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 is looking for…….. possibly you?

Janome Canada is looking to hire an independent contractor for BC: We need a part time Education Coordinator. This is a position based in the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, BC as commuting on a part time basis to our Delta, … Continue reading

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Another delightful project from Sherri over at Thread Ridinghood

Summer fun at camp: embroidered pillow case with secret Glow-in-the-dark thread message. Sherri over at Thread Ridinghood is known to many of our regular janomelife viewers….she is one of our Janome Canada Artisans and we have become accustomed to her … Continue reading

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JANOME FOOT OF THE MONTH: Beading feet

There is more than just one Janome beading foot! We have a wide and a narrow one depending on the size of cord/beading string being used + we have a beading feet for 7mm wide stitch machines and for 9mm wide … Continue reading

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HUMBOLDT BRONCOS STRONG

We were all so shocked and saddened when the tragic accident occurred in Saskatchewan on 6th April when a bus transporting the Humboldt Bronco’s to a game was involved in a horrific accident with many fatalities. Haus of Stitches is … Continue reading

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SEWING FOR BEACH WEATHER

The sand may brush off and the salt may wash away but the Memories will last forever… Everybody loves a day at the beach and what better way to enjoy the sun than sporting some new beach themed outfits? For … Continue reading

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QUILT CANADA 2018

We are just back from Quilt Canada 2018 which was held in the prestigous Vancouver Convention Centre on the waterfront of downtown Vancouver, BC. It was a lovely venue for our annual National Quilt show and Conference. I won’t report … Continue reading

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Janome surface design: embroidery + piecing = very neat projects

Here’s a really neat way to combine your love of machine embroidery with your passion for piecing/quilting. Miriam Coffey is one of our Janome America Educators and is a presenter/contributor on Fresh Quilting.  Check out this video in which she … Continue reading

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Do you love your iPad?

I will tell you a secret………I wanted an iPad for the longest time before I finally got one. I hesitated for a long time as I was not sure if I needed both a PC and an iPad. (well that … Continue reading

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Beautiful Boronia Bowler bag with Sherri

I met with Sherri (one of our Janome Canada Artisans) from Thread Ridinghood while I was in Toronto for the Spring Creativ Festival. Thanks, Sherri, for braving that nasty ice storm to keep our meeting date!  Sherri had THE most delightful … Continue reading

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SPRING CREATIV FESTIVAL GRAND PRIZE WINNER.

Janome Canada was once again proud to be the sponsor of the Grand Door prize draw at the Spring Creativ Festival held recently in Mississauga, Ontario…..yes, during the weekend of that nasty ice storm?! We are happy to announce that … Continue reading

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