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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.

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN…….12 DAYS TODAY

I do hope you are not like me  – barely even had a moment to think about your Christmas Wish list let alone do any shopping and/or sewing for family and friends?? Maybe not? …..maybe you have been good and … Continue reading

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Janome Canada publishes Look Book Volume 3

Janome Canada has offered wonderful project inspiration and ideas in previous Look Books. You may find these here and here. We are thrilled to announce our Janome Look Book volume 3 is now here for your Holiday inspiration and enjoyment. … Continue reading

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Janome Great Gifts Guide

  Tis the Season……..and Janome has put together a wonderful Gift Guide to assist you with your Christmas shopping…………Or perhaps even more importantly, to assist your special “Santa” with his/her shopping for you?! Pick up your  printed copy of this … Continue reading

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Janome APP’s: AcuSketch and AcuEdit

I still meet people on my travels around Canada who don’t seem to know that we have these wonderful FREE Janome APP’s. While some of the App’s are specifically for our WIFI compatible embroidery machines: the Janome MC15000 and the … Continue reading

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Quick Christmas gift idea from Janome

Yes…… time is running out – only 20 days till Christmas so we thought you might like to see this project idea and how-to video courtesy of Janome Australia.  You may have seen this sausage roll or burrito pillow case … Continue reading

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Fearless Sewing for the {slightly Terrified}

One of the topics on our current Education Menu of Events at Janome Canada Dealer’s stores this Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 is called Fearless Sewing for the {slightly Terrified}. We are aware  – because you tell us – that … Continue reading

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Spotlight on our Janome Specialty Feet Part 2

Part 1 of this post was recently published…check it out if you missed it. Enter the Janome Presser Foot Workbook……… Available from your local Janome dealer, the Presser Foot Workbook is a terrific resource of information about many of Janome’s most … Continue reading

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BRAND NEW ……….INTRODUCING OUR NEW JANOME HORIZON MC9450 QCP PROFESSIONAL

Is it the autumn wind that brings us a new machine in the Janome Professional series? But no…… it’s Janome who developed the JANOME HORIZON MC9450QCP PROFESSIONAL  which is the ‘next level’ quilting machine which has the same design DNA as the … Continue reading

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HAVE YOU SEEN OUR NEW AIR THREAD SERGER YET?

INTRODUCING THE NEW JANOME AT2000D SERGER We have been SO excited to be able to show this exceptional new model to you at shows and Dealer events all over Canada this Fall. We would love to share some of this … Continue reading

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ARTISTIC DIGITIZER PART 8: Time Management aka saving time!

  It takes time to create a beautiful embroidery design.  Artistic Digitizer helps us by utilizing graphic images to auto digitize them for us. Understanding file types will help us on our way. Here is a quick review to help … Continue reading

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