Grand Opening June 8th, 2015



Celebrate with us during the week of the Minnesota Quilt Show as we open our newest APQS location with Karen McTavish from McTavish Quilting Studio in Duluth, MN.

McTavish Quilting Studio - APQS Duluth

Join us for an afternoon and evening of demos, door prizes, food and fun! Karen McTavish would like to invite you personally to attend the official grand opening of her new studio in Duluth for a special ribbon cutting ceremony on:


Date: Monday, June 8th, 2015


Time: Drop in any time between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.



McTavish Quilting Studio | APQS Duluth  
Karen McTavish 

1831 East 8th Street

Suite G101

Duluth, MN  55812

(218) 391-8218


Weekly Schedule of Events:


Monday, June 8th

4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Open House and cupcakes

5:00 p.m. — Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Tuesday, June 9th

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Open House


Thursday, June 11th 

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Open House


While you're here come visit us at the Minnesota Quilt Show and Conference!

When: Wed, June 10th » Sat, June 13th 

Where: DECC 350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN  55802    

Public Quilt Show Hours ($12 single day admission)  
Wednesday,  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   

Thursday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday, 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m  


Public Quilt Show Hours at the DECC ($12 single day admission)  

Wednesday,  7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.   

Thursday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Saturday, 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.


McTavish Quilting Studio Store Hours

Monday - Friday 9am-4pm

Saturday: 10am - 3pm

Sun: Closed


Rental Information

George: $15/hr (no certification required)

Lenni/Lucey: $30/hr (certification required)

Millie/Freddie: $30/hr (certification required)

Rentals include thread, paper patterns and an expert guiding you every step of the way. 



We offer beginner to advance quilting classes for any type of machine quilter. 


Quilting for Hire: We also take quilts for hire! Bring in your quilt top and we will do the rest!


Longarm Quilting Machine Regional Showroom and Training Center - APQS Duluth at McTavish Quilting Studio

Located in the UMD area of Duluth, 19th Street & 8th Avenue, next to Sara’s Table/Chester Creek Cafe.

McTavish Quilting Studio - APQS Duluth~ 

1831 E. 8th Avenue, 

Suite G101,

Duluth Minnesota 55812


Reserve your rental time online or sign up for a class at:

Finish your own quilt tops under the guidance of award winning and nationally recognized longarm quilting instructor, Karen McTavish.

With each longarm machine rental you get: 

Free thread to use during your rental time.
Your choice of patterns (easy-medium-hard) or you can drive the machine freehand for edge to edge or custom quilting.
State of the art APQS quilting machine with Bliss drive, pristine stitch regulator, & easy to use controls. It’s like renting a Rolls Royce! Experts guiding you every step of the way! 

How to get certified to rent by the hour: 

Take our certification class to learn how to use the longarm quilting machines. In the class you’ll quilt one of your own quilts (lap size or smaller). Karen will show you everything you need to know! The class is $150.00 and includes up to four hours of longarm quilting with hands on coaching. Once you complete the class, you’ll be able to rent the machines in the future starting at $30/hr. 

Reserve your rental time, find out more details and register for classes online at