Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Janome Horizon Quilt Maker Memory Craft 15000

I am so excited, my husband got me the new Janome Horizon Quilt Maker 15000 for my Birthday and Christmas and my Birthday and Christmas ...etc.  This is for my retirement.  I tell you when I called Ken's Sewing Center to order it I could hardly talk or breathe!!!  

I don't have it yet, but I did download the manual off of the Internet and I am reading it from cover to cover so I know what I am doing.  

We went to Pennsylvania this weekend and any time we go out of town or state, I look for material shops.  We stopped into "The Sew 'N Place" store and a fellow by the name of Tim was sitting at the Janome 15000.  I just kind of walked over and asked if that was the 15,000.  He said let me show some of the new features.  Of course, I just drooled all over it.  I finally got up enough nerve to ask the price and he said $12,999.00.  Well my heart just kind of dropped to my toes.  I knew that would never happen.  He said, well I can get it for you for $9,999.00, my heart still hit the floor.  I just thought of all the things that $10,000.00 could buy.  I thanked him for showing it to me and we left.  He was such a nice fellow.

We went back to our trailer that we travel in and I hooked up the computer and got on ebay.  There was a used Janome 15,000 machine on there that someone was selling more reasonable and it was up in an hour.  My hubby said I think we could manage that, but I had not really done any research to spend that kind of money and not know everything that I needed to know about the machine.  As much as I wanted it, I did not press that little "Buy It Now" button.  I was scared to order that off of ebay and this decision could not be made in an hour.

We talked more about it and I started reading some of the feedback on the Janome 15,000 and there were a lot of complaints about the needle threader not working and the bobbin case jumping around.  Well if you have a Janome, then you probably know that the bobbin case has to line up perfectly to work right and I know that is not a problem for me, but the needle threader?  That could be a problem.  I didn't want to spend that kind of money and have the needle threader not work.  Then I remembered getting an email about a new 15,000 coming out.  I looked through my old emails and there it was, a new needle threader and several new really good upgrades.

I called a couple of dealers in my area and was given around the same price and then I called Ken's Sewing Center.  I talked with Donna and she said "Boy do I have a deal for you!"  Ken was in Paducah, KY at a, I guess it was a sewing convention for Janome, and they were demoing the brand new Janome Quilt Maker 15,000 and they had a really great deal going on.  Well that is what I purchased.  If anyone wants to know what I paid, you can email me and I will tell you.  It really was a great deal and I think it was just meant to be.  Now by no means am I saying it was cheap, because it wasn't, but it was way better than $9,999.00.  They also had "0" % interest on it if anyone is interested.

The store was out of them because Ken took everything he had to Paducah, so I will have to wait for one to come in and then it will have to be sent to me.  I am cleaning up my sewing room now.  I can't put my new machine into any room that isn't pristine and waiting!  Hopefully I will have it soon and then I will be doing a lot of sewing!  Mine is the one on the left!!!  Isn't she cute!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cynthia,

I would love to email and ask you questions about your new Janome 15000 machine. I have found very few reviews on the newest quilt maker and upgrades to the previous machine. I joined your blog, but can't find you email address.

I am going to Ken's sewing center this week to see the Janome 15000 and the Bernina 790 Plus. Would really love to hear your feedback!

Thanks and just let me know how to contact you direct for questions.

Aundrea