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Kate Quinn

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Westalee Design Accredited Teacher

New Mexico (willing to travel)

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My fascination with quilting began when I received a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt as a wedding present in 1991.  The gift of a second scrappy quilt further solidified my love of fabrics and colors.  I made my first quilt to celebrate the birth of my first child around 1993.  I had loved quilting ever since.  I love all styles and types of quilts from art to modern, from traditional pieced to applique.  I also love how quilting is a connection through the ages and across generations.

Originally a native of California, I graduated from West Point in 1991.  Right after graduation, my husband Patrick and I began our life together by serving in the Army.  I left the service in 1998 to be at home with our 5 children.  For the next two decades, quilting became the bridge that helped me to build relationships in each new community.  Though I have moved more than 20 times during my family’s military service, quilters are a welcoming group and I have been so thankful for them.

As my kids have grown, so have my quilting skills.  I now have more time available to share the quilting skills that I love.  I started teaching about 16 years ago.  After our last move, I began working and teaching at local shops and guilds on a consistent basis.   In 2016, I also became a professional longarm quilter, opening FabriKated Quilts.

In 2016, I was first introduced to Westalee Designs Quilting Rulers and Templates.  I was instantly hooked!  Rulerwork tools have helped me advance my quilting skills more that I ever dreamt possible.  I am thrilled and proud to be a Sew Steady Education Ambassador and a Westalee Design Acredited Teacher.  The freedom and creativity generated by these tools is so satisfying.  I want to give that power to quilters everywhere.

I love sharing my passion for quilting and art, passing on a centuries old tradition, and creating beautiful items of comfort.  Let’s start FabriKating your next quilt!

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  1. Attended the class on Feb 16th in Fresno at Authorized Vac & Sew. Good class. Kathy was very patient and willing to help anyone that needed it. Liked the idea that you went home with a completed project. The staff at Authorized Vac & Sew are gems.

  2. Just took the class at Vac and Sew in Fresno. It was great. Learned Everything, cause I knew nothing.
    I liked the project and practice stuff–learn by doing, and expanding on what you just learned.

    Now to convince Vac and Sew to offer a monthly class on ruler work/projects to reinforce and expand my learning!

  3. I attended the Sew Steady class on rulers in n Tucson the weekend of October 28. This was also sponsored by Cathey’s Sewing store. I felt that the class was very informative and gave me more opportunities to decorate my projects. Well instructed.

  4. I attended the Sew Steady Rulerwork Party hosted by Cathey’s Vac and Sew on October 27and 28th.
    I have been wanting to to a rulerwork class for some time. I had purchased the rulers but this class did so much for
    my understanding and ability to use these for quilting. The Instructor had numerous gems that made the class interesting
    and valuable.

  5. I attended a class by Kate on Janome Ruler Work sponsored by Cathey’s Sewing in Tucson, Arizona, on October 28 – 29, 2023.

    Kate is a consummate professional. Her love for teaching shines through her patience, kindness, and clear instructions. I appreciate that she did not rush us through the class, nor hold us back when we were ready to proceed. She gave lots of useful tips that I can apply to all my sewing and quilting projects.

  6. Kate is a fantastic teacher. Friendly, relaxed, informative and she took her time with everyone! Will definitely take another class from her!

  7. I attended Kate’s Janome Cozy Pillow Project class on November 10th at The Stitch House in Plano , Texas. It was a wonderful class. Kate is so easy to learn from. Here ability to multi task to keep the class engaged whether you’re doing ruler work for the first time or you have been doing it for years. She is very down to earth & practical. The project was fun. I learned some great tips about my Janome machine, which up until now, I have used just for ruler work quilting. Now I may choose to take it out of quilting mode and do other things with it that I have used my Viking machine for in the past.

  8. Kathy,

    Thank you for the helpful tips and your great explanations on techniques that I can’t wait to try on my own!

  9. I loved how well Kate was able to teach to all skill levels in the same class. I am looking forward to putting into practice some of the new skills I learned over the weekend.

  10. I attended a class by Kate on Janome Ruler Work on October 28 – 29, sponsored by Cathey’s Sewing in Tucson, Arizona

    Kate is a great instructor. She is incredibly patient and was willing to go over the steps multiple times for those that needed a little extra instruction. She has an amazing talent and ability to explain the details to students that are new to ruler work. She was encouraging and supportive to everyone and saw the “good” in everyone’s work.

    I learned so much and am excited to use my rulers on future quilt projects.

  11. I was in Kate’s class, Ruler Work Party for her Beginner Ruler Work instruction, on October 27th and 28th. This was hosted by Cathey’s Sew and Vac in Tucson, AZ. I found Kate to be an excellent instructor. Her directions were clear and easy to understand and follow. She provided a tremendous amount of information over the 2-day class. All of this was provided with detailed step-by-step instructions given with encouragement and a great sense of humor. I learned so much and can now at least begin to use my domestic machine to do projects using rulers – which I managed to purchase while at the class. There was lots of support from several very knowledgeable assistants from Cathey’s. Kate gently guided us through the completion of a pillow project using several Westalee rulers. It was easy to see improvement from Friday into Saturday. I really enjoyed the class and would attend anything that Kate provided in the future.

  12. Your Starry Nights Class instructions were so informative! I always learn so much from you!
    Thank you, Kate for all you did in helping us learn through the process of this class! I know it is a lot of preparation to get a class video completed for us!
    I enjoy your classes!
    Granny’s Stitches
    Sioux City

  13. Just started seeing your TUTORIALS on Pinterest. They are great I have pulled out my Westalee templats I’ve had for several years and had not got much use out of, I have now bought several more. Your tutorials have showed me a lot and gaining more confidence and information on how to use and not try to go fast,
    think that was one of my problems before. I would like to know if you ever make it to Oklahoma City for a class.
    Thanks Carla

    1. Hi So sorry to see this message so late. Just complete classes last week in Cache Ok.

      I will likely be teaching for the Stitching Post Great Plains event in October. I will post more info soon. My business page is FB FabriKated Quilts.

  14. I wished she would have used a different color 0f thread. i couldn’t see the design when she was sewing. I always enjoy her classes .

  15. Kate is a fantastic instructor. She speaks clearly and is easy to understand. I love how she carefully goes through each step of the ruler work process explaining her thoughts, vision and ideas on why she has chosen the particular ruler she is using at that time. When a mishap in the design occurs, she shows us what other options we can try. (As in Titan Block 1 feathers). Kate is very knowledgeable on how to use all parts of the rulers in the designs I have seen.

  16. You may have seen my name before because I try to view everything that Kate does. She is ALWAYS the best in demonstrating her work. I never fail to pick up a new tip. The best‼️

  17. I Love Kate’s classes! She is sooo patient and explains things so well! If someone wants her to go over something again, she always does it with a good heart!

  18. I always enjoy watching and learning from Kate and the other instructors as well. Kates classes are full of good easy instructions to follow and good tips as well. I love the way she make me feel as I can accomplish this and other projects with confidence. Knowing if I make a mistake it is not the end of the world, and there is always a way around it or a bombom for later to take care of lol. Thank you Kate and thank you Sew Steady for all the videos on ruler work!

  19. There isn’t a class that I would purposely miss of Kate’s. Her presentations are #1! If you want to learn or be encouraged, then she’s the one you want.

  20. Kate’s classes are #1 in my book. She wants to make sure everyone understands how to do what she’s doing. She encourages you to do something what is right for you. She will repeat something if asked, expand on something she’s doing just so we can understand. She has a pleasant voice to listen to. I highly recommend any of her classes and videos.

  21. Kate,
    Does a great job on how to use quilting templates. She explains the how and why on all of her classes.
    I always enjoy and learn a lot from Kate.

  22. Kate did a wonderful demonstration as she always does. She has taken the time to organize her classes so she is able to cover the use of multiple rulers needed to complete the quilt block.

  23. I love Kate. She explains everything very good. I rewatch YouTube videos every night in my sewing studio. All of your instructors are great. I mostly watch Ann Moore , Donelle McAdms and Kate Quinn
    Please keep the education coming it is wonderful.
    Judy Deveney

  24. Kate is so inspirational. She is not flustered when things are exactly perfect and encourages us to have fun and enjoy the process.
    Kay Cornwell

  25. Interesting block.

    As usual Kate gives explicit directions on the how, and why of working with templates.

  26. Kate is always a very interesting teacher; she keeps the student involved, even if you are not sewing along. She uses many different templates both new and old so the student can get the idea that sew steady templates are very versatile and you are never limited to a partial design.

  27. Kate is always delightful to learn from. She gives great tips and is innovative, creative, and encouraging.

  28. I try not to miss any of Kate’s classes. She always has so much info to share and her inspiration is the best.

  29. Kate is a great instructor, she is very patient and very knowledgeable love to watch her videos i have learned so much from her

  30. Kate Quinn as always is a fantastic instructor. I’ve learnt so much from her, and I love watching her lives and videos. Her skill is outstanding and her sense of humour shines through in all her shows.

  31. Kate’s videos are excellent. The camera is always positioned so what she is demonstrating is very clear.
    She explains the techniques clearly & I always learn something.

  32. Kate is a knowledgeable instructor and educator who shares her love of quilting and I enjoy every minute.
    Thank you Kate!

  33. Kate was as usual amazing. I really enjoyed this class so much I bought the pattern! Kate is easy to follow and always shows different was to do things so you have another way to do it if you want.

  34. I Love attending Kate’s classes! She is so patient and explains everything with such precision and patience.

  35. Kate is always organized for class. She is clear and concise in her directions and explanations. I love taking her classes as I always come away excited to try what she has shown and also apply the information to other quilts.

  36. Kate is one of the best instructors on Sew Steady. I have learned so much from listening to her classes.

  37. Kate is an amazing teacher. She talks the viewer through every step as she demonstrates the template and design. I have learned so much from watching her videos.

  38. As always, Kate’s classes are well organized and full of useful information. Thanks to Kate, quilting with rulers is fun for me and I am able to make quilts that I am happy with.

  39. Kate continually gives us so much information and ideas of how versatile the rulers are – always something new in her videos – thank you so much!!!!

  40. Kate is one of my favorite instructor. Her excellent instructions, demonstrations, and hints make ruler work much easier. Try not to miss any of her classes.

  41. Kate is an amazing teacher. She breaks down each of the elements involved and describes the method for success verbally and visually.

  42. Kate is the best! She makes learning a breeze and she has the most amazing ideas! I love that she show us how to think out of the box and encourages us to do so. Thank you Kate!

  43. I absolutely love watching Kate teach. I have learned so much from her classes. Sew Steady is fortunate to have her as an educator as she is the very best. Every class is presented full of enthusiasm and her creativity is unlimited. She is always concerned that students have the best view she can provide and the best understanding of what she is presenting.

  44. Always an excellent class. Kate is fantastic at explaining about what she is doing and showing exactly what she talks about. A great creative mind with new ideas and how to think outside of the box. Its a pure joy to watch her classes.

  45. I am mostly a scrap quilter and Kate’s new quilt opened my eyes to new possibilities. Her fresh ideas, clear instruction, and creativity make her a great teacher.

  46. Kate is the BEST! Her approach to teaching is very logical and organized. She focuses on the student — their view, their questions, all skill levels. I watch as many of her videos as I can. Highly recommend any of her classes.

  47. Kate is an amazing instructor. Her creative ideas and showing how to use the rulers makes her classes informative and fun.

  48. Love listening and watching Kate. She inspires me to try everything. I am a beginner and look forward to mastering the westalee templates with Kate’s videos. Thanks

  49. I have learnt so much from Kate’s videos, she explains everything so well. I live in New Zealand so to have access to a teacher of her calibre is amazing. I can’t thank Kate enough for the information she gives.

  50. Such a wonderful quilt. I love the Equilateral rulers add plan to buy the lot of them, The other day I needed to make a 9”Triangle and wished i had the ruler already.
    Kate Quinn is a great teacher.

  51. Excellent educator. Kate is very easy to follow and she is so creative with the projects she presents.

  52. Kate is the BEST I learn so much from her and enjoy all of her classes. I found Sew Steady from watching Kate’s videos on YouTube!she is so easy to understand and also let’s us known that different ideas.

