1 May, 2008
Internationally Renowned Singer, Actress, Author and Philanthropist To Team with Janome’s Memory Craft 11000
MAHWAH, N.J., May 1, 2008 – Marie Osmond’s life-long passion for quilting is a treasured legacy passed down from her mother, Olive, who showed her only daughter how to turn ordinary scraps of fabric into extraordinary works of art. Marie’s continued love of homemade needlecrafts and her commitment to introducing the pleasure of sewing to generations to come makes her a perfect partner for Janome America, Inc., a leading manufacturer of home sewing machines. The Janome Memory Craft 11000
has become Marie’s signature choice in a sewing, quilting and embroidery machine.
“For me, sewing is great therapy,” said Marie. “Creating a quilt is not only fun and relaxing, it’s a personal and unique way to connect with others. Some of my best memories are times I spent quilting with my Mom, my children, and my friends, or
making a quilt as a gift. The reliability and simplicity of the Janome Memory Craft 11000
gives me the time and the freedom for unlimited creative possibilities. I’m pretty sure a busy woman must have designed this machine!”
“Whether you grew up watching ‘The Donny & Marie Show’ or watched her faithfully on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ you’ve only had a glimpse of Marie’s energy and enthusiasm,” said Jiro Hagiwara, president and CEO of Janome America, Inc. “She brings that enthusiasm and creative energy to everything she does and it makes our partnership with her invaluable.”
As part of the agreement, Marie will support Janome’s Memory Craft 11000,
a versatile machine that can be used for embroidery, quilting, garment sewing and overall crafting projects. It features unsurpassed stitch precision, reliability and performance, all in an easy-to-use package.
In addition, the Janome website, www.Janome.com
, will feature instructions and patterns for a dramatic quilt project using fabrics from Marie’s Blanc et Noir
and brand new Blanc et Noir-Brights
collections. The site will also feature instructions and patterns for an embroidered pashmina shawl Marie designed for Janome.
Janome America is the largest subsidiary of Janome Sewing Machine Company of Japan, which produces nearly two million sewing machines annually as well as a line of related sewing products and embroidery software. Janome is a category leader in innovation and Janome sewing machines are recognized throughout the industry for their ease-of-use and unsurpassed stitch quality. For more information, please visit: www.janome.com
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