October 2015
Inside this issue!
Find details about these and other upcoming events by clicking here.

Oct. 24 - 26, 2015
Houston, Texas
*Trade Show. 
George Brown Convention Center
Linda's Electric Quilters

Oct. 28 - Nov. 1
Houston, Texas
George Brown Convention Center
Linda's Electric Quilters
Nov. 14 - 15
Australian Quilt Market (Trade Event Only) 
Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Exhibition Centre
 Elizabeth Machines


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

March 3 - 5, 2016
Rocky Mountain Statler Retreat
Murray, Utah
Hosted by Rocky Mountain Electric Quilter's

Fall & Halloween Inspiration
From spider web quilting designs to pumpkin table runner tutorials, check out Gammill's new Halloween and Fall Pinterest Board for lot of creative ideas from around the web. Click here for more "Pinteresing Ideas."
New Quilting Show! Best of Both Worlds with Linda V. Taylor
Gammill Quilting is sponsoring a new quilting show with host Linda V. Taylor. The name is Best of Both Worlds and it will focus on mix of instruction for both computerized and freehand quilting as well as techniques on how to combine the two! The show is free and all episodes will be available on Gammill's website.   
Those who enjoy freehand quilting will be able learn new techniques and skills along with instruction on how their designs can dance around computerized patterns. And, those who love computerized machines will become more comfortable dropping the belts on the machine and embellishing quilts with freehand designs.
Linda will be starting and finishing a real quilting project each month. The show will also include expert guests demonstrating their computerized or freehand skills. The first episode will air next week!
Shw n tell rojectiPad Case Tutorial
Certified Trainer Pat Barry brings us a tutorial on how to create a Show 'n Tell Small Quilt Carrier. This tote is perfect for carrying your smaller, rolled quilts to Show 'n Tell at your quilt guild.  Whether your using a hand-guided or a Statler longarm, this is a fun project that will become a Show 'n Tell piece of its own. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to make the carrier.

Are you a Statler by Gammill and CreativeStudio user? Click here for instructions on how to use border corner to complete this project or click here for the project file.

For Business Owners
Tip! If you have a quilting business, carrying this tote can be a great conversation starter and walking advertisement!

Pat has many other great resources for quilting businesses.
This includes a series of articles that explores each of the Business Plan Elements. You can find them on her website. These articles also include segments from her book, ABCs of Longarm Quilting, from Krause Publications, which is also available on her website.
Gammill fall business sale
Take advantage of Gammill fall savings to begin your business and start living your dream. Purchase a Statler, Statler Retrofit, or Vision 2.0 and receive a free business start-up package valued between $1,250 and $2,500! Offer is valid Sept. 15 - Oct. 31 at participating Gammill dealers. http://gammill.com/a-business-with-your-gammill/
IRS Section 179 tax break benefits new quilting business start ups
by Andrew Weaver
Andrew's Gammill Northwest
If you are opening a new quilting business, you should speak to your tax planner about a section of the IRS tax code that could really help with your cash flow in that critical first year!  In some cases if you financed the machine, Section 179 could mean that during your first year of machine ownership the savings in your tax bill (or the increase in your refund check) is more than the total of monthly payments you had to send in! Read the full article here.
Meet Our Dealers
Quilter's Headquarters
Quilter's Headquarters has been helping quilters achieve their creative goals since 2010. Located in Sioux Falls, SD, the business is owned and operated by Bob and Lori Kern. They are both quilters (Lori has been quilting for more than 20 years and Bob for five) and enjoy sharing their knowledge and talents with our customers in an effort to promote and preserve the art of quilting for generations to come. Quilter's Headquarters provides a friendly gathering place for quilters of all ages, styles, and skill levels. There, you'll find expert advice and genuine encouragement to help you succeed at quilting.
Pat's Calico Cottage
Pat's Calico Cottage, located in Snellville, Georgia, is owned and operated by Pat and Richard Walker. Pat began sewing during childhood. She took her first quilting class in the 1970s and was hooked. Shortly after moving to Georgia, she purchased a Gammill Quilting Machine and has been quilting for others for nearly a decade. She is happy to share her knowledge and experience with others. Her goal is to help you select the Gammill that will meet your needs and expectations so that you will enjoy quilting as much as she does. Richard is her husband and partner. He brings experience in industry an mechanics. He is in charge of service and installation operations, providing both service of machines as well as maintenance training.

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