I've been an educator for more than 30 years. School teacher, parent educator, an advocate for infants and children with special-needs, a court appointed special advocate, a computer software trainer and consultant, but my passion is quilting.
I love working with colors, the geometry, the problem solving. I love seeing hundreds of pieces coming together in a work of art!
Little did I know when I started quilting nearly 20 years ago that I would find a special niche that would let me put all of these experiences together. In recent years I've been a program director, an organizer a quilt show, and president of our quilt guild. I have also done multiple quilt related presentations and taught a variety of quilting classes on a variety of topics -- both technique focused and project focused.
Now I've come full circle, I've learned that I have a knack for using my teaching and organization skills to help others learn how to quilt and expand their quilt making skills repertoire. Review the website and let me know how I can be of service to you and your friends.
P.S. Looking for help but don't see it here? Let me know, I've developed custom courses, developed patterns from quilts, and helped people finish projects when they didn't know where to go next. Let's work on it together.
Looking for a speaker for your quilt guild? Want to learn how to do a new quilting technique or to attend a workshop putting that technique into practice? Would you like to see a trunk show of the quilts Kathy has made during her quiltmaking journey? BobKat Quilts is the answer!
Looking for a quick quilt project pattern? Want something fun? BobKat Quilts has a number of custom patterns ready and waiting just for you.
Or are you ready to tackle a Quiltworx pattern? Not only can BobKat get the pattern for you... she can help you through the fabric selection and construction processes! The new Quiltworx software lets you make your favorite Quiltworx quilts in YOUR favorite colors! You can see up front what your quilt will look like!!
Have an idea, but need a written pattern to share your creativity with others? BobKat does that! I can take your quilt and write up an easy-to-understand pattern.
Would you like to make better use of your personal computer in your quilting? Wish you could convert those pictures in your phone into a quilt? Wish you could play with fabric, colors and patterns on the screen before you committed to purchasing your fabrics?
As an experienced Microsoft Office expert and Electric Quilt instructor, BobKat can help you with that! She would also love to demonstrate for you the new Quiltworx software - Quiltster - which allows you to play with color placement in those gorgeous but complex Judy Niemeyer patterns!!
I'm ready if you are! If you are looking to learn a new technique or tackle a new project that has you a bit over-whelmed, check with me! If it is a technique or pattern that I am confident I could help you with I would welcome the opportunity.
Grab 3 or 4 of your friends and we can work together to locate the perfect classroom location. Or I would be happy to welcome you to sew in my studio in my home or I would be happy to come to your home.
Drop me a note with any questions and let's get your class or project on the calendar!!