New Studio in Duluth Minnesota!

So this is pretty exciting! I have signed the lease and the concrete is getting poured!!!

I have a new quilting studio!!! TA DA!!

APQS Duluth and McTavish Quilting Studio will now be located in the UMD area of the Duluth Minnesota. This HUGE shop is in a beautiful area of Duluth, in a brand spanking new building called Chester Gardens. The shop is 19 blocks away from the Canal Park Lift Bridge and Lake Superior as well many hotels in historic Canal Park. McTavish Quilting Studio is sharing space with other businesses such as the Snooty Fox Tea Shop, Benchmark Tattoo and Art Gallery, as well as Sara's Table- Chester Creek Cafe across the street!

Eating, Coffee/Tea, Tattoos and quilting .... how perfect is that? 

McTavish Quilting Studio APQS Duluth is a machine quilting community. A large training center for all machine quilters with lots of machines in the space - for classes, workshops, machine rentals, demos and quilting for hire. We will have computerized quilting as well as hand guided machines available for use. For the Domestic Machine Quilter - we got you covered as well. 

The studio will be the first retail space in Northern Minnesota to offer a line of Fil-Tec's GLIDE thread available for purchase to any machine quilter looking for that perfect color of thread. I will also offer pre-wound bobbins for sale to match your thread! Crazy right?

Dan the longarm APQS tech is available also for any of your machine troubleshooting needs! Bring your machine in or ask about having him come to your studio for any help you might need!

You can literally come to me! 
Come to a beautiful city with great access to airports, hotels, in a safe beautiful neighborhood. You can take a quilting class, learn how to run a machine, purchase a APQS machine, get emotional and technical support on your longarm journey directly from Karen McTavish, have some custom made coffee and have Karen draw on your body, and get a one of a kind quilting tattoo by the artists Josh and Kyle next store.

Tattoo optional, coffee mandatory.  Grand Opening in June 2015!!

close up of Glide Thread by www.bobbincentral.com

close up of Glide Thread by www.bobbincentral.com

Brandy Rice in Sacramento, California 

Brandy Rice in Sacramento, California 

Brandy Rice with her feather outline completed

Brandy Rice with her feather outline completed

hand drawn tattoo on quilter 

hand drawn tattoo on quilter