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Kate Quinn

Quilting Industry Partner

Promoted Instructor

Westalee Design Accredited Teacher

Location
New Mexico (willing to travel)
Email
kate@FabriKatedQuilts.com

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About The Instructor

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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559 thoughts on “Kate Quinn

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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!

  5. 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 🥰

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!
    Thanks!

  10. 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.

    THANK YOU!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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!!

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

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

  20. 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.

  21. 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 🥰

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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!

  29. 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!!!!🥰

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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!

  41. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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!

  45. 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!

  46. 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!

  47. 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

  48. 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.

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

  50. 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!

  51. 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!

  52. 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!

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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!

  56. 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.

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

  58. 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.

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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

  62. 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!😁😁😁

  63. 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.

  64. 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!

  65. 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.

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

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

  68. 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.

  69. 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!

  70. 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.

  71. 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!

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

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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!

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

  80. 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

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

  82. 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.

  83. 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.

  84. 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!

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

  86. 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.

  87. 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!

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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!!!

  93. 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!!!

  94. 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.

  95. 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.

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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.

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

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

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

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

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

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

  106. 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!

  107. 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.

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

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

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

  114. 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.

  115. 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.

  116. 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!

  117. 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. 🙁

  118. 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.

  119. 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!!

  120. 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.

  121. 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

  122. 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.

  123. 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!

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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

  127. 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.

  128. 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

  129. 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.

  130. 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!

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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!

  134. 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.

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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.

  138. 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.

  139. 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!

  140. 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!

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

  142. 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.

  143. 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!

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

  145. 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.

  146. 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!

  147. 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.

  148. 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.

  149. 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!

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

  151. 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

  152. 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.

  153. 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.

  154. 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.

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

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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.

  159. 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!

  160. 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

  161. 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!!!!

  162. 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.

  163. 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!

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

  165. 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.

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

  167. 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.

  168. 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.

  169. 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!!

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

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

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

  174. 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

  175. 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!

  176. 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.

  177. 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!!!

  178. 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.

  179. 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.

  180. 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.

  181. 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.

  182. 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.

  183. 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.

  184. 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

  185. 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.

  186. 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.

  187. 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.

  188. 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.

  189. 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!!

  190. 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.

  191. 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.

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

  193. 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

  194. 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.

  195. 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.

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

  198. 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.

  199. 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.

  200. 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.

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

  202. 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.

  203. 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.

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

  205. 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.

  206. 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.

  207. 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.

  208. 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!

  209. 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.

  210. 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

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

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

  213. 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.

  214. 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!

  215. 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.

  216. 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!

  217. 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%

  218. 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.

  219. 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.

  220. 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

  221. 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.

  222. 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.

  223. 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!!

  224. 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.

  225. 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+.

  226. 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!!!

  227. 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.

  228. 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.

  229. 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.

  230. 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.

  231. 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.

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

  233. 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.

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

  235. 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.

  236. 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

  237. 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!

  238. 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.

  239. 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!!!!

  240. 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.

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

  242. 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.

  243. 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.

  244. 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.

  245. 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!

  246. 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.

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

  248. 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.

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

  250. 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.

  251. 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.

  252. |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.

  253. 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!

  254. 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.

  255. 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.

  256. 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.

  257. 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.

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

  259. 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.

  260. 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.

  261. 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.

  262. 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.

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

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

  265. 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!

  266. 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.

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

  268. 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.

  269. 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!

  270. 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.

  271. 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.

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

  273. 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.

  274. 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!

  275. 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.

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

  277. 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.

  278. 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.

  279. 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.

  280. 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.

  281. 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.

  282. 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.

  283. 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!

  284. 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.

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

  286. 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.

  287. 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.

  288. 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.

  289. 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.

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

  291. 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.
      Sincerely-K

  292. 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.

  293. 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.

  294. 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.

  295. 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.

  296. 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.

  297. 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

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

  299. 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!

  300. 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

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

  302. 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!!

  303. 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!

  304. 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!

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

  306. 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.

  307. 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.

  308. 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.

  309. 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.

  310. 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.

  311. 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!

  312. 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

  313. 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🥰

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

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

  316. 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!

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

  318. 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!!

  319. 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.

