A very special day

Happy Anniversary!

April 1st is a very meaningful day for a variety of reasons. First and most importantly, it was three years ago today I became the National Spokesperson for Janome-America, Inc. In my 25+ years in this industry this is one of the biggest honors I could ever have dared to dream; and it is a roll I cherish very much! Janome is a company I believe in down to my core for their products manufactured with the highest quality materials and engineering, and for their ease of use and responsiveness — and attention — to their customers.

But it is the people who work for Janome who truly are the heartbeat and pulse. I have been blessed time and again by working and collaborating with these creative and talented individuals. They are the biggest reason why Janome is such an extraordinary company. When the pandemic began, it was the folks at Janome who stepped out of the box to find a way to create a community of sewists through social media. That community, which anyone can join on the Janome Sewing Machines and Janome Sewing Classroom Facebook pages, is now well over 100K strong with a worldwide reach. This space, designed for education and sharing — not selling — is exactly why so many people find a sense of community with like-minded sewing enthusiasts there. The many talented and diverse Janome educators, Artisans, and Makers willingly share their expertise and knowledge about a myriad of topics, techniques and features. I’m so unbelievably proud of everything that has been freely shared in the past year and I simply consider myself so fortunate to be a part of it all!

So thank you, Janome. It has been my highest privilege to represent you these past three years. When people have said I represent the “face” of Janome, I quickly say I represent the “heart” of Janome. And I will continue to reach out to everyone with love, kindness, joy and integrity. My goal is to share my passion and enthusiasm and I strive to be a blessing to every person I meet or come into contact with whether in person or through a virtual platform.

Happy Birthday, Cheeto!

Today is also Cheeto’s third birthday! Our very own Cheeto came into this world three years ago today. We can’t even begin to imagine life without him in our family.

If you’re on Instagram, be sure to follow long with all of Cheeto’s antics as he has his own Instagram account. Follow him @Janome_cat. 

Happy birthday, big guy. I’m sure you’ll find extra treats today! 

And finally….

Quilt by Kimberly Einmo, machine quilted by Lisa Calle.

I’m so pleased to share that I’m a COVER GIRL! My quilt, SEASONS, which is the 2021 AQS series quilt, is featured on the cover of the May 2021 issue of American Quilter Magazine! I’m so thrilled I could jump for joy! So be sure to check it out as issues are hitting mailboxes now! Or you can pick up a copy at your local shop or newsstand near you.

April 1st is a big day. I’m going to enjoy and savor every precious moment!

17 Comments
  1. You truly are the Heart of Janome! I for one have been following you for a couple of years, reading your articles and words of advice in the AQ magazine. You have inspired me to work at becoming a better sewist, quilter and crafter! Your beautiful spirit, engaging smile and never ending positivity are a beacon for all of us! Janome is blessed to have you as their spokesperson and I pray you will stay in that very spot for a long time to come! This past year has been trying for all of us, but looking forward to your virtual classes and “Done before Dinner” projects have been a huge part of helping me get through each week! As a nurse, being front an center with Covid, being able come home and open up my iPad and watch a class or read a blog keeps me sane! Having to socially distance is not so hard when I can turn to my beautiful Janome’s and craft or sew or dream! Thank you for all that you have done the past 3 years, but especially this past one! You, Mr. Kim and Cheeto have given thousands of us quilter-want-to-be’s something to look forward to and strive to be! Thank You from the bottom of my heart! Happy Anniversary 🎊 and Congratulations on being a great Cover Girl! And, Happy Birthday to sweet Cheeto!🐈 💕❤️💕

  2. Congratulations. I love your Facebook videos & you are one of the reasons I got the M7. Keep up the great work!

  3. Congratulations to both you and Cheeto, you have blessed us all. I have my Cheeto calendar in my sewing/crafting room. Have a blessed day.

  4. Congratulations to you and Happy Birthday to that handsome boy!!!

  5. Wow! Congratulations! I must say when they selected you for a spokesperson they new what they were doing.

    I’ve had enjoyed this past year sewing and watching your videos.

    Thank you

  6. Happy Anniversary. Quite an honor for sure. Happy Birthday Cheeto. You brighten our days.

  7. Congratulations on making the cover of AQ. A well deserved honor. And, give Cheeto a big kiss for me on his birthday.

  8. Congratulations, Kimberly!!! And…HAPPY BIRTHDAY Cheeto!!

  9. Congratulations, Kimberly. Thank you for sharing your sewing love and enthusiasm. You have been a constant source of inspiration and with Cheeto, you brighten up even the gloomiest of days. Wishing you many more happy and bright days ahead with Janome.

  10. Happy Anniversary and Congratulations on your magazine cover! I just got mine in the mail! Happy Birthday to Cheeto!

  11. Congrats on all!!! Happy B-day Cheeto! Love the quilt!

  12. Congratulations, Kimberly. Happy Birthday to Cheeto, and how wonderful to have your beautiful quilt sponsored on the cover of AQ Magazine!! You came and did a presentation at the Quilting Guild of Greater Houston, and I was a member of the workshop the next day. It was all a
    wonderful experience and a great memory!! Best wishes to you.

  13. Did you ever think it ‘way back when? Your charm, ability, perserverence, and sense of humor have helped you become #1 to hundreds of thousands of sewists and quilters; you’ve always been my #1!!

    • Oh Pat, I can honestly say that I think you were my very first “fan.” And for that, I will always be grateful! God bless you!

  14. Congrats Kimberly you are truly amazing!!!! and Happy Birthday Cheeto!!!!

  15. Couldn’t have expressed my thoughts any better than Robyn Cooper. Congratulations and blessings for the years to come!

  16. I am so pleased April 1 has been good to you. Your honors have been well deserved.. I can’t even imagine how many people you have influence by your enthusiastic desire to teach your skills.
    Keep on influencing creative abilities in others.

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