Thursday, November 15, 2018

January Quilt Path Camp

We will be doing an evening Quilt Path Camp starting on January 3, 2019.  For more information, click here!

Monday, October 29, 2018

Last Quilt Path Camp - online for 2018

Registration is open for the last Quilt Path Camp Online for this year!  

Monday, October 15, 2018


Quilt Path Camp combined with a Caribbean cruise!

This is a combination of 3 Days of Quilt Path Camp while we are cruising the Caribbean on the RCCL Symphony of the Seas. There will be an APQS longarm and Quilt Path system in the ship with us.

Day 0 - Embark in Miami
Day 1 - At Sea - QPC
Day 2 - At Sea - QPC
Day 3 - Basseterre, St. Kitts
Day 4 - St . Thomas
Day 5 - At Sea - QPC
Day 6 - Perfect Day Cococay
Day 7 - Miami

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Quilt Path Camp Online starts July 31!

There is a new session of Quilt Path Camp online starting July 31st!  Registration can be found at

I teach the class using Quilt Path, but it is also applicable to Quilter's Creative Touch and Quiltmagine.

Seats are limited and are filling fast!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Freehand 1, 2, 3 with Tracy Russel

In this jam packed, fun and informative, 2 day workshop, Tracey will cover the basics of good freehand skills, show you lots of fantastic designs and how to use them in specific shapes and places on your quilts.  

On Day 1, beginning with some simple shapes, Tracey will help your freehand skills creating designs suitable for allovers filler designs, border ideas and those always hard to design sashings.  She will also show you how easy it is to create amazing background texture and designs using just a few simple registration stencils that are perfect for any skill level.  
On Day 2, using designs learned in day 1, we will apply those skills to specific blocks and shapes so that you not only get the designs but the practical ways to use them.  
This class is perfect for anyone wanting to spread their creative wings and build confidence with free motion quilting.  
We hope you join us!
This 2 day class with Tracey is $275.  Lunch will be provided both days.  

Monday, July 2, 2018

We will be closed on July 3rd and 4th

We will be closed on July 3rd and July 4th to spend time with our families.  

Have a happy and safe Independence Day!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Row X Row Starts today!!!!

"Toes in the Sand"

Today is THE day!  We get to start giving out patterns for Row by Row!  This year 8 local Raleigh Quilt Store worked with Sandy Fitzpatrick of Hissyfitz Designs to create rows that fit together to make a quilt inspired by Jimmy Buffett's music.  

Our row is called "Toes in the Sand" and features surfboards and flipflops.  

We think Sandy hit it out of the park with the fun quilt she designed for this event!  The stores chose batiks for the quilts to give the quilt life and depth.  Each store has pieced a quilt to hang in their store during the event.  It is amazing to see how quilting has added personality to the quilts. 

We have laser cut and non-laser kits ready for purchase.  The kits are priced by the individual stores, ours is $16.95.  

If you are planning to purchase a large number of kits, please give the stores a heads up.   In our case, we are having to limit the number of kits we can sell to one person.  We have some options available for you, but it is just better for us to discuss them based on the number of kits you are wanting to purchase.  

Want to use a different background in one of the sections?  We can tell you the entire amount of background fabric you will need to purchase for the different areas of the quilt.  For instance, if you decide you want to use a different sand fabric, you would need 1.5 yards.   While I love our quilt, I also am from the Emerald Coast in Florida, so if I wanted the water to look like home, I would want it have a lot more green in that fabric.    You could also decide to use multiple fabrics for you table and create a "planked" look.  We can't wait to see how you make this quilt more "you"!  

We want you to have a fun and safe Row by Row!  

Monday, March 5, 2018

Registration is open for Quilt Path Camp Online!

I just opened registration for the next session of Quilt Path Camp Online!  Come learn how to use your Quilt Path or Quilters Creative Touch computer systems.   This is an 8 session course that covers all parts of the software.  Plus there are videos of both the classes and supplemental videos of me working through projects on my Quilt Path, so that you can go back and revisit topics as you need them in the future.  

For more information click on the link below...

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

APQS Used Machine Sale

Used Machine Sale

APQS has a limited number of used APQS machines available. Used machines are available on a first come, first served basis.  These machines will go fast!  If you are interested in one, please call the showroom 919-576-9897 or Angela's cell phone 919-606-0765.

APQS Used Machine Inventory

2017 Millie30 with 3 year warranty – List price: $19,900/Sale $17,000 

2017 Millie with 3 year warranty – List Price: $16,900/Sale $15,500 

2016 Millie  – List Price: $16,000/Sale $15,000

2013 Millie – List Price: $14,400/Sale: $13,000

2016 Freddie – List Price: $15,800/Sale: $14,600

2015 Lenni – List Price: $9,000/Sale: $7,900

2008 Lenni – List price: $7,100/Sale: $6,000

2015 George – List Price: $5,800/Sale: $4,750


  • Must pay in full within 30 days of order date
  • $500 refundable deposit to order machine
  • Millie/Freddie Choice of 10′, 12′ or 14′ Deluxe Table (New)
  • Lucey/Lenni Choice of 10′ or 12′ Standard Table Frame (New)
  • All Machines have the “L” Bobbin
  • All will come with a 1 year warranty unless specified
  • Machines will come with the standard starter kit and free beginner class


  • Bliss can be added to all machines except George for $1,000
  • $500 to convert to a “M” sized bobbin
  • $500 to convert to European or Canadian machine
  • Quilt Path can be added to all except George for $9,500
There are also 3 used system for sale by owner in North Carolina.  If you are interested in a well cared for, local machine, give the showroom a call and we will give you contact information to the sellers.