News Hot Off the Shelf
Sept. 15 - 21st

Meet Your Neighbour


This week meet Pam Jeffries, lover of fabrics, mentor for the next generation of quilters and a super lady to get to know!

Pam was born in New Westminster, BC and lived in Surrey until 8 years old. The family then moved to Kamloops where she completed her education, graduating from Kam High. After graduation Pam worked at the Bay, was a stay at home mom  for a few years before returning to work for the Health Clinic. She started work in the Health field on the North Shore and then continued downtown Kamloops until retirement.

Pam started sewing as a young child, sewing outfits for her Barbies. That naturally evolved into sewing clothes for herself which continued for many years. About 10 years ago she took a course in quilting at Katja's Quilt Shoppe when it was up the hill by Aberdeen Mall. Pam's mom was a quilter so she had lots of help and inspiration. Pam's favourite part of quilting is choosing the design and then the fabric choices. She pets them as much as I do!!

Pam pieces and quilts her own quilts on her domestic machine and is very skilled at it. What is really cool is that she is passing that love of fabrics and quilting on down to the next generation. We are all so lucky to have someone willing to teach what they know of quilting to the next generation coming. Our art form is sure to survive due to people like Pam.

Thank you Pam for sharing your story with us all and for sharing your knowledge of quilting. Hats off to you girl!!


Debbie Tombe


Debbie Tombe was in to long arm quilt her gorgeous quilt made from a kit. All of her fabrics were sure to work together, and her thread choice was a Glide neutral for perfect results!

This is the perfect time of year to get those projects finished. Debbie timed this one with its awesome autumn colours!

Thank you to Debbie for sharing with everyone!


Susan O'Shaughnessy


Susan O'Shaughnessy was in to long arm quilt her lovely Delectable Mountains quilt. This is a fabulous pattern to use up a layer cake or scraps.

Love love love her colours! Susan was a great person to have in to long arm. She has the most positive attitude ever! Susan used Glide thread and a simple panto for fast, great looking results!

Thanks to Susan for inspiring us all!


We have a Winner!!


We have a winner for the August monthly draw! 

Congratulations to Jo-Anne Porter of Kelowna on your winnings! I just know you are going to have so much fun finding a place for it to go....anyone have ideas for her? LOL

Remember to enter the draw for a $75 Gift Certificate every time you shop at Heather's...How cool is that??


Kassandra McMullen


How is this for a beauty of a quilt? Kassandra McMullen was in to long arm quilt this stunning bed quilt. It is a bit of a monster in size but I do love the crisp colours and all that negative space just cries out to be long armed!

Thanks Kassandra for coming in and showing how easy it is to get your queen size quilt done quickly and beautifully!


APQS Lenni on sale!

  lennie apqs

Our fun and affordable Lenni is on sale for only $9,300. That is a $2,000 discount!Prices are in USD.

With Lenni, we have transferred our Millie know-how to a smaller quilting machine. It is the essence of APQS in its simplest, purest form – a fun and affordable longarm. Everything is designed, engineered and crafted to be approachable, inviting and simple to use.

All APQS machines come with a lifetime warranty. Our very own Bill will assist you in set up and beginner course. With ongoing support and help on all your maintenance and repairs needed, Bill is your fellow to call! He is the only certified technician in BC! Yep....this girl is just a wee bit spoiled and even more proud!

Don't forget to add a Bliss Track System for only $1,000. The Bliss allows the machine to move so much smoother and even easier!

A $500 fully refundable deposit will hold your machine for you.
Give us a call at 250-376-7630.
Check it out on line at


Joni Newman - Designer!

Joni newman quilt for newsletter 

This is super exciting news for everyone! Joni Newman, a designer for Northcott fabrics for many years now is coming to our shop in September to hold a Trunk Show and then classes starting in October!!

Her techniques are very unique and her artistry is incredible! We do have 6 of her wall hangings up in the shop but she has over 300 quilts in her collection! Joni will be showing pieced and appliqued quilts.

The date of the Trunk show is Friday September 20 at 2 pm or Sunday September 22 at 11 am. The cost is $5 for the show........but you get the $5 back when you purchase  in the shop that day!

We do need to know if you are coming so we know how many chairs. Give us a call at 250-376-7630.

Classes are filled for October.
One day classes @$60.00.
We are now taking names for the wait list with class to follow shortly.

Give us a call at 250-376-7630 to reserve your spot, come on in to sign up.


RIH Donation Quilt

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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!
Visit:  @afternoonauxiliary


Legacy of Quilts X


Quilt Show in Vernon is coming September 27 and 28th.

Venue: Vernon Recreation Centre
3310 37th Ave.

Friday hours: 10am - 7pm
Saturday hours : 10am - 4pm
Admission $7.00

Bill will be there with APQS Millie to show along with Cindy Shellenberg of Kelowna. Make sure you stop by and say hi! Also check to see that he is behaving. You may report back to me if you like.....LOL

Bill and Cindy will have accessories for the APQS long arm machines as well as special pricing!


Denim and Leather


We still have a few openings for the Denim and Leather BOM. You can choose to purchase your blocks by the month or purchase the entire kit at one time.

Each month is $39.99 and if you choose to purchase the entire kit at one time the cost is $279.99.

I loved this quilt as it works for male and female, young and old, weddings, graduations and more. Fabrics and design by Wilmington Prints.

Give us a call at 250-376-7630 or come on in to sign up.


Dream Vacation with Anne Hall and Heather Fagervik!

Join Anne Hall and Heather Fagervik on a fabulous fun vacation to one of the most beautiful areas in the world! Come with us to Alaska, join in the quilt class,meet new friends and  have a wonderful holiday! Get all the details at Sew Peaceful website


Pumpkins 4 Sale


Just arrived at the shop....a super cute pattern by Happy Hollow. We have the patterns as well as the embellishment kits!

Pumpkins 4 Sale is available in store and on line at

Super quick & easy to make. Simply cut shapes and fuse with iron. Finished size 26in x 33in .


Elf Booties


Are these just the cutest ever? Personally I think they would be a terrific part of our staff uniforms for the upcoming festive season. LOL

Create a pair of darling elf booties in an afternoon. They are the perfect addition to whimsical holiday decorating. Or, use them as gifts with surprises and treats tucked inside. Approximate Finished Size: 2½" wide x 3½" tall x 7" long.

I would have to adapt them for each member of staff, but I really think they would be cool! Bill is not excited about this at all. Le sigh.......

If you would like the link to make some for the grandkids or for gifts click on the link: