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I am asked by several people that obviously can't know much about quilting machines, "why Gammill?" and I don't even know where to begin. I am a very, very busy quilter and having good equipment is really important to my ability to successfully please everyone that I possibly can!
Gammills are built to last, they drive like a dream, they produce a beautiful stitch and they are not insanely picky about which threads will and won't work. Everyone that I have spoken with at headquarters, from the receptionists to the service techs to the computer guys, are so polite and willing to help with any problems that I ever have. That in itself is the best part of Gammill: the helpful staff!
My machines take quite a beating and are always in use. I quilt approximately 150 quilts per year, so when I say they are work-horses, I really mean it. I have run over rulers - and my own thumb, broken many-a-needle, put my bobbin case in wrong, etc. and my machines have never had down time for repairs. They've never even needed timed! In three and a half years of quilting at least ten hours a day every day, my machines have never needed to be timed or needed any adjustments. I haven't incurred any expenses for repairs and they require minimal maintenance other than regular oiling and cleaning. Heaven!
The thing I love most though, is the drive. I've driven every machine on the market and I got the smoothest ride and the best response with the Gammill. I'm convinced that I would not be nearly as good at what I do if I wasn't stitching on Gammills. There is simply no comparison. The drive is just so smooth that it really is a Breeze. I often tell my friends that are looking into buying a quilting machine that they should test drive every machine they can so that they can find the right fit for them, but that I'll bet them money their favorite will be the Gammill. I really should start betting money because I've been right every time. Because you can't go from driving a Bentley to wanting a Pinto!
The touch screen is great because it is so intuitive. But, I really love the enhanced stitch regulator. I specialize in customer quilting and being able to ‘coast’ from regulated to constant speed so I can microstipple (without stopping to shift gears) was a great idea. It is such a smooth transition.
I admit to being a fan of technology, but most people are not. When I saw how you use the memory card, I was impressed because it will make updates so much easier to do. No more taking apart the machine to reach circuit boards or computer chips. And upgrades can be downloaded? Great idea!
I didn’t recognize the video camera lens at first, but what a great idea to show the underside of the quilt. I have gotten pretty good at setting the thread tension but how nice that I can look at it and change it without having to undo my quilt or crawl under the table with a flashlight and mirror! It’s a winner! BTW, is this where the name ‘Vision’ came from?
Great job, thanks!
By Design Quilting, llc
Racine, WI 53402
I had the great privilege of trying out the new Gammill Vision. I am in love! One of the best features is the ability to go really slow and then when I speed up it automatically goes into regulated mode. This is terrific when you are doing small work and then quilt right into a larger area.
The camera is also a big plus. I can check my stitches without a mirror or going into all kinds of "weird positions" to see if I am getting a good stitch. I am getting to old for crawling under the quilt to check. I love the camera.
I had my 5 year old granddaughter using the settings. The icons are easy to see, easy to use, and are all done on a touch screen. Gammill has brought the hand guided machines into the 21rst century!
Thanks. I love it!
Carol Evans, A happy Gammill/Statler Owner
Nanton, Alberta, Canada
I love the new Gammill Breeze Track System! It is so smooth and makes the machine feel very light to the touch. The new wheels kept my stitching very exact whenever I moved the head.
Along with being the BEST longarm Quilting machine ever, the new Vision has some very cool features.. I have been playing with mine and I have to say LOVE, here are a few of the features of this fabulous new machine! A touch screen that easily disconnects from the front and is easily inserted to the back of the machine for those of you who do pantos…Click here to read more:http://rondabeyer.wordpress.com/
Ronda Kae Beyer
Four years ago I purchased my Statler Stitcher with Precision Stitch. This has been truly a most wonderful experience with not one moment of regret. The steep learning curves for my "Grandma brain" when I upgraded to CreativeStudio were a wonderful challenge. I quilt only for my own personal pleasure, and the creativity Statler allows is truly amazing and a pleasure. I have successfully downloaded the new CS4 software, and as in each of the previous versions, I am wowed at the upgrades. What wonderful support —you are an amazing group!
In this day when finding a quality product and service to go with it are somewhat of an anomaly, Gammill Quilting's Statler Stitcher is truly a breath of fresh air! Thanks again for the wonderful product and service, your efforts are greatly appreciated!
Carol Evans, A happy Gammill/Statler Owner
Nanton, Alberta, Canada
My Statler Stitcher has been a welcome addition to my quilting studio for the past 5 years. It has increased my productivity and creativity many times over. It allows me to work on other tasks while it happily stitches away. The machine itself, a Gammill Optimum, has been reliable and trouble-free. The new CreativeStudio software is nothing short of amazing. The ability to create pattern layouts and see them before you stitch is a great advantage. It is so easy to make changes to your pattern selections and even edit the patterns before they are stitched on your quilt.
TK Quilting & Designs
My journey with my Gammill longarm has been exciting from the first minute my machine was delivered. I love the fact that my artistic expression for a quilt can be achieved so remarkably using Creative Studio and also enjoy the flexibility that just "dropping the belts" allows me when I want to manually guide my machine. Being active in the Gammill community has been so much fun and has allowed me to form enduring friendships all over the world. The Gammill support staff has been exceptional and has always been there for me. Being a part of the Creative Studio Beta team has challenged me to always consider new and exciting ways to approach my quilting.
Dogwood Quilting of Baltimore
Who knew buying a Statler could change my life so much! I have sewn for many years—everything from wedding dresses to window treatments. When my husband saw a quilting machine, he said, "You could do that!" Two weeks later we were looking at machines. We did lots of research and in the end, he simply said, "Why would you not get the best?" So we purchased our Statler. Can I say AMAZING? I love "SuzyQ". I can quilt for hours without the wear and tear on my body that hand guiders face. The precision of Statler makes quilting so easy and so beautiful. The software allows me to be as creative as I want to be!
I would like to thank all those at Gammill Quilting Systems, especially those at Statler Stitcher, for the CreativeStudio product that we have today. Without this computerized addition to my Gammill Optimum, I would be just another long-armer, and not a very good one at that. Their software, coupled with the dependability of my Gammill, has given me the confidence to take on any job that comes my way and complete that job to the amazement and delight of my customers. I have been involved in software development for many years before becoming a quilter, and I must say I have never run across a group of people that are more dedicated to getting it right, than the people at Statler.
Q's Longarm Quilting
Fountain Valley, Calif.
When I purchased my Gammill Statler I had never operated a longarm quilt machine! Never even done any machine quilting on a domestic machine. What I got with that purchase was a 'family' that cares about me and my business and my successful venture as a long-armer. I also got after Precision Stitch a wonderful software program called Creative Studio. With it I can push the limits of creativity with features like echo and divide to name only two. But I can also quilt an e2e with ease. Creative Studio allows me to give my customers that something extra that sets their quilts apart, whether it is a show quilt or one for a grandbaby. Love, love, love the ease of operation of my Gammill Statler and the support team at Statler.
I first purchased my Gammill Optimum in March 2004. In August 2004 I upgraded to the Statler Stitcher. What a marvelous program. I thought Precision Stitch was the greatest but then came CreativeStudio. My first love has always been hand quilting and now, with CreativeStudio, I can truly replicate the hand quilting style. I can take a pattern, twist it, tweak it, divide it, echo around an appliqué, SID, and even enter lettering with just a click of the mouse! Thanks for a super program!!
N2Quilting in Calif.