  320. 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.

  321. 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!

  322. 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.

  323. 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.

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

  325. 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.

  326. 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!

  327. 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!

  328. 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.

  329. 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

  330. 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.

  331. 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.

  332. 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?

  333. The virtual class was time well spent. I’ve had the templates for some time, but reviewing how to use them is valuable. I especially appreciate the fact that the video is available after the class for double-checking what was heard and for stopping it to practice the steps. Thank you!

  334. Really, really enjoyed the class. I found the instructions very clear and detailed. As well as more advanced aspects of using the rulers, great tips were given about utilising such basics as the 1/4″ spacing guide, which I had been struggling to use properly! Now it is so easy and obvious. I would love to do more virtual classes please! Thank you.

  335. Excellent course! Kate Quinn is very thorough in her presentation. She has a clear voice which makes it easy to follow her instructions. I would like to be notified when she will be teaching another class using the Westalee rulers. I have the Template Sampler Set and the Border Sampler Template Set. I took very detailed notes on her presentation of the Spinning Wheel 5.5″, Spin-E-Flex No. 4 31/2″, 12″ Arc, and 6″Spiral. I would like to learn how to use the Circle 2″, 4″Arc, and .5″x1.5″x3″ rulers that come in the Template Sampler Set. Kate does a wonderful job presenting. She really removes the fear of using the templates. I am purchasing the book that she recommended by Janet Collins – Quilt Design Book. Hopefully this book will have detailed instructions for using each of the templates in the Sampler Set. Thank you for this class.

  336. I took the Ruler Work for Beginners virtual class and loved it! Learned so much. I had done a ruler work class locally and Kate explained so much more! Fabulous instructor!

  337. I really enjoyed Kate’s teaching style. She covered the basics and gave great tips along the way. I have had my rulers for some time but now and more motivated to use them. I am looking forward to expanding my ruler library and trying more designs. Thank you!

  338. Loved the presentation,easy to follow and understand. After Covid-19 is over I hope there will be in-person classes available

  339. I love the way Kate teaches, very down to earth. I’d really like her to do a class that goes beyond the beginner stage.

    1. This class by Kate was wonderful. I have had the basic ruler set for a long time but was nervous of trying it because I lacked information of how to get started. Kate answered all my questions. She made designs look easy and left me feeling “I get it” and “I can do it” I can’t wait to get started. Thanks Kate.

  340. I love the way Kate teaches, very down to earth. I’ve seen plenty of the Beginner Ruler Work classes and I wish she’d do a “Beyond beginner class” or whatever the next step to a beginner is.

  341. I loved this virtual event. Learned about a new skill that I am anxious to try. Kate had to a very good mastery of the subject. Keep it up. Thank you.

  342. Kate is an excellent instructor. Her explanations are clear and concise, easy to follow. I learned so many things from her class. Thanks so much!

  343. I really enjoyed the class, my first virtual class! Purchased a set of rulers awhile back but didn’t have enough courage to actually use them, feel like now maybe I do. You made it look so effortless, and you were easy to understand and follow throughout for a beginner like myself.

  344. Kate Quinn is a great instructor. This was my second class and I’ve learned something new in each class.
    Thoroughly enjoyed the class.
    Thanks for the virtual presentation.

  345. Wow! Kate is an excellent instructor. I purchased the starter package, template set, and the crosshair ruler from my local quilt shop, but never really learned how to use it. This was a great overview and it made me interested in learning how to use these tools. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I look forward to learning more from you in the future!
    Rose

  346. Fantastic educator!
    She’s so patient and eloquent.
    I’d love to watch many more of her videos.
    Hope to get my rulers soon so I can follow along.

  347. Kate is a very thorough instructor which is very helpful to new quilters as well as more advanced. She is willing to answer all questions and isn’t flustered when she has a problem like thread breaks or runs out of bobbins that happen to everyone to show it happens to the best.

  348. I love watching Kate teach me how to use the quilting templates. It has been a joy, she is a wonderful instructor! I am so anxious to use the Fun and Fancy patterns and templates, they are beautiful! Kate, thanks to you and your husband for your service. I am an Army brat, old one anyway, so I know the sacrifices y’all have endured!

