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A new gift: the Janome machine arrives

16 October 2013

The Quilt Association would like to thank Sewing Machines Direct of Wrexham for donating a brand new Janome sewing machine for use by students in workshops at the Minerva Arts Centre. As there are a growing number of workshops available for textile enthusiasts to choose from – see here – the new machine has arrived at just the right moment.

Trustee Jeni Morrison trying the new machine

The Janome SMD 3000 is a fully computerised mid range sewing machine at an affordable price. It has 24 stitches and 6 styles of buttonhole. It is a particularly useful addition to the Association’s collection of machines as it offers a stop/start button on the machine itself -  a very handy feature which gives people the option of operating the machine without a foot control. For someone with limited use of their legs and feet this is the perfect solution. (The machine does also has the option of a foot pedal).

Several of our students have already tried out the new Janome machine and are full of praise for its ease of use and the flexible options it brings to using a computerised machine. As it says in an online review we read – “SMD 3000 proves that not everything that is computerised has to be complicated!” And Georgina, our Education Officer, has given the machine a road test and has said that it is like “driving a car with cruise-control”.

If you’d like to find out more about the new season of workshops at The Quilt Association, click here. You can contact our Education Officer, Georgina Newson, for further details and to book your place, by ringing 01686 413467 or emailing: education@quilt.org.uk