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Excellent Class – Excellent Learning

I just finished the quilting fundamentals class. I am an average sewer for crafts/boho bags and some clothes. Was a little concerned I would be in over my head with my busy schedule. I absolutely loved this class, easy to

Kymberly Wadsworth
Zoom Class
April 27, 2022

Ready for the Next Step…

I took a four class series for the Dinner Plate Dahlia.  The picture shows my homework from classes 1 and 2. Class 3 is next week and I am ready! Kathy is a great instructor with lots of patience, I

Kathy S
Country Stitches, Lansing, MI
April 6, 2019

I Loved the Retreat!

I joined Kathy at her BobKat Quilts Shipshewana Retreat where I worked on my 1st Quiltworx Quilt Carnival Flower. I loved the retreat and Kathy’s world of knowledge! If you get a chance,  join Kathy at one of her future

Daphney C
April 29, 2023
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BobKat’s Spring 2024 Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana

April 23 - April 27

$150.00 – $650.00

We had so much fun in April of 2023…

Retreat, Videos, In-Person – Great ways to learn!

I really like your hybrid teaching concept with great in-person instruction, supplemented with videos shared before and available for review after the retreat.  I think that is more of the way the future will look.  Many traditional quilters like the in-person sessions, and I understand that. But those of us with jobs and kids and other responsibilities cannot afford to be away for long periods of time.  While this was a table topper class,  I did purchase a queen size pattern, so it was worth going thru the class versus doing something from videos only.

Gina Viviano
Yoder's Department Store - Shipshewana, IN

“My First Retreat! — What A Blast!”

What a blast! The “Best Little Quilt Retreat in Texas” was my first retreat, my first paper piecing project, and a first-class teacher 😉. Thank Kathy for making the Judy technique doable for me!

Terri J.M.
Best Little Quilt Retreat in Texas 2023

I learned a LOT!

I have special needs children and really needed a 2-day respite, but the pace was faster than I expected, so I didn’t get much rest!    The videos you shared ahead of the retreat were a life-saver!  However, with that said, I did enjoy my time at the retreat. I appreciate how you were able to attend to everyone in the place they were as we got going. You were thorough in your explanations, which was great. And you shared some invaluable tips and tricks to surviving a “Judy project”.  Meredith the other instructor from Yoder’s Department Store was a strong, stable persona in the room the entire time and that helped as well!   I enjoyed getting to know you and the ladies in the group, which is rare for me as an extreme introvert!  Thank you for the experience!

Gina Viviano
Yoder's Department Store - Shipshewana, IN

Her first Paper Piecing Project – WOW!

Kathy’s note:  This was Elaine’s first paper piecing project!  All I can say is WOW!!!

Thanks Kathy!  Couldn’t have done it without you!  You are a great teacher.  I highly recommend her for your quilting projects.

PS The Quilt is even more beautiful in person!

Elaine Y.S.

Can’t Recommend Kathy Enough!

Take one of Kathy’s classes- live and/or zoom. You will be guided through the process with as much support as you need. I can’t recommend Kathy at BobKat quilts enough!

She is wonderful!

Wendy S

BobKat’s Retreat – The Value is Phenomenal!

Can’t say enough about how fun, laid back, and informational this retreat has been! I can’t truly say I’m “bummed” about missing her next one because I’m going to Quiltworx (!!!) in October, but if it weren’t for that I’d be doing everything I could to be here. But that just means my seat is open for someone else!   This retreat WILL fill up!  If you have the time, you should be here —  The value is phenomenal.

Thank you Kathy for a fantastic week!

Tabitha A.

I Loved the Retreat!

I joined Kathy at her BobKat Quilts Shipshewana Retreat where I worked on my 1st Quiltworx Quilt Carnival Flower. I loved the retreat and Kathy’s world of knowledge!

If you get a chance,  join Kathy at one of her future in-person or zoom classes or at an upcoming retreat

Daphney C

Thank You for a Fantastic Week!

Thank you so much for a fantastic week. This is my first time making a JN quilt and Kathy made the whole process understandable and enjoyable. She is an outstanding instructor and I will be taking future classes with her.

Wendy S

Outstanding Retreat!

Your Shipshewana Retreat  was Outstanding!!! Had a great time with great people. And I will go home with my Carnival Flower in Tula colors 3/4 assembled. Couldn’t quite get that last slice in there but will finish at home. I learned so much this week 🥰

Janet L.

Great class with Kathy Groves

I really enjoyed our class in Shipshewana doing Zen Garden. I thought your teaching was right on. Loved all of your short cuts and tips so our projects would come out perfect. Even at home as I continue my project, I can use your tricks.

We really didn’t go thru the instruction book. I don’t know if that was a good thing or not. I certainly have had no problem following along now that I’m at home.

Lastly, I would like to know how you organize your instruction book(s). I know a lot of people use highlighters on certain instructions. How do you do it?