  349. Great Presentation. Have enrolled in the Fun and Fancy class and am looking forward to it. So glad we have the ability to have these classes online.

  350. Thank you so much for the great presentation. I bought the presser foot and templates more than a year ago and could not figure out how to use them. I was not available for the original class but have been glued to my computer screen while watching the recording. I learned a lot and am anxious to start practicing with my templates. Would love to attend a live class at some point. Gayle

  351. I try my very best to NOT miss a Kate Quinn class. In each of her videos she doesn’t fail to teach me something new. Her voice is easy to listen to. Her ideas a super and she will answer any question asked, even if it’s after the video is over. Watching her makes you feel like she REALLY wants the viewer to learn. I can’t imagine not watching Kate weekly. I love to rewatch her videos over and over. Sew Steady is fortunate to have a teacher of her caliber.

  352. I really enjoyed the class. I wasn’t going to watch as I felt that I didn’t have time. I am so glad I watched!!! WOW You taught me so much about rulers. I purchased a set of the beginners rulers from someone on the internet and didn’t have a clue how to use them. I tried and failed. Then you showed me how to use them with the 6 point crosshair. I was missing that! I have ordered it from Sew Steady and now I can’t wait to get it to really start using my rulers. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I loved how easy you made it look and how exactly they are to be used.

  353. Thank you for the well presented ruler class . You certainly make it look very doable. Your class cleared up many questions. I am ready to start my adventure into doing my own machine quilting!

  354. I think Kate is a great teacher. I’ve signed up for a few of these classes and I learn something in each one.
    I wish she’d do more than a Beginner Class to Rulers.

    1. Doesn’t matter if the camera settings are off or the sound is wonky, Kate keeps her cool and doesn’t get flustered. She always gives 100%. I learn something new each time I watch her and look forward to her classes.

  355. Kate, I would just like to say thank you for sharing so many tips with us, even though I’m in Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 UK and the time difference I do try and watch your live class as I have learned so much from you, you really do take the time to explain things even if that means more than once, If you have never watched kate’s class I highly recommend them. Fantastic Teacher. 😊

  356. Great virtual class. I have done one all day in person Westalee Beginner Set class before and I still learned a lot from Katie. Thank you!

  357. Kate is a fabulous instructor. She just has a way of explaining things so that they stick with you. Her designs are beautiful and I love how she explains why she makes the choices she does.

  358. Thank you for a very informative and fun class. I really enjoyed the virtual experience as I am in Canada and otherwise would not have been able to attend. I am so excited to do more with my rulers–deep breath and go for it!

  359. Kate always does a nice job in explaining different ways to use a ruler that I have not thought of. She is so very easy to follow in her instructions. I always look forward to her classes.

  360. I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I’m anxious to try techniques Kate showed, tho with my hand in a cast for a month, it won’t be as soon as I want. I look forward to other virtual classes with Kate.

  361. That was my first ruler class and I think I am hooked. Kate did such an amazing job to make it look so easy. I am anxious for my rulers to come, so I can get started. Looking forward to more of Kate classes.

  362. Kate was an excellent teacher. She made quilting with rulers seem easy. It have scared me for a long time. I have had the rulers, but did not fell confident enough to try on my own. I will watch the webinar again to help me gain more confidence.

  363. Great virtual classes with Katie! I can’t believe how much I’ve learned. I ordered the Fun and Fancy set, so can’t wait to try it all out! Thank you!

  364. I have enjoyed ALL the classes Kate has done. She explains clearly the questions answered. I really enjoy how she is teaching “How to think outside the box” technic. Sometimes you see a ruler but then think you are limited to one design when there are more. She encourages one to “play” and enjoy the quilting process.
    Years ago I purchased the starter set and would like to learn more on how to use them. The quilt shop I purchased them closed so I was trying to learn on my own but lost interest, but with what she has shown will help me along.
    I did purchase her book “Fun and Fancy” so excited to see where that leads me. Thank you Kate!

  365. What a great and patient teacher! I had bought the kit 2 years ago and played a little, but this class made me feel more at ease in using them!!

  366. Kate is an awesome teacher! I really enjoyed the class. This was the second beginner class I’ve attended and Kate demonstrated some different rulers than the first class. Great class! Thank you Kate and Sew Steady.

