Join the Club!
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!
You are not alone! I've heard pleas for help from machine owners just like you over the years and I have an ongoing Janome specific online club just for folks like you!
Hi! I'm Amy Johnson and I was once right in your shoes. I bought my first big Janome machine from the sweetest gentleman, a Janome dealer who was in his mid-eighties. He was a well-respected man in the community and in regards to machine repair, but he didn't really sew or have anyone to do machine instruction beyond how to thread it.
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.
I became an instructor for Craftsy with 2 classes on quilting with rulers. It's a long story, but I was blessed to become a Janome dealer when my Janome dealer retired and to continue to serve Janome owners in the Lynchburg/Central Virginia area.
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.
When you join the AmyQuilts Clubhouse, you will learn the many features and benefits of these feature-rich 9mm machines so you know how to use them best and make the most of your creative sewing time. You will operate your machine(s) without fear and frustration.
Ever take a class where the instructor didn't know your machine and couldn't tell you which foot or settings to use? That's really frustrating. As you follow the Clubhouse content, you'll be inspired by projects that are designed for this group of machines and their capabilities. No guessing and no frustration.
I've helped many during my informal Facebook lives and YouTube videos. While I'm not a professional videographer, repeatedly I heard that watchers loved the videos. What they wanted to see was real quilting and sewing, including what I did when I made a mistake. There have been several times a "how to quilt" video became a "how to fix" video, complete with seam ripper because that's what happens to all of us.
Yes, I share the good, the bad and the ugly. Because it's happened to all of us. This allows you to learn the hows and the whys of your machine and what you can do for better results. This will help you avoid unnecessary trips to the dealer for something you can take care of yourself by adjusting thread, needle, tension, settings, etc.
Learning in the AmyQuilts Clubhouse takes place in two ways; the actual Clubhouse site (with a "room" for sewing, and another for embroidery; as well as a private, members-only Facebook group for us to interact as a community and have monthly question and answer periods with me.