Juki Long Arm Retreat

Juki Longarm Consumer Training Update

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New Dates and Places for the Juki Owners Longarm Consumer Training

Apr 19,20,21   at Moores Sewing and Vacuum Store, 26490 Ynez Rd, Temecula, CA 92591

May 3,4,5  at Linda Z’s Sewing Center, 1216 E Central Rd, Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Miami Fl  Juki America Headquarters  May 18-20

Norfolk, VA @ Fabric Hut Store  828 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA     June 7-9

Buffalo, NY @ Sew On – Sew Forth   6152 Transit Rd, Depew, NY 14043  July 18-20

Lansing MI @ Country Stitches 2200 Coolidge Rd East Lansing MI 48823 July 28,29,30

Brighton CO @ B Right On 965 Platte River Blvd Brighton, CO 80601  Aug 31-Sept 1,2

Grapevine TX @ Sewing World of Grapevine 1111 W. Northwest Hwy, Grapevine TX Sept 5-7

 

Please Contact Yelinda@Juki.com for an application. 

 

  1. I love my QVP2200Juki . Are there any tutorial videos especially ruler use?

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  2. Are the retreats for Long-arm sit-down machine or the frame?

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  3. Any news on more classes for 2017? I am also in Washington State, willing to travel, but Miami is so so far away!

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  4. are these dates for 2017? If so, I would like to sign up for the Miami Fl classes. I just purchased a Juki QVP 2200 and am feeling a little overwhelmed.

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  5. I would like a class or retreat in Washington State, in 2017. I know it would fill up fast. Thanks,

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  6. Just wondering when 2017 dates might be posted?

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  7. Does anyone have a photo of their Right Start leaders installed? It seems odd to have the longest leader on the takeup and the shortest on the quilt top. I am also struggling with where the printed side should face.

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  8. Is this the 2016 schedule or 2017? Putting year dates would be very helpful for us that need to plan far in advance. Thanks.

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  9. What are the dates and locations for upcoming Juki long arm three day training? I am in central WI.

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  10. I have been quilting with my 2200QVP for 4 years and today, since I need to get this quilt finished, the buttons on the handles decided not to work. It would not shut the machine off. Any suggestions?

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  11. I have a juki qvp2200 sit down version. I have tension problems constantly and would love to come to a class on the machine. I live in Colorado and the closest dealer is 4 hours away. Please let me know if you ever do training on the sit down machine? I feel so frustrated right now. I know the Az class in Oct is full but if there are cancellations, I would love to know IF the longarm class would help?
    Thank you. Gina

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  12. My new sit down Juki has a problem. The touchscreen works when the machine is turned on but after quilting a few minutes, it ceases to respond to touch anywhere on the screen. It will only work again after turning the machine off and turning it back on again. I just spoke to another owner that has the same issue.

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  13. Will you be having any classes for the Juki TL2200 QVP any time soon in the Northeast? ME, MA, NH? I just purchased this machine and really want to get a better hand on how to run the machine. Also what do you recommend for thread, I have been told to use 40 Wt. 100% Cotton and 40 Wt. Polyester? Which is better?

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  14. Any idea when you will be back in the Atlanta area.

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  15. dooniebopper@yahoo.com

    What year is this schedule for? Is the 2017 calendar available?

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  16. Hello, I am looking forward to going to a longarm retreat in the near future to learn more about the TL-2200QVP. Would you know specifically which TOWA bobbin gauge works with the longarm? Is it the one for class M bobbins? Is the digital model for class M bobbins also an option? Sherri

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  17. Larry Chronister

    Hi Karen, any plans for the Juki training in Arizona? Like Tucson or Phoenix? I really would love to see that happen! We have no dealer training or support here! In fact seems my dealer carries everything for the Babylock 😦
    Thank you,
    Barbara

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  18. No, but I have thought about getting one & now I will, thanks

    Charlotte

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  19. Charlotte Campbell

    I have had my Juki 2200 since Dec and I am still having problems with the top thread making little nests on the back of my quilts. Sometimes I can feel when it happens during sewing but other times it feels great but when I look at the back of my quilt just looks awful. This is not just occasionally but very often. I have tried everything I can think of and nothing seems to help. My machine is mounted as a sit down on a table if that matters.

    Pulling my hair out, weeping & gnashing of teeth!! Can any have any suggestions?

