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Kathy Groves, Founder

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Fantastic Quiltster Class

I just attended Kathy’s Quiltser class. This was my first experience with Quiltser and Kathy made it a breeze. She’s a great teacher and very patient. If you’d like to… Read more “Fantastic Quiltster Class”

Valerie J.

Great class on Quiltster!!!

This was an excellent, informative class, presented by a teacher who really knows her subject.

M. S.

Judy recommended a wonderful instructor!

What a relief it was to have Judy recommend Kathy Groves’ Bali Wedding star quilt class. I have been quilting since 2016 and have taken one other Judy N class.… Read more “Judy recommended a wonderful instructor!”

Shann W.

Your Quiltster class was so much fun!

This class was so much fun. I learned a lot. Thanks Kathy for an excellent session on Quiltster.

Linda G.

I’m So Excited….

I just wanted to let you know I received my Poinsettia kit yesterday and the fabrics are FABULOUS! I’m so excited about your class and can’t wait to get started.

Terri L.

First day of class and already I feel more confident!

Thanks for today’s wedding ring topper class.    I have several of Judy N. patterns and have been intimidated by them.  You helped to demystify the pattern.  I’m so hopeful… Read more “First day of class and already I feel more confident!”

Joyce B

Thank you for all your help! Not such a huge Mountain!

I am really glad that I got an opportunity to take the Summer Solstice class with Kathy. I have always admired Judy Niemeyer designs but got discouraged when I saw… Read more “Thank you for all your help! Not such a huge Mountain!”

G Tibbetts
Sun City Fabric and Fiber Club, Quilting Interest Group, Georgetown, TX

Thanks Kathy… Beautiful Kit! Great Class!

My Poinsettia table topper is sewn and ready to be quilted!   Thank you Kathy for this beautiful kit as well as a great class!

Barbara C
Zoom Class - Online

From “No Way” to Success and Comraderie!

This was a great experience. I would never have had the nerve to try this on my own. When I first opened the pattern I almost said no way. The… Read more “From “No Way” to Success and Comraderie!”

Gladys B.
Sun City Quilting Interest Group

Great Learning Experience!

A five star learning experience for our quilt club!

Justine D.
Sun City Fabric and Fiber Club, Quilting Interest Group

The perfect choice for our quilt club!

I enjoyed my quilt club’s 3 session zoom class. Zoom is a good way to give quilters continued access to classes during a time of social distancing,  and the pattern… Read more “The perfect choice for our quilt club!”

Barbara S.
Sun City Fabric and Fiber Club, Quilting Interest Group

Quitworx Class #5 and I still learned new tips!

Thank you for the marvelous Poinsettia class! This was my 5th Quiltworx retreat. I took the class to learn about Zoom. The added bonus was the several tips you gave… Read more “Quitworx Class #5 and I still learned new tips!”

Theresa C.

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… Read more “Great class with Kathy Groves”

Quiltworx Zen Garden
Debra R
Yoders/Cotton Corner

Fundamentally Wonderful!

The Fundamentals of Quilting was a wonderful class, lots of information and links to fully understand new techniques. I finished the class with three sample quilts and ready to tackle… Read more “Fundamentally Wonderful!”

Marcia C.
Zoom - Online

Bring her back soon!

I attended the Zen Garden class at Yoders in  Shipshewana, IN.   Kathy was great! Bring her back soon and the Fort Wayne gals will come.  

Kathy Y, Appleseed Quilt Guild
Yoder Department Store and The Cotton Corner, Shipshewana, IN

Clear concise instructions and lots of fun!

Clear concise instructions and lots of fun. My project isn’t done but will be in a bit. Thanks, Kathy for your encouragement and help.

M. L. Perkins, AQS
Zoom - Online

Paper Piecing, Judy Niemeyer, Kathy and Zoom – it was meant to be!

