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Yesterday I drove three and a half hours from Chicago to Dubuque to attend a road show and check out the APQS machines. What a great experience that was! They answered questions I hadn't even thought of asking! We had a great time--just me and about 8 women--and got to play on all five of the APQS machines. I went pretty sure I was not going to buy because my local quilt shop had made me a great offer on one of the long arms they carry. After about 5 minutes playing on one machine, I was sure I was NOT buying the machine from my LQS, and had to have an APQS. By the time I quit playing, I had been convinced by the machines themselves that I needed a Millie in my home. Out came the credit card and a deposit was made! If you or anyone you know is considering one of these machines, have them go to a road show first--they made a sweet deal for those of us who came to the road show--free fabric advance system, free quilt glide, and $$$$ off the list price too! Well worth 7 hours in the car! Now I have to wait for my money to come in (I'm waiting for an inheritance to clear and that's buying the machine for me). I have never been a particularly patient person. I'm filling up my time by getting the room ready. I need to move my domestic machine into another area of our house--so I'm putting a new floor down in that room this weekend, and setting that room up as my quilting studio. My Millie will have a studio of her own. Getting all of the "stuff" moved around will help me fill my time (I have to move the elliptical machine and the treadmill to the basement to turn the back room into my sewing space). SO EXCITED!!!! Kevin
The APQS Roadshow team is travelling across Canada bringing our machines to a city near you. Nominate your Canadian City for a roadshow by emailing email@example.com. To register for one of the following roadshows, visit sparrowstudioz.com/APQS/roadshow.php March 7, 2014 (10am-1pm) Road Show - Grande Prairie, AB Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Grande Prairie-Conference Ctr 9816 107 St, Grande Prairie, AB March 10, 2014 (12pm-3pm) or (6pm-9pm) Road Show - Ft. McMurray, AB Quality Hotel & Conference Centre 424 Gregoire Drive, Fort McMurray, AB, Canada March 28-29 (Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive) TRADEX Centre, Abbotsford, BC 1190 Cornell St, Abbotsford, BC Friday March 28, 9am – 6pm | Saturday March 29, 9am - 5pm http://creativestitchesshow.com March 30, 2014 (12pm-3pm) Road Show - Abbotsford, BC Best Western Plus Regency Inn & Conference Centre 32110 Marshall Rd, Abbotsford, BC April 4-5 (Central Alberta Quilters Guild Annual Show) Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park, Red Deer, AB 4847 19st Red Deer, AB Friday April 4, 10am - 7pm | Saturday April 5, 10am - 5pm http://www.centralalbertaquilters.org April 13 (Kamloops Quilt Show) Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Kamloops 675 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC April 14, 2014 (10am-1pm) Road Show - Kamloops, BC Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Kamloops 675 Tranquille Rd, Kamloops, BC April 15, 2014 (12pm-3pm) Road Show - Kelowna, BC Holiday Inn Express Kelowna Conference Centre 2429 Hwy 97 N, Kelowna, BC April 25-26 (CreativFestival Toronto) International Centre, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON http://www.csnf.com April 30, 2014 (12-3pm) Road Show - Regina, SK Flirt Formal Fashions 348 Victoria Ave, Regina, SK May 2-3 (SPQG Quilt Show) 401 Festival Lane Sherwood Park, Alberta May 24-25 (Festival of Quilts Calgary) Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary, AB Saturday May 24, 9:30am - 5pm | Sunday May 25, 9:30am - 5pm June 11-14 (Quilt Canada, St. Catharines, ON) Brock University, St. Catharines, ON http://www.canadianquilter.com