Classes & Events

2019 Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO Lakeland, FL

Date: March 14, 2019 (Thursday) to March 16, 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 10 AM - 6 PM Thursday-Friday
10 AM - 5 PM Saturday

Location: RP Funding Center (Formerly The Lakeland Center)

701 West Lime Street

Lakeland, FL 33815 Map and Directions

Come by the Katydids APQS Longarm Quilting Machines booth.  We'll have Millie, and Lucey, as well as the IntelliQuilter Computer System.  Of course, we'll also have an assortment of Glide Threads for sale at the show. 

Stop by, take a test drive, see how easy, smooth, and almost effortless the APQS Longarm Quilting Machines are, for everything from the simplest pantograph, to the most detailed, and intricate free-motion designs.

Don't forget to ask Patty about upcoming classes on the APQS machines and the IntelliQuilter.


General Admission is $8 per day online (note a $5 processing fee per order applies) or $15 per day at the door.

For more information about The Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO, Lakeland, FL, use this link.

Roadshow Longarm Experience – Brooksville, FL

Coming this summer @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

This is your chance to get your hands on one of our longarm quilting machines to discover the model that is right for you. Preregistration requested requested. You can register by filling out the form below or giving us a call as soon as we set the date for the Roadshow.

What you’ll learn:

Designed for quilters who do not currently own a longarm machine or current owners who are looking to upgrade, the 3 1/2 hour FREE seminar includes valuable information about owning your first longarm.

  • Discover resources for templates, batting, freehand instruction manuals, wholesale contacts, thread, etc.
  • Find out where to buy pantograph patterns, books and stencils to make your longarm quilting fun and hassle-free.
  • Learn business philosophies, products and services, pricing, marketing and income forecasting. (You’ll even get a Sample Business Plan.)
  • Explore the differences between each APQS machine model and adding computerized quilting to a new or previous APQS machine.
  • Learn which accessories are the “gotta haves” to make your quilting fast and easy.
  • Learn how to oil, clean and service your machine to provide years of quilting fun.


This summer, date to be determined soon
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Katydids Quilting Studio
7075 Hope Hill Road
Brooksville, FL 34601 + Google Map



Fill out the form on-line or call the APQS Team to reserve your FREE spot as soon as the date is set