Sparrow Studioz - APQS Canada's Studio Blog: The New Sparrow Studioz

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The New Sparrow Studioz

Welcome to The New Sparrow Studioz! YES, We've moved!

Thank you for your continued support! Without each and every one of you, none of this would have been possible!

Our new Location is at 3160 Parsons Rd (99st). We have added a toll-free number for our out of town clients 1-855-963-4242. WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Come by anytime or you can wait until our open house October 5th (10am - 5pm)

We now have a beautiful storefront to match the beautiful quilts we have the privilege of working on every single day. Not only are we steps away from QE2, Whitemd Dr. & the Anthony Henday, we have a big honking sign that makes finding us a breeze.

What a great space to welcome our next two guest teachers:

Jamie Wallen(Join Jamie for Thread Fusion, Mystical Feathers, Mystical Floral, Leaves and Vines Designs, Mystical Grids and Paisleys) Although Jamie's quilting is out of this world, his teaching style focuses on building confidence in beginners. These classes are geared from beginner to advanced. Everyone will go home with enough skill, tips and trick to last for years to come.

& Judi Madsen (Join Judi at Sparrow Studioz for a one of a kind experience - 2 DAY RETREAT)

Learn all about the amazing quilter that is taking the longarm quilting world by storm.
Q & A with Judi - Everything you ever wanted to know about Judi).

Along with our new location comes a bright retail area where we will expand our products to cater to all types of quilters. Hand, machine & longarm quilters will find everything they need to finish their quilts.

Professional reception area & Retail space

 First, we are starting with thread. After extensive testing on our longarm quilting machines, we are very excited to announce that starting next week we are officially becoming a #Wonderfil Retailer. We will carry 80% of their wonderful products for longarm quilting, machine quilting and hand quilting as we continue to finish quilts like nobodyz business! Next we will be adding hundreds of Pantographs, rulers, stencils and marking tools.

APQS Canada's New Head Office and National Showroom. From this very desk we will market APQS across Canada with the help of our sales reps across the country. First order of business... Road Shows Across the Country. We are packing up ALL 5 models of our machines and travelling across the country to offer free seminars.

Discover the 3 biggest mistakes quilters make when they buy a longarm quilting machine!

Designed for quilters who do not currently own a longarm machine, the seminar includes valuable information about owning your first longarm. Discover what model is right for you.

September 23rd 
Medicine Hat, AB
Crazi Quilters Lair
902 Kingsway Ave. SE
(12pm - 3:30pm)

September 30h
Calgary, AB
My Sewing Room
#148, 8228 Macleod Tr SE
Calgary, AB (10am - 1pm)

October 16th 
Moose Jaw, Sask. 
The Quilt Patch
35 High St E.
Medicine Hat, Sk.
(12pm - 3:30pm)

Oct. 22, 2013 
Victoria, BC
Sandman Hotel
2852 Douglas St.
(12pm - 3:30pm)

Oct. 24, 2013 
Vancouver, BC & Lower Mainland
Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre
32110 Marshall Road
Abbotsford, BC
(10am - 1:30pm)

Oct. 26, 2013 
Kamloops, BC 
October 26th (12:00 - 3:30pm)
Ramada Kamloops
555 West Columbia St.

Nov. 9, 2013
Fort McMurray, AB

Nov. 12, 2013
Grande Prairie, AB

Our upstairs classroom space is slightly removed from the humming of the machines with bright wall to wall windows. We now have two exclusive classroom machines.

A bird's eye view of the studio floor where we are honoured to have our quilting Ninja's Joan Smith, Joanne Flamand, Sheila Van Der Linden, Kim Caskey and Corina Potter Finishing Quilts Like Noboyz Business!

A bird's eye view of two of our rental longarms (a Freedom and a Millennium) and Sheila Van Der Linden's Millennium stuck right in the middle where she can supervise our rental program. We have also added a brand new Millennium to our rental program. These new machines feature a top thread break sensor, a low bobbin alert and a smart touch pad featuring Channel locks, a bobbin thread cutter and let's not forget the hydraulic table lift. It's like renting a Roles Royce! 

Huge cutting tables to make trimming up your quilts and getting them ready for binding a breeze.

Overhead lighting to place just the right amount of light exactly where you need it.

Our rental Millennium in it's private little section with beautiful daylight lighting.

Our Client quilts are safely stored in these Pax Wardrobe Cabinets from Ikea. The quilts are neatly folded and placed on protected pant racks. Ready to be stitched by our studio Ninjas.


  1. Virginia KlarenbachSeptember 7, 2013 at 2:24 PM

    Wow, your studio looks to awesome. Love all the windows, it will be great to have the natural light. Good for your guys, you have worked hard for this.

  2. Matt, your new studio looks marvellous. Will have to pencil a visit in in the near future.

    Congratulations to you & Bradie!

  3. Wow, Matt and Bradie! This looks amazing! Well done!
    Marg McCulloch

  4. Matt and Bradie - congratulations! The studio looks great. Can't wait to see the new digs.
    Linda H

  5. Excellent location and setup.. Congratulations on your new location..

  6. Congratulation to the whole Sparrow flock! You earned it!

  7. Congratulations Matt. Been watching your progress since you were "the" man quilter. Job well done and all the best as you venture forth!!

  8. Congrats on this marvellous space! Only saw the other one once while dropping of some quilt tops for Quilts for Calgary. Wonderful upgrade for both you and Bradie!

  9. The new space looks amazing. You Sparrows should be very proud (I'm sure you are). We'll come by to check it all out in person at the next opportunity, maybe around Halloween when I expect we'll be up to hear our niece and nephew-in-law playing their traditional Halloween gig. Congratulations on the new digs!

  10. I'll be visiting you soon... so much closer and it looks fabulous!

  11. Visited on Friday. Very impressed. Love the windows!