Category Archives: Creativity

WISHING YOU A VERY MERRY JANOMELIFE CHRISTMAS!

Everyone here at janomelife blog and the Janome Canada office wishes you a wonderful Christmas and the very best sewing and embroidery year ever in 2017!    Fancy making one of these fabric trees above? Check out this website for … Continue reading

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WHAT IS SANTA BRINGING YOU THIS CHRISTMAS?

              Have you been naughty or nice?!  Today we feature useful totes, bags & caddy’s you need to store all your Best Loved Janome accessories. Janome presents 2 different sets of deluxe roller totes and … Continue reading

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WE SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE EXTRAORDINARY QUILTER CARYL BRYER FALLERT-GENTRY

  I was fortunate enough to recently travel south of our border into Washington State with a good quilting friend of mine to hear Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry speak at a Quilting Guild meeting. Despite the windy and rainy weather, my … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: STONE THREADS by Maggie Vanderweit

Don’t you just love the feel of a glossy, “coffee table” book in your hands? I was given STONE THREADS by Maggie Vanderweit as a gift a few months back and it is still gracing my coffee table! I love … Continue reading

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CONFESSIONS OF A SEWAHOLIC: JANOME DAYS AT SNIP & STITCH, NANAIMO, BC

Janome Days at Snip an Stitch, Nanaimo was enjoyed by many new and long standing customers last month. I know I sure had a great deal of fun too!  We covered these topics – all in lecture demo format: Exploring … Continue reading

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GLORIA LOUGHMAN FROM AUSTRALIA VISITS BC, CANADA

I own all 3 of Gloria Loughman’s quilting books. I suppose you could call me an ardent fan although I have not yet made a quilt using the techniques she covers in her books……..but possibly I will one day?! Who … Continue reading

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MORE QUILT SHOW EYE CANDY…..THE VANCOUVER MODERN QUILT GUILD SHOW

I had been looking forward to this show for weeks. Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild held their first quilt show in  North Vancouver, BC on 27th & 28th August. I hope there will be more shows in the coming years as … Continue reading

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GIVING NEW LIFE TO A HO-HUM T-SHIRT

OK, so I bought a pack of 4 t-shirts a while back in different colours. This white one quickly looked grungy (perhaps the fault of “he who does the laundry”? But I won’t complain too much lest I end up … Continue reading

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QUILT SHOW EYE CANDY FOR YOU!

One of our local Janome dealers, THE QUILTED BEAR in Ladner, BC, puts on a unique kind of quilt show each year in August. It is held on a Sunday together with a vintage car show…..keeps the men busy while … Continue reading

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GAINING INSPIRATION FROM OTHER PEOPLE’S SEWING PROJECTS

Are you still on your patio drinking that tall, cold glass of something…..and embroidering up a storm (see janomelife post on 25th July). I am too……seriously…….I can type up blog posts on my laptop on my patio! I thought I … Continue reading

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