Below are just a few testimonials from over the years



Thank you Jane , it was an awesome day and a great memory jogger  Will post pics when all items are completed. Looking forward to many more classes! Cheers Bec from Aitkenvale  24th June 2021


Jane is the most amazing teacher with the most patience she is such a talented person.   Dianne from Annandale   1st July 2021


We had the most amazing two classes for the bag girls we great company made new friends and the most important person was Jane Grove she is a amazing teacher lots of patients  Di  from Annandale   22nd July 2021

Loved the class and looking forward to day 2. Thanks again Jane for your assistance. Just love your work and to learn something new. Dee  from Groper Creek  8th July 2021.


Hi Jane,  Thank you for a lovely day and lovely ladies.  I really enjoyed ‘getting back into it’.  Looking forward to the 17th to finish the cushion.   Glennis 3rd June 2021


Hi dear Jane – you are a LEGEND!!!!

Thank you SO much for yesterday.  It was a day of awakening and excitement as I got to know my overlocker.

I really appreciated your individual care and understanding and was in awe of your ability to keep calm, keep your sense of humour, and keep coming up with tip after tip to make our overlocking journey powerful and positive.

After carting my overlocker to class in a wicker basket, I think I need to sit down over the weekend and practise using my overlocker skills to make a bespoke (fancy word that, eh!??) carry bag.

Have a fab Friday, Jane.  It was lovely to see you again.     Lotsaluv … Robby xx  22.04.2021


YEAR 2020  –  COVID-19 struck the world.  Lockdowns, isolation, and wearing masks became the norm. What a change to life as we used to know it to be.  2021 became the year we came together again. We realised that humanity is special, friendships trump isolation, and life is a precious gift to be treated with care and reverence. Take care of yourself, and each other.


You can teach an old dog new tricks. – this was my second workshop and I have had a whole new world opened up for me.  What a great bunch of ladies to spend time with and so patient with the ‘new’ kid on the block. Jane is a teacher who is so practical, patient and calm and she can teach old dogs to do new tricks. Thanks to everyone for all the advice and friendship.  I am hungry for more.           Annie 08.07.19 Townsville

I have taken sewing lessons from Jane over the past eleven years. In those lessons I have made handbags, tote bags, various intricate blouses and three christening dresses. Jane also instructed me on free machining techniques, machine embroidery and various ways one can use an overlocker. I may add I have taken courses offered by other tutors, but Jane is most certainly the best and certainly outstanding in her knowledge of all techniques in sewing. Jane is an excellent teacher and I have learnt so much from her. My three christening dresses have received outstanding praise from all, but I must say without Jane’s expert advice and tuition, I would have been floundering. not knowing quite how to put it all together. Once again Jane, thank you very much for all your sound advice and help to me in putting together my third Christening dress!       Robyn 24.04.19 Townsville

I recently attended a trunk show and two, full-day workshops with Jane Grove in my hometown of Fort Wayne, Indiana. During the trunk show, while showing your gorgeous artwork and embroidery designs, Jane described the new partnership formed with Zündt design and Tracey Sims designs. My experience with Jane was so outstanding I felt compelled to send this message.

I’ve taken many, many courses over the years and without equivocation, Jane Grove is the best instructor I’ve ever experienced. She is a master teacher who understands how others learn and employs every teaching and learning style so that all participants are successful. She is tireless in making sure every single one of us made progress as we acquired new skills, she helped us trouble shoot, taught us to listen to our machines when issues arose and she celebrated our successes. Jane paces the instruction while peppering it with demonstrations so everyone learns new techniques and perfects existing ones. As a result, the group is cohesive and has a shared experience- in other words, it was fun!

I can’t wait for another opportunity to learn from Jane and I’ve already pestered her for dates when she will return. She is a tremendous asset to your partnership. I wish you much success in the future as you work together. And I am certain that my friends and I will benefit!

Thank you so very much, Jane. You are incredible.

Sincerely, Kathleen from Fort Wayne, Indiana May 2017


Thank you for a GREAT weekend of sewing and learning at Herbert River Quilters weekend workshop 18th and 19th June.  I finished my bag on Tuesday using covered buttons from the blue background fabric as could not find anything that looked good in my button collection.  I cross-hatched the back of the bag in a 2 1/2” diagonal grid using the serpentine stitch with a 2.5 length. I put the button loops to box the top of the bag under the zip end tabs.  I am really pleased with the finished product.  Thank you once again, I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the workshops I have had the pleasure of doing with you. I am looking forward to next year’s project and finding time to do last year’s shadow play quilt.  Rozanne from Ingham, June 2016

