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.

Janome Canada Artisan: Kim Jamieson-Hirst talks about her Janome Horizon MC9400

One of our Janome Canada Artisans, Kim Jamieson-Hirst, used the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP to create the sample for the recently launched Community Quilt Along (link is www.chatterboxquilts.com/communityqa). She was thrilled with the features on the Janome Horizon MC9400 which allowed … Continue reading

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IT’S TIME FOR THE CREATIV FESTIVAL IN TORONTO

  Yes, sewing and quilting enthusiasts……it is time again for the Creativ Festival in Toronto. It is held at the International Centre, Airport Road, Mississauga in the swish and swanky Hall 5.   Advance tickets are available online and further information … Continue reading

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Janome Artisan: Tania Denyer on how to use the Janome Walking foot to piece HST’s

I am not a fan of HSTs, creating perfect points is not my forte… but avoiding HSTs does not improve my skill so on occasion I try again. In my continuing attempts to master the HST, I have found that … Continue reading

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WINNERS OF THE AURIFIL THREAD GIVEAWAY!!!!

OK, I’m a day late but not a $ short!! The value of this giveaway of thread is approx. $140 x 2!!! The 2 winners of the Aurifil Tamara Kate Canada 150 thread boxes have just been selected. And just … Continue reading

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SIT. SEW. FALL IN LOVE – INTRODUCING OUR JANOME MC 6700

I have been traveling around the Canadian Prairies for the last 10 days promoting our wonderful NEW Janome products this Fall. WOW! Are people loving the NEW Janome MC6700 or what? No mistake in the words in our ads: SIT. … Continue reading

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REMINDER ABOUT AURIFIL THREAD GIVE AWAY AND TAMARA KATE MAPLE LEAF QUILT PATTERN

We posted last Monday about the  Oh Canada! Maple Leaf Quilt Pattern being now available + a limited time offer of another pattern  (fabric buckets) from Tamara Kate (see below). AND the Aurifil Janome Canada 150 Thread box giveaway.   … Continue reading

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JANOME HORIZON QUILT MAKER MC 15000

YES…….we are thrilled to announce that our Janome Horizon Quilt Maker MC15000 is now available in Canada at your local Janome MC15000 authorized dealer.  You can always look at our Dealer locator (topright corner of http://www.janome.ca. This shows the Janome … Continue reading

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JANOME AcuStitch Tool – NEW

Owners of Janome MC15000 – any version – are in for a real treat!  Janome has pulled out all the stops and added a great new tool to Horizon Link Suite. Owners of version 1 or 2 Janome Mc15000 machines … Continue reading

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Oh Canada! Maple leaf Quilt Pattern and Aurifil Canada 150 Thread box giveaway

The Oh Canada! Maple Leaf Quilt Pattern is Finally Available + a limited time offer of another pattern  (fabric buckets) from Tamara Kate (see below) . Tamara Kate of Kayajoydesigns.com is one of our Janome Canada artisans who has been featured … Continue reading

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Guest blog post from Janome Canada Artisan Jeannie Jenkins.

Jeannie Jenkins is one of our Janome Canada Artisans, sews on the Janome 1600P  and she has a neat project to share today: This is Canada’s 150th birthday and I wanted to create a quilt of the Canadian flag out … Continue reading

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