So before I begin with our Tuesday afternoon session, let me set the stage:
Upon reflection, the range of techniques and machines we covered in 2 1/2 days was remarkable! Kudos to Janome’s Education Coordinator Regena Carlevaro for a fantastic Summit with amazing sponsors and projects. Our schedule was:
- Monday evening: arrival and welcome reception with munchies
- Tuesday morning: Kimberly Einmo, Welcome and Flying Geese on the 9400
- Tuesday afternoon: Amy Dreisbach Johnson and Ruler Work on the 9400, Janome David on Marketing Trends
- Tuesday evening: Pizza Pajama Party and more fun sewing and playing and seeing everyone’s quilt blocks, presentation on using the Binding Attachment with Liz Thompson
- Wednesday morning: Working with Double Gauze and Luxe Cuddle from Shannon Fabrics–OMG …WAIT until you see the furs…not cheesy fake stuff but feels like heaven fake stuff…bring on the winter snuggles AND Build your Brand and Design your own custom Fabrics with Eileen Roche
- Wednesday afternoon: Exploring AcuSketch for Quilting with Tamara Kate
- Wednesday evening: a dream excursion: dinner cruise on the Hudson at sunset!
- Thursday morning: More on Build your Brand with Custom Fabric, then Serge Forward with Heather Peterson of Girl Charlee and making a knit pencil skirt (custom sized) on a Janome Serger and Cover stitch machine
- Then, sigh, the buzz and comradeship drew to a close and we all spread to the corners of the continent going home.
Many of us are blogging so I’m going to set up a separate post with links to posts from the Summit, here. I’ll add to this as more posts go up.
Back to Amy and Ruler work:
The day started out with a real boost–Amy came up to me and said my book, Threadwork Unraveled, was one of the ones she used to learn how to free-motion quilt and that I was part of how she got to where she is today…isn’t that kind and sweet and amazing? Squee! She certainly has learned…look at some of her her amazing quilting (more at the end of the post):
Many of the participants had never done ruler work. The 9400 machines were equipped with the latest upgrade and the ruler-work foot. WE were equipped with (Oh my!) a set of Janome rulers made by Westalee! Amy gave each of us a quilt sandwich with a small square in a square design printed on fabric (done at sponsor MyFabricDesigns.com), which we could quilt using the design she provided to teach using the various rulers in our kit. Of course (this will be a recurring theme) I decided to do the quilting my way instead–sorry, I am SO not a hearts person!
And some more delectables from Amy’s work:
Tune back in a couple days for more of the Janome Education Summit 2018.