I'm Geraldine Gillen & I am passionate about all things sewing and love to share what I learn with others.

I have developed on-line tutorials and home study courses and created this academy to help women get the most from their Janome sewing & embroidery machines and deal with the sometimes overwhelming aspect of machine embroidery.

This site is dedicated to assisting you, the embroidery enthusiast, by giving you access to on-line tutorials and loads of designs to help you create fantastic projects.

And you can do this all from the comfort of your own sewing room, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Embroidery Studio Is Open

The (Janome) Artistic Edge Club........ NOW OPEN !!!


With the introduction of the Janome Artistic Edge digital cutter opportunities are now available to be even more creative and add that extra bit of flair to your projects.

To help you do this, I have also created a members area specifically designed to support owners of the Artistic Edge where you can watch over my shoulder as I show you all the features of the cutter and how you can let your creative juices flow.

For a small monthly subscription you will receive access to monthly videos, instructions and projects to help you get the most from your digital cutter and software.

I will show you step by step how to use the software to draw, trace, cut and create applique so you can cut your projects in card, fabric, vinyl, make your own stencils and lots more. Learn More >> JOIN NOW << 

My Heaven Scent Quilt

Heaven Scent Quilt AQC

Available now for immediate shipment

More info HERE

A Community for Machine Embroidery Enthusiasts

I am adding projects and video tutorials on a regular basis that will be available to members of our community, if you would like access then just register by clicking on the link below,it is absolutely FREE.

When registering please make sure that you enter your correct email address as your Password will be emailed to the address entered.

Join Our Community

Here is an example of one of my projects completed by a student in Ireland.

You can watch the video tutorial and download the template and 1 FREE design after you Join Our Community.

The full set of designs are also available exclusively to our community members for just $15.00, Click Here to purchase them while the price is this low. (you have to be a member of our community to access this project).

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