Once a teacher..

Kathy Groves,
Founder, BobKat Quilts
Kathy Groves, Founder, BobKat Quilts

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 software trainer, and a consultant, however my long-time 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 would find a special niche that would let put all of these experiences together.   In recent years I’ve been the program chair and president for my local guild.  I’ve organized multiple quilt shows, and developed presentations and classes for guilds through out the region.

Now I’ve come full circle.  I’ve learned that I have a knack for using my organizational and teaching skills to help others learn how to quilt and expand their quilt making skills repertoire.

I’ve recently completed more than two years of work to become a Quiltworx Certified Instructor.   I’ve completed more than 30 “Judy” paper-piecing quilts and I’ve had the privledge of  working through more than a hundred hours of workshops with Judy Niemeyer and her staff.

I’ve put together a great set of lessons, classes, workshops and retreats, but I really pride myself in helping quilters increase their confidence and skills and tackle the projects they’ve always wanted to make.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Kathy Groves
Founder, Bobkat Quilts

P.S.  Don’t see what you’re looking for?   Just ask!

Judy Niemeyer and Kathy displaying her Amazaon Star from the balcony of the Quiltworx retreat center