Slider 1 - Millennium - Millie Slider 2 - Millennium30 - Millie30 Slider 3 - Freedom - Freddie Slider 4 - Lucey Slider 5 - Lenni Slider 6 - Larry Slider 7 - Quilt Path Slider 8 - IQ on APQS

We travel for installation and service calls, so we are not able to have standard business hours. All demos, sales, service, and training are by appointment only. Thank you.



Katydids Quilting Studio is a full-service longarm quilting shop.  We are the Georgia APQS Store, and an authorized service center for APQS quilting machines.  We are also the Regional IntelliQuilter dealer.  We offer professional longarm quilting services in our studio, as well as longarm quilting supplies.

Quilting Services

Our studio is a separate, smoke-free, pet-free, 14002 Ft area. Your quilts are handled with the utmost care while in our possession.

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Handcrafted with the quilter in mind, APQS longarm quilting machines are simple to use, easy to maintain and backed by an industry leading lifetime warranty on parts and labor.

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IntelliQuilter is the new standard in computerized quilting.  After-market add-on to your existing machine. Fits most makes and models!

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About Us

Hi. I'm Patty Butcher, the owner of Katydids Quilting Studio. I started quilting in 2000. I purchased my first longarm quilting machine in 2005 after working in a local quilt shop and trying out their machine. I was hooked. After some classes and a lot of practice, I started longarm quilting for others. I got my second machine in 2008 when I became an APQS dealer. I became an IQ dealer in 2010.



    Millie30, Millie, and Freddie at discounts you've never seen before, and will probably never see again after June 30th 2024!

    Updated: 06.11.24

    3-Day IQ Workshop, October 17th through October 19th, 2024, at Katydids Quilting Studio in Toccoa, GA. Seating is limited, so sign up today for a workshop in Northeastern Georgia. Enjoy the peaceful, secluded wooded setting of the private studio. During breaks, or lunch, stroll down to the private deck over the sloping rock waterfall. Why not make a vacation out of it and take in the beautiful Fall foliage of the picturesque Northeastern Georgia mountains.

    Updated: 05.20.24

    3-Day IQ Workshop, September 19th through 21st, 2024, in Live Oak, CA at Blue Heart Quilt Co. Seating is limited, so sign up today to enjoy a workshop in Northern California's Wine Country.

    Updated: 03.09.24

    Starting Monday, March 5th, 2024, The APQS First-Ever Trade-In Sale for APQS and Non-APQS Used Machines. Up to $7,000 trade-in discount for APQS macchine, and up to $4,000 trade-in discount for non-APQS machines toward a new 2024 Millie30 or Millie APQS Long Arm Quilting Machine!!!! Trade up to the Millie or Millie30 today, you deserve it! There is no posted end date for the Trade-In Sale. So put your trading hat on and Call Patty today.

    Updated: 03.30.24

    3-Day IQ Workshops, July 19th through 21st, 2024, and July 23rd through July 25th, 2024, in Spring Valley, MN at o2b Quilting. Both classes are SOLD OUT. To get your name on a waiting list if there are any cancellations, call Patty now!

    Updated: 03.05.24

    Patty Butcher is a Factory Trained and Certified Technician for APQS Longarm Quilting Machines. Patty can service, and repair your APQS Longarm Quilting Machine in our studio, and in some cases, on-site.

    Updated: 05.05.23

    The information you need! Watch video tutorials, download quilt patterns, learn about machines, and tips on owner servicing of your longarm quilting machine.

    Updated: 08.20.23


  • Set-up and installation.
  • On-site service calls.
  • Factory trained technician.
  • Beginner's longarm quilting machine classes.
  • Advanced longarm quilting machine classes.
  • IntelliQuilter classes.

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My APQS dealer is moving out of state, ackkkk! Specifically North Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Tennessee will have a gem in their midst and the folks there need to know it. Patty of Katydids Quilting has been my longarm dealer since the beginning. I went to her Florida studio when I was pretty sure that I was ready for a sit down longarm. I took the new owners class with her for George. Classes in the studio are small, well organized, clear, concise and not overwhelming. My health improved, love of quilting increased and a 40th wedding anniversary brought a 2019 Millie into my studio. Patty is factory trained in servicing my machines- but honestly- they are APQS and have not needed any servicing. The quality of these machines was a top reason to buy them in the first place. If I had a problem my dealer (and APQS) always get back to me quickly to answer any question I might have. Katydids stocks small parts that I like to have on hand such as extra bobbin cases ( they can warp if dropped on my concrete floor), screws, pigtails, bobbins, etc. They have a good selection of batting and helpful longarm accessories. And the thread, never can leave without either trying something new like Microquilter or Premo or adding to my So Fine and Glide stash. Besides being an APQS dealer, they are also an authorized Inteliquilter dealer. My generous husband insisted that Millie and I get treated with this wonderful computer driven equipment. Patty graciously allowed me to schedule a private lesson in her studio on her IQ while I waited for my unit to arrive. Her flexibility and patient teaching style has met my needs in learning this incredible quilting software. She has video tutorials recorded to help her customers learn and review various skills for IQ. Michelle Rodriguez Coastal Quilt Studio Inglis, Florida

I just received my quilt today and it's beautiful! You chose the perfect pattern and thread for a contempory look - and I love it. (My niece will too!)

Thank you for the service on my Lucey. I really love quilting and somehow I'm going to push to finish those last quilts, thanks to you, before the art show next week. Much appreciated.