June 2019
Preserve an afghan using your longarm
Do you avoid using your afghans for fear that they might wear out? Linda Taylor shows us how to use a longarm and minky backing to preserve our afghan treasures.
Orange Peel Block
In this episode of Block Breakdown, Quilt Artist Karen Marchetti demonstrates different ways of quilting an Orange Peel block. Visit Gammill.com/Orange-Peel (or click the link below) to download a quilt block printout so you can practice these techniques alongside her; plus, find all the past episodes of Block Breakdown!
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.
Lou Gallo
Eagle River, Wisconsin
 
 While caring for his mother-in-law in her later years, Lou spent many hours admiring her quilts and visiting quilt stores in the area surrounding her home. When she passed, Lou purchased a Gammill longarm quilting machine to help other quilters finish quilts and get them out to veterans, foster kids, and women needing a quilted hug. He completed more than 150 quilts for the Glendale Quilt Guild and the Valley Quiltmakers in his first year of owning a Gammill. Since recently moving to Wisconsin, Lou has begun to put quilts together for the local community senior center to help raise funds in their thrift shop and to donate to other needs. He also finishes wheelchair lap quilts and ‘preemie’ hospital quilts for the members of the Cranberry Country Quilt Guild and worked with ladies providing quilts to young women who have left human trafficking situations.
Lou likes to bring quilts alive with his thread color choices and patterns. He especially enjoys working with those who piece the quilts by giving them the opportunity to share their work and talents with others.

His wife, Evette, said that Lou is keeping busy and so is his machine, nicknamed "Gammie."

"What a wonderful way to pay-it-forward helping to provide a warm hugs to others through the giving of a quilt," she said.
Alaskan Adventure!
We are less than one year away from our next Gammill cruise and only a few conference spots remain! 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 Gammill.com/Alaska.
July Education Events
Tuscon, Arizona
June 30-July 1, 2019

Hot Spring, Arkansas
July 10-11, 2019

Anchorage, Alaska
July 11-13, 2019

Melbourne, Australia
July 12 & 13, 2019

Nashville, Tennessee
July 13 & 14, 2019

Sydney, Australia
July 15 & 16, 2019

Greensboro, North Carolina
July 17 & 18, 2019

Brisbane, Australia
July 19 & 20, 2019

Atlanta, Georgia
July 26 & 27, 2019

Fort Myers, Florida
July 30 & 31, 2019