see you there!

where International Centre, Entrance 1 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON Canada L4V 1E8 with free parking! when Get in early at 9am with advance tickets and e-tickets Friday, April 28 – 10:00am to 6:00pm Saturday, April 29 – 10:00am to 5:00pm And, … Continue reading

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JUST LOOK AT WHAT POPPED INTO MY INBOX TODAY!

We have mentioned the great website SEW4HOME  many times on janomelife. And today just lookie what popped into my inbox today: Our very own Education Coordinator at Janome America, Nancy Fiedler,  provided this information to SEW4HOME  about how to turn … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC EDGE 15 DIGITAL CUTTER AND SIMPLE CUT SOFTWARE

Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts (www.chatterboxquilts.com) is a Janome artisan and YouTube creator sharing quilting and fabric information each week on her channel (www.youtube.com/chatterboxquilter). For more information, and education, join the Chatterbox Quilts’ Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/ChatterboxQuilts/. Last month (see janomelife … Continue reading

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NOW HERE’S AN INNOVATIVE USE OF JANOME ACUFIL QUILTING…….

Many of you will know Linda from our Janome Canada Toronto office and The Shopping Channel. Linda is now running The Sewing Cafe full time together with her partner, Anna. Lucky for us, she made this great Acufil quilting sample before … Continue reading

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ALMOST TIME FOR THE ABBOTSFORD SEWING SHOW – YAY!!!

The sewing show in Abbotsford is almsot upon us.  And it has a name change too: It is now called the CREATIV FESTIVAL WEST    It is all about sergers in my classes this year in Abbotsford!  I will be … Continue reading

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JANOME DIGITIZER MBX V5.0P : CIRCLES

To differentiate the following functions of the V5 of Janome Digitizer MBX, here are two simple exercises to practice. In the Toolbox, there is the < layout > tab and on the menu drop-down is: Arrangement of circle : duplicate … Continue reading

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