Kathy Groves,
Founder, BobKat Quilts

Welcome to BobKat Quilts!

Instruction, patterns, tools, tips to give quilters the confidence and skills to produce quality quilts every time!

Quiltworx Certified Instruction • Paper Piecing • Patterns • Notions • Tools • Fabric • Kits • Trunk Shows • Retreats

Kathy Groves, Founder

As a Quiltworx Certified Instructor, Kathy brings more than 30 years as an educator and 20 years as quilter to her classes and workshops. She’s noted for her patience and sense of humor!  Her motto: “No Unfinished Quilts – Take my class and I’m with you till you finish!”


What We Do

Yes!  We do trunk shows with more than 30 Judy Niemeyer, Quiltworx quilts!   We do workshops ranging from single day paper piecing introductions, to 4 and 5 day retreats! But we do much, much more including plugging in your quilting with Electric Quilt (EQ) and  Quiltster.  Need an idea for your guild or shop?  Check us out! 

Thanks again for a great class!

My wedding star table topper is completed.  Thanks again for the best class I’ve had in five years!

Barb S.
Tall Pines Quilt Guild


Love your website, so glad I found it! Thank you for the pattern…I will be returning.

Myrtle Dean

My only problem is… What’s Next?

Finished my quilt from the great workshop you did for Kokomo Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Now my only problem is which of the fantastic Quiltworx patterns I want to do next! Thanks so much I really learned a lot!

Barbara M.
Kokomo Piecemakers

First Time! Signed up for More

This was my first Quiltworx pattern. Kathy made it easy & kept checking in with me after she got me started. Mistakes were easily corrected. I took considerably longer than the 2-6 hours but it came out really well.    I felt like I had the experience to tackle a more complex pattern.   Now I am doing Pepperdish with Kathy. With her organization and clear explanations this has been a great experience!

Carolyn C
Sew What

I Love My Feathered Star!

I love my beautiful Feathered Star Quilt! Kathy is an AMAZING instructor! I got seven of my friends together and Kathy did a workshop just for us! Kathy even showed me how my quilt would look with various colors on Quiltster.

Shauna R.
Friends of Shauna, Ludington, MI

Kathy is a Great Teacher!

Kathy provided clear detailed instruction that did not assume we had ever used that technique before.  We never felt talked down to.  Her class was EXCELLENT !   I know  — I took home finished parts!

Thank you Kathy

Jan N.
Sew Many Things

Great class, Can’t wait to take another!

She was very patient, she didn’t ‘over-teach’.  She’d let me try a new technique, but she would catch me before I made a serious mistake by asking me to explain what I was going to do next.   This really helped me understand the process.   She provided lots of little tips along the way… like how to remove the foundation paper without pulling out the stitches.

Adrienne Mattern
Sew What - A Quilt Shop

What a Great Class!

5 Stars on everything!

She provided superb verbal descriptions of what we needed to do.  Then she was calm, consistent and helpful as we worked through the process.  I  really felt supported.

It was just a great class!

Judy K.
Leabu Sewing Center, Ann Arbor, MI

Class by Kathy? – Without Hesitation!

I loved the class.  I learned not to be so awed at the idea of the complex process and the many components to this quilt.  Kathy taught us to be methodical and follow the provided instructions. Kathy worked with us every step of the way and stepped in when we made mistakes. While I previously felt overwhelmed by this pattern, every step was broken down and there was success at each step along the way.

I had a fantastic two days.  I would take another class from Kathy without a moment’s hesitation!

Anne K.
Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

I was nervous

I was nervous before I started the Fractured Star quilt class.   Kathy made made it easy!  I loved the step by step instructions.  Maybe the Vintage Rose is next!

Claudia S.
Sew What - Wyandot, MI


I really liked the way you checked in at each table. Everything was outstanding. Your workshop made me get moving again!

Bobbie V
Light House Quilt Guild

Experienced Paper-Piecer

I had already done a couple of Judy patterns, so I already knew the paper – piecing process. Nevertheless, I still really enjoyed this class.  Everything was OUTSTANDING.

Karen K.
Light House Quit Guild

Lots of Shortcuts…

I loved Kathy’s enthusiasm!. The class eval didn’t go high enough — it topped out at “Outstanding”. I learned lots of shortcuts. The class was challenging because I tend to be slower sewing in a group.

Diane P.

Wonderful Class – Talented Instructor

I had a wonderful time learning how to paper-piece the Quiltworx “Seasonal Table Runner”. Kathy is a seasoned instructor and well versed in the Quiltworx philosophy. She presented many additional tips and tricks of the trade that ensure your ability to remember and persevere on your own after the class. Topics covered in addition to paper piecing: curved piecing, use of glue sticks, design considerations, learning aids, etc. Definitely an instructor for anyone who is a beginner or has had difficulty with paper piecing in the past.

Marian CS
Sew What - Wyandotte, MI

Wonderful Day with Genesee Stars

Genesee Stars Quilt Guild had a workshop on April 20, 2018. She taught the Quiltworx pattern, Stormy Seas, and we had a wonderful day! She was patient with our questions, and offered followup help to finish the project. We would definitely have her come again. Thanks Kathy!

Sue Matloc
Genesee Star Quilters

Best class I have ever taken…and I’ve taken alot!

One of the very best classes I have ever taken. And I have taken a lot!  I am absolutely sincere in my praise, there were some real “light bulb” moments.  Thank You!

(Oh and Yes, I did get my Stormy Seas Table Runner top done!)

Wilma R
Linden, MI

Learning to piece Autumn Pines Quilt.

I give Kathy a five star rating. Her class was very informative, and interesting. She shared lots of tips and tricks which will help me on future Judy Niemeyer quilts to come. Thank-you for all your help Kathy!

Ann Erickson-Bates
LUV 2 Quilt

Looking forward to more classes with Kathy

Took a class at Quilt University and at Leabu Sewing Center.  Can’t wait to take more.  QU was my first class and it was excellent!

Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

I really appreciated the detailed instructions!

One of the most helpful classes I’ve taken.  Great instructions, both written and verbal,  made it easy to follow along. I never felt lost.


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