Quilt Canada “Reconnected” was held in Vancouver at the Convention Center in June. I hope you had the opportunity to attend this amazing event! Calling it “Reconnected” was perfect as we got to see so many people we haven’t seen in a long time. This was our first show in 3 years!
Our education team met in person for the first time, as well! Amanda and Monique joined the team during the early days of the COVID lockdown, so we have only known each other through video meetings. Below is a photo of Amanda modeling one of her quilts, and our Sales Manager, Sandra
Putting together a show is a lot of work. To everyone else, it hopefully comes across seamlessly, but there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work. The set up for the show took 12.5 hours with at least a dozen people. Several classrooms with sewing machines to unpack and set-up; 2 booths – both Janome and ELNA – with many sewing machines to unpack and Arrow sewing cabinets and chairs to assemble.
Our new Janome Continental M17 and the Janome Quilt Maker 15 made their official Canadian debut. It was wonderful to see these machines in person and in action. They were constantly stitching away! You’ll definitely be seeing more of these machines in upcoming Janome Life blogs, and across our social media.
Good news! A new shipment of machines is due to arrive in our Janome Canada warehouse any day now, so contact your nearest Janome Dealer for details!
Click on the little video below as Michael toured around the booth one morning. Shows are always a great place to get some good deals, but be sure to contact one of our Janome Canada dealers to see what deals and specials they may be offering at their store. All of the items we had in the booth are in stock in our warehouse and available from Janome Canada dealers.
We had many people stop by the booth to play on the new Janome QM15, including our Marketing Coordinator, Alan. We’ll turn him into a quilter! lol! Alan said he enjoyed how easy it was to move the machine in any direction as he made his freehand design. It offers a 15″ throat space, but a compact, lightweight design. The frame comes as 8 feet and is a more simplified version of the other Janome Quilt Maker frames, so it’s quick and easy to assemble. It’s designed with the beginner in mind, and those who want a longarm, but are short on space.
As pictured below, the Janome QM15 also has the option of the Pro Stitcher Lite computer software to have the machine quilt on it’s own. Sew many options available!
A friend of mine stopped by the booth to say Hi, and as we chatted, she started stitching on the Janome QM15. Before we knew it, she was the VERY FIRST owner of this amazing machine in all of Canada! She bough the demo model from the booth. It had just been opened and assembled at the show, so she got one before anyone else in the whole country! Congratulations Kay!
I hope all who attended enjoyed the show and had an opportunity to visit our booth. We’re looking forward to seeing you all next year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It’s never too early to start planning!
Thank you Anne! I’m loving my new machine. I’ve done a lot of practicing on it on odd fabrics and old sheets but finally did a baby quilt for a shower last week! I’m looking forward to getting the rear handles so I can do pantographs on it and I’m also saving to get the computer module for it to be automated. I loved Quilt Canada – my first one and probably my last one – I don’t think my husband will want me going again! LOL!
Thank you sew much for sharing the Janome Love, Kay! Happy Quilting!
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