25-28th August 2016
The Australian Machine Quilting Festival is dedicated to providing inspiration, education and encouragement to all machine quilters that own a longarm, midarm and/or a domestic sewing machine. Come & join us in our new venture to grow & learn about machine quilting!







Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Statler Classes are a highlight!

We are thrilled that Elizabeth Sewing Machines Co & Kelly Gallagher-Abbott are attending Festival this year & presenting a fantastic array of classes to suit all levels of students.

Kelly Gallagher-Abbott

Kelly Gallagher-Abbott

Owns and runs: Jukebox Quilts in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. (www.jukeboxquilts.com)

Kelly has quilted since the late 80's, and is the owner of Jukebox Quilts in Fort Collins, Colorado, U.S.A. Kelly is an accomplished quilter, and she designs quilts, quilt patterns and embroidery. Kelly has quilted 100's of quilts, runs retreats and educations conferences as well as teaches and lectures in the U.S. and abroad, quilt judge, mother of three, wife to Jim and much more. Kelly enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for quilting to others to assist them reach their quilting potential and importantly, have fun along the way. Kelly as an Authorised Gammill Dealer has extensive knowledge of the Gammill equipment and Statler Stitcher Creative Studio software and looks forward to the opportunity to present to and meet many Australian users.

The classes that Kelly is presenting are:

101 Tricks, Tips and Techniques to Use Everyday!
2hrs
Demo/lecture

Put on your seatbelts and sharpen your note taking pencils! This class will give you at least 101 great pointers on ways to improve your productivity, help customers collaborate with you, use free tools & pattern organisation, marketing, organizing idea's, records and showcase your work for free on the internet etc.

Creative Studio Stand Alone Mode (S.A.M.)
2hrs
Demo/lecture
Lay out full quilts in SAM to show your customer exactly how their quilt will look, so often secondary patterns are created that you didn't anticipate looking at individual patterns. Learn to use this to your advantage! This class is a great overview of Creative Studio, we'll also review how to save images so you can send them to the customer for approval. A whole cloth quilt will be designed during this class using some of the 3500 free patterns you have the ability to access.

Divide, Fills and Trims: What to use and when.
2hrs
Demo/lecture
These and other Creative Studio functions allow us to create spectacular quilting, but they can create complications and unnecessary time to quilts if they're not properly applied. Real life quilt examples will be used to demonstrate these functions and select the best tool for the job. A must for the C.S. Custom quilter!

Getting the most out of the latest Creative Studio version and functions.
2hrs
Demo/lecture

Gammill do a great job of providing us fantastic features and improvements to old functions on the release of a new Creative Studio version. This class will help you unlock the power of these tools to allow you to reach new heights of detailed quilting and set your imagination running to the endless possibilities you have at your fingertips!

Creative Studio Tips and Tricks.
2hrs
Demo/lecture
We complete hundreds of quilts each year, or if you're getting started you soon will be. This class will show 'case studies' of how many types of quilts you can see and how we can use Creative Studio to achieve wonderful results on them all. Whether it's Double Wedding Ring, Lonestar or Log Cabin, harness the power of the border corner function, unlock the potential of point to point usage, how to use the echo and circular array functions and other great features of your Statler that you may be under utilizing!

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Rick Haggerty

Rick Haggerty is an Australian dealer for Gammill Quilting machines & Statler along with being very busy with Elizabeth Machines Co.

We are very much a close knit family operated business with many staff having been with us for over 15 years. Our commitment to our customers is paramount and we are pleased to be involved with AMQ Festival again this year by providing a machine in a classroom for classes and by assisting to bring Kelly to Australia.

Rick will take you through a comprehensive maintenance class to ensure your Gammill is kept running in tip top condition!

Gammill

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Don’t forget to book your tickets online for our Sue’s Sewing World Gala Dinner! We have a Brother Scan’n’cut valued at $699- to give away but you have to be there to win it! Listen to Pam Holland’s inspirational presentation & then enjoy the fantastic music by Danny Hooper. Put on your dancing shoes & let down your hair!

Our Quilt auction is always so much fun with all proceeds being donated to our charity – Alzheimer’s Association SA

28 days & counting…..

Tracey & Sharon

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