    Charlotte

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  20. Hi Karen
    I am having a love hate relationship right now with my Juki Qvp 2200 Longarm. I was at the Temecula training so I did learn a bit but I definitely have a long way to go. Lol
    I am fighting with tension which I know is very common amongst longarmers.
    The first mistake I made was not marking the beginning of my row on my quilt…big mistake. Now I haven’t been able to line the pattern back up to finish the row that’s 3/4 of way done😰
    I took a few days off. To get my second wind and try to figure it out. But I know in time I will learn. Any suggestions for solving my tension issues? Can I just start the 2nd row without knowing where the mark should be?
    Thanks for everything you do to help us all.
    Margie Fox

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  21. Was wondering if u have any classes near Cabot, AK

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  22. Hi. Do you have any juki virtuoso classes at the end of July early August?

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  23. Deborah Pentek

    Thank you for the great class at Linda Z’s sewing center! I am so happy with my Juki 2200 purchase and can’t wait to start using it! Thank you for the great demo on everything!

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  24. Melanie Moore

    What is/are the dates for the Advanced robotics class at the Miami Headquarters in May?

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  25. We, my hubby and I both attended Karens Juki class in Temecula CA.
    I learned so much.
    And Denny attended to become familiar with the mechanical aspect of the machine. Surprise he love quilting and became good at free motion, especially drawing motorhomes.
    We are both registered for the May 2017 Advanced Class in Miami.
    Recently called Quality Sew n Vac about us giving beginning classes in Washington.
    Juki, Karen, Kris
    Thank You
    Dona n Denny
    Sew Happy Day

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  26. I have had my long arm for about one year and could stumble through getting to the areas that I needed to but had the opportunity to attend the classes in Temecula.
    I learned so much with Karen and Chris.They are not only outstanding teachers but are funny to boot. And yes Karen the tape seems to have fixed the problems so far. Thank You!

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  27. Do you have more classes scheduled for Miami? I just bought a new Juki but I can’t attend the may event.

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  28. hw do i get in the june class at Norfolk ?

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  29. I purchased a longarm in March at the Quilt show in Hampton, Va. Can I attend on just June 7th, because I am going out of town on June 8th?

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  30. Just got home from Atlanta. Wonderful classes, wonderful instructors, wonderful place to play. Easy to learn. I have fixed the issues I was having. Now she is purring along!! I played on a sandwich that was missing batting on one corner, and the stitches are excellent top and bottom! And that was with Isocord that previously was shredded faster than I could thread the needle. I ran it top and bottom. She will run anything If it did thaqt with Isocord! Gotta change the name to Kitty. Everyone needs to get to these classes! just the relief of knowing what to do for what issue is worth it. better than a shrink any day. I’m LOVIN’MY JUKI!

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    • Debi Crocker – I would love to know what your fix was. My quilt shop only sells Isacord thread, I can not use it on the juki, is breaks constantly. Now it seems as if every thread is breaking. I am getting frustrated. Can you tell me what you did to adjust?

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  31. Horray! New retreat!! Thank you!!!!!

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  32. New owner in search of any information.

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  33. Karen – it was nice meeting you at last week’s Road to CA. I am leaning towards the QVP sit down version. Not sure when but I am now activitely searching for a Dealer who can also
    provide efficient service. My MO1000 Serger issues were resolved; Elbert Shirley is awesome. Thanks again for letting me test drive the Juki TL2200QVP.

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  34. West coast version? I am daigonal from you almost to the border of British Columbia! And in 2016?

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  35. Just finished the November 2015 training in Florida! What an awesome experience for me and the other ladies in the class. Karen and Chris, you were so knowledgeable, not only on the long-arm, but quilting and sewing in general. You kept the class moving and very interesting and informative. I came home feeling like I could use my machine without being terrified of it! I have been playing all afternoon and evening.

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  36. Thank you, Thank you Karen and Pat! The training in Miami was informative and fun! I now have the tools to get started on long arming on the Juki! I can’t sing enough high praise for the Juki Company…..their dedication to their customers, their generosity with training, meals, gifts, etc…AND the awesome Juki TL2200 QVP! I received a nice large Juki badge in my gift bag and I will be wearing it to the AQS Des Moines show starting tomorrow so I can tell everyone who asks how much I love Juki. See you at the Show (Chris)!
    Mary P
    Ankeny, IA

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  37. Yolanda, thank you for your response. I will print and take your input to Management. I do not in any way find it negative or oppositional. Juki does indeed understand the needs and desires of the customer and always wants to do more. While we have thought about filming the actual class we think it would be better, as you said, to re-create the class agenda and film each segment. We have three more classes this year, due to high demand we have added from 4 to 5. Once these are complete I truly hope you will begin to see more videos. I also hope to begin to work on some short video’s of my Longarm and fill in as I can. Juki does truly appreciate our customers input.

