Our APQS Longarm Quilting Machine studio is now open.

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.

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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.



    3-day IQ Workshop, February 29th through March 2nd, 2024, in Toccoa, GA at Katydids Quilting Studio. Seating is limited, so don't delay. Set those little fingers loose on that keyboard, and register today!

    Updated: 01.05.24

    0% Financing* OR $2,000 OFF! December 4th through December 15th only! The new LARRYS are all anxiously awaiting the order that will send them to their forever home. Why not make their dream, and your dream come true today?

    Updated: 12.04.23

    0% Financing* OR $5,000 OFF! Plus FREE Quilt Glide and FREE Automatic Quilt Advance! Our Shipping Elves are standing by, the new MILLIES are all dressed up and ready to go! The sale ends December 15th. Don't miss this chance to make a new MILLIE so happy!

    Updated: 11.12.23

    DECEMBER 2ND, 2023 at Katydids Quilting Studio in Toccoa, GA. Space limited, sign up now!

    Updated: 11.20.23

    We just received a new shipment of IntelliQuilter Drive Wheels and they are now available for shipping. Order today while supplies last!

    Updated: 09.18.23

    Due to high demand, we were able to obtain an extra shipment of wheels and they are now available for shipping. Order today while supplies last!

    Updated: 08.20.23

    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.