News Hot Off the Shelf
Oct 13 - 20th
We will be closed Monday Oct. 14th for Thanksgiving.

Meet Your Neighbour


This week meet Marg Kinney. Marg was born in Brookdale, Manitoba and spent her first 14 years there. The family then sold the farm, packed up the mobile home and traveled west to Kelowna where Marg's aunt resided.

Marg finished her schooling in Kelowna before heading to UBC for 1 year. She began working for CIBC bank in Kelowna in 1970. Marg then transferred up to Kamloops in 1994 where she worked until retirement in 2011.

I asked about her sewing and she stated that she started as a little girl in the 4H Home Arts on the the prairies. This continued to Kelowna. One of the biggest moments in her life was when she was chosen to represent BC in Washington DC for the 4H club. Through this she had lunch at the White House, met Robert Kennedy and met lifelong friends.

Margs' mother and grandmother were a huge inspiration and help to her in her sewing. About 20 years ago she reached out to her mom to get her going with quilting. Mostly self taught, she enjoys all aspects of quilting but especially the design and creating.

When I asked her what is her dream in regards to quilting.....she replied that she would love to go to Houston or Paducah for the big shows. Marg, when I win the lottery I will take you with me!

Thank you to Marg Kinney for sharing your story with us all! You are such a lovely person and I am blessed to call you my friend.


Danielle Mader


Danielle Mader was in to be certified to quilt on our APQS long arm quilting machine. She did an amazing job of quilting her queen size quilt in 3 hours! Binding goes on and she is done and on to the next!

Congratulations Danielle on your quilt and thank you for sharing the day with us.


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.


Heather Mewhort


Heather Mewhort was in to learn to use the Millie APQS machine this week. She brought in her gorgeous stars quilt all done in batiks and just did amazing!

Her quilt is done using the Twister Tool. I love the look that she has achieved by having black in the background to represent the night sky.

Heather, you are amazing and we enjoyed our day with you so much!


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.:



Leslie Heppner, from Terrace, is the happy winner of the $75 GC from the monthly draw.

Leslie is down for a few days visiting family and getting some shopping in. She had her eye on a McKenna Ryan Christmas kit of the Santa. To say that this was pretty darn exciting is an understatement!

Congratulations Leslie and enjoy your kit. We would love to see it all done. No pressure...LOL


Elizabeth Biagioni


Elizabeth Biagioni was the winner of the raffle quilt at the Vernon Quilt show!  What an amazing quilt!!

The Story of the Quilt

Yvette Miller, along with others took several classes on how to make this beautiful quilt. After barely getting started on the quilt Yvette was diagnosed with Cancer. Coby Hamstra was having knee surgery so offered to finish the quilt while she was immobile.
Coby then returned the quilt to Yvette and Yvette had it quilted by Vicki Reierson. The quilt was then donated by Yvette to The Vernon Jubilee Foundation in hopes of raising funds to go toward new equipment.
The ultimate goal is for Vernon to have it's own up and running equipment so that Cancer Clients from the Vernon area do no have to go to Kelowna for any of their testing.
The size of this quilt is 60" x 80". This will lay nicely atop a queen bed.

Congratulations Elizabeth!!


Deb Lebsack


Deb Lebsack was in to long arm quilt 2 quilts in one day! This is the really incredible part of the story....her grandchildren made the quilts!

Her grandson, Nolan is 9 and made the black quilt and her granddaughter, Jaiden is 11 and made the quilt you see to the right.
I was just gobsmacked to see what these kids produced!

Debbie, you must be so very proud of these 2 textile artists!




Kathleen Alcock


Kathleen Alcock was in to long arm quilt her gorgeous little Halloween quilt. Kathleen is a huge Halloween fan and is thrilled to have this one be the centerpiece of her dining table!

Thank you to Kathleen for giving us a spark of Halloween!


Ruth Fane


Ruth Fane was in to become certified to use our APQS Millie and free motion quilted this amazing art quilt.

This is her own creation and is a commission piece. Ruth is one of the most talented art quilters in our area and consistently produces some of the most incredible pieces of work. You may have seen some of her work at our quilt show in previous years.

Ruth, I am in awe of what you see and what you create from that! Congratulations on your beautiful work!


Quilt Show in Chilliwack

chilliwack quilters guild 

The Chilliwack Quilters' Guild is have a quilt show October 19 from 9am to 4pm at the Chilliwack Alliance Church, 8700 Young Rd. 

The show will feature a raffle quilt, merchants mall, tea room, quilt challenge, white elephant table, demonstrations, raffle baskets and more. Parking is free and it is wheelchair accessible.

Admission is $5. Husbands and children under 12 are free.

I hope some of you will have a chance to take the show in and report back to us as to how it went. Take photos if you can, we would love to see them!


RIH Donation Quilt

RIH Quilt5057 

Those very talented ladies of the RIH Auxiliary Quilters created a Whole Cloth quilt , [ queen size ] to be raffled off. There is bonus bed/table runner as well.

I should let you all know that I am sure that I have the winning ticket but we appreciate you supporting our hospital!....LOL

With 580 hours of hand stitching in the quilt it is a true heirloom. I will definitly be purchasing some tickets at $2 each. The money raised is used in different departments of the hospital for equipment.

Tickets are available at Diversity Quilt Shop, Katja's Quilt Shop and of course our shop, Heather's Fabric Shelf.

Watch for ticket sales locations and more photos on Facebook!


APQS Demo Sale


APQS is having a Demo sale starting on Monday! As you may know these sales don't come too often and the deals are snapped up very quick. If you are interested give us a call at 250-376-7630 or message me at

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.

Demo Millie

Discounts include:

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

Comes with:

  • Deluxe Table with options of: 8 ft., 10 ft., 12 ft. or 14 ft.
  • Lifetime warranty

    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.


Kim Deihl fabrics on Sale!


All of our Kim Deihl fabrics are on sale $11.99. Reg. Priced at $18.99.

These fabrics are from Henry Glass and are just fabulous to work with. Great colour depth, nice feel to the fabric [ yes I did stroke them ] and easily lend themselves to so many projects!

We have the Wit & Wisdom as well as the Helping Hands lines in stock. Check them out in the shop or on line at