Jane, Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us during the five days of classes at Patty’s Sewing Center, here in San Antonio, Texas, USA in May 2016.  The Springtime Daisies clutch, the table runner we made during your Lace Workshop, and the Poppies Remembrance Wall Hanging you helped us create are all beautiful.  You instilled confidence in all of the students, providing additional tips and assistance so everyone had a wonderful learning experience.  Once again, your instructions, personalized assistance, and patience set us all up for a successful embroidery experience.  The store samples you created helped us see other possibilities for our designs and inspired us to try our hand at other projects too.  Thank you so much and we look forward to your return to San Antonio next year for another wonderful week of classes.  Kathy from San Antonio TX.  May 2016  A Jenny Haskins Accredited Tutor and Jenny Haskins Accredited Quilting Tutor.


Show and Share at Patty’s Sewing Centre, 2016

Hi Jane,  I want to thank you again for the wonderful weekend. You are so inspiring and extremely patient with us all. We had a great group of ladies and everyone was very friendly.  Look forward to your next retreat.  Jean from Herbert River, March 2016.

Hi Jane,  All day Tuesday I had a wonderful feeling of coming down from a ‘high’ after the retreat.  I would like to say ‘thank you’ for such a great weekend.  Even though I have my head down sewing and embroidering all the time, I truly appreciate all that you do to bring the weekend together.  I always eagerly look forward to classes with you because I learn so much more and come away with enthusiasm to get projects (ufo’s) done.  Glennis from Ingham, March 2016

Dear Jane,  Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us during the Trunk Show and the Simple Embroidered Tote bag class at Patty’s Sewing Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA on May 16th, 2014.  We were all in awe of your beautiful embroidered projects and so appreciated you sharing your talents and expertise.  Your instructions, personalized assistance and patience set us all up for a successful embroidery experience.  You instilled confidence and inspired us to not only create a beautiful tote bag but to try our hand at other projects too.  Thank you so much and we hope you can return to San Antonio next year for another class.  Safe travels until we meet again.
Kathy from San Antonio TX 17.05.14
(A Jenny Haskins Accredited Tutor and Jenny Haskins Accredited Quilting Tutor)

Dear Jane, Just thought I would take two seconds to thank you for a very friendly and informative workshop in Emerald. We value the time you spend with us. All the Best.
Lucy from Emerald 06.09.13

Greenvale 2013 Class

Greenvale 2013 Class

Hi Jane, I totally enjoyed my day sewing with you. Your way of constructing a bag is great. I am now going to make lots of bags now for Christmas presents. Bags were always a bit daunting to me in the past but seeing your way. I am totally enthused. Thanks again
Judy from Rockhampton 13.08.13

Jane, thank you for today. Love your classes. I learned heaps.
Dorothy from Rockhampton 11.08.13

Thank you Jane for your class it was so lovely to meet you and thank you for your help and guidance as you taught me so much. I am looking forward to the next workshop.
Bev from Mackay 08.08.13

Thank you so much Jane for sending the appendix. I am enjoying working thru your well written instructions. Thanks!
Kathy from Texas USA 18.03.13

Jane, Just a quick thank you for a great weekend of stitching, learning and general get togetherness. Hope you got home safely.
Liz from Greenvale 19.11.12

Hughenden 2012 Class

Hughenden 2012 Class

Once again, we have enjoyed a great weekend sewing with Jane. Thankyou Jane.  I feel, as time goes on, I am learning so much and gaining more confidence with every sewing lesson, while enjoying attending your workshops in the company of all the wonderful happy ladies in the group.  I’m already looking forward to the next class.
Lyn from Hughenden 09.05.12

Another great weekend of sewing was had by all those who attended the Jane Grove Workshop held this weekend just gone! Jane continues to challenge our ability to move outside our comfort zone. We are all rising to the occasion & are enjoying her classes. Thank-you Jane, the effort you make to help us, the friendship you offer is amazing & very much appreciated.
Sue from Hughenden 08.05.12

Dear Jane just a quick note to let you know how much i enjoyed your class at cool waters thankyou for sharing your secrets thanks again.
Dot from Bluff 27.04.12

Hi! Jane, I would like to thank you for all the help and patience you gave us at our retreat. I really did appreciate all the work that went into something like our retreat, also all the information you managed to impart in the 2 days you were with us.  Hope to see you again in the near future.
Lydia from Mackay 28.04.12

Rockhampton 2012 Class

Rockhampton 2012 Class

I had a great day yesterday and am looking forward to another today. I think Jane is great and I want to live next door to her…no, I want to live with her! I love sewing but I can see it would become an expensive habit. Many, many thanks for all your help and patience.
Robyn from Rockhampton 15.04.12

