News Hot Off the Shelf Nov 3 - 10th
Closed for Remembrance Day  Nov. 11th

Donna Fluery


Donna Fluery was in to learn to use our APQS Millie machine. She brought in this lovely little quilt all done in batiks.

Donna chose a Glide thread called Tar Heel, which is actually a lovely soft blue. Tar Heel as a name makes me think of steel toed mens work boots!

The panto she chose is called Seamless because it is just so simple but looks so perfect! Her quilt looked amazing!

Congratulations Donna on a beautiful quilt. Thank you so much for sharing your day with us!


Diana Hewins


Diana Hewins was in to long arm quilt 2 gorgeous little quilts. She is to be a Grandma pretty quick so she needed to get the first one done!

Done is soft flannels this is guaranteed to be a favourite with baby and mom.

This quilt really shows that sometimes simple is the best way to go! Thank you to Diana for sharing your day with us!


Diana Hewins ..... #2 quilt!


Diana Hewins long arm quilted this one right after doing the baby quilt. This one is super fun as it is done in comic hero fabrics.....batman is prominent!

The quilt is going to her son and wife as they are crazy for Batman. We suggested she could use it as a tree skirt this holiday season! I think she was good up until I told her she would have to cut up the quilt to the center and then make a hole for the tree. Some of the sparkle went out of her eyes at that point. Bill then suggest she could put the tree on top of the quilt and not have to cut her quilt up! Presto....the sparkle went back in her eyes! LOL

A fun day with you Diana and again thank you for inspiring us all!


Shanamay  Beecroft


Shanamay was in to long arm quilt one of the largest quilts we have seen. This one is made of her husbands TShirts of all Harley designs. Final measurements of the quilt are 116" x 103"!!

What a fabulous way to make something for someone that is so unique and you just know is going to be treasured for a lifetime.

Thank you to Shanamay for sharing your day with us!


Tammy and Hector will be here this week!

sewing machine repair 

Hector and Tammy Symes will be here this Thursday Nov. 7th to service and repair machines.

Bring your machine in for some love and be trouble free when you are sewing those Christmas presents!
Prices start at $89.99.

Give us a call at 250-376-7630 to reserve your spot.


It a Joni Newman Day Nov 9th

  joni newman 1

Save the date next Saturday November 9th for a fun day at the Shelf. Joni will be here to do demos, launch her beginner applique BOM and share some snacks and giggles. 

No cost to come and meet Joni and see what all the fuss is about. We will have mark downs that day as well , so you may want to back the car up to the door and open the trunk....LOL


New Classes coming!!

Northern seas BOM 

New classes are coming quick....real quick!
Next scheduled Stained Glass class is Saturday, November 16 and another on Saturday, November 23rd. These are one day classes with the artist herself, Joni Newman. There is room in both classes.
We have a few spaces left in the panel magic class on November 2nd which is also a Saturday. Cost of class is $60 plus your kit.
November 9th, also a Saturday, we have Joni Newman for the day doing demos, and meet and greets. This is also the day we start our Beginner Applique course. Picture of the Beginner Applique course, Northern Seas, is shown. Cost of the Block of the Month is $22.95 per month. The sample of the BOM is in the shop as well as on the website.
Lastly we have a Beginner Sampler course starting November 12th and running every Tuesday evening from 6 - 9 pm. You will be making 6 blocks. Photos on that one are coming.

Whew!! We hope to see you in some of our fun, exciting upcoming classes.
Come and see them in the shop or view on line at


And the winner is Diane Legace!


The winner of the October draw for a $75 GC is Diane Legace! We were so excited for her that we had to call her at work and put it on speaker phone. With all the hootin' and hollerin' you would have that a real party was going on!
Diane decided on one of the Safari, Be Goodie kits just out needed to come to stay at her house!Lucky her....they are going fast.

Remember every time you shop at the shelf you get your name entered in the draw for a $75 GC drawn every month!


Your favorite longarm contest is back!

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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 http://:


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.


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.


Retro fully reconditioned machine!


Machine for sale! This gorgeous little Singer is an oldie but a goodie. Recently serviced, runs like a top and has instruction booklet and loads of feet and accessories!

Asking $300 for everything. Check out the next pictures for the case and all the accessories!

Give us a call at 250-376-7630.




My Kinda Town

New in the shop....Pattern by Peggy Larsen for Fiberworks. My Kinda Town is a paper pieced project finishing at 42" x 54".

You will need 2 1/4 meters for backgrounds and for the rest just pull from your stash.....if you have a big enough stash. If your stash needs building up....we can help you with that...LOL.By using your fabrics in your stash your town will reflect you and your taste in colours and textures. How cool is that? Don't forget your outer border [.6 m] to really finish off your masterpiece!

The pattern has all the directions as well as the paper patterns. Check them out in the shop and on line at

Stained Glass Class in November


Joni Newman, the creator of her unique Stained Glass technique, is back on Nov. 16 or the 23rd to teach you all the tricks to the trade of stained glass with fabrics!

Choose any of her patterns which have the stained glass technique and gather up your fabrics! We have patterns and kits available. Check them out on line or in the shop for classes and product.