Janome UK launch The BIG JANOME Skill Share with Jenni Smith to celebrate their 100th birthday, and 100 pairs of entrants will be given FREE access to Jenni’s Ultimate Quilt Course to celebrate!
The aim of the skill share with Jenni, is to create more quilters in the world and to celebrate the pride and joy that comes when you share a skill with another person. This collaboration is a development of Jenni Smith’s ‘Just One Quilt’ campaign.
The BIG JANOME Skill Share is about the journey of learning a new skill and sharing the experience, both from the mentor’s perspective and the student’s learning experience.
It has the fantastic goal of giving current quilters the confidence to mentor people who have always fancied trying to make a quilt, and finding a whole new generation of quilters as a result. In this vimeo link, Jenni Smith tells you more about The BIG JANOME Skill Share.
The aim for participants is to document their journey. Mentors will help to choose fabrics, lend a supportive hand, share the experience, and be rewarded with that magic feeling of having helped to create something special. Participants will have the opportunity to cement a friendship through the simple act of making.
How many people can take part?
To celebrate Janome’s 100th Birthday in 2021 the aim is to have at least 100 pairs share their journey and many more are welcome! 100 pairs will be given FREE access to Jenni’s Ultimate Quilt Course to give both the mentors and students a great back-up and helping hand. 100 FREE Jenni Smith Ultimate Quilting Courses will be drawn from entries registered before midnight on 30th November 2020.
Questions to consider in finding a quilting buddy to enter:
A. Can you make a basic quilt?
B. Do you wish more people understood why you love this craft so much?
C. Are you someone who has been saying that “One day I’ll make a quilt”?
D. Would a helping hand make it less scary to make your first quilt?
A or B = Mentor, C or D = Student
A or B + C or D = Mentor & Student
Find your quilting buddy NOW!
Two fantastic Janome sewing machines will be awarded to the winning pair who document their quilt making journey and share their story. A top-end Janome long arm sewing machine for the chosen mentor and a mid-level computerised Janome sewing machine for the chosen student.
Jenni Smith, Lynne Edwards MBE, John Scott & a representative from Janome UK.
A selection of inspiring quilters from the community will be announced and
featured to champion this campaign
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE
Download and complete the application form at Janome’s website, available from 2nd November 2020.
2nd November 2020: Campaign launch.
1st December 2020: 100 FREE Jenni Smith ‘Ultimate Quilting Courses’ will be drawn from entries registered before midnight on 30th November 2020.
31st December 2020: The closing date to submit all application forms is midnight.
30th April 2021: The closing date for quilt journey story entries is midnight.