  53. I LOVE all of Kate’s instructions & Ruler-work events & I’m always looking to see if there’s one class I’ve missed. I learn so much from her easy-going manner & practical tips along the way. You can tell she loves what she does & she easily moves from traditional to modern quilt styles. This latest Triangle Splash is a wonderful “scrap-buster” inspiration. A friend recommended I look into ruler-work a couple of years ago, so with the library of rulers I have accumulated, I should be well on my way…. Time is all you need — AND a bit of practice! Thank you for having such an excellent line-up of instructors – especially Kate!

  54. The class was wonderful, as all of Kate’s classes are. She not only teaches techniques she broadens thinking with her amazing creativity.

  55. Kate is a wonderful instructor. Precise instructions, imaginative designs, gets to the point without delay. Should she make an error she doesn’t hide it, instead she either shows you how to fix it or depending on time will tell you how. Great Classes.

  56. I really enjoyed this triangle patchwork class with Kate. She is helping me to think outside the box and create my own patches to quilt. Her approach to teaching seeems o match right up with my ability to learn. Thank Kate.

  57. Excellent work as always, do fun to see new creative ideas. Let’s me think out of the box. Will continue to watch. Thank you.

  58. Kate teaches in a way that makes using the templates fun and successful. She not only teaches the original intention for the templates, but how to use them in many different ways. She is generous in sharing her knowledge so that we, too, can do beautiful quilting. Thank you, Kate.

  59. Kate always does an amazing job showing so many ways to use our rulers. She explains how and why she does things while encouraging students to be creative and experiment. I’m also impressed with how she can keep the flow of instruction while monitoring for questions that come in. I hope that someday she will make it out to the Phoenix area for some live classes!

  60. Kate is always fun to watch; always a learning experience. Her artistic mind goes in directions I could never dream of. Thank you, Kate. I look forward to the class on quilting your interesting triangles creation.

  61. I like how Kate showed us how to use the rulers in a different type of quilt. Lots of great ideas. Thank you for reminding us that we can be creative on our own.

  62. Kate always does a fabulous job. She is so enthusiastic so she keeps your attention thruout the whole class. I try to never miss any of her classes! I give her 5 stars!!

  63. This presentation was a great surprise. I thoroughly enjoyed being challenged to be inspired and “not just follow and do what I do”. The information and ideas were spectacular. You are a terrific and gifted instructor!!! Thank you so much.

  64. I love Kate the way she teaches it is easy to understand. She keeps it simple and very effective.

  65. As always Kate presents good instr, many ideas & inspiring ideas. She is the best by far in teaching.

  66. Love learning all sorts of design and technical tips and tricks from Kate . Her tutorials are always objective-led and focused . She is a consummate professional in her approach and teaching style. She keeps things real , whilst at the same time , inspiring us to advance our creativity and courage to have a go at new designs. She has an uncanny skill in answering the questions I want answered as she teaches .Like all good teachers she knows the stumbling block areas and builds tuition around these. I have learned so much from her tutorials and feel more confident in my quilting and ruler-work skills. Thanks so much Kate.

  67. The class was wonderful and Kate is a great instructor! I learned so much and look forward to taking more classes from her. She is awesome and gives great details. Her explanation make it easy to understand what her process is. Thanks Kate!

  68. Kate is the absolute best! I learn soooooo much from her! I take every class I can from her! She is so easy to follow and her instructions are clear and she always gives you options.

  69. Kate is absolutely the best instructor. Her warmth and personality shine. Her instructions are clear and precise.

  70. Thanks, you teach very well, I learned how to use the little spacer! And I love the use the rulers with ”no Rules”

  71. Kate always shows something new about the rulers each time I watch her videos and I re-watch as a refresher – she shows us that she is not perfect and shows us what to do when we make a mistake – thank you for your wonderful and enjoyable videos.

  72. Kate is your best educator! Her lessons are always clear and well-presented. I watch many of them over and over.

  73. As always Kate takes us step by step through the project. Loved watching and rewatching her lessons!!

  74. I struggled with my ruler work on my sitdown Q16. Kate Quinn has been an excellent teacher because of her I am happy with my quilting. The Westalee rulers I have purchased here in Australia are wonderful.

  75. Love Kates class she is and execellant teacher and she will give you the confidence to give a go, and she if definately right practice, practice, practice. It is fun and relaxing.

  76. Love Kates class she is and execellant teacher and I she will give you the confidence to give a go, and she if definately right practice, practice, practice. It is fun and relaxing.

  77. 5 Stars for sure! this class on Crosshatching opened my eyes and was so informative. Kates videos have inspired me to try something different…thinking out of my little box! thank you very much.

  78. Kate ALWAYS teaches us something fantastic using the templates. Her precise descriptions and detailed designs makes it easy to follow. She makes it fun to learn how to make the most of the templates. Thank you Kate!!!

  79. Kate is a wonderful teacher. Her classes are very well presented and easy to understand. I thank Kate and sew steady for such wonderful virtual classes. I would never have gotten into ruler work without virtual classes.

  80. I love Kate’s teaching! She explains things well. She also has ideas to use templates for different designs. Thanks Kate.

  81. Kate is a fantastic asset to Sew Steady. Her teaching skills are supurb. Concise and on point, always full of tips for you to get the best results on your project. Kate is always easy to understand and answers all questions confidently.

  82. Kate has a wonderful way of teaching and her projects are always very interesting and often are traditional quilting updated with use of current quilting tools.

  83. Thank you Kate for a great instruction and making me feel like I can accomplish anything – you give us so much information and little tips along – always learn something new in your videos

  84. Her presentation was wonderful! I ended up purchasing the table and some templates. I can’t wait for them to come so I can get started with one of her classes. It’s amazing what the templates can accomplish!

  85. I love Kate Quinn’s classes. I did the feather fantasy class and was so surprised by how well she explained the techniques she used. I love the sampler! I got to see her in person at the Quilt Festival in Houston and it was amazing!!

  86. Kate is a very informative teacher. Very through and has new ideas how to use templates in different ways. I appreciate. Her ability to put together designs from different templates to come up with something new and to show them on an actual quilt.

  87. Love Kate’s classes! She always explains things so well and we can see everything she is doing.

  88. Great class. Katie is very clear and does step by step instruction so the learner is able to be successful when making their project look professional. She does talk about each product and different ways to use them which I found very helpful.

  89. Hi, I am still learning everyday with Kate’s virtual courses. She show us every steps how do to use Templates & all type of designs. Thank you Kate. I am learning everyday & love to watch videos. The communities, quilters on FB or watch the shows alive, we all chats & asking questions. Got the answers right away. I was using my iPad to watch & read closed caption (cc) from my iPhone note with the speaker while Kate talks. I understand now. Thank you so much. I will keep watching the alive.

  90. I love this class on feathers. Kate makes using the feather templates clear and I understood exactly what she was doing and was able to make a project I am proud of. Showing the many ways feathers can be done and varied was very helpful. I appreciate these online classes so much as without them I would not have the opportunity for learning to use the templeates.

  91. Katie’s instruction is so easy to follow! She has enabled me to reach new heights in quilting! So pleasant to listen to, giving me more confidence with every lesson. Love you, Kate!,

  92. Kate have been a real mentor, I learned not to sweat the small things and enjoy what I do, how to think outside the box. She is a great teacher and helpful person, always do her best when you have a question to give you an answer. I love Kate way of encouragement to everyone and I enjoy very much her ideas.

  93. So enjoyed the class. Gave me the courage to grab my brand new westlee designs and try them on some pot holders (gifts -for my boss). Was so happy with the results. I practiced some on some scraps but was so pleased. I now have to figure out how to do a heart it came in my ruler set and I am not getting the hang of it. I need one of your videos for them. Can’t wait for my paisley ones to come in!! I am very new to quilting. Not to sewing or embroidery but quilting yes. So thanks for not expecting me to know it. And showing the how and why.

  94. I have enjoyed every video that Kate has produced. Looking forward to more more videos on other templates and designs. I always learn something new.

  95. As ALWAYS Kate manages to bring the best instruction on a level everyone can understand. I am inspired by Kate’s ideas, designs and abilities. Keep up the great instruction!

  96. I love watching you work and your teaching style, you make it fun but still get so much accomplished I will continue watching anything I can find from you. It is so much easy to watch and learn from someone that makes it so interesting to watch. Thanks so much for the time you put into teaching.

  97. Kate you are so fun to watch and give instructions so effortlessly and sincerely! I just LOVE watching your videos! You have given me so much inspiration and I have loved learning and doing ruler quilting!
    Thank you so much! Keep up the wonderful videos of instructions!
    I have also learned a lot from Donna!

  98. I have watched most of Kit and Caboodle, a border lesson, and the first part of the feathers sampler. I plan to use what I have learned to create a border for a large QAYG quilt I am finishing. Feathers have never been my favorite design but now I see how I can use them with other designs. I am planning to adapt Kit and Caboodle blocks to create a window covering. As you can tell, Kate is a big inspiration. She is also an excellent instructor with clear explanations and demonstrations.

  99. I idolize Kate! She has taken me from a not so confident quilter to “sure, I can do that!” Kate demonstrates the use of the templates clearly and even made me want the suspension system, if only I had the proper sewing table to use with the clamps. Thank you Kate and Sew Steady for sharing your knowledge.

  100. I wasn’t that interested in quilting until I started to watch the crew from Sew Steady and see the Westalee rulers. Well, I may never make a quilt but…. those rulers come in handy for a lot of sewing designs. The instructors ……ALL OF THEM….. make you feel comfortable with giving it a try and point out things you might have to ponder a long time to get right (like — where to place your hands or put the stickers for easier guiding).

    I watch in parts from my job then have to stop and come in later or even watch a replay (better than SB halftime — right?)

    So you never dissappoint. I always pick up a terrific pointer. Keep up the AWSOME work.

  101. Loved the day of classes on Valentine’s Day. Looking forward to using the new ideas Andy the suspension arms.

  102. Another good class from Kate. She always makes sure you can see what she is doing. Her explanations and hints are always clear.

  103. I watch Kate on a regular basis and always learn something new. She is very through in her explanations and very dedicated to her audience.

  104. Thanks for great instructions and explanations. Really enjoyed the class. Looking forward to working with the templates

  105. Kate is a great teacher. She is organized and explains things step by step. I like how she shows you how to use the rulers in new and different ways.

  106. As always a great class with lots of clear informative information and tips. Thankyou Kate, looking forward to more in the future.

  107. I just Love watching Kate! She has a knack of explaining it so that we can understand it and not too much information in one go. She also angles the camera so that we can see everything all the time!
    Now that your clocks have gone back, the webinar is at 9pm – 11pm for me and I can’t stay up that late. I watch the recording the next day but I don’t feel that I miss out on any information!
    Thanks Kate for all the work you put into your lessons. I am an avid fan!!

  108. I look forward to Kate’s presentations. The camera angles are very good, she is clear in her descriptions and thorough in instructions and actual use of the templates. Her alternative ideas/uses are great and very inspirational. Thank you!

  109. Kate is an excellent teacher. Her approach to teaching is simple and logical. She breaks down every step into easy pieces. She even thinks of questions that haven’t been asked but solve potential problems. Always look forward to her classes and I think I have become a Kate Groupie.

  110. Kates classews are always well organized and instructive. Her ideas for using templates several ways inspires me. Thank you for offering this format to enable us to learn to use these valuable tools.

  111. I have viewed and enjoyed several of Kate’s classes. I have always benefited from her expertise and talent. Thank you

  112. Kate is one of my favorite teachers. She explains things clearly and makes sure we can see what she is doing. I love how she takes the rulers and uses them in new and creative ways which means I have more ways to use the rulers I already have instead of needing that next new thing every time. Can’t wait to make a few of these borders on my next quilt projects. Thanks so much for a wonderful border class, Kate! Not sure if my rating button is working below but she’s a 5!!

  113. This was the 1st Sew Steady presentation I’ve attended and learned so much. Kate gave an excellent presentation. Looking forward to seeing more!

  114. Kate, You are an amazing instructor. Your instructions are so clear and understandable. Always enjoy watching your videos. Keep up the good work. Good health and happiness for 2022.

  115. Kate is an excellent teacher of ruler quilting. I especially liked her New Years Border Fiesta virtual event class. Besides the normal border designs, Kate is always coming up with a new way to use a template. I loved this class.

  116. She was great. She is so creative and helps me think of ways to use the templates. I giver her a 5. The computer would not let me press the number.

  117. Kate is one of my favorite teachers from Sew Steady.
    I always learn something new. She is organized and presents well.
    Thanks for the virtual learning!

