Inspiring Confidence and Creativity in Quilters Everywhere!

Here’s what BobKat does…

Our Guild Loved Your Visit!

An amazing presentation, trunk show and workshop!  Our members can’t stop talking about it!
Thank you, Kathryn for a fantastic day of learning!
Gabriela Morgan
Wild Flower Quilt Guild, Temple Texas

MASTER Educator!

Kathy, it was great to meet you yesterday at the guild meeting yesterday. You are definitely a MASTER Educator! That was by far the BEST presentation I have ever experienced at a guild mtg!
Pam P.
Chisolm Trail Quilt Guild - Round Rock, Texas

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 Kathy chose for our group was the perfect one for a Judy Neimeyer Zoom class. Kathy was well prepared and very helpful throughout the class. She knows JN pattern construction very well and also provided many useful quilting tips I can use on other projects.

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

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 the chance to see Kathy’s trunk show- you must! Her personality shines through and is only embellished by her quilting talent. And if you have the opportunity to take one of her classes, I’m sure you will leave not only with the skills to tackle these stunning patterns but the enthusiasm to finish the quilt.

C. Blanchard
Town Hall Quilt Guild - Clarkston, MI

Presentations, Demos and Trunk Shows

A great way to spice up a guild meeting, add content to a quilt shop demo day, or explore a new topic with your quilting buddies.  Give us an hour and we'll give you some great tips, tricks and techniques!

NOT MEETING IN PERSON?  No problem!  We can ZOOM our way to a great meeting and presentation!  Not sure how -- I can explain it.  Many guilds are doing it very successfully!  Why not your guild, too!

Check out this special newsletter I shared with guilds recently -- there are lots of thoughts and tips for Zoom presentations and workshops for your guild.

I'd love to be one of your ZOOM presenters!  Email me for more information.


Hands-on, roll up your sleeves, learn by doing workshops are our specialty!   We have half day and full day workshops. Each is designed to send participants out with the experience and confidence to execute new skills on their own.  Got a question a couple of days later?   BobKat is there to help put your new skills to work.

ZOOM Workshops are on the calendar now!  From small placemats to queen sized quilts...  look for the pattern that calls to you!  Want one you don't see -- just let me know!

Multi-day Workshops

Want to tackle a Judy Neimeyer Quiltworx pattern? Thinking of a skill-building sewing retreat?  We love to do 2-5 day workshops.  Length depends on the complexity of the task and the experience and skill level of the group.  As a Quiltworx Certified Instructor - Kathy has the training and experience to help you create one of Judy's beautiful heirloom quilts!

Plug-In Your Quilts

Want to plan your quilt layouts without crayons?  Do you want to convert drawings and photos into quilt patterns?   Have you ever wondered if your iPad, mobile phone or laptop could be put to better use in your quilt-making? Before Kathy was a quilter she was a certified Microsoft Office Specialist,  who taught office professionals how to make better use of their computers.  Now she's not only using Microsoft Office software, but great tools like Quiltster and Electric Quilt (EQ) to help quilters turn their dreams and ideas in to beautiful quilts -- faster and more efficiently.  

One of a Kind Projects

BobKat has translated existing quilts into patterns and instructions.  She can develop a custom quilt kits for a guild retreat or special group quilting project.  She can help you organize your first quilt show.  If you have a quilt related problem or challenge, BobKat can help!

Recent Guild Presentations and Class Sessions

  • How To Eat an Elephant - What does it take to tackle a Judy Niemeyer Quilt?
  • Why Didn't Someone Show Me This A Long Time Ago?  (Everyone learns something new!)
  • Color Considerations
  • Machine Applique - There is more than one way!
  • Plug It In! - Computerized Quilt Design featuring Quiltster and  Electric Quilt Software Demo

Trunk Shows

  • My Quiltmaking Journey - my 20 year journey as a student and a teacher of quiltmaking.  I share my evolution in techniques and interests and hope to inspire others to explore and expand their interests and horizons.
  • Applique Quilts - Explore a wide variety of applique techniques
  • Judy Niemeyer Quilts - including; Amazon Star, Cattails in the Meadows, Clamshell, Compass Rose Table Runner, Dogwood Floral Placemat, Eight in a Rainbow, Fractured Paint Box, Impatiens Floral Placemat, Mini Stars, Prismatic Star, Raindrops, Seasonal Table Runner, Stepping Stones, Sunflower illusions, Tea Leaf Placemats, Wedding Star Table Topper, Wedding Star Wall Quilt, Weeping Willow, Winter Wonderland Table Runner, Woodcarver's Star

Half Day Workshops

  • Pillow Case – a Children’s Class
  • Mitered Corners and Finishing Touches (Prairie  Points, Piping, Flanges as well as general binding techniques)
  • Placemats – No Binding Required
  • Resize Quilt Blocks to Make Your Quilt Larger or Smaller
  • C’Mon, Get Appy – Quilt Applications for your smart phone & tablet
Kathy receiving her Quiltworx Certified Instructor credentials from Judy Niemeyer

One Day Workshops

  • Foundation Paper Piecing  - From a single day to week long retreat. This is a BobKat specialty
  • Machine Appliqué Techniques:  Fusible, Freezer Paper, Interfacing.
  • Finishing Touches – a Binding Workshop
  • Using Word  on your computer to Design Your Own Appliqué (participants should bring their laptops).
  • Fundamentals of Design in Electric Quilt (beginners).
  • Working with Curves and Applique in Electric Quilt (Advanced).
  • Appliqué – Both fusible and non-raw edge machine applique techniques
  • Tips, Tricks and Techniques for Quiltmakers
  • Pines & Poinsettias – a foundation pieced table topper
  • Sew – N – Go Tote (for cutting mats & more)
  • Fold – N – Stitch Wreath
  • Wine Bottle Gift Bag
  • Upsy Daisy Quilt – by Valentina
  • Quilt-As-You-Go Braided Tablerunner
  • Tree’s Up… Lights On -A pattern by Pieces From My Heart
  • Design Your Own Holiday Foundation Pieced Tablerunner - Lots of fun!

Multi-Day Workshops or Retreats

  • Beginning Quiltmaking (a 6 class series -- best done in 3 or 6 sittings to avoid overload)
  • Compass Rose – a Quiltworx pattern
  • Tea Time Placemats – a Quiltworx pattern
  • Stepping Stones – a Quiltworx pattern
  • Winter Wonderland Table Runner –A Quiltworx pattern
  • Prismatic Star – a Quiltworx Pattern
  • Cattails in the Meadow – a Quiltworx pattern - a great 5 day retreat!
  • Lumina Feathered Star – a Quiltworx pattern - a great 5 day retreat!

Let's Get Started

The lists above are just the start!  Lets talk.  I'm happy to help you craft a program for your guild, your shop, or your friends.  I've done presentations to large groups and I've developed workshops for a small group of quilters who wanted to tackle a major project with a coach.  Send me an email or give me a call.

Let's put together something especially for your shop, guild or group of friends... That's what BobKat does!  

Send Kathy an email