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.
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The IntelliQuilter (IQ) is a computer guidance system for longarm and midarm quilting machines. It is an after-market add-on that does not replace any existing parts of the quilting machine. IQ consists of two motors that drive the machine head, and a tablet PC running the IQ software on a Linux platform. There are no additional cables, pulleys, wires, etc on the longarm table. It is, quite simply, the most sophisticated and technologically advanced computer guidance system available for longarm quilters.




BasiQ Tablet

Our basic, entry-level system that is upgradable, so it can grow with you as your experience and need for more advanced options grows. A smaller tablet with upgraded motors.


Original system, with larger tablet, full software and functionality. Includes Super motors. IntelliQuilter is the new standard in computerized quilting.  After-market add-on to your existing machine. Fits most makes and models!


  BasiQ BasiQ+ ClassiQ
Prices $10,000
plus installation kit
plus installation kit
plus installation kit

Tablet Size 10" included, for 12" add $500

Motors SuperMotors included, for refurbished motors, when available, deduct $600

(WYSIWYG pantograph editing, continuous offset and interlocking, flipping of even rows, clipping at block boundaries)
Yes Yes Yes

Saving quilt designs Yes Yes Yes

Switch to manual mode by the touch of a button Yes Yes Yes

Help on every screen Yes Yes Yes

FREE patterns Yes
over 200
over 400
over 400

Designer pattern samples Yes Yes Yes

Geometric patterns Yes Yes Yes

Computer Art Patterns Yes Yes Yes

Block Patterns   Yes Yes

Line Pattern   Yes Yes

Pattern modification
(rotate, scale, move, stretch, flip, copy, combine, split, smooth)
  Yes Yes

Review/Smooth Pattern
(before making a stitch)
Yes Yes Yes

Paper pattern digitizing   Yes Yes

Recording of your own patterns   Yes Yes

Clipping block, no-sew zones   Yes Yes

High level pattern editing support
(contour, echo, path pattern, fan pattern, shape shift, magnet tool, distort)

Compatibility with The StiQ   Yes Yes

plus installation kit
plus installation kit
plus installation kit

Tablet Size 10" included, for 12" add $500

Motors SuperMotors included, for refurbished motors, when available, deduct $600

  • We travel to your studio or home to install IntelliQuilter on your machine. The installation and basic training usually takes just one to one and a half days.

  • Price includes delivery (inside the continental US), installation, demonstration, training, warranty on parts and installation labor, and support. It does not include our travel expense - that will vary according to how far we have to travel.

  • As a unique service, purchasing an IntelliQuilter from Katydids, also includes one year of continuing support, providing not only technical assistance, but quilting advice, pattern design suggestions, a set of Patty's IQ Training Videos, and more.

  • Installation kits include mechanical parts that are required in order for the IntelliQuilter system to function at optimum performance on a given quilting machine. EdgeRider Wheels are required and sold as part of the installation kit for most APQS, Gammill, and Innova quilting machines. EdgeRider Wheels can be purchased separately.

  • WARRANTY: The manufacturer warrants the components of the system free of any manufacturing defects, including parts and labor, as long as they are in production, except the tablet computer that carries the manufacturer's one (1) year warranty. In addition, the installer warrants the installed system free of defects caused by the installation procedure for one (1) year. For the duration of the warranty period parts will be exchanged or repaired and installation repairs will be performed at no charge to the customer, including shipping and travel costs. Any and all defects are subject of investigation of the actual case of the malfunction to exclude defects caused by improper handling or use of the system.

Learning More About IQ

There are several resources available to help as you research the IQ:

Intelliquilter Training Videos
Lots of demonstration videos by Helen Baczynski, Linda Lawson, Shirley Higginbotham and others.

Another source for information about IQ. Includes helpful tips and step by step instructions for IQ owners as well as information for those considering adding IQ to their quilting machine.

Facebook - Friends Using IQ Group
Anyone interested in IQ is welcome to join this Facebook chat group.

For a Virtual Demo of the IQ, please call or email and we can set up an online meeting