News Hot Off the Shelf
Sept. 29 - Oct 6th

Heather is away for a few days!


Heather is going to retreat at Sun Peaks until next weekend. There may not be a newsletter next weekend depending on when I get back.

The party bags are ready,sewing bags are packed and I am ready to get this party on a roll! I want to take the opportunity to thank Anne Hall for co hosting this fabulous event. We are sure to have loads of fun!

***Please note ---- There will be no 75% off sale while I am gone. Do not listen to my staff in regards to that.****

See you next weekend!


Lorraine Silbernagel


Lorraine Silbernagel was in to long arm quilt 2 quilts in one day. The first one is done with  a Kaffe Fasset stripe fabrics. Don't you just love the gradation of the fabric colours? Just gorgeous, Lorraine!

The second one you see is a quilt done using a fun Safari fabrics in neutral tones. The little pop of pink really finishes it off beautifully!

Thank you to Lorraine for coming in for the day and inspiring us all!



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


Your favorite longarm contest is back!


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:


Starry Night By Riley Blake

I have always loved the star quilts and this one is fabulous, especially when you notice the layout of the large and small stars.

I love the diagonal path, adding interest and dimension to the overall look. I am envisioning this in Christmas colours or how about soft pastels? And then you could add some applique in the corners of the borders and even some sparkles for added shine. Okay I need to stop this now. Focus Heather!

If you would like the free download click on the link:

Quilt Show in Chilliwack


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!


Rev your Engines Ladies!!


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.


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!