August 2019
Best of Both Worlds
Episode 50!
This month's newsletter features the 50th episode of Linda V. Taylor's the Best of Both Worlds! The show highlights hand-guided and computerized quilting techniques, as well as ways to combine the two for the best of both worlds. To celebrate this milestone, we are giving away a Gammill goodie prize pack with thread, Gammill cup, backpack and more. To enter, comment on the Facebook or Instagram posts and tell us which episode number is your favorite or how Best of Both Worlds has inspired you. Enter by Friday, Aug. 30 at 12 p.m. central. The winner will be announced on our social media pages that afternoon. All of the Best of Both Worlds episodes are available free on the Gammill website at .
In episode 50, Linda V. Taylor continues work on her Radiant Star quilt. She shows us how to hand-guide creative peacock feathers. She then uses CreativeStudio to customize digital patterns and completes her quilt with techniques that are the best of both worlds. 
Log Cabin Block
Gammill Quilt Artist Karen Marchetti demonstrates techniques for quilting a log cabin block in episode 24 of Block Breakdown. Find past episodes and a template you can use to practice the Log Cabin block at
Starting a Longarm Business
Whether you have just decided to start a longarm business or you have been quilting for a while as a hobby and have now decided to start taking customer quilts, there is a lot of preparation that needs to go into setting up a successful business. You need to advertise, work hard on building your skills, and start establishing a customer base; but, did you also know that you need separate insurance for your business and a tax ID number?  Do you know how to set up wholesale accounts or whether you need to charge sales tax on your services? Click to read more of this article by Kris Vierra.
The Quilting with Love spotlight recognizes some of our amazing quilters who are making a difference in the world with the help of their Gammill machines. Click here to nominate a quilter.
Katie Elliott | Laurie Boeve | Jean Poest 
This month's Quilting with Love feature spotlights Katie, Laurie and Jean (pictured above). They are the longarm quilters for the non-profit organization, Living Threads. This organization serves grieving families by providing quilts, wall hangings, pillows and more, made from the clothing of loved ones. Barb Terpstra of Living Threads says these three ladies work hard to ensure the quilting tells the story of the individual being honored. "They take the time to make sure the overall quilting is pleasing to the eye and that the story of the person it represents is reflected in a true and beautiful way. They pray over the family, the quilt design and consult with each other on ideas for the quilts. I am lucky enough to work near them, so I get to hear their conversations, their hearts, as they work on the quilts." Continue
Alaskan Adventure!
Join us for an Alaskan adventure. We set sail June 5, 2020 from Seattle, Washington on a seven-night Alaska Glacier tour. Enjoy education at sea with world-renowned educators while spending quality time with your fellow Gammill quilters and taking in the extreme beauty of Alaska and Canada. Instruction will be available for all Gammill machine types. Rates are also available for non-quilters. Learn more and register at
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