  367. I’m just learning about the Westalee rulers and was looking for a class to aid in my journey. Kate’s class was perfect. Not too fast paced and full of tips and ideas. I can’t wait to get my rulers and book so I can start putting my new knowledge to work. Definitely will be looking to attend more of Kate’s virtual classes!

  368. Very good class with good samples. The techniques were easy to follow and I am anxious to try to do some of the things I saw on the video.

  369. This was my first virtual class. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Kate made everything easy to follow and understand. I would definitely take another class with her. Thanks!

  370. I have watched your “beginning” ruler class many times and always re-learn something. You are fabulous. Love every video you do!

  371. Kate never disappoints me. She is so creative and her thoughts in combinations of templates are intriguing. I am loving her Fun and Fancy set at the moment.

  372. Kate is a very thorough instructor and always encourages you to expand on her ideas with some of your own. I really like that.

  373. Kate, You have sure got me thinking outside the box when it comes to Westalee rulers. I do use them and have been somewhat successful but, I now know I have tapped the variety of designs possible.
    Thank you.

  374. Kate is an outstanding educator. She is organized and relaxed. I love the tidbits she shares and watch her whenever she offers a class. Even in her beginning classes she offers a bit extra to encourage audience to expand their knowledge. If something goes awry during class she deals with it and suggests what you can do to solve the issue. Even after class she will answer your questions.

  375. I’m pretty new to ruler work and am really learning from Kate. She is clear in her instructions and is very creative. I will continue to learn from her.

  376. Thanks you to Kate and Sew Steady for all the information that has been shared the last several months. Kate is a great teacher, and love the tips. I like she want you to relax and not stress over the ruler work.

  377. Kate is an EXCELLENT instructor. She is creative and brings a lot of knowledge to her classes. She is patient and laughs at her own mistakes, making the class taker feel ok not to be perfect! I love her classes and take any opportunity to participate in her classes. I love how she makes the process realistic when she uses actual quilt blocks and projects!

  378. Kate has been an inspiring instructor. Her knowledge is encyclopedic and her approach is friendly and welcoming.

  379. Thanks Kate for another great class ( Dive Deeper into Ruler Work). I really learn from your method teaching and showing all the different ways the templates can be used. You encourage us to branch out and make the designs fit our style. I am glad we can view the class for a period to go back and see some one area I might not have understood in watching the live video. This feature lets me enjoy the virtual class and keep up with the comments and jot down a few notes.

  380. I love Kate’s classes! She is so informational. Her tips and tricks are fantastic and she explains everything very precisely! Love her.

  381. I loved the presentation. There was a lot of information presented which assisted with improving my ability to use rulers. I have been watching utube videos and learning how to use rulers, but this presentation was like a one on one class and I learned a lot. Using the little measure tool was interesting and since the presentation, I have been practicing on using it and improving my skills. Thank you

  382. Kate is a phenomenal instructor. I learn something from her every time I watch her classes. She’s also a lovely person. I give her five big stars.

  383. Wow! I want to learn more about ruler work after watching her video. Very informative. Makes you want to get started on quilting right away. Nice work and well done!

  384. Enjoy her style of teaching very much! I really appreciate that I can watch later as we have family here who escaped the Oregon fires and one is a busy 3 year old, so I watch when I can stay focused!
    I have learned so much and I really look forward to using rulers! I had bought some a while ago and was self teaching but Kate has accelerated by learning!

  385. Kate , covered a lot of my questions and fears I had about these rulers since I bought them a year ago and tossed them in a draw. Yet I had to have them. Lol
    She is very professional but yet makes mistakes. She explains her mistakes to prevent us from making them ourselves. I respect that., that makes a great teacher., I will be following her and trying to learn as much as I can from her. Thank you Kate

  386. I loved the class with Kate, she put me at ease about using the ruler supplies I bought about two years ago. I wish I could download this class and keep it to follow whenever I need to.
    I’m taking the next virtual class of hers in a few weeks and it really helps that it’s virtual because I can no longer take my machine to places that hold classes.
    Thanks for the class and for having Kate teach it.

