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The Studio will be closed,
from Monday, March 12th through Sunday, March 18th
for the Lakeland Sew & Quilt Expo.

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.


  • APQS Used Machine Sale!

    Our latest batch of gently used machines is ready for adoption. Come take a look in our window.

    Updated: 03.09.18
  • $2,000 off Lenni & Bliss Track

    $2,000 off when you purchase our Lenni & Bliss Track package for only $9,900 (retail $11,900). Limited time offer.

    Updated: 03.05.18
  • 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
  • Introducing:


    Our Millie30 has all the features of our top-of-the-line Millie machine PLUS four extra inches of throat space! With a deeper throat you’ll be able to complete quilts faster and incorporate even bigger design elements. This timeless, treasured longarm machine will bring you a lifetime of quilting enjoyment.

    Learn More... Updated: 12.02.16


  • 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.