Again thank you for a great class. I am looking forward to seeing you again in Shipshewana for future classes.

Quiltworx Zen Garden
Debra R
Yoders/Cotton Corner

Enjoyable and relaxing

I enjoy Kathy’s method of teaching. It’s relaxed and free form. I can progress at my pace. Kathy is always happy and open to suggestions. She had a terrific solution to a fabric problem. I didn’t need to recreate a section or buy more fabric! I wish the workshop was four days. I felt that I was just understanding the methods of construction plus making progress when it was over! I am looking forward to her return to Shipshewana.

Quiltworx Kentucky Spirits
Marilouise H
Yoder Department Store and The Cotton Corner

Great Instructor, I highly recommend her!

Very nice, patient and knowledgeable teacher. Easy to follow her instructions. Kathy has great tricks that she easily shared and made sure we understood before moving on. Highly recommend one of her classes.

Debra R
Yoders and The Cotton Corner

Great group instructor…AND personal follow up!

Kathy was very helpful during Qultworx University. She provided helpful tips and shortcuts, written cue cards. I found her group instructions to be helpful and appreciated individual follow up after the demonstration. She was also quick answer individual questions and requests for help with problems. I enjoyed learning to know and work with Kathy.

Sarah Buller Fenton

Great instructor! Very easy to understand…

Kathy is very patient and knowledgeable.  She teaches in a way that is very easy to understand no matter your level of experience

Sandra Berg-Whiley

After your class…I am having a ball!

I can’t believe how smoothly my quilt is going together.  I’ve been sewing 2-3 hours a day! Thanks for the joy you have brought me through your class!

Dahlia by Quiltworx
Sherri W.A.
Cotton Corner, Shipshewana, IN

Look at what we have planned for April of 2024!

This time the featured patterns are:

Steampunk Fairytale (99" x 99") and White Swan Salvia (80" x 80").  White Swan Salvia can be enlarged to King with King Expansion.  Other expansion options for both patterns can be discussed.  And , of course, you are always welcome to bring the pattern of your choice.

These are new patterns and are sure to be favorites!  Certified shops will soon have kits available for purchase -- or use Quiltster to design you own.  Not sure how to use Quiltster?  You have 2 options:

  1.  Take my Zoom Quiltser class -- it will soon be available as an "on demand" class -- with ongoing support for questions as needed.
  2.  Purchase a Quiltser Consultation and I'll operate Quiltster but you tell me where the colors go!  Shop your stash or favorite shop!  Either way you'll be able to create your personally designed colorway!

About the retreat:

WHEN:   April 23-27, 2024.

WHERE:  The Farmstead Inn in Shipshewana, Indiana

WHY: Because you'll have 5 days of fun, sewing, shopping, eating and spending time with other Quiltworx Quiltmakers!  Oh, and I'll be there to help you every step of the way (before, during and after the retreat!!!)

Added benefit:  If you choose one of the featured patterns -- you'll have access to the FULL ZOOM SERIES at no additional cost!  A great benefit and a huge savings!  Looking to do a different pattern?  No problem, bring your own pattern and you'll still get great support (and Zoom support if available!)

COST:  The retreat is $550 and does not include meals or lodging.  Contact The Farmstead Inn directly to make your reservation -- tell them you are with the BobKat Quilts Retreat for a bit of savings on your room!  Looking to come but would love a roommate?  I'm not a matchmaker -- but I can share your contact information and you can explore the opportunity with other registrants.

Reserve your spot today with a deposit  of $150  (refundable less a $10 processing fee).

Payment in full is due by March 15th, 2024.  Payment is refundable through February 1st (less a 7.5% processing fee).  After February 1st you receive a credit toward  Zoom Classes, notions or Quiltworx patterns.  I can make arrangements for a payment over time option starting November 1st - 5 monthly payments.

I'd love to have you join us!  Space is limited (last year we had a full house -- so don't wait -- reserve your spot today!)

Timing not right?  Want to join us in the fall?   Check out our Fall 2024 Shipshewana Retreat


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Farmstead Inn, Shipshewana, IN
370 S Van Buren St
Shipshewana, IN 46565 United States
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Ready for the Next Step…

I took a four class series for the Dinner Plate Dahlia.  The picture shows my homework from classes 1 and 2. Class 3 is next week and I am ready! Kathy is a great instructor with lots of patience, I

Kathy S
Country Stitches, Lansing, MI
April 6, 2019

Table Topper Finished! – King size planned!

Bali Star Wedding Ring table topper – Finished! I finally found all the pieces that were packed away when the hurricane tore the roof off of the sewing room. It got very wet and had a little color bleed- but,

Judith K. J.
February 2, 2021

Your Presentation Change my Mind!

Kathy. I So loved your time with us at the Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild. I was one of those quilters who said I would never do quilts like these. You definitely changed my mind! You and your quilts are

Greater San Antonio Quilt Guild
March 21, 2022

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