  387. Kate is a great teach. Covered all the necessary information with good demonstrations. I would definitely be influenced to take a class if I learned that she would be teaching.

  388. Kate’s class was very inspirational for me. I feel much more confident to start quilting with rulers! I’m excited to get some supplies and work through some of these techniques.

  389. I learned so many ch in just the first 20 minutes of the virtual ruler class. I now have so much more confidence and use rulers all the time now. Thank you so much Kate

  390. Kate love your lessons and down-to-earth way of teaching. Whilst I can’t always catch the live sessions because of timing as I am in Australia I do try, and it us so worth the effort.

  391. Kate was a wonderful instructor in ruler quilting. I think after watching 4 different instructors it finally sunk in on how to get started. Can hardly wait to get my stuff so I can practice.

  392. Kate is amazing! Not only is she knowledgeable and talented, Kate easily explaines details to viewers. It’s great that she wants to pass her tips on to all of us. Thanks, Kate.

  393. I thought Kate did a wonderful job! Not too fast, not too slow and really explained the full functions of the rulers!! I also love that she gave a suggestion for left handers – no one ever does that.

  394. Kate is excellent teacher, fun and fancy!!!! Very knowledgeable in ruler work and free motion. She makes me want to push myself to try new things. Never a dull moment with Kate. One of my favorites

  395. Kate is a great teacher and addressed clearly those darn registration lines. Have done some ruler work but was always questioning, where exactly am I and where am I going! Thank you Kate!

  396. I try to watch all of the programs Kare offers. She is a wonderful teacher and so very creative. Thank you for doing this for us.
    Pam

  397. Kate has an amazing teaching ability. Her instructions during the demos are concise and she treats every question as though it was the first time being asked. Her vast knowledge comes through with each video.

  398. Kate, is a great instructor! Thank you for pointing out those reference lines—not done by originator! Looking forward to next class.

  399. Kate was amazing, I learned a few tips from her. She explains and demonstrates very well.

    I am looking forward to more virtual classes.

    Thank you Kate for a job well done!

  400. Kate’s class was excellent. Very well organized, lots of tips for successful quilting with rulers. She made me feel mo confident in my ability to try again and become comfortable with using these tools. Felt like I was sitting right next to her in a one on one class!

  401. I have been following Kate since I met her at Road to CAlifornia in January of this year I love her classes and and the way she teaches is such a relaxed way that lets you know that it’s ok to make mistakes. She gives you all kinds of ideas as to how to use the templates in many different ways so that you get better use of them. I have learned lots from her and now have more confidence in myself. she also go out of her was to always answer any questions that one may have.
    thank you Kate

  402. I love the way Kate explains how to do ruler work. She makes it look easy and gives me the confidence to try something new. I enjoy taking classes from her.

  403. This was my first virtual class with Kate and I found it very helpful. I have done some ruler quilter but do seem to find it harder to do on quilts that have seams rather than on a plain piece of fabric. The explanations and answers to questions were very thorough. I did sign up for another class in a few weeks. Setting up your machine correctly, the right, needle, thread, etc all seem to be the biggest issue for many. Skipped stitches also are a problem. Addressing these are helpful.

  404. I really liked this instructor. I liked the way she moved things along and didn’t dawdle on any one subject. But was more than happy to show something again if someone didn’t understand. Would like to see more ruler work classes.

  405. I absolutely love watching your classes when I can. I learn something new each time. I finally finished ruler quilting a tablerunner–my first project. It’s by no means perfect, but it’s not that bad either. I still struggle with the eveness of stitches. Practice, practice, practice, I guess is my answer.

  406. Kate certainly made rulerwork look approachable. I have a special quilt top that I have been saving for rulers. Hopefully with some practice I can do it.

  407. Kate is a wonderful teacher. She explains her techniques so well that everyone can understand. She isn’t afraid to admit she made a mistake, even laughs at herself, but then shows how to correct it! We can all certainly identify with that, and glad that she really is just like us! I learn something new every time I watch one of her classes! Thank you Kate for all that you do!

  408. I love Kate’s classes. She makes ruler work look so easy and fun. Her attitude is so great—if you make a mistake either fix it or live with it but don’t stress over it.

