Michigan and Indiana

We know what an important role the Gammill dealer has in the lives of their quilters. We are excited to announce that longtime Gammill dealer A Touch of Thread will be taking on the areas of lower Michigan and Indiana as part of their quilting family. A Touch of Thread will provide service and supplies to these quilters as well as those in the states of Ohio and parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  We greatly appreciate the dedication of dealer At the Heart of Quilting to the customers of Michigan and Indiana over the past several years. At the Heart of Quilting will continue to serve quilters in Michigan’s upper peninsula as well as the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The adjustments to territories will allow dealerships to be more centrally located in their respective territories to best serve Gammill quilters.  Both of these longtime Gammill dealers excel at taking great care of their quilters!

About A Touch of Thread

A Touch of Thread was founded in 2003 by Martha Creasy, a fourth-generation quilter from Zanesville, Ohio. Her passion for quilting sparked when her mother opened a small quilt shop in the quaint village of Dresden, Ohio in 1991. In 1995, Martha purchased her first Gammill longarm quilting machine, and it was “love at first stitch.”  Upon a visit to the Gammill headquarters in West Plains, Missouri nearly 10 years later, Martha was so impressed she decided to take her love of longarm quilting and open her own authorized Gammill and Statler dealership. Shortly after opening, her husband Doug made the business his full time career after 23 years in electric motor repair industry. Martha’s oldest son, Dustin manages the store. Adam, Martha’s other son also sets up and delivers machines. Dougie, their youngest son, helps in the quilting gallery as well. Click here to read more.

About At the Heart of Quilting

Headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin, At the Heart of Quilting is headed by the Kleinchmidt family – Rob, Sue, Bill and Cathy.   At the Heart has a sub-dealerships in West Des Moines, Iowa. Each shop has several machines for you to try, many quilting supplies (like Legacy Batting, Omni & A&E Thread, and longarm quilting tools), and a selection of wide back fabrics or quilting notions.  Click here to read more. 

CreativeStudio 7.1 and PatternCloud

CREATIVESTUDIO® 7.1 

CreativeStudio 7.1 and a new and improved PatternCloud website will be released the afternoon of Oct. 30, 2018. Many of the improvements and changes in 7.1 and PatternCloud have come from feedback from our users and we are excited to share these changes with you.

 

How to install CreativeStudio 7.1

If you are currently using CreativeStudio 7.0 and are connected to the Internet, once the new version is released, you should receive a prompt to update to CreativeStudio 7.1. If you do not receive a prompt, open CreativeStudio 7.0, click Service and select Check for Updates. Follow the instructions on the screen. If you use this new update method the Installer may stop on a message that CreativeStudio needs to close. If this happens then you will need to right click the task bar (or click Ctrl, Alt, Del), then click Task Manager, then right click CreativeStudio from the list, then pick End Task. The install will finish as normal.

 

 

If you are not using CreativeStudio 7.0, visit Gammill.com/CreativeStudio7 and click download to begin the installation process.

 

CreativeStudio 7.1 highlights

 

Manage tags & Collections: You can now sort, organize and tag your collections more simply. This feature lists all of a user’s tags and collections as well as the patterns associated with the tags and collections. This allows you to easily remove patterns from collections or make corrections to the tags and collections.

 

Roll Quilt Improvements: To prevent drifting in edge to edge, roll quilt now ignores movement in the X axis.

 

Auto Suggest: When typing in a field such as tags, previous tags are automatically suggested based on the first few letters. This allows you to easily browse potential name matches.

 

Drag & Drop from PatternCloud store: Now, store patterns can be dragged onto your quilt group just like any other pattern. This will allow you to easily preview the pattern. Please note, you will be unable to stitch out the patterns unless they are purchased.  In addition, store patterns can be used in any of the setups.

 

Show Video: The default tool strip now has a Show Video feature. This links to the online video library to assist you in your day to day quilting. You can select videos to watch to guide you through the tools and processes you are using.

 

Other Improvements:  The sync patterns function has been improved to sync patterns much more quickly, the order join function has been improved and the number of undo points increased.

PATTERNCLOUD®

 

Also on Oct. 30, 2018, Gammill will launch a redesign of its PatternCloud website complete with new and exciting features.

 

About PatternCloud

With thousands and thousands of patterns available on the Internet, browsing, searching, buying, and organizing patterns can leave quilters in need of a simple management solution. Gammill’s PatternCloud is a free service that integrates with both the Gammill Elevate and CreativeStudio software.  Anyone can access the PatternCloud by visiting PatternCloud.com.

 

With the PatternCloud, you can:

  • Organize your patterns by designer, type, tags, and more.
  • Maintain a secure backup of your pattern library.
  • Browse, search, and purchase new patterns from designers.
  • Access patterns from another location, such as your stand alone mode laptop.

 

Updates to PatternCloud

 

Updated Design: A new user-friendly layout guides you through the process of searching, buying and organizing your patterns.

 

Wishlist:  A new wishlist option allows you to favorite patterns you would like to purchase in the future. And, it allows you to share your wishlist with someone to provide great gift ideas.

 

Pattern Management Improvements: The new PatternCloud website allows you to edit multiple matters at once. For example, you can select multiple patterns to add the same tag.

 

Catalog: A new print-friendly mode allows you to create and print a catalog of your patterns.

 

Pattern sets: A new pattern set feature groups patterns that work well together, for example, a border and corner designed to go together or a medallion with several components. You can create your own sets using patterns you own or shop by sets in the PatternCloud store.

 

International Sales: Customers in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Canada will now be able to purchase patterns from the PatternCloud.

 

Visit PatternCloud.com for more information.

