Kaye Wood 2014 Australia Quilting Cruise
7 day land tour and 11 night cruise with Kaye and fellow quilters.
If you love quilting and have always dreamed of going to Australia, it doesn't get any better than this.
From January 17 to February 4, 2014 Kaye Wood will be leading a quilter's dream-come-true tour of the "land down under."
For the first week you'll see the most famous sights of Australia by land--from Sydney Harbor to Ayers Rock to the Great Barrier Reef.
Then you'll set sail for New Zealand. While at sea you'll enjoy the quilting classes, lectures, and sharing events, led by Kaye Wood and Mary Korpal. All your sewing supplies will be furnished, including sewing machines provided by Janome.
When you reach New Zealand, you'll make stops along some of the most amazing ocean views in the world--from Wellington Harbor to Milford Sound. Then you'll steam back to Australia, enjoying another set of quilting classes and lectures.
Kaye Wood is one of America's best-known quilt designers and hostess of the longest running quilting program on Public Television. More than 30 years ago she discovered a technique that simplified the piecing of quilts using her Starmaker® Master Templates. Since then she has authored over 20 books on quilting and has designed 9 quilting tools.
Kaye's Land Tour & Sea Cruise is going to be a quilting adventure you'll never forget. Get the cruise flyer (PDF) for more information.
Father's Day Series On Sew4Home
Give Dear ol' Dad something handmade from the heart for Father's Day.
Finding great gift ideas for guys can be tough. Luckily for us (and you), our friends at Sew4Home, where Janome America is the exclusive sewing machine sponsor, just finished a wonderful series of Father's Day projects. From a super simple jumbo pillow to an ultra cool safari style duffle, there's something for every skill level - and every Dad! Use your Janome sewing machine or serger to make it fast and easy and get that amazingly professional finished look.
Shown to the right is a sleek device carrier for the Techie Dad to hold an iPad® and cell phone or file folders and homework to correct for Teacher Dad.
Is your dad an awesome chef or maybe a weekend warrior on the BBQ? Check out their cook's apron and hot mitt combo - it's sure to light his fire.
Their amazing vintage style duffle blends heavy canvas and faux leather with webbing and brass zipper accents; inside is a tough rip-stop nylon lining. Thanks to Janome's precision feeding systems, there's no problem with the variety of layers and varying thicknesses.
New Serger Video: Creating A Wide Filled Rolled Hem
Get the same professional finish with a little fuller look.
When doing a typical rolled hem, your serger folds the very edge of your fabric and encases it in a low profile stitch.
But there are times when you might want a fatter rolled hem as a decorative accent. You can easily do this by inserting cording (such as thick thread) with Cording Foot B as you serge your rolled hem. This effect works well on heavier fabrics like table linens.
Since your inserted cording will show through a little, you can choose a contrasting color for a creative effect.
How To Create A Wide Filled Rolled Hem
- Thread the upper looper with decorative floss.
- Set up the machine for a rolled hem. For a quick tutorial watch the Rolled Hem Set Up video.
- Thread Cording Foot B with heavy crochet thread. You can also use floss or any heavy decorative thread.
- Before you place your fabric under the foot, serge along the cord for about half an inch to ensure that the thread is encased in the rolled hem.
- Place the fabric under the foot and sew along the edge of the fabric.
And now you've completed your wide, cord-filled rolled hem.
To see this demonstrated watch Cording Foot B: Creating a wide filled rolled hem.
New Project: Sew Easy Sundress by Milinda Stephenson
All you need are 1 1/2 yards of fabric and an old tank top.
With this sew easy project you can make a sundress in about the time it takes to shop for one.
Maybe that's a little bit of an exaggeration. But Milinda Stephenson has come up with a clever way to make a cute sundress, using a tank top, your choice of fabric, and just 3 hours of sewing time.
She says, "When the weather gets hot, all you want is a nice easy sundress to pull on and head out in."
The project requires just 1 1/2 yards of fabric and an old tank top. (Or Milinda suggests you can pick one up for cheap at a clearance table at your favorite store.) You need beginner to intermediate sewing skills and can use any Janome sewing machine. Milinda used her MC12000.
Get complete instructions online for the Sew Easy Sundress. Make the first one for yourself and you'll soon get orders for more from famiy and friends.
Quilter's Video Survey: Enter To Win $4,000 In Prizes
The Persian Pickle Club movie and Janome are partnering to get your opinion.
The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas has been at the top of quilters' favorite novel lists for years. Now it's being made into a film and the producers need your help.
The production team of The Persian Pickle Club movie want to better understand how quilters like you interact with different forms of video media. Let your voice be heard by participating in an online survey. It closes this Friday so don't wait.
When you complete the survey, you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of many fabulous prizes including a Janome sewing machine, thread, fabric, gift cards and much more--over $4,000 in quilting prizes. Go here to take the survey.
