Janome Blog

  • 10/7/2019

    When traveling, our spokesperson, Kimberly Einmo, often does shop-stops to local Janome dealers and a few weeks back she stumbled upon one of the most positively stunning shops in the Virginia/DC area: Sew Magarbo!

    The owner, Precious Lopez, has made her store a shop full of colorful fabric, must-have notions, amazing accessories, a GIANT sewing classroom, thoughtful gifts, modern patterns and many Janome sewing machines to try and test out (including the brand new Continental M7). 

    Precious is passionate about making sewing accessible for adults and kids alike. In fact, she pioneers an after-school sewing for kids age 6-12 and her classes are full of kids that are interested in sewing, crafting and making lasting friendships. 

    Precious Lopez is making waves in the Virginia/DC quilting and sewing area so if you ever find yourself in the vicinity, Sew Magarbo is a must see shop. 

    You can read more about Kimberly's shop-stop on her blog HERE!

  • 8/2/2019

    Recently Kimberly had the privilege of traveling to Cheyenne, WY where she was honored to be the featured national teacher at Quilt Wyoming. While in town she and her husband made a special surprise drop-in shop stop at the fabulous, exclusive Janome dealer, the Sewing Center of Cheyenne. 

    See what she had to say on her blog. 

  • 5/15/2019

    Hello, hello! We're so excited to introduce you to Stephanie from The Eli Monster! She's joining us this year as a new Maker and will be using our Skyline S7 and the CoverPro 2000CPX for all her amazing apparel projects! 

    We thought you'd like to get to know Stephanie better so we had a little Q&A session with her! We even learned what hagelslag is! 

    We're looking forward to a lot of fun projects from Stephanie!!!

  • 4/3/2019

    We're so excited to announce another new member to our Maker Team! Meet Heidi Proffetty, who is doing amazing projects with our Artistic Edge Digital Cutter and 9450QCP machine! Check out her Gallery here: Heidi's Site. We did a little Q&A with Heidi here:


    Heidi's Bio:

    Heidi Proffetty is an awarding winning art quilter, teacher and photographer known for her mosaic style of art quilts. She uses her original technique and a Janome Artistic Edge digital cutting machine to create her quilts. Inspired by the photographs she takes, she transforms her photos into mosaic designs and then uses the digital cutter to precisely cut the small and intricate fabric shapes. The fabric pieces are then fused and free motioned quilted to create her emotional and stunning mosaic quilt designs.

    Heidi has written for several publications, including Quilting Arts Magazine. She has been a guest artist on Quilting Arts TV and a featured quilter on the online show, The Quilt Show, episode that aired on March 10, 2019. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two teenage daughters. To see her quilts, teaching schedule, blog or sign up for her newsletter visit www.heidiproffetty.com or check out her art and inspiration on Facebook and Instagram at heidiproffetty.com

  • 2/21/2019

    We're thrilled to have Rachel Barnes as a new Maker here at Janome! She brings a unique perspective to sewing apparel and other fun projects! 

    We sat down with Rachel to get to know here a little better. Here are some highlights from our conversation:


    Rachel's Bio

    Rachel Barnes’ professional background is in Design and Mechanical Engineering. After 11 years of working in this industry, she switched gears to start a family and enjoy time at home with her children. Through this transition (in 2013) she came back to her love of sewing. She enjoys pattern construction and making garments for herself and her family. Her love for all things textile spans out into spinning fiber into yarn and knitwear design.

    Rachel’s love for Janome started with her first sewing machine as a college graduation gift. Although she enjoyed learning to machine sew in 7th grade Home Ec, she got more into personal garment sewing years later. Her skills in the area of technical precision led her to sewing pattern testing in 2015. She has worked with multiple designers and companies to offer technical editing for sewing patterns.

    You can read more about Rachel’s creative adventures on her blog, Oak Blue Designs, or Instagram account under the name Oakbluedesigns. Rachel currently sews on the Skyline S7 and Airthread 2000D Serger machines.

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