August 2015
Inside this issue!
Upcoming
Events
Quilt Shows

Sept. 10 - 12, 2015    
Quilt Expo 2015 - Madison, WI
Alliant Expo 2015
At the Heart of Quilting

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Sept. 12 - 13, 2015    
Recipe for Quilts Show - Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Kawartha Quilting Systems

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Sept. 16 - 19, 2015    
Chattanooga, TN
Chattanooga Convention Center
Stitch-n-Frame

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Sept. 19 - 20, 2015 
Flying Geese Quilt Show - Sault Ste Marie, MI
Sault Area Middle School
At the Heart of Quilting

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Retreats

Sept. 27 - 29, 2015 
Northwest Gammill/Statler Conference in Portland, OR
Hosted by Andrew's Gammill Northwest
Event Website

Oct. 15-17, 2015
Statler Days in Zanesville, OH
Hosted by A Touch of Thread
Event Website

Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2016
East Coast Gammill/Statler Conference in Glen Allen, VI 
Hosted by Threads Run Thru It
Event Website



T-shirt giveaway
Have you completed a project featured on the Gammill education page, blog, newsletter or social media? If so, send us a photo and we will send you a free Statler by Gammill 25th Anniversary t-shirt! Submit photos via e-mail to contact@gammill.net or message us on Facebook. Please include your address and t-shirt size in a private message. T-shirts are available in sizes small through x-large. Supplies are limited and will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Congratulations to Mary B. from Wisconsin who was the winner of our July newsletter thread contest! Keep watching the Gammill newsletter for more chances to win!

 

iPad Case Tutorial
It is back-to-school time and what better gift to give a student you know than a custom iPad cover! 
 
Certified Instructor Cindy Carey with North Star Longarm Quilting shows us how to design and personalize an iPad cover to make a stylish and useful carrying case with a personal touch. She uses an 11.5 inch by 20 inch design for her iPad 4 cover but sizes may vary by make and model. Click here for the video tutorial (hand guided users may wish to skip to the 17 minute mark of the video once their design is quilted). CreativeStudio users, click here for the project file.

A bonus! Check out Cindy's video on how to square your quilt backing for longarm quilting by clicking here.
Let's Talk Longarm Needles
What do the numbers mean? What type of needle do you need for different threads? This video from Gammill Dealer Dianna Heiner at Linda's Electric Quilters answers some of your common needle questions.  Click here to see the video.
New Videos Now Online
Even more new videos are now on the Gammill website!
The import image feature in CreativeStudio allows you to take any digital image and drop it into CreativeStudio. This means you can preview your pattern on different images, such as the image of a quilt block, which can aid you in designing your pattern. Click here to view how.
Also new to the video library:

What additional videos would be helpful to you? Submit feedback here . 
Windows 10 for Statler
Gammill is currently in the process of evaluating Windows 10 and has been for the past few months.  At this time, we feel Windows 10 is perfectly fine for use on any Stand Alone Mode (SAM) computer to run CreativeStudio software.  However, use of Windows 10 on computers that operate the Statler by Gammill is still being evaluated. There will continue to be in-depth testing prior to recommending installation of Windows 10 on your Statler PC.  We will make a final announcement in the coming months concerning when Windows 10 will be safe to use on Statler by Gammill PCs.  With new Operating System releases there can be any number of things that can go wrong and we want to make sure that your Statlers are not forced into downtime due to a Windows error that could have been prevented.  Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for our Statler PCs running Windows 7 through Windows 8.1 until late July 2016. We appreciate your patience during this testing process and will release further information as soon as it is available.

Meet Our Dealers
A Touch of Thread
A Touch of Thread was founded in 2003 by Martha Creasy, a fourth-generation quilter from Zanesville, Ohio. Her passion for quilting sparked when her mother opened a small quilt shop in the quaint village of Dresden, Ohio in 1991. In 1995, Martha purchased her first Gammill longarm quilting machine, and it was "love at first stitch." After quilting for customers for several years, Martha opened her own authorized Gammill and Statler dealership. A short time later, her husband Doug made the business his full time career after 23 years in electric motor repair industry to join the business where he assists with delivery and service.  Click here to visit their website. 
Meissner Sewing Machine Company
Family-owned and operated since 1930, Meissner Sewing Machine Company has built its reputation on quality products and excellent personalized service. Each of the Meissner locations offers classes, clubs, seminars and special events designed to educate and inspire sewers at all levels in a fun environment with the finest products available on the market today. They support all of the products they sell with unsurpassed technical service and hundreds of fun classes and seminars. Click here to visit their website.

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1452 Gibson Street
West Plains, MO 65775

800-659-8224

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