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  38. Yolanda Robinson

    What about filming the classes while they are in session? Or re-creating the classroom situation and filming that? This way you could get something out there pretty quickly for the customer. I think that you would find that the return of investment of training dollars would translate into a very significant increase in customer satisfaction which would in turn translate into customer retention and new customer acquisition. In this social media world that we now live in, both positive and negative customer comments are communicated wide and far at incredible speed.. It is far easier and more cost effective to meet the customers expectations than it is to try to go all over the internet trying to “police” them. While it is a good thing that you have added the classes and are thinking about webinars and videos, it should be remembered that many of your customers (like myself) have owned our machines for a long time. I personally bought mine at a Quilt Show way back when they first came out from a dealer (the closest to me) whose store is 2 hours away. She has given me NO support whatsoever. I am saying all of this with an honest desire to communicate how much education is needed and with the hopeful expectation that you will be my (and others) voice to the directors of your company. It is my hope that you read this message in the spirit in which I have written it. I do not want to be negative or oppositional in any way. There are a lot of things that I like about the Juki. With training, there would probably be a lot more. But, I must be honest. If I had known at the time of purchase what I know now about the level of support that I would receive after the sale, I would have chosen another long arm machine. That being said, I hope that my opinion changes in the future and that I am able to recommend the Juki 2200 to others with full confidence that they will be happy with their purchase.

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  39. Belinda Bashore

    Are there any dates projected for the winter months yet? I bought my Juki at the Lakeland show last March and will be in FL for the winter months again this year. I would like to sign up early before spaces are all taken.
    THank You.
    Belinda B

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  40. Yolanda Robinson

    I have been wondering if there are plans to add additional educational opportunities for those of us who have purchased the Juki longarm machine but cannot attend a class? I do not think it unreasonable for us to expect to have training videos, webinars and the classes. I took the opportunity to go to many of the other companies that sell longarm machines to see what they offer. HQ, APQS,TIN LIZZIE,Babylock, Bernina, Gamilll. ALL of them have numerous videos, webinars and classes. I know that I am not alone in this. If you were to do a survey of all the owners, I am certain that the vast majority feel that they have not received adequate training and that they have been left to figure it out on their own.

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    • Yolanda,
      We began with our get started videos and have added our 4 Training sessions. The consumers who have attended have been very pleased. We will continue to add support with more videos and we are discussing webinars as well. Classes will continue in 2016.

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  41. Marilyn Kennelly (Corvallis, OR)

    Hi-How do you sign up for classes and retreats? Thanks

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  42. Made application for Fall Classes. Anxious to receive confirmation. Have new longarm and am excited to get my quilts quilted, but would like more instructions on machine.

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  43. When are the fall classes? The ad in the AQ magazine said Sept 23-25? Is that still the plan?

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  44. The May retreat was exceptional! Not only was the group of longarmers from around the continental U.S. and Hawaii warm and personable, but all shared at the classroom table making the 3 day interactive session an invaluable learning environment. It was wonderful to share experience, talents and tricks with such an inspirational high energy group. The Juki Headquarters staff really reached out to make a group of strangers instantly bond and roll up our sleeves to get right to mastering the basics of the Juki Longarm machine. Karen and Pat were spot on their game, and all attendees were able to get the mechanics and logistics of taming our QVP2200’s in no time. Karen and Pat taught so much, including basic machine care, mechanics, great techniques, and tips…… very inspirational! Tension, both top and bottom, threads, needles, maintenance, trouble shooting, ruler work, frame loading…..they really covered it all! Thank you again Karen, Pat, Brian & Stephania for making such a memorable learning experience. New friendships were created, and the Juki Ambassadors were born!

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  45. Hope all who attend the retreat have a grand time. I also wish there was more on this blog.

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  46. Jan Becherer

    Hi, I bought the Longarm at the Lakeland Quilt Show Expo in March. I have been waiting to find out when the May class in Miami was to be…..now I understand it is full. I would like to sign up for the June 10 -12 class.
    Please let me know what I need to do to sign up, what accommodations are available, and exactly where it is.
    I CAN’T WAIT!!
    Thank you so much.

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  47. Thrilled to be invited, visiting from Seattle, Washington! Let’s get this machine moving!

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  48. Barbara Hayford

    Where are these classes held? I bought a Juki and live in PA.

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  49. Looking forward to seeing you there and learning a lot from you and the other educators.

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