  118. I learn so much from Kate Quinn, this is the 3rd class I have watched with Kate, as well as many of her YouTube presentations. I will definitely take more classes from Kate.

  119. Kate did a wonderful job demonstrating the use of the templates for doing borders. Learned a lot, and she makes working with templates look doable! Love listening to her explanations and seeing how she moves around the templates and lines them up.

    Trying to rate her presentation a ‘5’ but the selection is not working.

  120. I have yet to take one of Kates class and not learn something. She has such a calming gentle voice. Her ideas are out of this world. Her tips and techniques are fabulous. Thank you Kate for always giving us so much of yourself.

  121. I totally enjoyed this event. I appreciate that Sew Steady and Sew For Less host these events so we can get the most out of our tools. I love to support companies that do that.

  122. Kate is so thorough in her explanations. She makes you want to try things. Excellent teacher. Her border class was so helpful.

  123. I love Kate! She’s so real and she describes things so that they’re easy to visualize and replicate!

  124. Kate is a great teacher who patiently explains how to effectively create ruler work designs. She illustrates how to use the rulers correctly and provides a discussion on how to deal with typically encountered problems. I’ve enjoyed every class of hers that I’ve attended.

  125. Kate is an awesome instructor in which she explains in detail, also she amazes me with such beautiful designs with simplicity, I try and watch as many videos as I can thanks Kate

  126. Kate is hands down my favorite instructor. Her demeanor is absolutley positive! She has given me so much confidence in my ability to do ruler work! Love the fact that bon bon moments are included! Makes mistakes seem so much less frustrating. Kate’s positive attitude, ability to communicate in a friendly, clear, and consise manner equals success for all those who follow her! Thanks Kate! I look forward to each and every tutorial!

  127. Kate is an awesome instructor and one of my favorite see steady instructors. Her passion and knowledge always comes through. She explains things step by step and makes it easily understood.
    I have enjoyed every class I’ve watched.
    Thanks Kate!

  128. Kate you are very inspiring teacher and love how you explain all avenues I will continue to join your classes, you are awesome 👌 Thankyou

  129. Kate, your are one of the very best teachers I have ever had! With your fun and great enthusiasm you put into teaching each of us along with the personal touches such as: “we are all human” and “Bonbon” moments has helped me and many others know it is OK to make a mistake. Learn from that mistake and move on to make beautiful quilting. I have so much more confidence in myself as a quilter because of you!
    Thank you,
    Suzanne from NW Oregon
    PS: I cannot get the Rating to work but you are the best!

  130. Kate, I watch everything you present, generally many more times than once, because you always have such useful information, explanations, and tips. I also appreciate your prompt replies to my email inquiries. Thanks to both you and Patrick for your service.

  131. I just got through the Christmas Tree Event and am so excited to not only do this beautiful project but to watch and quilt more of Kate’s classes. She is a wonderful instructor and makes everything so simple to understand, that I feel that I can do it too. Just bought the fun and fancy templates and book and now can’t wait to get them in my hot little hands. Looking forward to more classes.

  132. I am ALWAYS inspired by Kate’s instruction. Of course, it usually ends up with me spending money! Too many things I must have. I appreciate each time Kate is featured. I have really come to know her style and form of caring for the quilting world. She is currently keeping me distracted in a difficult time. Many thanks!

  133. Kate is an awesome instructor in which she explains in detail, also she amazes me with such beautiful designs with simplicity, I try and watch as many videos as I can thanks Kate

  134. This is the Evergreen Star is Born class and it is very interesting. Uses techniques I have never seen and produces a beautiful tree for the holidays. I cant wait to try some of these. Good Job Kate!

  135. Thank you, Kate!! You are a great instructor. I always learn so much from your videos. You build confidence in beginners. Fabulous!!

  136. Another great class with Kate! I can’t believe how talented she is. And so down to earth. Thank you for all you do for us Kate!

  137. Excellent instructor, pattern available that is illustrated and detailed. Video instructions are detailed and explained. I hope its made available on University as it would be a good one to add to my classes.

  138. Just loved reading about Kate’s background. I have learned so much from watching her videos. She’s a master of the feather templates. She has taught some pretty intricate designs.

  139. I always learn so much from Kate every time I watch one of her classes. The Crossworks Part 2 class provided ideas on how to use the templates in different ways. Lots of great tips.

  140. I thoroughly enjoy Kate’s classes. She is easy to understand and very willing to answer questions. I look forward to more.

  141. I love Kate’s pleasant voice and easy to follow teaching style. Online, it feels like you’re sitting in the room with her, having a friendly chat about the project. She shares lots of tips while she is demonstrating. I look forward to more learning with Kate!

  142. I have the Fun & Fancy template set, of course ! This was one of my first sets along with the Sampler set to get me totally hooked on ruler work ! Thanks to Kate and all of her fantastic videos, she makes it so easy. Kate is a great instructor, very thorough with her explanations.
    Her camera setup is the bomb !! So clear and always where it needs to be
    Thanks Kate 🥰

  143. I really enjoy Kate’s classes and videos. Her instructions are clear and easy to understand making it a joy to learn a new skill. She’s also funny – love her bon bon sewing! Looking forward to stitching along with her as I slowly acquire the new rulers and tools I need. Have learned so much from the Sew Steady instructors and really appreciate the skill building opportunities!

  144. I love all of Kate Quinn’s classes. She is an excellent educator. I love her enthusiasm and passion she always has in any of her classes. Her instruction are clear and I love how she created the block to showcase a specific template and/or size of template. Can’t wait to try this project.

  145. I think I first found Kate on Facebook when she was doing weekly classes free during the 2020 COVID shutdown and quickly became addicted. Then I found her on Sew Steady University. Even better. I love her style of teaching so much that I always check out anything she had posted. My favorite so far has been “Feather Fantasy “
    Thank you Kate. I’m a forever follower.

  146. Great class! I really enjoyed the class and appreciate the emphasis on being able to use continuous thread without a lot of stopping. A very different design that was helpful as I need to quilt something circular for a quilt with too many straight lines, so inspirational and some great ideas for a larger space.
    Kate makes it seem so simple that even I as a beginner could do this!

  147. I feel like I have become a Kate Quinn addict! I love watching all of her classes. She makes everything so easy to understand and I love how she frequently reminds us to “do what you want, it is still going to look amazing” and she has so many wonderful ideas on different ways to use the tools. She gives me confidence to experiment and PLAY.


  148. I love Kate’s modern designs! Her teaching style is very encouraging and after class I always look forward to trying new things. Thank you Kate, for making beautiful complicated things easy and something I can do on my own.

  149. I have watched almost all of Kate’s videos since last year. She always teaches me something new. I have taken in person classes also and she is as sweet and nice as she appears in videos. Her enthusiasm is contagious!

  150. I have enjoyed watching many of your videos. I now think of myself as a confident beginner with all of your directions and reassurances. Thank you!!

  151. Excellent presentation! This was the second Westalee Ruler webinar that I have watched. I learned so much more from Katie’s presentation that I feel confident in getting the rulers out of their packaging and use them.

  152. I have been afraid to begin the Continuum quilt, but with Kate’s taking one block at a time, I know I can do this. She is patient and encouraging and explains the steps clearly. Inspiring, as well. Great teacher. Thank you for the J block.

  153. Kate’s classes are always so full of information. I love the details she provides so that we can make better use of our templates and enhance our projects. The spoon flower is a very beautiful block. Kate is an excellent teacher and an asset to Sew Steady’s line-up of educators. Thank you for another informative class. And thanks to Moore’s Sewing for sponsoring it.

  154. Kate’s projects are always fantastic. Well presented. Many practical tips for lining up designs. I don’t know if I could say anything more that hasn’t already been said. Kate’s always easy to understand, answers questions with a good understanding and explanation. I can’t say more other than give one of her projects a try.

  155. I love quilting and getting ideas from Kate—she is an awesome teacher!! Every class is different and she inspires everyone to try new things and shows you how to fix things when you mess up! Love her calm manner–we do need to see “Honey” every now and then!

  156. I love watching Kate Quinn instructional videos. Great presentation, and confidence builder. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

  157. Watching Kate was a very good way to learn how all of the rulers work. I’d never seen how the templates worked to quilt a block. Watching her smoothly quilt a block has improved my outlook that I too, with practice, could use the templates.

  158. Kate is a fantastic teacher! She is very patient when teaching.you can tell she loves what she is doing!!!! She also wants us to learn what she loves, and wants us to learn, because she loves it so much!!!!! She has no problem going back over something to make sure you get it!!!! I also love her soft sweet voice!!!! Thanks Kate 🥰

  159. I can only echo everyone else’s comments! Kate’s enthusiasm for quilting and her joy in teaching others comes through every single time she shares a class with us. Kate is able to relate to every skill level in a way that is welcoming and comforting. Sometimes, things just aren’t easy to learn for everyone.
    Her tips or reminders of basic skills are important for all levels. Taking a class from her is always time well spent.

    Will watch this lesson as many times as I can squeeze in. Each time I’m able to gleen a bit more confidence and a bit more “hidden” information from Kate!

  160. I really enjoy Kate’s classes she presents in a clear step by step manner and I always feel inspired to try new things. Thankyou Kate always look forward to your classes.

  161. I always enjoy watching and learning from Kate on the many rulers she demostrates. She provides new and different ways to use all the rulers that I normally wouldn’t consider until seeing her show what the endless possiblities are. Always a pleasure.

  162. Kate’s enthusiasm for quilting and her joy in teaching others comes through as she teaches skills at all levels, be it quilting rulers for the beginner or complex skills for the more experienced. She also provides tips or reminders of basic skills at all levels. Taking a class from her is time well spent.

  163. I am never disappointed when I watch Kate’s video demos. Excellent teacher! Very reassuring for beginners and inspiring for the experienced. Thank you!

  164. This was such an informative class. Kate’s ideas are so easy to follow. I’ve incorporated her ideas in many QAYG blocks. Thank you Sew Steady and Kate!

  165. Kate is one of my favorite teachers from Sew Steady.
    I always learn something new. She is organized and presents well.
    Thanks for the virtual learning!

  166. I think Kate is a wonderful teacher!!! She explains things so well and if you don’t understand she will explain it again! She makes sure she is not going to fast!!! She really is a great teacher!!!!🥰

  167. I always learn something new from Kate. Whenever I think to myself, I wish she would show…, within moments she shows it! Her presentation style and teaching strategies are perfect.

  168. You learn something new in every Kate Quinn class–ignore the adjective “beginner” and take everyone you can.

  169. This is for Crossworks Blocks Quilting Class. There are a couple of instructors I always watch for and sign up for their classes. Kate Quinn is one of them. Her presentation and instructions are always clear and straightforward and the majority of the time she does have a pattern available for purchase at a reasonable fee. This class is no exception and I do appreciate how she shows how one template can be utilized to give more options.

  170. I very much enjoyed the Crossworks Block Design class on August 12. There was so much to absorb that I am grateful to be able to watch it more than once. Your enthusiasm is infectious! Thanks for all that you do to encourage us along in our Westalee journey.

  171. You have shown us how to look beyond the simple shape of any single template. Your inspiration to experiment more by drawing was enlightening. I now have the courage to combine templates and know how to use the markings to best advantage to create and enhance new design elements. Thank you for giving such clear precise instruction in your live demos, Kate. You are one of my favorite Sew Steady instructors.

  172. I enjoy Kate’s classes she is a very competent teacher. I have had my Westalee Ruler set for about 10 years, long before Sew Steady was involved. I have only started using them after watching Kate and doing some of the classes with the Sew Steady University

  173. I just started ruler work and have been teaching myself along the way—your instruction was wonderful and helpful and I loved seeing the different designs.

  174. I attended the virtual Crossworks Block Quilting Class. I feel more confident to try new designs and actually design blocks.

  175. I enjoyed the Ruler class and learned quite a bit. I am a complete beginner and the information she offered, like the proper way to hold the ruler, how to line up the marks on the rulers and how to move around with the ruler were very beneficial to me. I plan to watch the video as I am sure I missed something that was demonstrated and just to reinforce the knowledge I gained. Her instructions were clear and concise.

  176. I really enjoy The Ruler class. It was very informative and easy to understand. I have rewatched twice.
    Looking forward to watching other classes.

  177. I am a complete novice and Kate made the basic quilting ruler class very understandable and she was very knowledgeable. I would definitely take a class from Kate again. Thank you!

