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Katydids Quilting Studio is a full-service longarm quilting shop.  We are the Florida 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, 12002 Ft building. 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.


  • IQ Workshops

    New workshop scheduled for February 8th & 9th, 2019 at Katydids Quilting Studio in Brooksville, FL.

    Updated: 11.04.18
  • Another 1st Place Show Quilt

    First Place in the Large Duet Category. Hillary Wellborn quilt, Quilted by Patty Butcher

    Updated: 09.23.18
  • The Villages Quilt Show 2019

    Showcase of Quilts January 25-26, 2019 at The Villages. Presented by Quilting Guild of The Villages.

    Updated: 12.01.18
  • QuiltWeek Daytona Beach, FL

    Daytona Beach AQS QuiltWeek 2019, February 27-March 2, 2019.

    Updated: 12.01.18
  • Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO

    Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO, Lakeland, FL, March 14-16, 2019.

    Updated: 12.01.18
  • APQS Certified Technician

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

    Updated: 07.01.18
  • visit the apqs blog site:

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

    Updated: 10.18.16


  • 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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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.