Kathy Groves,
Founder, BobKat Quilts

BobKat Quilts - Quiltworx Certified Quilting Instruction Patterns and Supplies

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! 

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… Read more “First Time! Signed up for More”

Carolyn C
Geese in Flight
Sew What
Saturday, February 10, 2018

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.
Fractured Star
Sew What - Wyandot, MI
Saturday, December 2, 2017

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… Read more “Wonderful Class – Talented Instructor”

Marian CS
Quiltworx "Seasonal Table Runner" Class
Sew What - Wyandotte, MI
Monday, November 20, 2017

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
Sunday, November 19, 2017

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… Read more “Lots of Shortcuts…”

Diane P.
Bali Bedrunner - April 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017


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
Sunday, November 19, 2017

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… Read more “Class by Kathy? – Without Hesitation!”

Anne K.
Compass Rose, Quilt University
Ann Arbor Quilt Guild
Saturday, November 18, 2017

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… Read more “What a Great Class!”

Judy K.
Quitlworx Poinsettia Class
Leabu Sewing Center, Ann Arbor, MI
Saturday, November 18, 2017

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… Read more “Great class, Can’t wait to take another!”

Adrienne Mattern
Fractured Star
Sew What - A Quilt Shop
Saturday, November 18, 2017

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… Read more “Kathy is a Great Teacher!”

Jan N.
Dresden Turkey Runner
Sew Many Things
Saturday, November 18, 2017

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