  178. I feel like I learned a lot from the quilting with rulers class and I am very glad that I heard about it and attended. Looking forward to attending other classes.

  179. Always learn so much from Kate”s classes, she makes all her instr so easy & informative to learn. As long as she teaches I hope to learn more. I really enjoy her classes. Thank you Kate

  180. My most recent class from Kate was the Sunflower, and it is wonderful. Demonstration is very clear, and a pattern is available which I purchased. The pattern is very detailed and clear.

  181. I love the sunflower that Kate did, I think Kate is a wonderful teacher, easy to understand and very good on what she does. Definitely I want to learn from her knowledge of how to apply all the designs into the Quilts. I will assist to all Kate classes as long as I can. Thank you Kate for a wonderful class!

  182. I thoroughly enjoy Kate’s classes. She explains everything so well to make it can be easy understood.
    I will be taking more of her classes!

  183. I have enjoyed all classes that I have taken either in person or on-line, taught by Kate. She is professional, fun, and gives me the confidence I need. Love her classes and teaching style!

  184. I always love Kate’s classes as she takes her time and is easy to understand and follow her directions. She seems to think of everything you could possibly ask. Her classes are fun and great information on sewing

  185. Thank you for the class on feathers. I was able to follow along with your precise instructions — now I have to find my set of rulers. If I can’t find them, I’ll buy another set. The class was very informative — I know how to use the set of rulers now. Even though I took classes from a certified teacher she had ones at all levels in class and I seemed to get lost in the shuffle (and maybe because I was ill and did not know it.) Hope to find my rulers very soon. I will definitely take more of your virtual classes.

  186. Love Kate’s classes, I find them very inspiring and informative. Look forward to more in the future.

  187. Kate is my favorite Sew Steady/Westalee instructor! I can’t think of enough superlatives to describe her and her teaching style! She makes things simple enough for the beginner but provides direction for continued growth no matter your skill level. She is always prepared and has the technology down so there are very few frustrating glitches while watching her videos. She always does a sound check and a thread check which I so appreciate! I now binge watch Kate videos when I’m sewing! And her customer service at Fabrikated Quilts is the best. I’m so glad I found Kate!

  188. I really enjoyed Kate’s feather class. She gives options and permission to make decisions on your quilt. She works through issues that happen to all of us at times. Her instructions and demos are clear and I feel like I can do it all. Just got my templates, so we’ll see how that goes! Will listen to the videos again to pick up some helpful hints I missed the first time. She answered my message promptly and assisted me in finding the pattern that I had missed the download. Great job, will con’t to look for her classes!

  189. Kate is a very knowledgeably person, easy to understand, soft on her response and always looking for a ways to help. I love seeing her classes, there is something new every time. You can fill her pasión for what she does. Her brain works on favor of her audience, always introduced new ideas and ways of using all the sources the tools that you have. I’m very great full and happy to learn from her. She is the best!

  190. Kate, I always enjoy your classes and learn so much. I appreciate that you let us see your oopsies. It helps us see that even master quilters are not perfect.

  191. Love the sunflower project you did for Moore’s. The template is now on my wishlist. Your classes are inspirational and full of good tips.

  192. I really enjoyed the class with Kate! She went at a pace that was easy to follow and made everything very understandable. I will be taking more of her classes, I’m sure!

  193. The Artisan Circle class is just fantastic. Kate clearly demonstrates what she is doing so you understand it and the results are beautiful. Love Sew Steady and all of their instructors and am so glad they are available.

  194. Love watching Kate. Try to never miss her Sunday classes. I have learned so much from her.

  195. Thank you sew much Kate for a really fun class. Sometimes when I am watching videos, the instructors are so wrapped up in what they are doing they forget that we are here trying to learn a new skill. it can be vary stressful for us. You made it fun, exciting and much more relaxing with your comfortable, amusing style of instruction. I am looking forward to joining you again soon. Have a great day.

  196. Kate gave a delightful, interesting, thorough class! She used the templates with ease, and positioned them so viewers were really part of the class. Amazingly, she is able to stitch, position, and speak clearly simultaneously — few instructors can do that. Thank you, Kate, for an inspiring professional class.

  197. Kate is a fantastic teacher. She helps me to think out of the box to use the templates in numerous waysboth in using combinations of templates as well as just using portions of a template.

  198. I watch every class of Kates that i can and learn something every time.. I really like the way she explains her process for creating more designs we can do with the templates. She is one of my favorite educators to watch

  199. Kate never fails to give an outstanding class.. not only does she give all the information needed in a clear and concise manner but she explains why she chooses to to do it. I watch her whenever I can and always learn something new. Her skills and enthusiasm is a part of what my ruler collection is getting so large!😁😁😁

  200. As always Kate does a wonderful job of teaching. She makes it very easy to understand & gives great examples that help so much. Always look for her classes as they are great.

  201. Kate has a unique way of teaching. It’s almost like she invites you in her studio and step by step instructions. Thank you Kate!

  202. Kate is an excellent instructor. She explains things clearly but more important, shows them in detail and from different angles. I think I could try her Sachiko fills now.

  203. I love Kate’s classes. She explain it so that you can understand what she is doing and how it should been done

  204. Kate is an AMAZING instructor.
    She explains what she is doing in great detail.
    I love taking her classes and learning from her!!!

  205. Kate is such a great instructor. I enjoy watching and learning from her. She explains the math which is great! I look forward to watching more of her classes.

  206. I always look forward to learning from Kate. She has an amazing teaching style and is so creative. I love that she shares so many great tips for working with rulers. Though I am new to ruler work, thanks to Kate, I finally worked up the courage to finish a quilt using the hexagon templates. Thanks Kate!

  207. Loved the class. It gave some really good ideas on how to use the rulers. Very good at explaining how to use rulers and line everything up.

  208. As always Kates’ class was wonderful. She gives excellent instructions that are clear and easy to follow. Thanks to her class I can do feathers!

  209. Thanks Kate for an excellent class. Your information are tops. So easy to understand. I’ve learned a lot from you

  210. Really enjoyed her class, very helpful as I need to quilt as you go on my first Sew Steady project. She had lots of helpful hints and did a great job of working through problems- makes her human! Looking forward to her upcoming class.

  211. I have taken her Feathers classes, including the Hearts and Feathers, and thought they were wonderful.
    The Fill in the Blanks was just as wonderful. I am amazed at how creatitive she is and how clear she explains things.

  212. I love learning from Kate! Her calm voice and guidence gives me the confidence that I can really do this myself!! Love how she doesnt think it has to be perfect to be beautiful!

  213. Kate did a great job teaching the feathers ruler work class. I’m anxious to get the templates so I can try out the techniques that Kate showed in class. Also I would like to get the handout as a reference tool.

  214. Excellent teacher that encourages her students. Great at demonstrating and communicating all aspects of the art of using the Westalee templates for quilting. I’ve learned so much from her, and has built up my confidence level tremendously. I’ll keep participating in her classes not only for how to successfully use the templates, also for the incredible designs that use the templates in other ways. Love the wonderful personality that I sense through her teachings! Never thought I would enjoy online courses as much as I do when taking her courses.

  215. Kate is a great instructor. She has the ability to look at a template, disect it and then use a portion of it to make one beautiful new design. It is a gift that I can only hope to grasp someday. Thank you Kate for sharing your knowledge with all of us.

  216. I have learned a lot by watching Kate’s classes. I’m new to using rulers and I am hooked. These classes are very well done and inspiring. They make it easy to get started and take the fear out of trying something new and having imperfections as you learn to master rulers. Thank you for all you do. I’m so happy to have these resources.

  217. I absolutely love Kate and the way she teaches I got to meet her a short while ago at a quilt show here in Tn and enjoyed our conversation so much. I watch every video I can and have learned so much from her. Thanks for all the knowledge and info you have given us on ruler quilting

  218. Kate is one of my favorite instructors! She explains everything beautifully and answers questions during the lesson.

  219. I don’t think I’ve come across any course Kate teaches that isn’t a 5 star! Kate is knowledgeable about the products and presents them in such a way you feel like you’re the only one right there with her. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of the “virtual” classes Sew Steady has presented for us to learn and frankly hope they never stop once the Covid virus is contained. It’s so nice to sit in our rooms with our machines and supplies and learn in a comfortable environment. Thank you Kate and Sew Steady.

  220. There isn’t a time that I’ve watched Kate and haven’t learned SOMETHING new. It shows she loves her craft and loves to share it. She makes sure the audience understands what she’s doing, she makes mistakes and shows how to correct them. Other times she gives you permission not NOT have to be perfect. Her ideas are amazing she’s a wonderful designer. Sew Steady is fortunate to have her as one of their top designers in my opinion.

  221. I really appreciate Kate’s passion for quilting. I learn so much from her creative mind and enjoy her method of teaching. Thank you, Kate!

  222. Thank you Kate for an excellent class again. I love your presentations. I learn a lot from you. Thank you

  223. Kate is an outstanding instructor. She is extremely articulate and her teaching style is casual, easy to follow and full of lots of information. She is definitely one of my favorite instructors.

  224. Kate did a great job with this class. I enjoy her style of teaching and working with the templates and projects. Always pick up something new to try with each session. Thanks Kate!

  225. Kate manages to teach me something new every time I watch her. She is by far one of the best instructors in the quilting world.

  226. Kate is a great teacher and I always learns etching new in her classes. She clearly explains what she is doing, and shows other ways to use our templates.

  227. I took classes from Kate in Reno. She gives her heart in her teaching. She shares her knowledge readily and makes you believe “you can do it!” Every time I watch a video, I learn something else. I would recommend going back to all the videos she has done and watching every time Kate is sharing. Thank you, Kate for helping us learn how to use these awesome rulers.

    1. You were a stellar student and it was so fun to get to know you. Thanks also for helping others is the class. You are a Joy! To be around.

  228. Kate I love your teaching method. I watch all your online available material. Ruler work is my favourite but I live in an area of Canada where I’ll probably never get to attend an in person class as traveling is challenging for me. It’s great to witness other ways of using rulers other than the promotional video. Even your bonbon moments are great to see what does or doesn’t need to be ripped out according to one’s own standards. Please keep producing classes and videos as you are my favourite instructor.

  229. Kate is an amazing instructor and SO very creative. Her ability to see and teach unique uses for all the different templates just blows my mind!!!

  230. I enjoyed Kate’s class so much, I ordered this template and just received it this week. Thanks so much for another great presentation and informative class, Kate!!!

  231. Kate is a fabulous teacher. I’ve watched the video at least 4 times, taking more and more notes as I go along. Kate has a very inspiring mind, has good knowledge of Westalee and Sew Steady products. She’s a great asset to Sew Steady and one of the best teachers that I’ve watched. I love having these virtual classes, being older I’m finding it more and more difficult to pack up machine, and tools and go out for a class. These events have been truly a wonderful idea and asset to Sew Steady’s promotion of products. I hope they never end. I watch Kate on Sunday on Facebook along with Donelle and Stacy and Mindy. Can’t ever get enough education, it keeps the mind young.

  232. I love Kate Quinns’s classes as she is a very good teacher. The Sunflower Class was wonderful. Its creative and is a wonderful example of how you can get multiple use from one template. I look forward to her having a printed pattern available.

  233. Kate is amazing. I would love to take more classes from her. She makes you feel like this is just as easy as threading your sewing machine. You got it!!! Now that’s a teacher.

  234. Kate is an amazing teacher. I really feel I will be able to do this. I have had a couple of beginner ruler work classes. In all fairness to the teacher I was to stress and too tired to learn anything. Yet a lot of what Kate said; made so much sense because of what I already knew. So thankyou also to my first teachers. Would take another class from Kate any day. She makes you feel like you can do it–you just need to practice. Thank-you Kate for a wonderful seminar-I learned all kinds of knew things.I feel really good about being able to do this. Cant wait to take more classes with you.

  235. As always Kate outdid herself with her demonstration and explanation and TEACHING in this class. I always learn new things from her, maybe just a casual comment she makes about something she is doing at the time, or a mistake she’s made she wants to warn us about. She’s not afraid to admit her mistakes, and will show how to fix them.

  236. As always Kate outdid herself with her demonstration and explanation and TEACHING in this class.

  237. Kate is a wonderful instructor, and gives you so many ways to use the templates. I really enjoy her classes.

  238. Kate is the best. Her voice is so calm and gives me the confidence that I can do it too. I do wish she could make a template of these designs. I would be glad to pay for it. I’m afraid I won’t remember I how to do them in the future.

