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.

VALENTINE’S APPLIQUE FROM JANOME ARTISAN TANIA DENYER

Tania has offered us another great project idea and tutorial with a Valentines cup cake theme.      Check it out – And a big Valentines thank you to Tania who sews on our Janome Skyline S7!          Do you … Continue reading

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Shining the spotlight on Asami …… Janome Canada employee

We have a talented young lady, Asami Kamada,  working in our Janome Canada Vancouver office who showed me a really well made and super practical project recently:  She had made a denim apron with leather straps for a friend of … Continue reading

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THREAD RIDING HOOD AND SHWESHWE FABRIC

You will probably remember previous mentions of Sherri over at Thread Riding Hood who is one of our Janome Canada Artisans sewing on the Janome Skyline S9. (which incidentally is my current go-to machine at home for all my sewing and … Continue reading

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JANOME CANADA RED TAG EVENT.

Just in case you are not aware of this promotion: Janome Canada currently has a RED TAG EVENT only until 15 February. Don’t miss out……..Visit your local authorized Janome Canada dealer today.

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Introducing a new Janome Canada Artisan: Crystal McCart

We are very pleased to introduce you to Crystal from Thunder Bay, Ontario  as our newest Janome Canada Artisan. Crystal will be working with us on her Janome CPX2000 Coverhem machine.  Crystal also uses a serger and the Janome Skyline … Continue reading

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GLAD YOU ASKED THAT……. a new janomelife monthly series

We are happy to introduce a new series on janomelife: Covering questions that so many of you ask us in person at shows; at Janome Dealer stores; as well as in the comment box of janomelife. We figured a new … Continue reading

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Personalize your Janome sewing machine

Kim Jamieson-Hirst is one of our Janome Canada artisans who has been having lots of fun working with the Janome Horizon Memory Craft 9400 QCP. One of the features that Kim really appreciates on the Janome Horizon MC9400 is the … Continue reading

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SARAI’S HOBBIES ……we shine the spotlight on Janome Canada customer

  I met Sarai recently on my travels around Western Canada during our Fall 2017 Launch of great new Janome products. Sarai is a very enthusiastic Janome MC8900 Special Edition owner who attended my presentations in William’s Lake, BC. She … Continue reading

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What happened this year and what’s coming up in 2018?

Oh my, 2017 is almost a thing of the past! It has been an incredibly busy, but as usual, an exciting and fun year for us here at janomelife. Do keep reading to the end of this post or you … Continue reading

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SEWING FOR A WORTHY CAUSE

On a recent visit to Sawyers Sewing in Victoria, I handed over a giant bag of toiletries collected on my travels this year. I have been doing this for a number of years. The cause is a worthy one: Sandy … Continue reading

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