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Conference Information


THANK YOU to all who attended the 2017 SUGAR Conference. It was an amazing event thanks to all of the presenters, teachers, vendors, sponsors, volunteers, and quilters. Especial thanks to our volunteer board and committee.

A huge thank you to Gammill Quilting Systems, our Gold Sponsor, for their generous sponsorship and support in the classrooms. Information about the 2019 SUGAR Conference will be available here soon. In the meantime, keep your memberships current and pay your dues so we can keep costs low and have the means to put on another fantastic conference.

Thank you to all the SUGAR members for working together to create such a unique educational event. A gallery and video of the 2015 conference are now available. Click here to see the see the video presentation, or click here to view the gallery of photos .

We offer our sincere congratulations to the Best of Show winner, Patricia Barry, for her modern quilt, "What's Your Angle." Incredible quilting! We would also like to congratulate all of the other winners in the quilt competition this year. Click here to see the complete list of winners.


What's Your Angle by Patricia Barry

About the Conference


The SUGAR Conference is an educational conference specifically dedicated to specialized training for Statler® owners. Statler by Gammill® is a high-tech, computerized longarm quilting machine made by Gammill Quilting Systems, out of West Plains, MO. These machines are different from other longarm quilting machines because they are operated by computer software and hardware capable of stitching almost any design.

The SUGAR Conference offers three days of classes for every level of quilter (beginners to experienced) by professional Statler® instructors, a quilt competition specifically for Statler® quilters, as well as a stunning display of machine-quilted quilts and special exhibits, a vendor mall of quilting-related products, and much more – culminating with a catered banquet and guest entertainment. "The SUGAR organization is dedicated to providing pertinent classes for Statler® users and a forum for socialization and education. We feel there is a real need for classes specific to Statler® machines and networking among Statler® owners, and the purpose of this conference is to meet that need," says SUGAR Conference Committee Chair, Georgia Stull.

Trying to join SUGAR or renew your membership? You can’t do it from this website. This is the conference website, and conference registration is a total separate registration system from the SUGAR online renewal. To join the SUGAR organization or renew your membership please go to this web page: http://www.statleruser.org/membership-levels. If you have any questions on your membership status or SUGAR Member login contact the Membership Board Member, Stephanie Stueckrath, at membership@statleruser.org. Thank you for your support of SUGAR!



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