  239. Kate is a great teacher. She gives lots of tips and tricks along with many different ways to use the templates. I look forward to each one of her classes.

  240. Very good instruction. Easy to understand and follow.I feel more confident to try the rulers. Thank you Kate.

  241. I enjoyed the class. Kate does a great job. I have ordered the rulers. Excited to try this new sewing.

  242. This class gave me many new things to try on my longarm quilter. I really enjoyed the class!

  243. Kate is a fabulous instructor who keeps her class moving while giving lots of excellent information. Although she says to use what you have and be creative with your rulers I often purchase the rulers she demonstrated. The designs she comes up with are awesome!

  244. Thank you Kate for giving us your time, knowledge, and experience. You’re truly an amazing instructor and I thoroughly enjoy your classes.. You’re easy going, explain everything step by step, and you make it stress free. You’ve given me the confidence to attempt ruler work.

  245. Kate as usual your class was so incredibly informative. Each and every time I watch you, I come away with a new quilting tip. You are so down to earth and knowledgeable. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us.

  246. Kate Quinn is one of the top instructors for Sew Steady/Westalee. She explains everything clearly and precisely, and even though I am a long arm quilter, I enjoy watching the classes she gives on the domestic sewing machine.

  247. Kate was very easy to follow, class content fit easily into the time allotted. I love her work!

  248. Thank you Sew Steady and Kate for another great class. Kate teaches new skills, reviews past tips and ideas, always makes sure to answer those with questions, and does it clearly and calmly. Wonderful educator.

  249. Abso lutely informative class . Kate is a natural teacher. Her enthusiasm is highly infectious. I try to take as many classes with Kate as I can,as I learn each and every time. She always shares little nuggets of hidden gems with the rulers.

  250. Kate is the very best instructor I have ever had. She’s so thorough, clear and not to mention so down to earth and funny. I have learned so much from her. My goal in life is to go to one of her retreats.

  251. Kate is a wonderful Instructor, just like everyone before me, in the reviews, she makes everything so clear and simple to understand. I really liked her camera angles, I felt like I was in the same room. Will look forward to her lessons again and again.

  252. Kate Quinn is an excellent instructor. Her directions are crisp & clear, both vocally & visually. I thoroughly enjoyed the Sunflower Ruler Quilt lesson. She made them fun with her easy-going style & you can really tell how much love she has for quilting. Thank you for another fine quilt webinar & I look forward to more.

  253. I taught quilting classes and workshops for over 35 years (beginning, quick piecing, paper piecing, projects). I recognize the qualities that make a teacher extraordinary. Kate is prepared, can change direction or answer questions without hesitation, is clear on her spoken guidance and stitching, and makes the class fun. Five stars for Kate!

  254. Kate, my favorite, I wrote a review, but neglected to leave the stars, to here is a repeat with stars. Kate is awsome! She was my first instructor at Sew Steady and wow, I was hooked. Kate is fun, knowledgable, lots of ideas, so easy-going, makes a beginner like me feel, “hey it’s ok, I can do this” Thanks Kate. When I first bought the beginning set and looked at all those lines, I was regretting my purchase. Then I found Kate. Now I can’t wait to play and learn. Thanks a million thanks Kate and Sew Steady for Kate. Kate is a keeper for sure. My only regret is Kate is on the other side on the states, too many miles to drive. 🙁

  255. Your ruler work class was amazing! You explained things very well, and I’m very excited to try this. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  256. Beginner class with rulers with Kate was very good. Even though I have been using rulers for a while, I still consider myself a beginner and always willing to learn……lots of good instruction and tips in this class. Thank you!!

  257. I love Kate’s classes. I’ve learned a lot from her. Can’t wait for the Sunday classes that she’s presented and the feather class are tops.

  258. Every class I have seen from all the instructors is full of good information. Kate seems to hit on the basic information and make it very clear as to when and why you do it. Great job

  259. Kate always explains things thoroughly and slowly enough for you to grasp, then repeats enough times that you grasp it. She is very conscious of how the camera is focused so that we get the best view.

  260. I’m so excited to start practicing what I learned from Kate. I move to my new house tomorrow and can finally have the use of my sewing machine. I was so impressed with Kate. She is a marvelous educator. She is clear and precise with her instructions as well as the order that she teaches. I love the opportunity to take the classes virtually as it gives those of us who wouldn’t be able to attend a chance to learn. I hope more virtual classes will be available. Kate gave us numerous tips along the way and things not to do and way. I can’t wait to take another class from Kate. I’m sending in my order in the next few days and will anxiously await its arrival!

  261. Great instructor – explained everything in great detail. I had no intention of making a purchase, thinking I didn’t want to learn another quilting technique….but, ended up ordering. I hope my package arrives in time to watch the video again before it disappears.

  262. When I see a virtual event coming and Kate is the instructor, I know I am going to sign up. She has great creative ideas and gives great tips. She is very encouraging to us beginners. Thank you, Kate, for sharing your talents and encouragement.

  263. Thank you Katie. This was my first class with you. I appreciate your thoroughness, and step by step directions. I am excited to now try a new skill with ruler work

  264. I have been following Kate during the pandemic, and I have been extremely impressed with her teaching style. She is patient, thorough, and knowledgeable. I very much enjoyed her class and I am looking forward to many more. Thank you, Kate.

  265. I took the Feathers class with Kate, and what a wonderful instructor! So many creative ideas, wonderful explanations of the rulerwork techniques and different designs… I also thoroughly enjoy watching the Sunday Facebook lives! As a newby to rulerwork, I’ve been learning so much and am so appreciative that the instructors do what they do. Thank you so much!

    1. Loved the class and really enjoyed the complexity delivered in a concise easy to understand way. Kate is an excellent teacher, I would love to do a face to face class with her

  266. I am a beginner. This was a great class. She took her time and was very easy to follow and understand. Hope she has more.

  267. I have viewed MANY tutorials and Kate has consistently provided a plethora of valuable information! (How do you like that word? 😉) I learned so much in this lesson and solidified what I have learned in the past. I am so very pleased with what I have been able to accomplish with this education! Thank you!

  268. I’ve thinking about the quilting rulers as a way to free motion quilt in a more creative way than jut stitch in the ditch on my domestic machine. After watching Kate’s presentation I am seriously interested in these rulers as she surely made it look like a doable process. Thank you or that show.

  269. Another great class with Kate. Even though it’s a beginner class, there’s always something for everyone to learn. I try not to miss any of her classes!

    1. I couldn’t agree more. I have been using rulers for more than five years, but every class I see, there is always a great tip or two. Kate’s feather class is just out of this world. I love Kate’s calm presentation.

  270. Kate is my favorite Westalee Instructor. When I received my starter set I was excited to get started. So I drove in without any instructions and quickly became confused and frustrated. SewSteady & Kate to the rescue! Kate’s delivery is calm, clear and lighthearted. A great way to learn a new skill. I’ve been a sewer/quilter for over 50 years. I’ve never, however, been able to master Free Motion quilting. I now have the confidence to pursue a new method of FMQ. Thanks, Kate!

  271. I’m basically past the “beginner” stage now (after 7 months) but still learning new basic things watching the beginner videos, especially when Kate does one – always says something that makes my light bulb go on, or clarifies something I’ve wondered about.

  272. This was my first time meeting Kate ( though virtually). Not everyone has the gift of being able to teach, Kate has it. I look forward to further my education signing up for more classes. I feel more confident in trying rulers and knowing the right tools to use.

  273. Kate is so calm and makes everything look easy enough that I feel like I can do this. I learn something new each time I watch this video or others that she has on social media.

  274. Thank you Kate for a wonderful class. I learned so much from the class and you explained things so well I finally understood how to do the feathers. Also so many good ideas for different things to do with the feathers. Thanks so much.

  275. I’ve quilted for years, but I’m new at ruler work. I love to watch Kate (my granddaughter’s name also) and have learned a lot of things. Kate is very quiet and gives me great confidence . The lessons are easy to follow and understand. I’m just getting started in using templates and rulers so it’s wonderful to watch someone else and learn techniques and new ideas. I have bought several of her ruler sets and I’m trying to get going. Thanks,Kate.

  276. Kate couldn’t be more wonderful! As a life-long educator, I recognize great teaching and that is Kate in a nutshell. She has an easy way about her, shares tips and tricks, and her pace is just right. Not only that, but she is willing to answer questions outside of class. First rate!

  277. I was truly impressed by the depth of this class. Kate is an excellent instructor, friendly and enthusiastic, clear and concise. The content far exceeded my expectations and was well paced. I am well motivated to learn more of this technique and plan to take more classes with Kate! Many thanks to Kate, Sew Steady, and my local shop (Moore’s Sewing and Vacuum, Huntington Beach, CA) for offering this class!

  278. I think that Kate is an excellent instructor and i have leaned more from her that any teacher that I have had classes with .

  279. Kate is by far one of the best teachers! I try to watch all of her presentations and have become a “regular “ for her Sunday classes. Although I do not consider myself a beginner, I learn new things from Kate every time I watch her. She is inspiring while being relaxed in her teaching methods.

  280. Kate,
    I have watched a few of your videos. I love your enthusiasm and expertise. You communicate very well. Your instructions are fluid with your stitching. You inspire to do more quilting with rulers. Thank you!

  281. An EXCELLENT teacher! Very clear instruction on how to hold the rulers, which is critical. I would definitely take another class with her.

  282. LOVE it – never have been interested in QAYG but have to take this class (feather fan here) – so signed up immediately,, and my Sashlee has already arrived. Can’t wait to learn more and more – I’ve done Kate’s Fun and Fancy University class and this should be just as good. Kate is an amazing teacher – I watch every video she does and even if it’s the “same” class for a different vendor it’s not the same and I learn something new. Kate is always teaching and explaining – why, how – not just “watch me” – a true teacher. And not afraid to make a mistake and admit it – then show you how to fix it.

  283. Awesome class. I have a sit down long arm and I’m thinking, I can do this. I left the class and bought too many rulers!

  284. Kate is a wonderful teacher. She shows options and ideas for every class I have watched and I look for classes and demos she is doing so I can take more of them.

  285. I have had the pleasure learn from one of the best teachers; Kate Quinn. Her philosophy toward ruler work allows me to relax and enjoy the process as well as open my mind to new ideas and ways to use our rulers. Of course after her presentations I want to purchase what ever ruler she has demonstrated! I look forward to all her classes.

  286. I have learned so much from these fantastic virtual classes! The topics and techniques are presented clearly and with a human touch of glitches and laughter!

  287. I always enjoy classes with Kate. Her teaching style enhances my learning and confidence. i lookk forward to more classes with Kate.

  288. I loved the first class that Kate did. But this one had too many tech issues with the camera. I felt that she was frustrated and didn’t explains things as she would have liked or really listened to what we really wanted to see done over. I also felt that Stacy didn’t catch the camera issue in time to let her know that was an issue. Tech is great when it works, but when it doesn’t it can be more trouble than it is worth. However, I will definitely watch another one of her classes. But would suggest that she maybe go slower in the beginning to make sure that we all can see exactly what she is doing before she keeps going. I have never produced a virtual class, so I can’t imagine all of the hard work involved in doing something like this. Good luck with the next class.

    1. Thanks for your honest feedback. I felt that it was not up to the best standard also. I am working to improve my tool and this just was not the best. I will keep striving to bring you more content in a better way. So sorry this was not up to par. Thanks, Kate

  289. I watch every video Kate does if possible. And I ALWAYS LEARN something. And love the F&F collection so new ways to use it are most welcome.

  290. Kate is a great instructor. She not only shows the technical side of ruler work in general and the way to do the designs but shares so many other tips and tricks. I’ll watch every class she teaches.

  291. Kate is a great teacher, many tips given. I hope that with lots of practice, I will truly enjoy this way of finishing my quilts.

  292. Kate has been so PROFESSIONAL and so RESPECTFUL during all the classes I’ve participated in! We need more Instructors like her!!

  293. Kate is a great instructor. She has the “gift” to see just one more usage for any given template. Her instructions are spot-on. A year ago, I had no concept of ruler quilting. She has given those lucky enough to have found her Sunday sessions confidence in how to use the templates and pride in the work they have done in completing their own completed quilts. To Kate all I can say in thank you so much.

