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Do you struggle with your fabulous high-end Janome machine? You know it should do X, Y, and Z but you're not entirely sure how? Maybe you don't have a helpful dealer close enough for convenient classes to master your new machine?
Maybe you're staying at home more? You are ready to really stitch up a storm and learn about your machine and machine techniques at home, but you could use some help.
Been told it's "operator error"? You're trying to do it right but you've been left figuring it out on your own. That is super frustrating!
Time is precious. Who has time to search all over the web when you need an answer right away? Especially if the person with "the answer" has no credentials? YouTube can often fall short. Janome has upped their game when it comes to posts about different machine features, but wouldn't it be great to not only find the video you need, but also search the video for a specific word or topic? Plus membership also provides one on one support by your very own "virtual dealer" and a Janome certified machine technician.
You are not alone! I've heard pleas for help from machine owners just like you over the years and my AmyQuilts Clubhouse is my solution to help Janome owners just like you!
I was on my own and did the best I could with the manual. Being pretty much self taught, I tried a few things out on my Janome 6600 that wasn't quite meant for my machine...in particular, a ruler foot made for a frame-mounted machine. That got my blog and YouTube videos some serious attention. Eventually, I became an instructor for Craftsy, with two online classes on free motion ruler work and then I became a Janome dealer when my Janome dealer retired.
My mechanically-inclined husband Eric became my Janome certified machine tech and has built quite a reputation for solving machine issues and keeping machines of all kinds running smoothly.
A Clubhouse member says:
"Amy, I watched the latest addition to the clubhouse this morning, the video about needle plates etc. Your videos are stellar, I'm not kidding really fantastic! Not just the great camera close-ups but the info you provide is amazing. I have a very good dealer and I have received a great deal of instruction from them, but I learned so many things in that 20 min. video that I simply never heard before. I just wanted to comment on how much I am getting out of the clubhouse. THANKS !"
That's me on the right, below. I'm standing next to Shin Yamimoto, a past President of Janome-America. I was invited to teach my signature technique of quilting with rulers to Janome's educators, influencers, and artisans at this event.
The AmyQuilts Sewing Clubhouse contains in-depth training videos for multiple machines in the current Janome line up. From basic instructions, to advanced settings, machine techniques and often a project to build upon the corresponding machine technique. From threading, to combining stitches, using specialty feet, to setting up for specialty techniques (including free motion quilting) and trouble shooting issues, there's a wealth of information and I just keep adding more!
I help sewing machine owners like you get the most out of their machine so that they can use it with confidence and increased creativity. My goal is to give you instruction to use these machines to the fullest, allowing you to use your creative sewing abilities to bless those around you, your home, and yourself.
The club is limited to Janome machines of the following models: 15000, 14000, M7, 6700P, 9450, 9400, S9, S7, S6, 8900 and 8200. These machines all have 9mm feet and the Acufeed Flex system, so they have similar features and settings in common with several machines in the group. The AmyQuilts Clubhouse for Machine Embroidery 2.0 is an embroidery only add-on upgrade for the combination embroidery machines above and allow the Janome 500e and 550e machines to get in on the fun and learning. This keeps the main group focused on sewing only, a benefit for the sewing only machines above. New models from Janome that fit in this group of machines will also be added as they are available.
What about the new Continental CM17? What an amazing machine! It is so innovative and different than the machines that came before it, that I'm working on a separate CM17 online course (a one-time purchase with continued access) for owners of this machine.
- Stitch selection, adjustment, manipulation, and combining stitches
- Decorative stitch use in combination with specialty threads for stunning art pieces.
- Practically Perfect Piecing
- Free Motion Quilting, with and without rulers
- Creative uses for the Acufeed Flex System.
- Machine techniques for garment sewing. (Note: this will not be a course on making garments)
- For machines with this capability: Creating unique stitches and lettering with Stitch Composer.
- Various forms of machine applique.
New members will start with the basics for their machine, whether in a model specific video or in a video that applies to more than one model in the Clubhouse. As you progress through the lessons and have more experience and confidence with your machine(s), you can progress through more advanced techniques and projects to keep the learning and the fun going strong.
Have a Janome machine that also does embroidery? Maybe you've got a Janome 500e or 550e? You will want to join the AmyQuilts Embroidery Clubhouse 2.0.
In addition to the content here, there is a members'-only Facebook group where members can share their projects, interact with each other and watch/participate in a scheduled monthly Question & Answer live video with me. Joining the Facebook group for the Clubhouse is required, though you can decide how active you would like to be in the group. It's a great place to get feedback on projects, issues, or ask me a specific question not covered in the Clubhouse.
If you want to learn how to get the most out of your machine, while getting encouragement and inspiration for use of it, sign up now to enroll in the AmyQuilts Clubhouse. You will first be prompted to set up a login for my "school" here on teachable. Then you can enroll in the Clubhouse.
We won't be verifying machine ownership, but the content will only be for these models as anything else just requires too many different feet and settings. Or they came out and were discontinued before I became a dealer.
Want some confirmation that the Clubhouse is worth it? Watch my live Facebook video about the Clubhouse and check out the comments from current Clubhouse members!
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AmyQuilts Clubhouse has four main categories of content:
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Questions can be posted either on the relevant lesson or video in the Clubhouse platform or asked in the Facebook group at any time.
Amy is the owner of Sew Simple and AmyQuilts.com and is known for her comfortable, laid back teaching style. Quilting since her teens, Amy is happy to encourage, inspire and instruct students of all skill levels, backgrounds, and ages. She is also a Janome dealer and loves helping Janome users get the most out of their machine so they can use it with greater confidence and creativity.
Frequently Asked Questions
By popular demand, the Clubhouse will be accepting new members whenever they want to join. The best time to learn your machine is now!