I had tried paper piecing before, but not in the depth of the Judy Niemeyer classes. I didn’t care for pp until I took this class. I love Judy’s patterns… Read more “Paper Piecing, Judy Niemeyer, Kathy and Zoom – it was meant to be!”

Phyllis F
Zoom - Online

Coming back for More!

Looking forward to another great class! Wedding Star Table Topper on Zoom was wonderful!! 😁

Barbara C
Zoom - Online

Love the Flexibility of Zoom Classes

I’m glad I signed up for this class on Zoom.  I work full time and may not be able to participate in all the live sessions. The videos are great… Read more “Love the Flexibility of Zoom Classes”

Dianne L.
Zoom - Online

Fantastic Teacher – I just signed up for another class!

I’m in Kathy’s Dinner Plate Dahlia Zoom class.  I just signed up for the upcoming (March 2021) Coral Reef Zoom class  as well!  She’s a fantastic teacher. Clear and concise… Read more “Fantastic Teacher – I just signed up for another class!”

Valerie J.
Zoom - Online

Fun Retreat in Shipshewana!

I appreciated all the personal help Kathy was to all of us and her flexibility to make our own projects. She gave some very helpful tips to make our quilts… Read more “Fun Retreat in Shipshewana!”

Quiltworx Zen Garden
JANE M
Yoder Department Store and The Cotton Corner, Shipshewana, IN

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… Read more “Enjoyable and relaxing”

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

Fundamentals of Quiltmaking – A Must Class for Beginning Quilters

Five Stars for Fundamentals of Quiltmaking! Kathy provided a clear outline for each week. We were provided with instructions on cutting out fabric to prepare samples of the blocks and… Read more “Fundamentals of Quiltmaking – A Must Class for Beginning Quilters”

6 blocks from Funamentals!
Carolyn Farrell

Kathy was exceptional to make sure no student was left behind!

The Zoom class was a great way to teach and the cameras were positioned to really see what she was teaching. The nice thing about the recorded classes is the… Read more “Kathy was exceptional to make sure no student was left behind!”

Laurie S
Quilting Season of Michigan

I’ve taken many of classes, Yours are among the best!

I have a Masters degree along with my Nurse Practitioner and have taken many college courses as well as Continuing Medical Education over the years. I have been telling my… Read more “I’ve taken many of classes, Yours are among the best!”

Ellen K, Nurse Practitioner, M.S.
Zoom - Online

Awesome teacher… No Travel Required!

I very much appreciated this class. It is so nice not to have to travel anywhere for instruction. Kathy is very knowledgeable . She is willing to take the time… Read more “Awesome teacher… No Travel Required!”

Pam C.
Zoom - Online

Very thorough and knowledgeable teacher!

I would strongly recommend classes with Kathy!
Here we are in a time when we can’t meet in person and there is a learning curve for everyone, but Kathy… Read more “Very thorough and knowledgeable teacher!”

Ginnie I.
Zoom - Online

Kathy is the instructor to help you make a beautiful keepsake quilt!

If you are even thinking about this, (commenting on the Quiltworx Star Course) I can assure you that Kathy is the instructor to help you make a beautiful keepsake quilt.… Read more “Kathy is the instructor to help you make a beautiful keepsake quilt!”

J. M.
Country Stitches, Lansing, MI

Thank you, thank you, thank you… for your most excellent ZOOM Class!

Thank you, thank you, thank you ,very much for your most excellent Zoom Wedding Star class this morning.  I feel so much more confident about making this quilt.  You are… Read more “Thank you, thank you, thank you… for your most excellent ZOOM Class!”

D.G.
Online - Zoom

I love how she makes me feel comfortable doing classes on ZOOM!

Kathy is a great teacher and inspires you to want to jump right in!   She will be there with you each step of the way! . I love how she… Read more “I love how she makes me feel comfortable doing classes on ZOOM!”

L.H.R.
Zoom - Online

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… Read more “Great Instructor, I highly recommend her!”

Debra R
Yoders and The Cotton Corner

Great patience with newer quilters

Great patience with newer quilters at Quiltworx University!

Debbie Dison
Yoder Department Store 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… Read more “Great group instructor…AND personal follow up!”

Sarah Buller Fenton

Thank you Kathy…

Thank you for help. I loved the card you gave us for the steps on paper piecing. Quiltworx University was a large class, so I really appreciated all the times… Read more “Thank you Kathy…”

Mary G
Quiltworx Shipshewana

Fantastic teacher!!!

Excellent teacher!!! Fabulous knowledge and extremely helpful and patient!!! One of three instructors in a class of 60 quilters…yet very up beat and positive!!! Loved working with her and very… Read more “Fantastic teacher!!!”

Marlene B

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

Friendly, Knowledgable, Nice and Very Helpful…

Kathy is very nice and friendly. She helped me a lot at Quiltworx University. She is very knowledgeable with Judy Niemeyer quilts.

Patti Hardin
Yoders

Your help was greatly appreciated!

Your help was greatly appreciated. Being a beginner paper piecer, you did a great job in helping me understand the steps.

Diane O

Great Class Sponsored by Our Guild

I took the workshop held at Hankard Inn in Jackson, MI., which I enjoyed very much!

PATRICIA SWEET
Pieces and Patches Quilt Guild, Jackson, MI

I would fly to Texas to take another class from her!

Kathy is an amazing instructor! Don’t miss an opportunity to learn from one of the best! I’ve taken two of her classes. I  live in Indiana, but I would fly… Read more “I would fly to Texas to take another class from her!”

Sherri A.

Your trunk show at our guild was stunning….

Kathy, your trunk show and presentation of your work was stunning. You have given me the ambition to try tackling these stunning patterns. All I can say, if you have… Read more “Your trunk show at our guild was stunning….”

C. Blanchard
Town Hall Quilt Guild - Clarkston, MI

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

Marvelous Trunk Shows!

Kathy’s trunk shows are marvelous. Her classes are so much fun! She is a great instructor and knows these patterns. If she is in your area be sure to enjoy… Read more “Marvelous Trunk Shows!”

Cathy B.
Detroit, MI

A Confidence Booster!

I had never tackled anything like the Dinner Plate Dahlia before.  I was really skeptical whether I could do it, but Kathy made it do-able.  I really appreciate not only… Read more “A Confidence Booster!”

Jody M.
Country Stitches, Lansing, MI

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!… Read more “Ready for the Next Step…”

Kathy S
Country Stitches, Lansing, MI

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.

Anonymous

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!

Anonymous
Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

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… Read more “Best class I have ever taken…and I’ve taken alot!”

Wilma R
Linden, 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… Read more “Wonderful Day with Genesee Stars”

Sue Matloc
Genesee Star Quilters

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!… Read more “My only problem is… What’s Next?”

Barbara M.
Kokomo Piecemakers

LOVING YOUR WEBSITE!

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

Myrtle Dean

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!

Wedding Ring Table Topper
Barb S.
Tall Pines Quilt Guild

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… Read more “Learning to piece Autumn Pines Quilt.”

Ann Erickson-Bates
LUV 2 Quilt

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… Read more “I Love My Feathered Star!”

Shauna R.
Friends of Shauna, Ludington, MI

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

Carolyn C
Sew What

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

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… Read more “Wonderful Class – Talented Instructor”

Marian CS
Sew What - Wyandotte, MI

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… Read more “Lots of Shortcuts…”

Diane P.

Inspired!

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

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

Anne K.
Ann Arbor Quilt Guild

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… Read more “What a Great Class!”

Judy K.
Leabu Sewing Center, Ann Arbor, MI

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

Adrienne Mattern
Sew What - A Quilt Shop

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 … Read more “Kathy is a Great Teacher!”

Jan N.
Sew Many Things