May 2018
A perfect time to buy
Purchasing a longarm and gaining the skills you need to be a confident quilter can be a daunting task. Now, when you purchase a Gammill machine or Retrofit from May 11 to June 10, 2018 you will receive an amazing education package onboard the Set Sail with Gammill Cruise featuring 10 classes from a variety of hand-guided, Elevate and Statler teachers. Plus, you will have the chance to meet and spend time with your fellow Gammill quilters all onboard the most award-winning ship in the world, Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas. Contact your local Gammill dealer today to pick the right machine or retrofit for you. Receive the education you need to reach your quilting goals and make friends and memories that last a lifetime. Hurry, quantities are limited! 
In this episode of Block Breakdown, Quilt Artist Karen Marchetti demonstrates different ways of quilting a Whirlwind block. Click the link below for a template that you can practice at home and more creative ideas from the Block Breakdown series.
In this new episode of the Best of Both Worlds, Linda V. Taylor shows us fantastic techniques for quilting around embroidery and applique. She demonstrates how to efficiently stabilize the nine patch baby quilt without starts and stops. Other techniques include using the applique helper, templates and rulers, cross hatching and more. Check out all 39 past episodes at the link below.
It's giveaway time! This time, we are hosting the #GammillDreams contest on our Facebook page! Visit our page and share a photo or comment on the contest post. Did you use your longarm to help put a child through college or pay for their braces? To win a blue ribbon? To create quilts for your favorite charity? Show us what dreams you have fulfilled using your Gammill! Deadline to enter is 5 p.m. Central May 27. A winner will be announced May 29.
Upcoming Events
CS7 Educational Event Syracuse, New York
June 9- and 10
A two-day Statler retreat with Joan Knight

Statler Retreat Hampshire, United Kingdom
June 9 and 10
A two-day U.K. retreat with Georgia Stull

CS7 Educational Event  McKinney, Texas
June 21 – 22
A two-day Statler retreat with Joan Knight

Longarm Quilting Retreat Calgary, Alberta
June 22-24
A two-day retreat featuring hand-guided quilt artist Jodi Robinson and Sharon Blackmore and CreativeStudio Instructor Joan Knight

July 12- 15
Featuring Free-motion instruction from Marion McClellan of My Quilt Diet, plus Statler and pattern classes

August 10-12
A three-day Statler retreat featuring Joan Knight

September 13 - 15
Three-day event featuring Kim Diamond and Jo Ann Blade

CS7 Educational Event Syracuse, New York
September 15 - 16
Two-day event featuring Georgia Stull

Modern Quilting Retreat Ontario, Canada
September 17 - 18
Two-day event featuring Quilt Artist Jodi Robinson

Set Sail with Gammill Cruise Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 14 - 21
Cruise featuring 15 Statler and hand-guided teachers