  409. Kate is an awesome instructor! She is very knowledgeable and able to go over specific details about the ruler work to make me successful on this new journey!! So excited to use the rulers I’ve had and am too scared to use! Thanks for the encouragement!!!

  410. Thank you for the demo class. It is the best demo I’ve seen for using rulers. I would have appreciated some comments on thread weight and needle size. Also, for many domestic machines the throat is relatively small and your demo only shows small pieces of quilts, so I’d like to hear something about ruler work in a small throat space with large quilts. Thanks

  411. Kate is a truly excellent instructor in all ways! Very knowledgeable – Clearly prepared, Explains things very well. Is thoroughly delightful to listen to – responds well to questions — I could go on and on. Taking her virtual classes and viewing her videos and live FB events has been wonderful for me to be able to get started using the starter set 1 rulers I bought with my Janome M7- I am looking forward to getting some additional rulers as well as a number of the other Westerlee and Sew Steady products to expand my quilting capability – and knowing that Kate will be offering more classes and programs gives me confidence that I will be able to advance my quilting even with all the limitations we have going on for in-person classes.

    I was also interested to see your background and how you started your quilting adventure. And thank you, too, for your service to country!

  412. I really enjoyed the ruler class. I learned a lot and am anxious to get my new rulers and try them it even inspired me to use some of the rulers I already have 😊.

  413. Kate is one of the best instructors I have ever watched. Her relaxed attitude and excellent instructions make her classes a joy to watch.

  414. I have took my classes and I have you said that Kate made it very easy to understand and demo are detailed. Not to mention organized and most important engaging attendees responses.

    I will take her classes anytime. Thank you,Kate.

    Long more

  415. Kate is an excellent teacher. Great refresher class for someone who bought ruler sets at PIQF 2 years ago, and just now got them out of the package. Thank you.

  416. I enjoyed your beginning lessons and learned quite a bit! Your are a wonderful teacher! I can’t wait to get my rulers and try them out! Thank you!

  417. As a retired teacher I was impressed withKates teaching skills. Would definitely consider another workshop with her

  418. Kate is a fabulous instructor. This was the first time I viewed her course. I watched live. On-line instruction is not easy but Kate did an excellent job presenting information and emphasizing important concepts. She packed a lot of information in this two hour course which I really appreciated. I have used rulers with my longarm so some concepts were familiar to me. I appreciated her comparisons to the longarm ruler concepts. Thank you for this wonderful class. I feel totally comfortable using rulers on my domestic machine now.

  419. I have just found these classes during the pandemic and I have learned so much from Kate. She is very easy to understand and answers everyone’s questions. I am going to go back and watch them all!! Thank you

  420. Enjoyed the class a lot. I have had a few rulers for a while, but need to practice! You are clear in your instruction and patient with explanations.

  421. The best! I love Kate’s instructions, videos and everything presented. I am always impressed with the individual responses given to questions. I hope Sew Steady is seeing these comments. Keep up the excellent presentations.

  422. thankyou for the wonderful presentation. I always learn something new.
    Thankyou and your husband for your service and the acheivemnt of being a West Point graduate.

  423. I really enjoyed your class. You are very easy to listen to. I have watched the video three times now and made a table topper. I bought the Westlee starter set for a class 3 years ago. I never used them again. You have me excited and planning new projects with the rulers.

  424. Clear instructions as you used the templates. It was easy to see what the finished outcome. Just need to get up the nerve to try it.😀

  425. Kate Quinn

    Excellent teacher, very informative, patient and helpful. Always willing to answer all questions and go above and beyond to help stiudents

  426. Kate is an amazing instructor. She is thorough, interesting and concise.
    I have learned so much from her over these last few months.
    Thank you Kate, and thank you Sew Steady for giving me this wonderful
    opportunity to learn so much more about ruler work than I ever would have
    on my own.

      1. Excellent Westalee 2 hour beginners class. Kate Quinn is a fabulous instructor. Very easy to listen to. She has a clear voice which makes it easy to understand what she is teaching. I look forward to watching more classes by Kate. Thank you .

    1. Thank you Kate for an excellent presentation of Beginner Ruler Work.
      The information was presented in an easy to understand, step by step, manner.
      I have learned so much and feel more confident trying to use rulers on my domestic machine.

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