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Oct. 20 - 27th

New Classes coming!!

Joni newman quilt for newsletter 

New classes are coming quick....real quick! We are having a Stained Glass class this Wednesday October 23rd and another class on Saturday the 26th. There is room in both classes. I will try to get them up on the web site before end of day.....but end of day is coming a little faster than anticipated. Give us a call and we will get you all set up 250-376-7630. Do check the web site to see if I have managed to get them up.


Wendy Wilson


This is Wendy Wilson's 3rd quilt on the long arm and she chose one our most difficult panto to do. It is called Fall Foliage and is quite intense.

You have to love the innocence of the new longarmers. Anyone else would have had a few twitchy moments. Wendy? Nope....sure didn't! She aced it!

Wendy you had both Bill and I speechless and especially for me, that is saying something! Well done and pat yourself on the back for this one!


Hector and Tammy coming this week!


Hector and Tammy Symes will be here this Thursday Oct. 24th to service and repair machines. This is your opportunity to get your machine all ready for the upcoming busy sewing season! Give us a call to reserve your spot. 250-376-7630


Lyndsey Dancy


Lyndsey Dancy and her mom came up from Falkland to take the certification course to use the long arm and were so much fun! Lyndsey was like a sponge....she couldn't get enough of all there was to learn and try!

Her Lone Star quilt looks amazing all quilted and I am sure when the binding goes on it will look even more stunning!

Great job on the long arm and thank you for spending the day with us.


Kim McCaig


Kim McCaig and her gorgeous table topper. This one is going to her daughter who I am sure will absolutely love!

The pattern is basically a Log Cabin pattern with careful placement of colour and rotation. I love the traditional Christmas look of this one.

Thank you to Kim for inspiring us all and getting us going for Christmas!


Sue O'Shaunessey


Sue O'Shaunessey was in to quilt this gorgeous quilt she made with her scraps.I loved the colours so much I now have a strong desire to see her sewing room and stash!

Again if you look carefully at the quilt you will notice that the blocks are a version of a Log Cabin block.By adding the connector corners and careful placement she has achieved a very different look. Makes me think desert colours.

Thanks to Sue for sharing your day and your infectious smile and positive attitude is just a delight!


Holiday Flourish


Take a look at these fabrics that came in this past week! Aren't they just gorgeous? By Robert Kaufman we have Holiday Flourish and Winter Grandeur in the building!

We have fabric choices in blues, reds, blacks, silvers and golds. I just didn't know which fabric to pet first! Come on in before they are gone or check them out on line at our website


Free Pattern from Robert Kaufman!


This is where you are going to need a little bit of imagination. Take some of that gorgeous Christmas fabrics from Robert Kaufman that we just received and use it in these placemats!

We would love to see these made up so if you do decide to make them please share pictures with us. In the meantime you can click on the link for the free pattern and get those ideas churning.....


Your favorite longarm contest is back!

  win a millie sept. 2019

APQS is excited to give away another Millie longarm quilting system this fall to a randomly-selected winner. Want that winner to be you? Enter daily for your chance to win the following quilt-alicious package:

The selection process (drum roll, please)

We will select a grand prize winner at random on December 13, 2019 (after 5 p.m. CST). The winner will be notified via phone or email. Enter once a day for your chance to win.

There is no purchase necessary to enter or participate. Registration is open worldwide. Registration period ends at 5 p.m. CST on December 13, 2019.  Must be 18 years of age to win.

Monthly gift basket winners

In September, October and November one lucky entrant will receive an APQS Quilting Gift Basket full of thread, patterns and other great APQS goodies.

Click on the link for the entry...every day but only once a day.:


APQS Demo Sale


The APQS Fall Demo Sale starts Monday, October 14th, 2019!

Don't miss out!  Take advantage of deeply discounted prices for those longarm quilting machines that were display models in our quilt show booths. You can save BIG on an APQS quilting machine backed by our unbeatable lifetime warranty. Inventory is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sale prices listed below. Give us a call at 250-376-7630 to order yours today. Remember a $500 fully refundable deposit will hold your machine for 30 days at the sale price.

Demo Millie

Discounts include:

  • Discount: $1,500 cash off
  • Free Quilt Glide - $1,250 value
  • Free Automatic Quilt Advance - $1,350 value

Comes with:

Total Value: $22,300; Sale Price $18,200

Demo Freddie

Discounts include:

  • Discount: $1,500 cash off
  • Free Quilt Glide - $1,250 value
  • Free Motorized Fabric Advance - $1,350 value

Comes with:

Total Value: $21,200; Sale Price $17,100

Demo Lucey

  • Discount - $1,200 cash off
  • Standard Table with options of: 8 ft., 10 ft. or 12 ft.
  • Lifetime warranty

Total Value: $13,400; Sale Price $12,200

Demo Lenni

  • Discount - $2,000 cash off
  • Standard Table with options of: 8 ft., 10 ft. or 12 ft.
  • Lifetime warranty

Total Value: $11,300; Sale Price $9,300

Demo QuiltPath

  • Discount - $600 cash off
  • 1-year warranty

Total Machine Value: $9,500; Sale Price is $8,900

Demo George

Total Value: $7,200/ Sale Price is $6,200

Don't forget the amazing extras that come with APQS machines:

  • Bobbin Winder
  • FREE Beginner' class ($200 value)
  • One-year subscription to Fons and Porter 's Love of Quilting magazine
  • Several sample spools of thread
  • A starter pantograph
  • A package of needles
  • Extra bobbins

Only $1,000 for optional Bliss Track System Upgrade - Available on all Deluxe and Standard frames.


Feline Frolics


More shiny pretty fabric new in the shop! I love my job! For many years, back to before I even opened the shop I have been in love with Laurel Burch fabrics. When we bring them in they tend to be petted a lot, with lots of oohs and aahs accompanying. I am seeing a bag and also a set of table linens. What do you imagine making with this fabric?

Available in the shop and on line at


Rev your Engines Ladies!!

poinsettia free pattern 

Rev your engines up for our next great event!! Betty Oswell and I have a super fun project for everyone. The pattern is free in store only, and you can make anything you want using the applique for a poinsettia. You can even make it bigger or smaller! Make a potholder, a placemat, tablerunner or super size it to a lap or bed size quilt! We are really excited to see all the creativity you have.

The photo is of the table runner Betty Oswell has made using the applique pieces. Now we have shown you ours, show us yours!! Come on in for the free pattern.