About The Persian Pickle Club Movie
In Harveyville, Kansas, crops are burning up in a searing drought during the Great Depression. The Persian Pickle Club, a quilting group of local ladies, derives its name from a common bolt of Persian Pickle fabric, an old time term for today’s paisley. The fabric is pieced into each member’s quilts, representing their closeness and unity.
Rita Ritter, the newest member, has ambition beyond small town life. She embarks on a dangerous journey to find a murderer and uncovers a harrowing secret the quilters have been guarding. Along the way, Rita learns profound truths about the women and her own capacity for friendship. Find out more about the movie.
Survey ends Friday, May 31st, 2013 at midnight. See survey for complete list of drawing rules.
Free Webinars Today: Artistic Crystals
Turning the Ordinary into Extraordinary with Artistic Software!
This is very short notice--but you can still attend today's free webinars. One begins at Noon and the other at 7 PM (Eastern Time). There's no cost but you must register ahead of time.
Register for the Noon Webinar
Register for the 7PM Webinar
As you can guess from the title, these 1 hour seminars will show you how to take an ordinary purchased item and transform it into something special. Turn letters into embroidery and embroidery into Crystals for a beautiful effect. And you'll see how to use the Zing Cutter to make placing crystals easy and accurate.
You can attend the webinars on your PC, Mac, or even selected mobile devices. See the System Requirements link on the registration page.
Artistic Suite V6 software contains a wide variety of amazing features and functionality, including cutwork, TrueType font conversion, appliqué, fabric cutting, decorative stitches, heat transfer, and of course--crystals!
You can use any of the thousands of designs in the software or make your own shapes to create fun and interesting designs with crystals. Write out words or make hearts or butterflies--it all just takes a few minutes.
Reminder: Special 36 Month Financing Offer Ends Today
Zero interest and 3 years to pay!
Bring home your Janome dream machine and accessories today, and finance it at no interest.
Purchase any combination of Janome products for $2,500 or more on a GE Capital Credit card and simply make the 36 monthly payments on time. Financing requirements and full details are here.This No Interest For 36 Months offer runs 05/24/2013 - 05/27/2013 at your participating Janome dealer in the US. Subject to credit approval.
But you have to make your purchase today. See your local, participating Janome dealer.
Happy Memorial Day From All Of Us At Janome America
Let's take time to remember and be thankful for those who've made the ultimate sacrifice.
Abraham Lincoln said it best in his famous address on the battlefield at Gettysburg:
"We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.
It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the first Memorial Day (then called "Decoration Day") was observed three years after the Civil War ended, on May 30, 1868. About 5,000 people attended ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday of May. Volunteers often place American flags on each grave site at national cemeteries, and many Americans visit and pay their respects at local cemeteries and memorials.
All of us at Janome America send our gratitude to the families and friends left behind.
Memorial Day Sales Event
Zero interest and 3 years to pay: Friday-Monday only!
Thanks to a special financing offer from our partner GE Capital, you can go on a Janome shopping spree this weekend, use your new sewing machine to stitch up some summer fun, but take your time paying for it. Three years with no interest.
Here's the deal. Today through Monday purchase any combination of Janome products for $2,500 or more on a GE Capital Credit card and simply make the 36 monthly payments on time. Financing requirements and full details are here.This No Interest For 36 Months offer runs 05/24/2013 - 05/27/2013 at your participating Janome dealer in the US. Subject to credit approval.
Bring home the top-of-the-line Horizon Memory Craft 12000 or the brand new sewing and embroidery Memory Craft 9900 or maybe the quilting dream machine: the Horizon Memory Craft 8900 QCP. You get to decide which Janome machines and/or accessories to buy.
But you only have Memorial Day Weekend to take advantage of this very special financing offer. Visit your participating Janome dealer right now and get ready to finally bring home all your favorites.
New Project: Maureen Cracknell's Typography Quilt
Here's a quilt project that's just your "type."
Strictly speaking, typography is all about typefaces and creative layouts with words.
But for her Typography Quilt project creative quilter Maureen Cracknell has thrown in the typewriter too. Several of these were fussy cut and then appliquéd onto the quilt blocks.
A talented blogger and a member of our Janome Horizon Memory Craft 12000 Independent Design Team, Maureen says the fonts on the machine were a big part of the fun. This is a Quilt-As-You-Go style quilt, made with log cabin style blocks, including a simple and fun appliqué. She created the stitched typography using the built-in text stitches in her Horizon Memory Craft 12000 sewing machine.
Maureen says, "This is definitely one of my new, most favorite styles of quilting!"
Her finished quilt comprises twelve 17" squares, but she says that you can make your quilt blocks in any pattern and size.
This project requires intermediate to advanced quilting skills. And will take several days to complete. Get complete instructions for the Typography Quilt project.
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