  294. Kate Quinn is the BEST. I will take all the classes I can. I do take other teachers, my very favorite if still Kate Quinn. She has the bestest way of teaching, explains along the way. The only thing I regret is I live on the east coast and she doesn’t. Keep teaching Kate, I will keep watching, and buying, just need to tell hubby how much I NEED all those rulers.

  295. Kate is the best instructor! Love watching everything she does. Even if I have heard things before, she is always great at reminding about the basics.

  296. I could watch Kate every day, and learn something each time!!!! Boy, does she inspire us!! I’d love to have her come to our quilting group and instruct us for a weekend!! But, hey,, I’m in southern Manitoba in Canada. Guess I’ll just keep watching and learning! Keep it up, Kate!

  297. Wonderful instructor. I’m looking up all the Kate Quinn Videos I can find and signing up for all the virtual classes she teaches. She is very easy to listen to, she teaches at a pace that is easy to follow, not too fast or slow. Her speaking voice is easy to listen to. I find her to be organized and thorough, hitting on the basics like thread, marking, batting for the beginners but not spending too much time for the more experienced sewers. Her enthusiasm inspires me not only to master the basics, but to then break out and experiment on my own

  298. Kate Quinn is an AWESOME teacher. Just Sew Happy had a virtual class on feathers and after watching Kate’s class, I feel confident to make feathers!! Would love to see more of her classes!!!!

  299. Great instructor. Have taken 3 of her classes and have learned something new each time. She is also pleasant to watch. Love the virtual classes as I would probably not be able to attend otherwise.

  300. Kate I believe is on the short list a BEST INSTRUCTORS. She talks slow, repeats her points. She has so very many great ideas she is very encouraging. There just aren’t enough good words to say about her!

  301. Kate Quinn is absolutely fabulous. Kate has a wonderful style in her ruler quilting as well as being a very knowledgeable teacher.

  302. Even my husband likes your program. I have learned so much from your classes. Last May was our 50th Anniversary year so Larry has been ordering rulers for me.

  303. Kate is a wonderful instructor , patient, thoroughly explain things and tidbits to make it easier or how to do it in a different way.

  304. I love Kate’s classes. She speaks clearly and explains what she is doing. I try not to miss any of her classes. I love the virtual classes. You get to see everything up close. In a classroom that is not always the case. I am trying to learn ruler work, but not doing very good.

  305. I was first introduced to Westalee rulers by another Sew Steady instructor and found Kate through the Sew Steady University. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the way Kate teaches. Her virtual teaching (videography and vocals) are so clear. She teaches at a nice rate – not too fast or too slow. I purchased her Fun and Fancy book and the ruler set as a result of watching just one of her classes. I plan to do many more.

  306. Kate, you are an excellent instructor! I love watching and rewatching your presentations. You are so inspiring and reassuring. As a beginner, I am learning so much and feeling like The Little Engine That Could, I think I can, I think I can,and I AM!!

  307. Kate is a fabulous teacher – explaining what she’s doing each step of the way, and pointing out any tricky steps in the process.

  308. I learned alot from the class. I bought a longarm & just haven’t been brave enough to try the rulers but this helped me alot. I use my rulers all the the time on the Jazz Babylock without any issues. I would certainly love more classes on the longarm.

  309. Kate is one of my favorite instructors. I always learn so much from her. Waiting on my fun and fancy order of rulers and her book.

  310. Kate is a thoughtful and knowledgeable instructor. She has taught me to be proficient in my ruler work. I am very grateful.

  311. I just love watching Kate Quinn I love her knowledge of designs she gets to the point in a way that you can understand the directions I learn something new every time I watch her tutoials

  312. Kate is definitely the best instructor I have had so far on Sew Steady products. Her down to earth style is refreshing and she’s not afraid to try new things to show us the wide range of uses your products have. I keep signing up for any class she does because even the same class is somewhat different each time. Way to to Kate!

  313. I really enjoyed Kate’s class. I recently bought the rulers and the book. I’m using the class to get me started. All of Kate’s classes are really great.

  314. Kate you are awesome – so informative and you shows us simple little tips and how to fix a slip up and each time I watch you I learn something new – thank you so much, Kate – I am building my confidence from your instructions!!! Currently working on a 80 x 95 quilt, which I never thought I would be doing on my domestic machine!!!

    Thank you!!!

  315. Thank you Kate for the information. You are a great instructor and I love how you present the classes. I love all of your classes.

  316. Kate does an outstanding job teaching and this class was no exception. I find myself “needing” all the rulers she demos! I love her teaching style, relaxed, yet very informative. Kate thinks out of the box and shows us many different ways to use the rulers.

  317. Kate has a great way of presenting the information for us to learn. She has a very easy voice to listen to and gave a lot of information/direction in the class. I love listening to her and learning. I also read her bio on this page. Thanks Kate for you service.

  318. I am new to ruler work and have found Kate’s videos quite helpful. She has a knack for answering my questions right about the time they come to mind. Her voice is very soothing and reassuring. She drops lots of little tips and tricks into the conversation that I have found very helpful. I look forward to events where she is the instructor.

  319. I watch Kate whenever I can. Whenever I am struggling with a technique I search her classes/videos first. I learn something new every time I watch her.

  320. Loved the class, and the instructor. It’s amazing how much information is packed into one class. I absolutely would attend more classes facilitated by Kate. Thank you Kate for a great class.

  321. I am new to free motion ruler quilting and I love the education videos by Kate Quinn. Her pace is just right, not too fast or slow. She is very complete in her explanation, very informative, and inspirational. I plan to view every video created by Kate that I can fine on the Sew Steady site, Kate’s you tube videos, and on her website

  322. I watch every video Kate does – even if it’s a new class with same “feature” as before because I always learn something new, she is always teaching. AND seeing her do things just a little differently – per make a mistake and fix it – teaches me a lot.

  323. I look specifically for classes presented by Kate. She has such creative ideas and gives lots of ways to use templates in ways that are unique. She inspires me to try a new idea by her reassuring words.

  324. I cannot say enough about Kate and her talent. She has a lovely Cheery voice and her easy to understand instructions always have me coming back for more. Thank you Kate.

  325. Thank you Kate for your easy to follow classes. I have watched I think just about all your online videos. I love the way you explain every detail of why you may do something and why you don’t. It gives us options to think about. You make it all look so easy and it inspires to press on and finish the 20 or so tops that are ready for quilting.

  326. Kate makes it so easy……I can really follow her instructions easily and then actually do it myself!! Yeah – love her easy manner and excellent camera angles so that YES I can do it!!

  327. I really enjoyed her hearts and feathers class. I just finished quilting a large quilt and so wish I had her class before I did my quilting. She has me very excited to try ruler quilting. Great teacher. Vi will definitely do more of her classes.

  328. Kate is a wonderful teacher. You get the sense that you are in the room with her, even though the class is virtual. She has a lovely manner and explains thoroughly, including what errors might occur and how to avoid them. I try to take as many classes as I can with her.

  329. Ruler quilting captivates my soul; Kate’s teaching skills bring me hope and inspiration that one day, I too may….

  330. Kate you are just brilliant in explaining and teaching your methods. Building confidence and showing us to challenge and achieve goals. Cannot say enough how much i have learnt plus enjoy your classes, always something to learn .. heartfelt thanks for the dedication to us… your students .Truly a great teacher..thankyou

  331. Kate is one of SewSteady’s best instructors. I watch her as often as possible and learn new things every time. She has a calm down to earth attitude with clear explanations of what she is doing and why. I love how she thinks out of the box and encourages us to play with our rulers and try new things.

  332. Kate did an excellent job teaching this class. She gives a lot of tips and ideas. I can’t wait to try them all. I loved this class.

  333. I really look forward to Kate’s classes. It’s like inviting a friend over for a fun day of quilting. You never cease to learn if you keep your mind open and Kate’s classes are packed with ideas. Just wished I lived closer. I’m in Brisbane, Australia.

  334. I think that Kate is an amazing teacher. When I am watching, I find myself asking questions (What about this?) and the next second she is answering it in the presentation. I have been inspired, and look forward to more of her Sew Steady class.

  335. Kate is one of my favorites. She explains everything so I can understand. Very friendly and funny. Joy to watch her work. So patient and helpful.

  336. Kate your class on hearts and feathers was great. Always looking for ways to use the feather templates. I have a quilt I plan to use feathers on and this class gave me more ideas. Your classes are always making us think.

  337. ALWAYS love Kate’s videos. She is constantly teaching – telling how and why. My hearts just arrived and I can’t wait to try some of these things. I got my feathers for Christmas. 😉 I’ll be watching every video she does, even if it’s the “same” class she does just a little bit differently and I always learn something.

  338. It was a very informative class! She shared great ideas and tips. I loved it and plan to take another class with her.

  339. Hearts and Feathers…..before listening to Kate I thought these were beyond my poor attempts. She is such an educator: one who talks clearly, repeats questions every time, goes slow enough to impart the point yet is never tiresome. My resolution is to keep trying and Kate is the one who encourages me.

  340. Kate is the best instructor for ruler work, for sure! She’s also very good at explaining free motion quilting.
    She teaches in a friendly way and encourages us to try things we would have never thought of on our own.

  341. vKate is an excellent instructor, explains everything in detail and answers questions. I love her way of teaching!

  342. I loved the “Hearts and Feathers class. Kate , you are a great teacher. The detail in using the ruler was amazing especially how to use every part of the ruler .
    Truly the best ruler class I have ever taken.

  343. I the fall of 2019 I had the opportunity to take one of Kate’s in person classes. Kate has the unique ability to explain things that everyone can understand. It is obvious she loves ruler quilting and her enthusiasm is contagious. I have made it a point to attend as Amy of Kate’s virtual classes in 2020 and can’t wait to attend an in person class again.

  344. I have learned a lot from Kate. She does an excellent job of explaining the how’s, why’s etc of doing quilting. Her classes are informative and can easily be applied to my work.

  345. Kate is one of two favorite instructors for Ruler work. The little hints she includes as she’s explaining what she’s doing has been extremely helpful to me!

  346. Kate does a great job! She really gave me some ideas I had not thought of before. She’s thorough, covers info important to beginners without being boring to more experienced folks. I try and catch all her lives.

  347. Kate is the sweetest person!!! While watching her teach you just know how passionate she is about quilting with rulers! And how passionate Kate is about teaching the skill that she loves so much! She explains things so well! She is slow so you can see what she is doing! Just a terrific teacher! We are blessed to be able to have her as a teacher!!! Thank you Kate

  348. Great learning experience. Kate’s instructions are so detailed that I feel I’m able to do this. Thank you so much

  349. I really enjoyed Kate and the hearts and feathers virtual workshop. It was fun to learn different ways and how to get nice feathers.

  350. It seems like I learn something new when I watch any video Kate does. I’m glad I took the Feathers and Hearts class as I learned I can use the heart to make clamshells as I have trouble using the true clamshell ruler. Thanks Kate for all the classes you put on.

  351. Just finished watching my first video for the rulers. Kate was excellent. Her tips and skills with the rulers were amazing. I am anxious to try the rulers out and watch future videos or in person demonstrations.

    1. I am a self taught quilter although my grandmother and Mother both made blankets with small squares. They used old clothing to make these blankets and were beautiful. My Mother passed in 2000 and I, at that point, became a blanket maker. In time I searched the internet to find different patterns that I loved and jumped head first into making quilts. Discovered Westelee templates and ruler and guess what?? I jumped right into it. When I found the FB page about using these templates along with Kate I was thrilled since I now had someone who could teach me how to use those rulers!! Kate you made my life so much better. Last month, January 2021 I actually did my first quilt using a template because Kate gave me the faith that I can do this!! It is a king size quilt and I used the circles and bullseyes all over the quilt!! Lol I love it! Now I am trying to master the feather template so I am watching any Kate videos that I can find! LOVE Kate!

  352. Kate is a fanominal teacher. Every time I see one of her classes, I learn so very much. Her little side tips are great too. She is very personal as well as knowledgeable.

  353. Kate Quinn is one of the best teachers I know. I have taken in-person classes with her and the atmosphere in her classroom was relaxing and fun. This last year I have watched her grow into a very competent virtual teacher, and she has maintained the same relaxing atmosphere in her on-line teaching as she deals with how to correct mistakes and lets you know that it is OK if your sewing is not perfect the first time you try it while showing you how to improve. She is very patient with her students and fun to be around, and I’m hoping to take more in-person and virtual classes with her. Best of luck in your future, Kate!

