January 2018
Veteran begins quilting business with gift from Gammill, WVV
Six years ago, Daniel Burgess, a young Army Staff Sergeant, would have never dreamed of life as a professional quilter. How drastically life has changed since his deployment to Afghanistan in August 2011 is a testament to the belief that you should never take a day for granted. And, the new life Burgess created is proof that blessings can be found in the most tragic of situations.

Daniel’s story is one of incredible strength. From the strength to serve his country in a dangerous foreign land, the strength to battle back from tragedy and ultimately the strength to find new purpose in a completely different arena. Now, he is using that strength to be a blessing to other people.   

His story begins on Nov. 20, 2011, when SSgt Burgess was on patrol in Afghanistan. . .  click here to continue reading.
Pre-order pricing ends Jan. 31
Order your Elevate by Gammill by Jan. 31, 2018 and save $1,000 with pre-order pricing! The Elevate allows you to quickly place, edit and quilt edge-to-edge and block patterns with an easy-to-use tablet. The Elevate is available for Vision, Vision 2.0, and Plus Machines. Contact your local Gammill dealer to order.
New Best of Both Worlds
Gammill Certified Instructor Karen Farnsworth and Linda Taylor combine CreativeStudio 7.0 and freehand techniques to finish a 10 Point Fussy Cut Star. Karen uses CS7 draw lines to stitch in the ditch and demonstrates the record function. 
Block Breakdown Friendship Star
Gammill Quilt Artist Karen Marchetti shares hand-guided quilting inspiration for a Friendship Star. Find the block template and past episodes of Block Breakdown at the link below.
Early bird discount ends Feb. 12
Set Sail with Gammill and an amazing lineup of 16 educators Oct. 14-21, 2018! Classes are available for Statler and hand-guided quilters. Enjoy three days of quality education from award-winning educators and three days in tropical ports. We will sail from Fort Lauderdale on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas, the most award-winning ship in the world. This sailing will be going to the Eastern Caribbean with stops in Phillipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Labadee, Haiti, which is a private port of Royal Caribbean. Each guest will receive a $150 onboard credit to spend at sea!

Register by Feb. 12 to take advantage of early bird pricing!

Upcoming Educational Events

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Northern Lights Statler Retreat March 14 - 17, 2018
The Northern Lights Statler Retreat includes more than 21 hours of classroom training with additional interactive learning opportunities spaced through the four days. CreativeStudio 7 will be used for the classes and will be taught by Creative Studio Certified Instructors Page Johnson and Debbie Tribble. The retreat will be held at the Coeur d'Alene Resort.

Williamsburg, Virginia
Gammill Dealer Threads Run Thru It will host their 5th Annual conference at the Kingsmill Resort. The conference features more than 70 classes and includes classes on pre-ownership, maintenance, new Statler software and hand-guided quilting from award-winning teachers.

Janesville, Wisconsin
Statler Training  April 21 or April 22, 2018
Joan Knight will be teaching an intermediate/advanced Stand Alone Mode 1-day training. This unique class will include a full day of Creative Studio 7 SAM(stand alone mode). There is no better way to learn CS than by doing it. Each student will work with their own laptop and wired mouse on the latest version of CS. Students will have a USB with a project and practice patterns for importing. The cost is $180 and includes instruction, lunch, snacks and gifts.

Janesville, Wisconsin
Freehand Training  April 21 and 22, 2018
Two-day freehand quilting training event hosted by At the Heart of Quilting. Cost is $325 and includes hands-on instruction, lunch, snacks and gifts. Details are to be announced.

Calgary, Alberta
MapleLeaf Quilting Company Retrea t June 22 - 24, 2018
Classes with Quilt Artists Jodi Robinson and Sharon Blackmore and CreativeStudio Instructor Joan Knight.

Peterborough, Ontario
Best Western Otonabee Inn, 84 Lansdowne Street East

Classes with Quilt Artist Jodi Robinson.

Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Set Sail with Gammill October 14 - 21, 2018 on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas! We will be traveling to the Eastern Caribbean. Enjoy three days of education at sea with world-famous teachers and three days in beautiful, tropical ports. Instruction will be available for both Statler and hand-guided quilters (lecture style). Rates are also available for non-quilters.  Join the Cruise Facebook Group for updates!

Upcoming Quilt Shows

January 25- 27 Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival  - Phoenix, Arizona
Arizona Exposition and State Fair, 1826 West McDowell

February 22-25  QuiltCon  - Pasadena, California
Pasadena Convention Center

February 22 - 25  Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival -  Hampton, Virginia
Hampton Roads Convention Center

February 28 - March 3 AQS QuiltWeek -  Daytona Beach, Florida
Ocean Center, 101 North Atlantic Avenue

March 1-4  Sewing & Stitchery Expo  - Puyallup, Washington
Washington State Fair Events Center

March 4-5  Material Girlz Quilt Show  - Moravia, Iowa
Honey Creek Resort State Park, 12633 Resort Drive

March 9 - 10 West Suburban Quilter's Guild  - Waukesha, Wisconsin
Waukesha County Exposition Center, 1000 Northview Road

March 10- 11   Sensational Stars from the Prairie  - Crest Hill, Illinois
Richland Grade School, 1919 Caton Farm Road

March 15 -17 Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival  - Sacramento, California
Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd

March 15-17 Original Sewing and Quilt Expo - Lakeland, Floriday
RP Funding Center

March 16 - 17   Creativ Festival West  - Abbotsford, British Columbia
Tradex, 1190 Cornell St.

March 21 -24 AQS QuiltWeek  -  Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Lancaster County Convention Center, 25 South Queen Street

March 22 - 24 Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show  - Mesa, Arizona
Mesa Convention Center, 201 North Center Street