Sparrow Studioz - APQS Canada's Studio Blog: February 15-21 Weekly Show'n'Tell

Thursday, February 25, 2016

February 15-21 Weekly Show'n'Tell

WELCOME TO SPARROW STUDIOZ APQS RENTAL PROGRAM. This is our weekly update where we brag about the beautiful quilts that have been through the studio this week.

It's a full house today folks! Don is finishing 3 quilts today on the little Lenni, Lynn is reloading a quilt that she didn't quite finish last time, it's just that easy to do! Trish has a cheerful minion quilt to finish and Peggy is quilting a vintage tablecloth. A few new renters will come in at noon, so our afternoon will be just as busy. The hours fly by when your having fun! ‪#‎apqsquilting‪#‎sparrowstudioz ‪#‎glidethread ‪#‎lovetoquilt

Feb 26 (7pm - 9pm) Mar 26 (10am - 12pm)
SPECIAL OFFER! If you have been interested in learning to longarm quilt, have we got an exciting deal for you. When you purchase 10 hours of quilting time for $300, we will include the rental certification class at no charge! That is a $150 value. Simply book your date and show up for the class. You will not need any supplies, everything is provided! Bring your enthusiasm, willingness to learn... and a pair of indoor shoes.

Bea, Marg, Diann, and Merilee have blessed us with their quilts today. All four rental machines are humming, but when they stop to visit with each other, then the happy chatter fills the studio. This is such a great place to be! ‪#‎apqsquilting ‪#‎sparrowstudioz ‪#‎glidethread ‪#‎lovetoquilt

Easy Quilting, Stunning Quilt - Friday March 18 (10am-4pm)
Use a straight ruler and easy fills to create stunning modern quilting designs. Longarm, hands on, full day, two students per machine. Lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own food. Please bring a notebook and pen. Feel free to bring your own labeled marking tools and thread snips.
Invisible Block Sampler - Sat March 19 (10am-4pm)
Create a modern whole cloth sampler using only thread! Transform traditional blocks into quilting designs and use various fills, lines & threads to create a one of a kind sampler quilt. Longarm or domestic, two students per machine. Lunch will be provided. If you have dietary restrictions, please bring your own food. Please bring a notebook and pen. Feel free to bring your own labeled marking tools and thread snip.

Today's renter, Maureen is finishing this lovely red and white quilt. This quilt is going to travel to Germany. It is a gift for a family friend who also happens to have a red and white room! How Canadiana is that? Where have your quilts traveled? Do you have pictures of quilts that reached a far away destination?

There is a reason it is called The ULTIMATE Longarm Retreat.
The five layers of the quilt - Loading a quilt - Floating a Top - Pantograph quilting Free motion - Advancing the quilt - Thread and tension - Creating muscle memory - Ergonomics for the over 30 Body - 12 free hand designs - Go-to borders - Simple block designs How do I quilt this Marking quilts - Rulers Feathers: hook, folk & heirloom - how to fill basic shapes - Managing challenging quilts - Steps to start a business.
Join APQS Canada National Educator Joanne Flamand for this 2 day retreat!
Next retreat dates are March 12/13, 2015 - It's so soon!
What makes it the ULTIMATE retreat? Well, to start: Here is a list of covered topics.

Next Retreat: March 12/13. Joanne teaches you EVERYTHING you ever wanted to know about…

‪#‎ThrowbackThreadThursday Which thread would you choose to finish this quilt?

Have you ever considered mailing us your quilts for machine quilting? We will even pay the return shipping! This gorgeous thing just landed from Whitehorse. We will quilt it with beautiful chocolate brown thread.‪#‎luaupanto ‪#‎glidethread ‪#‎apqs ‪#‎batiks

Maureen, Amanda, and Peggy all have very different quilts today. Maureen loves her scrappy flannels, Amanda has a brown and teal sweetness going on, and Peggy has a huge vintage tablecloth! This is Peggys second visit with this quilt, an ambitious project for a newbie. Yay Peggy! Have you quilted a vintage tablecloth before?

We are really excited to extend our Longarm Quilting Services to the rest of Canada! We wanted to make it really simple for you to send us a quilt and I think our online intake form has done just that!
As an introductory special for our Quilt By Mail Service, we are offering an amazing 20% off and free return shipping for the first quilts you send in using coupon code: quilt20

We help turn your quilt top into a finished quilt with our professional longarm quilting services. We offer a quick turn around with a very simple intake process.

Are you a Calgary area APQS owner? Our service tech will be in your area on Thursday Feb 25. We are offering service calls with no mileage charges for this date. Give us a call to book your in home appointment.

Want to know one of our little secrets? Invisafil is our favourite thread for stitch in the ditch work, background fillers and stitching around appliqué. Give Invisafil a try with our 20% of coupon. Comment below and we will send you the secret code.
Available Sizes: 400m, 2500m, 10000m
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