Quilting with Confidence Tour

COMING IN 2019 to more than 50 cities worldwide, the Quilting with Confidence 2019 Tour by the Gammill Quilting Institute. Take classes in a convenient location near you from Gammill Educators. You will gain knowledge and support to put you on the path to becoming a confident quilter. More information is coming soon!

Alaska

Registration Link

Click here to register for the cruise.

Join us on Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas for Gammill’s first-ever Alaskan Cruise! 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. Reserve your spot today!

Pricing

Conference Fees

Conference includes a minimum of 10 classes.  Please note, to attend the conference you must also book your cruise room through Gammill. All classes will be taught via lecture. No machines will be onboard.

Prior to Jan. 31, 2019: $500

After Jan. 31, 2019: $600

 

Cruise Fees 

Includes stateroom, gratuities, taxes, port fees, complimentary meals and beverages, Gammill Cocktail Party, Ovation of the Seas amenities such as shows and entertainment. Please note conference fees are separate. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Triple and quadruple rooms may be available, please message contact@gammill.com for pricing.  A limited number of single rooms are available for additional fees.

Junior Suite: $2,650 per person (SOLD OUT)*

Oceanview Balcony: $2,250 per person

Oceanview (no balcony): $1,900 per person

Interior with virtual balcony: $1,400 per person

*Junior Suite – Additional Rooms: $2,850 per person
Our original inventory of Junior Suites has been filled. Additional rooms have been added at a new rate from Royal Caribbean.
 

VIP Experience – SOLD OUT!

Be one of the first to register and receive a special VIP package valued at more than $200 that includes a special dinner experience with Gammill crew and educators, a special gift, priority class registration, and a $50 onboard credit.  

 

Registration

Registration link coming soon. A $200 per person deposit is due upon registration. To reserve your place on the cruise, please call 417-256-5919 ext 222 or e-mail contact@gammill.com. Final payments will be due in February 2020.

Cancellations:

Prior to January 31, 2019: Receive refund less $50 per person cancellation fee. This amount is not covered by trip protection.

Prior to May 1, 2020: Receive refund less $200 per person fee. This amount is not covered by trip protection.

Prior to May 25, 2020: Receive 50% refund.

After May 25, 2020: No refunds

 

Itinerary 

7-night Alaska Glacier Cruise

*Subject to changes from Royal Caribbean

Friday, June 5, 2020: Setting sail from Seattle, Washington

Saturday, June 6, 2020: Cruising

Sunday, June 7, 2020: Juneau, Alaska and the Alaska Inside Passage

Monday, June 8, 2020: Skagway, Alaska

Tuesday, June 9, 2020: Endicott Arm, Dawes Glacier

Wednesday, June 10, 2020: Cruising

Thursday, June 11, 2020: Victoria, British Columbia

Friday, June 12, 2020: Seattle, Washington

 

More about the Cruise

 

Ovation of the Seas

Ovation of the Seas® opens up exotic shores — plus a world of new experiences onboard. Roller skating and bumper cars at SeaPlex. Restaurants like Jamie’s Italian by Jamie Oliver and Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine, plus the robotic bartenders of Bionic Bar— all only on Royal Caribbean.

Click here to read more about Ovation of the Seas. 

Onboard Adventures

Looking for adventure? Stand in the Jewel-shaped capsule that reveals breathtaking 360-degree views as you gently ascend 300 feet above sea level. Take part in the gravity-defying Ripcord experience that gives you the thrill and exhilaration of flying in an air machine in a safe, controlled environment.

Alaska Inside Passage

Alaska’s Inside Passage spans 500 miles of shoreline with  some of the world’s most amazing landscapes and abundant wildlife. From the comfort of the ship, enjoy 360-degree views.

Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is the largest U.S. state capital. Flanked by mountains, tundra and rainforests, it’s basically inaccessible except by air or sea. Here, you can go dog sledding over Medenhall Glacier, prospecting along old mining trails, watch for whales on a charter boat, or sample local cuisine and shopping.

Skagway, Alaska

Skagway is an outpost for thrilling Alaskan adventure. Take an old-time street car ride along bustling Broadway Street, get lost in historical reenactments, dog-sled on Laughton Glacier, raft Lynn Canal, hike through the Chilkoot trail, find local artisan paintings, carvings and more.

Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier

One of Alaska’s lesser-known gems, Endicott Arm Fjord, marks the southern edge of Fords Terror Wilderness area. You will be amazed by the surrounding granite cliffs, mountain valleys and dozens of gushing waterfalls as you drift through its 30-mile long stretch. Standing over 600 feet tall and a half-mile wide, Dawes Glacier is known for its spectacular calving displays, which produce huge, chunky icebergs that float in area waters.

Victoria, British Columbia

One of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, Victoria delivers a delightful blend of romantic British pomp and outdoor Canadian pursuits. Admire Craigdarroch Castle, bike the Galloping Good Regional Trail, explore the vivid floral displays in this “Garden City,” or walk along the boat-lined Inner Harbor, home to Victoria’s most notable landmarks.

Quilt Clips

NEW from Gammill – Quilt Clips!   Gammill quilt clips are now available for both HomePro (1.5 inch roller) and GS tables (2 inch roller). Quilt clips provide an easy and fast way to control and adjust the layers of fabric on your quilting frame. The quilt clips slide over the fabric and frame rail, keeping… Read More

Gammill Giveaway Winner Update

In 2017, Michelle Oberlander of Redding, California was the lucky winner of a Gammill Vision 2.0!  Michelle recently shared an update with us on the quilts and projects she has been working to complete since receiving her new machine. The blue and white quilt is representative of Michelle’s husband’s time as a tanker in the… Read More

Tips & Tricks

New tips, tricks, and maintenance videos are coming your way! Gammill will be releasing new, short videos each week on social media. Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to catch the first look at new videos.  The videos will be archived on the Gammill website under Maintenance videos. Here is a look at the first Tips… Read More