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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.

 

Welcome


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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APQS

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

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.

Announcements

  • COME ONE, COME ALL, TO THE APQS ANNUAL OVERSTOCK SALE!

    Starting Friday, February 16th, 2024, The APQS Annual Overstock Sale will be offering these State-of- the-Art, Brand New, 2023, Longarm Quilting Machines at Fantastic Discounts!  Only ONE Millie30, and ONE Millie left at unbelievable discounts! So if now is your time, call Patty today, before they're all gone.

    Updated: 02.16.24
  • EXTRA, EXTRA, READ ALL ABOUT IT! THE APQS GREAT USED MACHINE SALE!

    Starting Monday, January 22nd, 2024, The APQS Great Used Machine Sale will be offering these State-of-the-Art, Used, Longarm Quilting Machines at Fantastic Discounts!  ONE 2022 Millie30 and ONE 2023 Millie30 are still available, so if now is your time, call Patty today, before they're all gone.

    Updated: 02.16.24
  • TWO NEW 3-DAY IQ (INTELLIQUILTER) WORKSHOPS IN TOCCOA!

    3-day IQ Workshops, February 29th through March 2nd, 2024, and May 2nd through May 4th, 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: 01.02.24
  • TWO NEW REMOTE IQ (INTELLIQUILTER) WORKSHOPS IN SPRING VALLEY, MN!

    3-Day IQ Workshops, July 19th through 21st, 2024, and July 23rd through July 25th, 2024, in Spring Valley, MN at o2b Quilting. Seating is limited, so don't delay. Set those little remote fingers loose on the keyboard, and register today!

    Updated: 01.02.24
  • NEW APQS ROAD SHOW IN TOCCOA!

    This is your chance to get your hands on one of our longarm quilting machines to discover the model that is right for you. March 16th, 2024, 12:00 Noon to 3:30 pm EST. This 3 1/2 hour FREE seminar includes valuable information about owning your first longarm.

    Updated: 01.02.24
  • APQS CERTIFIED TECHNICIAN

    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
  • VISIT APQS BLOG SITE

    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

Support

  • 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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Reviews

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.