What happened this year and what’s coming up in 2018?

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Oh my, 2017 is almost a thing of the past! It has been an incredibly busy, but as usual, an exciting and fun year for us here at janomelife.

Do keep reading to the end of this post or you might miss what is coming in 2018!

 

What happened in 2017?

  • Big news: The launch of our NEW Janome Horizon MC15000 Quilt Maker + the upgrade for previous versions of tis machine.
  • More big news: the launch of the NEW AcuSketch app – free for our WIFI embroidery machine models and now with version 2.0 from 22 Dec 2017, for all our Jef. format embroidery machine models!! See our post last week on 22 Dec on this topic.
  • NEW AcuStitch tool added to Horizon Link Suite software. See this post.
  • Big news: The launch of our NEW Janome MC6700P. Sit, sew…. fall in love. This link as well. This machine has been received with open arms.
  • New Taping Guide foot. 
  • New Janome branded stylus pen for using on iPad with our apps, especially AcuSketch App. See post last week on 22nd December 2017

In addition to all of the above new product announcements, we have offered regular input from our Educators: Liz, Michael, Yvonne and Celine (Celine writes French posts – many of these have been translated into English for janomelife so that you can benefit from the good information Celine publishes on Vie Janome). We are sure you have enjoyed the good information all these educators have offered you this year to make your sewing experience easier and more fun.

Don’t forget that we have the comment box after every post if you have a simple question for us. We try to answer within 24-48 hours although we often refer you to your local Janome dealer who is better equipped to answer lengthy queries and for owner’s lessons on your machines and software.

We published a very good post in January 2017 about where to look for resources to learn about our various Janome products. Check this post out if you missed it or have forgotten the contents. Many people have told us how very helpful this list is. 

We have also enjoyed regular input from our Janome Canada Artisans: Tamara Kate in Quebec; Sherri Sylvester, Andrea Ford, Tania Denyer and Jeannie Jenkins in Ontario; Trina Gallop in Manitoba; Ron Collins in Saskatchewan; Kim Jamieson- Hirst in Alberta; and Cynthia Frenette in BC . Their projects and techniques have inspired us and made us want to run to our machines to sew, quilt and embroider!

We have another artisan to introduce soon to you – She has just joined us.  Watch for this intro. next month when you will be able to meet her.

We have published almost 150 posts this year – approximately one every 2-3 days! And all for your Janome edification and enjoyment………..you are so very welcome!

So what are we planning for you on janomelife next year?  In a word, LOTS:

  • Expect the same regular input from our janomelife team: our Educators and our Artisans.  We will continue to try to publish posts every week. Many weeks will offer more than that.  Your input on what specific topics you might like to see addressed is always welcome. (use the comment box at the bottom of any janomelife post). If you don’t already receive an email each time we publish a post – you might like to subscribe on the right hand side of the janomelife screen. You can always unsubscribe later if you wish. We will not use your email address for any purpose other than to send you a notification of each new blog post.
  • We think it is time for another Janome Foot/Accessory series so watch for a monthly post on this. (Any specific feet you want us to highlight?)
  • We thought a monthly series on FAQ’s would be good too. We are often asked very similar questions across North America on our travels to shows and dealer’s stores so we know many of you are perplexed or confused by the same things. Watch for a new series called “GLAD YOU ASKED THAT” starting in January 2018.
  • We hope to offer you fun janomelife giveaway contests as we have offered in previous years…….you will just have to wait for the surprize of what we will have on offer in 2018?

Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and have found time between eating turkey and all the trimmings to do a little sewing??

The Janomelife team would like to wish you all the very best sewing, quilting and embroidery success in 2018! 

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About lizafrica

I am the National Education Manager for Janome & Elna Canada (including Artistic Creative products) and I LOVE to sew! I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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