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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.

ARTISTIC DIGITIZER : How to make Quick Changes

Do you ever change your outfit to give yourself a different perspective on how you present yourself?  Have you ever considered making a quick change in an embroidery stitch design to have a  totally different look and feel to the design?  … Continue reading

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Look what Janome Canada Artisan, Trina, has been up to!

Take  a look……..Trina has been having a lot of fun with her Janome Skyline S9!  Check out her blog post over on Will cook for shoes  Are you having fun with your Janome embroidery machine? 

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ARTISTIC DIGITIZER VIDEO TUTORIALS FOR YOUR LEARNING

We asked you recently “HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?” We are addressing and answering the input and queries you gave us. Many of you asked for videos/tutorials and help learning your embroidery digitizing software. Today we refer you to a … Continue reading

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A CHANCE TO WIN A JANOME SEWING & EMBROIDERY MACHINE + MADIERA THREAD

We posted last weekend about the Fall Creativ Festival coming up soon. Today we wanted to remind you again not to miss out……..especially not to miss out on the Grand door prize sponsored by Janome Canada! You need to attend … Continue reading

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It’s time for Fall Creativ Festival!

Yes, you got it…….it is time for the Fall Creativ Festival again. It is at International Centre in Mississuaga from 17th – 19th October. Check out the website for full information.  A big NEW attraction at the show this year … Continue reading

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NEW Janome Canada Seminars

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering seminars to Janome machine owners at our brand new Janome Learning and Education Centre in Oakville, Ontario. The first one will be an intensive 2 day hands-on seminar on the … Continue reading

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Foot/Accessory of the month: JANOME FLOWER STITCH ATTACHMENT

We want to draw your attention to the Janome Flower Stitcher. This has been around for a long time and you may well have purchased one years ago? Is it now sitting at the back of one of your sewing … Continue reading

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Halloween is coming!

Yes, Halloween is coming and we have something even better than candy for you!  We totally LOVE both the Janome MC6650 and the Madeira mini thread chest.  Find more information here about the Janome Mc6650 and here on the Madeira … Continue reading

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Janome’s Perfect Pair Part 2…..let’s take a look at the NEW Janome MC550E

  Divide and conquer? Many of us discovered a long time ago that having a SEPARATE embroidery machine was really wonderful – while the embroidery is stitching out in the hoop, we can sew on our sewing or quilting machine. … Continue reading

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GARMENT SEWING WITH JALIE PATTERNS AND JANOME

I was fortunate to visit Quebec City a few months ago and we made an appointment to visit the Jalie office and warehouse. To say I was impressed is a little bit of an understatement! The name Jalie is a … Continue reading

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