Thanks to you, Jane! An absolutely wonderful visit.  The ladies are already booking in for August – for everything. At least I now know the capacity of the room, to cap classes.
Colleen from Mareeba 19.03.12

Dear Jane, Thank you as well for 3 great days (even if they were exhausting!)  We all look forward to August. Some of the new ones who came to the Bobbinwork and machine embroidery classes have signed up for some other  classes.
Helen from Cairns 19.03.12

Hi Jane, Thanks for another great weekend sewing. There is always something more to learn. Do hope you enjoy your time in Hughenden as much as we love having you.
Lyn from Hughenden 29.01.12

Thankyou so much for such a wonderful weekend of sewing in Hughenden last weekend! I loved every minute and here is my finished quilt! Hope you had a good trip back.  Look forward to the next workshop.
Bronwyn from Hughenden 27.01.12

Mossman 2012 Class

Mossman 2012 Class

Hi Jane  I just want to say thank you again for a great weekend. I hope you had a lovely week with your mother and hope she is steaming ahead with her recovery. Loved Ellen’s hat and that tea cosy too! See you next year.  Daphne from Bowen 21.11.11 Thank you so very much for the retreat. It was fabulous – in the process of making another doiley for my Aunty’s birthday.
Glennis from Ingham 13.11.11

Thank you Jane for your lovely newsletter and photo on the retreat. What a great weekend.
Lyn J. from Hughenden 11.11.11

Hi Jane, Thank you for a great weekend at Genazzano, I keep looking at the cloth and it keeps getting better!! I can’t believe i actually made it. AND I remembered how to center my pattern, it just fell into place. So thank you for being so patient, and will certainly be at your next workshop. All the best.
Olivia from Cairns 21.07.11

Mareeba 2012 Class

Mareeba 2012 Class

Hi Jane, Just a short note to say many thanks for your help on the weekend. It was so enjoyable I am already looking forward to next year. I combined my designs and am going to embroider them in the centre of the cloth.
Lynelle from Mossman 22.07.11

I would also like to thank you for the great weekend. Great teacher, good company and lovely food.
Shirley from Bowen 09.11.10

Hello Jane  Thank you again for a fabulous week-end. Even though I very successfully made a mess of my tablecloth I learnt so much from my errors and have tried the “curve” technique already – wonderful.  Many thanks for this tip as well as all the others.
Marge from Townsville 09.11.10

Jane, you are a wonderful tutor, what a way to go – teaching people to do what you like doing best – sewing! You have soooo much more information to give us.
Susan from Hughenden 11.10.10

Had a great weekend, looking forward to the next one. Jane really is the best tutor. I do remember a weekend course I went to years ago and I didn’t get any one on one advice until lunch time on the second day.
Lyn from Hughenden 12.10.10

Bargain Box Cairns 2010

Bargain Box Cairns 2010

Hi Jane, Hope you have got over the weekend ok, what an enjoyable one, I have come home all fired up to start embroidering. My daughters loved my bag.
Annette from Home Hill 20.09.10

I wanted to inform you that I enjoyed the machine embroidery workshop that you facilitated at The Bargain Box in Cairns on the 9th July.  Since that day I have experimented more with my basic machine and have discovered Lace and cutwork. I have done small lace butterflies, hearts and bells which I have used in my card making.  I was inspired by your cutwork.
Vivian from Cairns 01.08.10

I received your CD with the photos of your quilt! Thank you sooooo much. The photos are wonderful and it’s just a delight to see the embroidery and decorative stitches up close like that. There is so much to the quilt.
Shirley from USA 26.07.10

Thank you does not seem adequate for the wonderful weekend up at Genazzano, but thank you, thank you.  Also for the day in at Bargain Box. Am looking forward to joining you again in August at both venues. Thank you once again.
Pat from Cairns 15.07.10

Darwin 2006 Class

Darwin 2006 Class

Hi Jane, I received the new Embroidery magazine in the mail yesterday, saw the placemats. I am so looking forward to getting you out here to work with us!
Sue from Hughenden 03.07 10

Just wanted to say thank you for a lovely and really satisfying morning yesterday.  I learned exactly what I wanted – you are a great teacher.    Maree from Townsville 01.10.09 Had a lovely learning time, so a big thanks.  Will certainly look forward to next year!
Kay from Caboolture 22.07.09

Well, what can I say??  What a wonderful break we had – great company; great food; great island taxi service; fantastic sewing.  So definitely book us in for the next one!
Judy from Brisbane  20.07.09

Just wanted to thank you very much for Saturday’s bag class.  I really enjoyed it.  You have a lovely teaching style and manner.  And I look forward to attending more classes with you.
Kate from Cairns  11.05.09