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.
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.