  354. Kate, you are amazing – I learn something new every time I watch your videos – with Fun & Fancy you gave a completely different class a few days apart – explain so well and you have hicups just like all of us – thank you for your great teaching- I give you 110%

  355. Kate is one of the best, if not the best, teachers on Ruler Work. She describes everything in detail, and she is very organized while teaching. I really enjoy her classes and have learned a lot from her. Now I plan to rewatch a video and sew along with her.

  356. I have recently stumbled on Kate Quinn videos and classes. I’m fairly new to FMQing and find she gives a lot more details than several other educators. Thanks for sharing your skills with us so we can learn to.

  357. Thanks Kate. I miss seeing you at Ann Silva’s but seeing you in this class was a treat. You demonstrate everything so well and your explanations are crystal clear

  358. I have always learned alot from your classes. I liked how you showed us how to cover up a mistake with a new addition to the original design plan. It was good to see you have issues when the machine when you are in your groove too. The spirals from the little circle template were really a nice added touch for inspiration.

  359. Every time I watch a video class by Kate I learn something new, even if it’s another class on Funand Fancy etc. Always teaching, explaining, inventing new ways to use templates. Thank you Kate.

  360. Every time I watch a video class by Kate I learn something new, even if it’s the “same” Fun and Fancy class etc. Each is a little different and there is more to see and do. Thank you Kate!!

  361. Kate is an awesome instructor. She’s so knowledgeable about the rulers. I alwas learn something new. I plan to take more of her classes in the future.

  362. Kate Quinn is an excellent instructor. She makes it easy to understand. I always look forward to any and all of the virtual live classes and look back to classes from a while ago. She deserves an A+.

  363. I love watching Kate Quinn teach. She’s always has a positive approach. She is very clear in her instruction and makes it look so easy. She is great at offering tips and tricks and never makes you feel like everything has to be perfect. Sometimes things happen and you just do the best you can. She is a great inspiration and I have learned alot from her. She always makes my wish list grow!!!

  364. Kate is an excellent instructor with a fantastic attitude. Her teaching style is relaxed but constantly reviewing best practices and encouraging us to think outside the box.

  365. Kate is an incredible instructor. Her calming voice makes learning the rulers as a beginner so much more easier. She is very through. She shares her tips, both basic and advanced. She shares her personal experiences. Just love watching her. So grateful I found her. She is the best medicine during this time of SIP.

  366. I love how calm and reassuring she is. Her sense of humor makes a real diffieence in how I veil the whole idea of quilting with rulers. She inspires me to try new things. My favorite instructor.

  367. If you have not taken a class with Kate you are missing out on a great opportunity. Kate is an enthusiastic, practical, and generous teacher. Her presentations are well planned and she shares tip and tricks generously. Thanks Kate and Sew Steady for providing wonderful learning opportunities especially during the Covid shutdown.

  368. As usual Kate was GREAT – but midway in the video went blurry and you couldn’t really see what was going on – had to give up.

  369. Kate is a great instructor. Very detailed. Have learned alot from her. Will try to attend all her classes

  370. I am always amazed by Kate’s videos. She really cares about getting the content across to the viewer. She shows many tips and tricks. Her explanations are clear and easy to understand. The instructions are didactically well structured and inspire me to expand or change the quilting patterns and adapt them to my project. Her enthusiasm for quilting with templates is contagious. Your videos have helped me reach a new level of quilting. Thank you Kate.

  371. Kate is phenomenal! I’ve attended multiple of her demos and they’re always really informative and inspiring.

  372. She is the greatest! Watch as many of her classes as possible . Her instruction has given me confidence and must say, I have improved a great deal because of her. Thanks you for all the hrlp.

  373. Kate has taught me a lot about quilting, and the best thing is not to worry about the details. Little mistakes don’t matter,”Bon Bon time” and not to stress over not having a perfect quilt. Kate is a very knowledgeable and fabulous instructor. Love watching her lessons

  374. I love learning from Kate! She is very clear and thinks about what we may go through when we quilt with the ruler. I love to watch and learn! Thank you for being able to offer free classes to learn and I even have a lot of templates on my wish list!

  375. As a senior, I have taken many classes & LOVED about half of them. I love Kate’s classes as I have always learned something. Kate bring expert knowledge, lots of fun & information to every class. I enjoy the fact that Kate is very relaxed & encourages everyone to use the rulers in many different ways. When things “go wrong” she uses it as a teaching moment & does it a different way.

  376. I don’t think people realize that Kate isn’t just a good teacher, she is a great teacher. As someone who presents seminar, teaches classes and has gone to many many over the years (not sewing, new at that but AKC Judging, dog training, Bible Study, Cooking, weaving, spinning and Pysanky) I’ve seen some wonderful instructors and some who could do the craft but not teach worth a darn. Then there were those who were absolutely outstanding and Kate is one. She goes into detail, repeats things, shows us several times exactly what she is doing and tells us WHY to do it or why NOT to do something else. Her plan for the class is clear and well thought out. She doesn’t skip from A to B but fills in the little things between the two – which is important for those of us who are new, doing this on our own and struggle with many of the concepts because they are so “foreign” to us in this new craft.

    So many instructors don’t bother (or realize!) that it’s the tiny little things that make or break it for some of us – exactly where you do something and why they are doing what they are. Putting your fingers her on the template – putting the little fold in the scotch tape on the template, figuring out where to put the stable tape, thinking outside the box and encouraging us with the fact it’s not all about perfection. (And she isn’t afraid to adit when she makes a mistake, and shows/tells us how to fix our goofs.)

    Kate is easy to understand, doesn’t try to impress us just wants to help us. You can see/feel/hear her love for what she is doing and her enthusiasm for doing it and teaching it come through with every stitch. She has a true gift for teaching.

    1. Thanks so much for that glowing review! I want to show my mom who was also a teacher. I appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback and as always-Happy Quilting 🙂

    2. Ditto to all you have said about Kate – she is an awesome instructor. I took a beginning class here in Albuquerque a few years ago – Kate has gone from good to “FANTASTIC” – you explain everything and respond to questions – I have learned something new each time I watch you – even when a few days apart the Fun & Fancy – thank you for inspiring me and so many quilters!!!!

  377. Another great feather class by Kate. She demonstrates the use of the templates so thoroughly giving alternative designs. Love her classes and will take more.

  378. I always enjoy the presentations by Kate. I come away with new ideas and creative uses for the templates. Great!!

  379. A wonderful instructor. Instructions hi are clear and concise. Every class I learn so much new designs how to really get the most out of the templates.

  380. A very good teacher. You explained things step by step in a manner easy to follow. I enjoyed the class and am ready to try ruler quilting with my domestic machine.

  381. On a scale of 1-5 Kate is a 10+. Her up-beat attitude as well as her knowledge + creativity + teaching style = enjoyable classes where I always learn something new.

  382. I watched your Feather Fantasy class and it was wonderful! So many different and creative ideas. There was so much info that I need to watch it again while the video is available – and while I can pause it to make notes. I definitely want to watch more of your classes!

  383. A wonderful tutor and this presentation was exceptional. Always well prepared and explains each step as she works and offers a lot of advice and ways to utilise the rulers. I highly recommend her videos. Please come to Australia and do some classes here!! Thankyou Kate.

  384. I love listening to all Kate’s classes. She has been so inspirational on my own journey to learn ruler work quilting.

  385. Kate is consistently a great instructor. She provides clear and detailed instruction that include using the rulers, machine setup, and trouble shooting. I’ve been especially impressed at her responsiveness to questions and her demonstrations of multiple ways to use individual rulers.

  386. Kate is an inspiring teacher. She explains everything in detail. Everything she does is extraordinary. I love the way she teaches.

  387. Thank you Kate for teaching this wonderful class on Ruler Work & Feathers. It was a very informative, detailed class and I learned so much. Some of the techniques that she taught, I’m currently putting into practice on my latest quilt top.
    Happy Quilting.

  388. Kate is an excellent and engaging teacher who has mastered virtual teaching. I learn not only new techniques but am motivated to venture out and try things I would not ordinarily tried. There are rarely, if ever, ruler work classes given locally (even when we are not in a pandemic!) so all of my learning comes from the virtual classes. So glad to have participated in the Feathers class last week. I have already been using what I learned.

  389. |I’ve only just got back into sewing and quilting and rulker work has appeared in my 12 year absence. I’ve been watching Kate Quinn’s online tutorials for the past 3 months and she’s a great online teacher. She always prepares her sessions well and is also willing and able to answer all sorts of questions thrown at her during them. A very talented quilter and a teacher that is warm and friendly. She makes everything look easy and isn’t embarrassed if things don’t quite go right on live demos therefore making us learners feel better about our own work. Looking forward to more tutorials especially now I’ve jsut seen that my ‘Fun and Fancy’ ruler set seems to have arrived in the UK (ordered September from UK supplier). Keep up the good work Kate.

  390. Kate does such wonderful lessons for us. I love that she has worked out the designs ahead of time and has hints with drawings to help us understand the thought process as well as the execution of the project. She works at a comfortable pace without a lot of down time. Her instruction is thorough and creative. Love her style and look forward to more lessons in the future!

  391. One more comment. Again it was a very well organized session. It is unfortunate that my viewing period will be over before I receive my rulers. Therefore I will not be able to watch and practice at the same time.

  392. Kate was very knowledgeable, easy to understand and follow. Her online instruction was done well, always conscious of camera shot. I’m a visual person so it was nice to see the closeups of what she was doing. I also liked how she explained each step she was taking and why. I learned a lot in the ruller work for beginners class. Thanks.

  393. Thank you Kate. I am a virtual learner. Your presentation was very well organized and presented. I wish I could maintain the video fir reference. There was a lot of helpful information . The holiday timing make it harder to practice. Because if the uncertain times and need to wait for orders to arrive … life is a challenge.

  394. Kate is an excellent teacher! She is prepared for class. When a mistake is made she spends the time telling us how to correct that type of thing when we’re quilting on our own. I have watched a high number of classes, and find that I learn some new thing, or better explanation in each one. She teaches at the best pace, not too fast, nor too slow. She answers questions that pop up, and gives us confidence to quilt comfortably, even touching on being ergonomically correct. I look forward to more advanced classes in 2021.

  395. Kate is so inspirational! She has a calm and methodical teaching style. Kate makes you feel that you can do anything!!

  396. Kate’s presentation on December 1, 2020 was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. There was no excessive chatting from either her or the moderator and I learned so much!
    I’m looking forward to watching more with Kate as the instructor.

  397. Kate was terrific – well prepared, organized and very informative throughout the presentation. While watching someone who knows what they are doing, it certainly gives you confidence that you can do it too. I know that it will take practice, practice and more practice! Sure wish the class would be available for a bit longer – my order of the table and rulers won’t even arrive until next week. That gives me only 1 week to keep watching before you take the class down. Darn.

  398. Kate was awesome! She explained everything really well and showed the whole process rather than just talking though it then showing an example piece. It really made me feel confident that I could do ruler work on my next project.

  399. Very informative virtual class. Kate was very organized and focused on giving as much detail as possible. She kept me interested the entire 2 plus hours. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in this free class. I would love to take another class where I am actually using the rulers myself.

  400. I really enjoyed this class and was so surprised when the 2 hours was up. Would like to take another class with Kate.

  401. I enjoy Kate’s classes. She is through and makes it easy to follow. I’ve learned a lot watching her classes.

  402. Kate was great! Being brand new to ruler quilting, I was looking for a very basic, step by step, class with excellent visuals – this class exceeded my expectations! Thank you so very much to both Kate and The Electric Needle for this opportunity!

  403. Kate is a superb instructor. I took a beginner class with her online. She used our time well. She was focused, professional, clear and obviously experienced. She gave helpful pointers as she demonstrated skills. Her camera work was also very good. We did not have to strain to see what was going on. She makes Sew Steady and Westalee look very good! I would, without hesitation, sign up for another class with this instructor. Thank you very much.

  404. Great and clear instructions. Thanks Sew Steady for the virtual classes and Thanks Kate for being such a good instructor.

  405. I have listened to other instructors and while their skill sets are fantastic, i must say there is something about Kates voice that i find easy to listen to. She is wonderfully informative and extremely talented and i find myself riveted until the end. She gives me the confidence that i need to quilt.

