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The wait is over! Organizers of the SUGAR Conference are thrilled to announce they have added two new teachers and 15 new classes to the conference line-up!

shackelford, anitaAnita Shackelford – the single most requested teacher for the 2017 conference. Master teacher and designer, Anita will be teaching NINE Statler classes. Everything from how to use various features in CreativeStudio to Modern quilting, Appliqué on a Statler, and Point-to-Point. Check out her classes online now!



aubreyAubrey Stephens, the technical guru at Gammill corporate since 2001, will be teaching “Gammill Maintenance” twice during the conference! The charismatic Aubrey will teach you how to troubleshoot your Statler.




crossland“Art & Stitch Beginner or Refresher” class by Julie Crossland. Organizers are so pleased to be able to offer an Art & Stitch class at SUGAR. Come see what this software can really do on your Statler!




georgiaTwo more classes by Georgia Stull – “Easy Peasy Borders in CS7” (one of her most popular classes) and “Smart Marketing for Your Quilting Business” (a new class, which just recently introduced at the East Coast Conference, and students raved about it!).





karen“Lines as Designs – Using Crosshatching and Other Line Styles in Quilting” by Karen Farnsworth. Organizers brought in this special Crosshatching class by popular demand.






Log in to your account to see the new class descriptions and days / times offered. Simply click on “Register for Classes” and scroll down to browse through the classes. You can also use the “Search” function to search by teacher. Sign up today! These classes will fill up.


Pre-Registration Deadline Extended: SUGAR has extended the pre-registration deadline to May 1 instead of April 15. That means you can make changes to your schedule by adding or removing classes all the way up until May 1st at 11:59 p.m. CT without penalty. Organizers said they hope this helps you get your schedule just the way you want it! That also means that final payments aren’t due until May 1. Please Note: You can still add classes or other items to your order after May 1, but you’ll be required to pay in full (rather than 50 percent) at the time of purchase. (Additional classes can be added to your schedule through the close of the event on Saturday, June 24.)


funkEnter the Statler-Only Quilt Competition! This is a unique opportunity to enter a competition just for Statler quilts! Support this special competition by entering your quilts today. The Quilt Entry Deadline is May 1. Simply log in to your conference account (or register as a new user) and enter online. You don’t have to come to the conference to enter your quilts! Please share your gorgeous Statler creations for attendees to enjoy! All the quilt entry information is available online at First place winners will receive ribbons and “Best of Show” will receive a $500 cash award, courtesy of Stitch Happy. And don’t forget about this year’s Challenge, “I Did It My Way!” The Challenge winners will receive ribbons and cash awards, thanks to our generous sponsors. First place in the Challenge will also receive this amazing wooden Quilt Block, made by Val Funk’s husband. A big thank you to Heartland Quiltworks for sponsoring the Award Ribbons, and to our Challenge cash award sponsors: Quilts & Things, Eureka Documentation, and Sweet Dreams Quilt Studio.



The SUGAR Conference is Presented by the Statler Users Groups And Representatives(a non-profit 501-c3 organization):       With the Generous Support of GOLD SPONSOR, Gammill Quilting Systems: