Northwest International Gammill and Statler Retreat 2015

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Northwest International Gammill and Statler Retreat

Sponsored by Andrew’s Gammill Northwest 

This 2 1/2 day Retreat has over 20 classes and is designed for Statler and Gammill users who want to take their quilting to the next level! Whether you quilt using CreativeStudio, do free motion quilting or are thinking about purchasing a Gammill/Statler in the future, this Retreat has something for you. All meals are included.

When Registering, please select your lunch choices, classes you will be attending, attendance at dinner events, guest attendance at dinner events, participation in the “Show and Tell” and if you will be bringing in a quilt top for quilting suggestions in the “Meal and Class Selection” of the form.  Your lunch and dinner are included in the Registration fee (Breakfast is included for hotel guests only).  The cost for a guest to join you at a dinner event is $30.  Be sure to keep a copy of your registration selections and bring to the Retreat.

Registration is open until 9/13/15 or until a maximum of 120 people register.  Register early by 8/1/15 to take advantage of a reduced registration fee of $345 and make sure the classes you want to take are available.  Registration after 8/1/15 is $395.

There will be a goody bag filled with fun quilting items waiting for you and daily raffles where you could win anything from a tote bag to a complimentary registration to the 2016 Northwest International Gammill and Statler Retreat!

Hotel Reservations:.

Contact the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel at 503-252-7500 and reference the Northwest International Gammill and Statler Retreat to receive a discounted rate of $89 + tax/night  for a Single King or Double Queen room valid September 26-28, 2015. This discounted rate is good for reservations made by 8/26/15 or until the block of rooms sells out.  Shilo Inn Suites Hotel provides hotel guests a complementary glass of wine or beer, complimentary breakfast and round trip airport shuttle for your convenience.   For those of you driving, there is free parking.

When

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at noon
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Where

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel        
11707 NE Airport Way
Portland, OR 97720
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Class Legend:

Statler Quilting Class

Free Motion Quilting Class

General Interest Class

Statler ClassSm Hand GuidedSm General Interest

Agenda:  

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Day 1 – Sunday, September 27, 2015

8:00 –  9:00 Breakfast in Hotel Breakfast in Hotel
Room Track A – Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Track B – Willamette 1 & 2
9:00 – 10:15 CreativeStudio™ Version 6.0 Overview -Resources, Installation, Controller Definitions & Icons Overview
Georgia Stull  Statler ClassSm

ABCs of Hand Guided Machine Quilting: Loading, Basting, Quilting, Squaring Up, Free Motion Quilting Exercises – Make It, Take It

Pat Barry & Jill Therriault  Hand GuidedSm

10:15 – 10:30 Break Break in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Room

10:30 – 11:15

 

CreativeStudio™ Version 6.0 Features – Edge to Edge, Borders & Border Corner Overview

Georgia Stull  Statler ClassSm

ABCs of Hand Guided Machine Quilting Continued

Pat Barry & Jill Therriault  Hand GuidedSm

11:45-12:30

CreativeStudio™ 6.0 Features – Point to Point Concatenation & Apply Overview

Debbie Tribble  Statler ClassSm

ABCs of Hand Guided Machine Quilting Continued

Pat Barry & Jill Therriault  Hand GuidedSm

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch Lunch in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Room
1:30 – 2:15

Creative™Studio Version 6.0 Features – F7 Nodes & Designer Nodes Overview

Debbie Tribble  Statler ClassSm

Free Motion Quilting All Over Designs Make It, Take It

Pat Barry & Jill Therriault  Hand GuidedSm

2:15 – 3:00

CreativeStudio™ Version 6 Features – Import Image, Export Image, Mirror & Squeeze Overview

Georgia Stull  Statler ClassSm

Free Motion Quilting All Over Designs Make It, Take It continued

Pat Barry & Jill Therriault  Hand GuidedSm

3:00 – 3:15 Break Break in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Room
3:15 – 4:00

CreativeStudio™ Version 6.0 Features – Fill & Trim Overview

Debbie Tribble  Statler ClassSm

Free Motion Quilting Negative Space – Make It, Take It

Pat Barry & Jill Therriault  Hand GuidedSm

4:00  – 4:45

CreativeStudio™ Version 6 Features – Record, Order Join, & Power Assist Overview

Georgia Stull  Statler ClassSm

Free Motion Quilting Negative Space Continued

Pat Barry & Jill Therriault  Hand GuidedSm

4:45 – 5:00

CreativeStudio™ Q&A

Debbie Tribble, Georgia Stull  Statler ClassSm

Free Motion Quilting Q&A

Pat Barry & Jill Therriault  Hand GuidedSm

6:00 – 7:30 Dinner/Paul Statler Presentation

 

Statler Quilting Class

Free Motion Quilting Class

General Interest Class

Statler ClassSm Hand GuidedSm General Interest

 

Day 2 – Monday, September 28, 2015

Room Track A – Mt. Hood Track B – Willamette 1 & 2 Track C – Mt. Rainier
8:00 -9:00 Breakfast in Hotel Breakfast in Hotel Breakfast in Hotel
9:00 – 10:30

Starting Out Right With  Statler Long Arm Basics: Loading, Basting and Squaring Up

Debbie TribbleStatler ClassSm

Hand Guided Quilting Overview for Statler Users: Hand Guided Fills & Trims, Hand Guided Basics –Make It, Take It

Pat Barry & Jill TherriaultGeneral Interest

Statler CreativeStudio™ Overview for Hand Guided Quilters

Georgia StullGeneral Interest

10:30 – 10:45 Break in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Break in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Break in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier
10:45 – 12:30

The Ins and Outs of Fill and Trim

Debbie TribbleStatler ClassSm

Free Motion Quilting with Stencils and Templates – Make It, Take It

Pat Barry & Jill TherriaultHand GuidedSm

Edge to Edge and Repeat Patterns

Georgia StullStatler ClassSm

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Lunch in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Lunch in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier
1:30 – 3:00

Point to Point Precision

Debbie TribbleStatler ClassSm

Free Motion Quilting with Stencils and Templates Continued

Pat Barry & Jill TherriaultHand GuidedSm

Statler Pit Stop (Problem Solving)

Georgia StullStatler ClassSm

3:00 – 3:15 Break in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Break in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier Break in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier
3:15 – 4:30

Gammill Maintenance for Quilters

Andrew WeaverGeneral Interest

Free Motion Quilting with Stencils and Templates Continued

Pat Barry & Jill TherriaultHand GuidedSm

Borders, Sashing and Corners

Georgia StullStatler ClassSm

4:30 – 5:00

CreativeStudio™ Q&A

Debbie TribbleStatler ClassSm

Free Motion Quilting Q&A

Pat Barry Jill TherriaultHand GuidedSm

CreativeStudio™ Q&A

Georgia StullStatler ClassSm

6:00 – 8:00

Dinner

Instructor Trunk Show and Student Show & Tell in Mt. Hood/Mt. Rainier

Day 3 – Tuesday, September 28, 2015

Room Mt. Hood
8:00 -9:00 Breakfast in Hotel
9:00 – 10:30

Putting it All Together – Selecting Quilting Designs That Make a Quilt Sing!

Georgia Stull, Debbie Tribble, Pat Barry & Jill TherriaultGeneral Interest

10:30 – 10:45 Break
10:45 – 12:00

How Do I Quilt This?

Georgia Stull, Debbie Tribble, Pat Barry & Jill TherriaultGeneral Interest

12:00 Departures

Instructors:

Pat BarryPat Barry

By Design Quilting, LLC

Phone:  (262) 681-2000

Email: Pat@PatBarryQuilts.com

Website:  www.ByDesignQuilting.com

 

Patricia C. Barry is a professional quilter who loves to share her knowledge with others. She is the author of “ABCs of Longarm Quilting”, a ‘must have’ for new quilters, and has been a regular contributor to OnTrack!, IMQA’s quarterly trade magazine. Pat teaches business classes for quilters as well as free-motion quilting and is a Statler Stitcher CreativeStudio™ Certified Trainer. She has taught at local, regional and national quilt shows including OSQE, MQX, MQS, HMQS and IQA’s Schoolhouse Series. Her newest endeavor is designing a complete line of quilting machine templates called Sweet Set™. She has a patent on the unique Sweet Set™ border template system. You will see her at most major quilt shows, either teaching or demonstrating new, innovative products for quilters, no matter what size quilting machine they own.

 

Georgia StullGeorgia Stull

Heartland Quiltworks

Phone:  (816) 380-7233

E-mail:  heartlandquiltworks@gmail.com

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/Heartland.Quiltworks

Website:  www.heartlandquiltworks.net

Georgia Stull has been a Gammill Certified Trainer for more than 7 years and actively provides training to quilters across America.  She is passionate about providing her students the tools and education to feel confident and successful.   She teaches efficiency and effectiveness (without compromising quality!) so her students can go home inspired, enabled, and energized.  Georgia always provides very detailed, step-by-step handouts.  A student reported that her handout was “like having Georgia at her side!”  Georgia teaches classes in Creative Studio, PVM (Pattern Viewer Manager), business, and problem-solving.

 

 Jill Therriault Jill Therriault

Stitching In Heels

Phone:  (509) 670-5318

E-mail:  jilltherriault@gmail.com

Facebook:  www.Facebook.com/Stitching in Heels

My love of quilting starting with a beginning quilting class at Patty’s Place in Edmonds, WA in the early 70’s.  Having sewn garments for 10 years and being a proud perfectionist, piecing and quilting were right up my alley!  I was also fortunate to be on the heels of the quilt revival of that era, with new patterns, tools and techniques hitting the market every day.

My love of teaching and sharing this craft with others soon had me formally instructing anyone interested and when the new-fangled long arm quilting machine became popular, I figured I had better keep up with the times and learn that too.  I was able to purchase my own Long Arm in 1998 and have been having fun ever since with my “Stitching in Heels” quilt for hire business.

Besides cutting up fabric, piecing it back together and deciding how to quilt it, what I enjoy most is showing others how easy Hand Guided / Free Motion quilting can be with a few well-placed tips and a little practice.  With my background in traditional quilting, I love attempting to make my patterns imitate hand quilting in style and finished look.  And with the popularity of Modern quilting, I am trying to keep abreast of the new pattern trends and look of the Modern quilts to be able to pass that on to my students.

As a busy quilter, grandmother, and active person overall, I have only taught locally, but I have had many happy long arm owners leave my class knowing they, too, can leave the pantograph behind and begin designing their own patterns!

 

Debbie Tribble  Debbie Tribble

Phone:  (406) 871-1393

Email: debbietribble.csi@gmail.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/DreamWeaverQuilting

Website:  www.Dreamweaverquilting.com

Debbie began her quilting experience over 35 years ago using templates, scissors and hand-piecing.  She began teaching machine quilting techniques in 1991 and never quit!  Deb gave into her longing for a Gammill in 2005 with the purchase of her Statler Stitcher.   An award winning quilter, and pattern designer she has been published in several national magazines.   Currently living in Northwest Montana, Debbie’s greatest quilting joy comes from helping other quilters reach their full potential.  As a Statler Certified Creative Studio Instructor she provides private training around the country as well as open classroom instruction.  Debbie is also ready to share her knowledge in the beauty and tranquility of her home studio in Eureka, Montana.

 

Andrew Weaver  Andrew Weaver

Phone:  (509) 886-5521 ext 2

Email: andrew@andrewsgammillnorthwest.com

YouTube Channel: AndrewsGammillNW

Website: www.AndrewsGammillNorthwest.com

Andrew Weaver began working on sewing machines at the tender age of 11.  Factory trained by nearly all of the big sewing machine companies at one time or another, he has a deep understanding of not only the “how”, but the “why” machines work the way they do.  He fell in love with the Gammill when he first worked on an Optimum and realized that the patented mechanisms that only exist on a Gammill had solved the age-old problem of variable thread tension which plagues all other rotary-hook sewing machines.

Many years later, Andrew became a Gammill dealer and has been traveling across the Northwest delivering, training, and repairing all manner of Gammill machines.  He loves to educate and to help the machine operator to understand the interplay of thread, fabric, needle, batting and more, in order to more quickly achieve “perfect stitching” with less trial and error.

(click here to download a print version of the Agenda and Class Descriptions, PDF will open in a new tab)

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 For More Information, Please Contact:

Diane Tolzman
Andrew’s Sew and Vac / Andrew’s Gammill Northwest
(509) 886-5521 X902
diane@andrewsgammillnorthwest.com


 

Need more to do in Portland?  Visit the Northwest Quilting Expo! The 2015 Northwest Quilting Expo is happening at the Portland Expo Center on September 24-26 immediately prior to our Retreat.  This sewing and quilting festival includes classes, a quilt show and vendors.  Learn more at nwquiltingexpo.com.