Sparrow Studioz - APQS Canada's Studio Blog: March 14-19 Weekly Show'n'Tell

Thursday, March 24, 2016

March 14-19 Weekly Show'n'Tell

Welcome to the Sparrow Studioz Weekly Show and Tell. This is our favourite time of the week, because we get to brag about all the beautiful rental quilts, customer quilts, and exciting goings-ons at Sparrow Studioz. Come see what we've been up to!

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March 14

3 years since the New Generation Millies arrived... We love our APQS machines. 

I'll tell you, if this quilt of Maureen's want already promised to some lil newborn, I would be stealing it!!
‪#‎stripquilt‬ ‪#‎applique‬ ‪#‎freemotionquilting‬ ‪#‎quickyquilt‬

Sparrow Studioz - APQS Canada is proud to announce yet another Turn-Key Longarm Rental Program to our growing list of Canadian Dealers with Longarm Rental Programs. Can we get a warm welcome for Dragons Heart Quilt Shop in Pincher Creek AB. The only BAD news is you have to wait until April 2016!
What an amazing team we are building! A special thank you to all of our rental programs who are helping quilters finish their quilts fast on our beautiful APQS Longarms.
Heather's Fabric Shelf (Kamloops, BC)
Dropsy Daisy Quilting - APQS Sales (Grande Prairie, AB)
Crazi Quilters Lair - Bernina & APQS Dealer (Medicine Hat, AB)
The Quilt Patch (Moose Jaw, SK)
Fabriculous (Swan River, MB)
Whirls N' Swirls Quilting-APQS Ontario (Whitby, ON)
We "R" Quilts (Prescott, ON)

Lynn is getting some serious quilting done today. She just told me there is another quilt in the car still!! ‪#‎minky‬ ‪#‎backing‬ ‪#‎pantograph‬

Look what just arrived in the studio!! Tracey Russell's Free Motion Quilting 101.
Call Christine at 780-463-4242 to get your copy now!

Susan finished up this great appliqué quilt today and best of all?? It's for herself! ‪#‎brushedcottons‬ ‪#‎blanketstitch‬ ‪#‎celticbraid‬ ‪#‎pantograph‬
Quick video on Longarm ruler tips, check them out! 

Introducing.. The best thing to come from snail mail: ‪#‎QBM‬

March 15

We adore this sweet quilt that arrived yesterday for machine quilting!
‪#‎poodle‬ ‪#‎dots‬ ‪#‎stripes‬ ‪#‎pink‬

Tuesday renters are finishing their quilts in style! Shannon is using her Triangle Tangle from Urban Elementz on her quilt. Beautifully done Shannon! Michelle is free motioning a meander design on her quilt, and this is her 3rd quilt and it's still before lunch!! Rock on Michelle!
‪#‎apqsquilting‬ ‪#‎sparrowstudioz‬ ‪#‎glidethread‬ ‪#‎urbanelementzpantographs‬

A very sweet Mom saved her kids shirts from the landfill this weekend and brought us both bags of T-shirts after seeing our sign on Parsons Rd. We are making her one quilt for her son and one for her daughter. Time to get busy making a memory quilt with these upcycled shirts! ‪#‎tshirts‬ ‪#‎oilkings‬‪#‎tshirtquilt‬ ‪#‎camp‬ ‪#‎texas‬

March 16

If quilters designed bobbins: 

Cheryl is finishing her quilt today with some custom work, some ruler work and some free motion flowers in the centre. Who has done free motion and ruler work across their quilt?
‪#‎apqsquilting‬ ‪#‎sparrowstudioz‬ ‪#‎freemotionquilting‬ ‪#‎quiltersgrooverulers‬

Here is the next pile of shirts being saved from the landfill! I just love working on these Tshirt quilts and seeing people's treasured memories. We still have a very quick turnaround! smile emoticon

March 17

St Patrick's Day fun! 5 brand new renters getting certified this morning! Loads of fun here! ‪#‎brandnewrenters‬ ‪#‎apqsquilting‬ ‪#‎sparrowstudioz‬‪#‎glidethread‬ ‪#‎lovetoquilt‬ ‪#‎urbanelementzpantographs‬

Look at these perfectly spaced lines. So much easier with Lisa Calle's quiltersgroove rulers.

A little ruler work before golf. #lisahcalle#quiltersgrooverulers #ProLine8 #BERNINA
Angie is quilting this one for charity today! ‪#‎starblock‬ ‪#‎charityquilt‬‪#‎celticbraid‬ ‪#‎pantograph‬

There are countless designs available for computerized quilting. We are happy to provide this service with affordable prices and a quick turn around time. Remember, it is not a quilt until it is quilted!
‪#‎quiltbymail‬ ‪#‎yeg‬ ‪#‎longarmquilting‬

We love this shot! A row of APQS Millenniums in the final stages of production.
Here’s a behind the scenes shot of APQS machines being built at our factory in Carroll, Iowa. We wonder who the happy owners of these machines will be….
Carrie is rocking out on her Lenni! Beautiful custom quilting Carrie!
I LOVE traditional quilts. I didn't want to give this one back to its owner!

March 18

It's gonna be a fabulous day with Kathleen Riggins!! ‪#‎apqscanada‬‪#‎longarm‬ ‪#‎quilting‬ #yeg

24,945 reasons to enter and having too much money isn't one. Everyone would love to win an APQS Millennium! Have you entered yet?
24,945 reasons!
Kathleen Quilts is in the house teaching a group of very eager quilters! We love her work so much we sponsored her with an APQS Lucey to help make the endless hours of beautiful custom quilting a joy!

Do you Snapchat? If not, you are missing out on all the fabulous updates from Kathleen Quilts classes at the studio today and tomorrow! Make sure you download the App and find is @sparrowstudioz

For those of you who are just shaking off that St. Patrick's day hangover, here's the ad you should've seen if you weren't crosseyed from Guinness.

We invite you to meet Larry, the first family member of our new economy line of quality longarm quilting machines.

March 19

Invisible Block Sampler is day 2 with Kathleen Riggins. We are busy loading machines. We are also expecting a large group with Elkstone Studio this morning. A busy day is ahead, stop by coffee and a visit!

Can you imagine.. If this was your thread collection?! Our thread of the Month Club will make this a reality!

Like if you are spring cleaning today! Clear out clutter, bring us your Tshirts, we will make you an awesome quilt! ‪#‎yeg‬ ‪#‎upcycle‬

So a very nice gentleman walks in this morning super excited to see our T-shirt quilt sign out on the Boulevard. He says he has 30 shirts including two of his father's jerseys that he would like made into a quilt. He was so excited to find this service he said he was going to run home to grab the shirts. About two hours later, his wife showed up with a laundry basket full of his shirts even more excited that we helped her with spring cleaning.
How happy would you be to get rid of all those shirts that have been taking up precious space in the drawer and closet? Have we got a deal for you!

That is it for this week! We love what we do. 

Sparrow Studioz

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