  406. Kate is just the best teacher! I love how she doesn’t let mistakes upset her. She just explains how to fix them, and then moves on. She is so encouraging to everyone!

  407. Kate is an excellent instructor. I like learning about a variety of designs that can be made by using just one template or a combination of templates. She has lots of creative ideas.

  408. Kate is a great instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed my class. I know it would take a lot of practice. I would like to take more classes with her.

  409. I love Kate’s teaching skills. She is calm and show with great close ups what she is doing.
    She answers questions fully too.

  410. She is an articulate speaker who took her time going through the rulers in this beginner ruler class. It was well worth attending. I learned a lot.

  411. I always learn something new from Kate. She shares practical tips that are incredibly helpful for anyone wanting to develop confidence in working with rulers. Her explanations are always clear and detailed. She’s my favorite instructor!

  412. I really enjoyed the class. Shes great. Learned a lot. Interested in trying on my own but I’m waiting for a ruler foot from Sew Steady.

  413. Kate is my favorite instructor. Her step by step method is great.
    Her instructions are clear. Love the close ups.

  414. Kate is an excellent teacher. I love how she easily explains how to use a specific ruler and always comes up with more than 1 way to make designs with rulers.

  415. I’ve watched a number of classes since the Covid-19 pandemic. I have learned from each one. Kate is one of my favorite teachers. She teaches slow enough for everyone to learn, but fast enough that I don’t get bored. She is great answering online questions – in class or after.

  416. This was the second virtual class I have taken with Kate and it was just as good as the first one. Kate is so thorough in explaining and demonstrating that I kept thinking of ways to use my rulers.

  417. Kate is one of my favorites to watch. I love how easy going she is and responsive to questions. She’s so versatile in her skill set too, between ruler quilting and regular FMQ. Lots of tips and tricks to help those that are learning new skills.

  418. Kate is one of my favorites. She teaches wonderfully and she seems like the neighbor next-door. I love to listen to her. I’ve learned quite a bit so far and I’d love to see more videos of her.

  419. Kate is a wonderful teacher, she takes the time to explain everything in clear english. She has the patience of a saint. I also like where she will go back over something again and acts like she is telling it for the first time. I love watching her and the beautiful designs she creates as if there is nothing to it.

  420. Kate is a great teacher. Her pace was slow and repetitive, which allowed virtual students to gain a better understanding of how to work with the rulers. So, now I plan to give it a try! I’ve been too intimidated to try before. Thank you, Kate!

  421. Kate is the greatest teacher! Her patient step by step approach is really appreciated. Her knowledge of these templates is amazing and her tips are invaluable.

  422. My first class and I really enjoyed it. I have never used the rulers but think I might just try them. Very educational.

  423. This was the first class I attended where Kate taught and I thought she was outstanding. I had purchased some rulers previously but couldn’t figure out how to use the thumb tacks and position them to get beautiful designs. I learned a lot and am looking forward to re-watching her on You Tube. She is a true professional.

  424. I was amazed when I looked at my clock at the end of your presentation. TWO hours and how the time flew while I sat through one of the best presentations of use of the rulers yet. You are truly gifted in teaching this topic,and your video work was excellent. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

  425. I have previously watchd videos for your templates which is why I was interested in a more in depth look at the products. Kate did a great job and kept me engaged for the entire class. I know there will be a learning curve but I feel ready to give it a try. Thanks for all the support and providing a very clear and consise demonstration of the product. I know I will be looking at more videos to refresh my memory on the finer point of each but I am looking forward to the quality information you provided.

  426. Very fun to watch and see what can be done. It looks so easy when we are shown how.
    I’m such a new beginner I was happy to see the instructs.
    Thank you.

  427. Enjoyed the class very much. Very informative tips and she was very clear and concise. Thanks for an awesome job.

  428. Had my rulers for a couple years but was scared to start using them. Kate made me want to take them out of the drawer and start using all ten of them (will have to order new ones as the ones I bought were for a low shank and I now have a high shank machine). Maybe when I learn to use them, I can use the ones I had before. Would love to take another class with Kate.

    1. Hi Terri, thank you so much for your kind words. I wanted to let you know that you can try using your low shank templates with your high shank machine. You should not have a clearance issue. This is possible for most machines as the low shank ones have less chance of obstruction. If your foot height is set properly there should be no possibility of the ruler slipping under the foot. This may give you more use options.

  429. Kate is my favorite instructor. Her step by step method is much appreciated. Her instructions are clear and her camera work on her videos is easy to see.

  430. I really learned a lot from the class. There was so much excellent information. I especially liked that Kate the Westalee sampler set which is the set that I have. I’m also very happy to be able to watch the class again. Thank you for a wonderful class.

  431. Kate is an amazing teacher. She has so many helpful ideas and hints. I learn something new with every class I take. I only hope I can become half the quilter that she is.

    1. I really enjoyed the rulerwork virtual glass. You made it look so simple. I can’t wait to start using my rulers.

  432. This was my first time to watch a class like this. I was very impressed and really enjoyed the class from start to finish. I like embroidery but this class has given me a love for quilting. Kate is a fabulous instructor easy to understand and follow. Her instructions are clear. I will be looking into following other classes. Thank you Kate.

  433. Very clear instructions and demonstrated the process perfectly. I am eager to receive my order to follow along. The “natural” events I enjoyed (even twice)… helping me to feel more comfortable with spontaneous change of machine needle. Gave me a smile.
    Thank you.

  434. Kate is an excellent instructor and I always enjoy here classes and every time I watch one of them I learn something new. I really appreciate how she is so great at explaining and always is happy to answer any questions I have learned so much from her and she has given me the confidence to keep quilting
    thanks so much for all your classes

  435. Enjoyed the class. Am ready to start using the rulers I purchased after the first class. Instructor was organized and kept on topic.

  436. Kate did a great job of balancing her instruction with the periodic discussions of products offered by Westalee. She knows her craft and the designers who create the rulers or patterns. I loved how she demonstrated the way the designed intended for the design/ruler to be used. She’s very easy to listen to, patient, pleasant and desires to show us the right way to learn this craft. Thank you Kate!

  437. Kate is a wonerfull instructor an d will explain any idea in great detail so you understand. Have always picked up tips and good information from any class she is teaching

  438. Kate is an excellent instructor. She is patient, thorough, and encourages questions. She is definitely one of my favorite instructors to watch!!

  439. I thought that Kate did an excellent job! She was very clear and easy to understand for all of us beginners. Of course, she made it look like something that we could do without too much difficulty. Now, I need to place an order and start practicing!!

  440. The instructor seemed so thrilled to share the products with us. I think we may have went a little over the class time because there were lots of interested people and thankfully she spent the time to answer them all!

  441. Kate is an excellent teacher. As a retired teacher myself, I can identify with all the opps moments and frustration of a live presentation.
    She handles them all beautifully! Thank you for sharing your talent!

  442. Kate is a wonderful teacher. Explains things very well. She also gives us permission not to be perfect. Love her bon-bon time.

  443. Just got around to watching the class…Kate is an excellent instructor and I highly recommend her classes to all. She clearly knows the products and subject matter, and articulates exactly how to develops one’s skill in using rulers. Thank you for an excellent class.

  444. It was a very great class. Kate Quinn was very detailed and explained everything so that I was able to understand her and what she was doing.

  445. Kate teaches succinctly and clearly, and in this video-class format is able to answer promptly any questions asked by participants. I have appreciated her work in the past, as well.

  446. I loved watching Kate’s Ruler Class. She did a great job teaching the skill. I learned more than I thought I would watching an online class.

  447. Kate is an awesome instructor! I learned more in her 2 hours class about free-motion quilting and using templates than any other demonstration I’ve participated in. Her presentation was content rich with lots of great tips. Her steps for using the rulers were succinct and I felt, after watching her, that I, too can do this!
    I was wondering about the online format and found I had a better view of what Kate was doing at the sewing machine with the close-up camera. No need to strain and stretch my neck to see what the instructor was doing as in a live demo. We all had the best seat in the house.

  448. I watched Kate’s class and she is an excellent teacher. Learned so much She is so thorough and answers the questions we have very well. Can’t wait to use my rulers that I have had for about 3+ years. Couldn’t find a class to learn about them. So grateful for this class!

  449. Kate has taught for us in our shop in the past, so that’s why I requested her for this class. She is very positive, energetic, and inspirational. She is organized and keeps things moving. She speaks well…no uh’s, etc, which is important to me. Kate explains things very well so that students learn quickly and easily. I would have her teach here again in a heartbeat!

      1. Thank you both. I consider it a priviledge to share this passion and artform. I am thankful for all the people that have educated me and very grateful for the chance to pass on some of that knowledge to other. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Sincerely, Kate Q

  450. Well, a lot of people have already said what I would write. Love your explenations, perfect way to attend your class from the Netherlands, Europe🥰

  451. Kate loves to teach us, challenge us, and encourage us! She is a wonderful teacher. Can’t say enough good things about her.

  452. Kate is a great instructor. She is clear in her directions. Makes it easy for a beginner to understand. Thanks for the classes

  453. I recently watched a few of Kate’s classes online. She did a great job in explaining the process step by step so it was easy to follow. She has great ideas and always made sure to answer questions. I can’t wait to watch more!

  454. Hello, I loved the clarity Kate applied to present the techniques. She gave good comments without overwhelming the viewer.

  455. Kate is a wonderful, informative instructor. I will attend (virtual) any class she wants to instruct. The beginners class was a great reminder on what I need to do to be successful. I just completed my first ruler quilt and thank you Kate as I couldn’t have completed without your wonderful instruction. You Rock!!

  456. Kate is a very good instructor… organized and easy to follow. Her voice is very clear and not too fast or too slow. The video was close in fact probably closer than you could get in a classroom environment. Kate answers question concisely and makes sure that the answer is what the student needed. I look forward to taking more of her classes and especially want to take a “hands on” class because I learn better that way. However, given the pandemic this was an excellent introduction. Thank you.

  457. Katie is a fantastic instructor. It was easy to follow her. I like the virtual so I can go back and view techniques again. Looking forward to more virtual classes.

  458. Kate did a wonderful job of presenting the information on how to use the rulers. The ability for her audience to watch her movements while she demonstrated the rulers and exactly how to use them gave me the confidence to use them.. I loved how she kept on track with here explanation it kept me from leaving the program. Great job Kate!

  459. Kate is a great teacher. The Westalee class was so helpful in understanding how to use ruler’s. Kate seems to know what questions we will ask before we even ask them.

  460. I always enjoy learning from Kate. Even when some of the material is repeated from other classes, I always learn something new. She has the Virtual technique down.

  461. As an instructor, Kate provides the perfect blend of knowledge, guidance, detailed yet clear and quick paced observations and instructions, encouragement and enthusiasm!

  462. Great class. I purchased the rulers a few years ago and never followed through on learning to use them. I’m inspired to watch the video again and work with them.
    Kate, thank you for your service! I sew with Quilts of Valor.

  463. I have been watching Kate for several months during this pandemic. Her style of teaching is phenomenal! She is so knowledgeable and provides info to beginners to experienced ruler users. I feel I learn something new each time I watch her. She is full of day to day useful tips and her work is beautiful!

  464. Excellent presentation! The visual camera set up really allows the student to feel as though you are standing right over Kate while she teaches each component. Thank you Kate!

  465. This was an excellent virtual class. The instructor had a great camera set up, and took logical steps as she showed us how to use rulers. I found it easy to follow and I am excited to get started.

  466. She is amazing instructor. I purchased my rulers several years ago and took a paid class at my LQS. I did not feel confident and my rulers sat in a bag. After Erin’s class I’m excited, sewing and buying new products. Thanks

  467. Kate is an awesome instructor. She is so creative and inspirational. I met her in Albuquerque NM at a quilt show and she is so personable and helpful. Keep up the great work.

  468. This online course was awesome. I paid a lot of money locally and signed up for ‘classes’ which turned out to be a short demo at the shop, and a copy of Liona’s video on a thumb drive to try at home on my own. I had my computer volume on 100 and still could not hear the videos well. The camera was never close enough to the sewing to really have a close look at what was going on.

    You did an terriffic job explaining and showing everything. I feel ready to get out my starter kit and try ruler work again. Thank you very much.

  469. Really enjoyed the class. I feel like you are a really great teacher. Will look for more of your you tube videos and future classes. Do you use a bobbin holder with looser tension when machine quilting. Like a blue dot bobbin holder?