New!  From Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs:  Companion Patterns for Studio 180 Design Tools.  Check them out under the “Shop” tab or the “Classes” tab.


A new retreat, Lemoyne Star Festival, at the Strong House Inn, Vergennes, Vt is scheduled for October 26, 27, 28, and 29, 2017.  Click on the “Retreats” tab for more information.


Welcome to my website!

My name is Kathie Beltz, and I am a professional quilter, teacher, and quilt judge.  I am also a Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker’s tool and technique company.  Newly launched is my company, Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs, featuring companion quilt patterns for Studio 180 Design tools.  Feel free to check out my classes, lectures, retreats, and scheduling calendar.



My quilt, “The Big Bang,” won an Honorable Mention in Large Quilt – Movable Machine Quilted at the AQS QuiltWeek show in Paducah!

The 2017 Raffle Quilt for the Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild, “Midnight Fiesta,” won Third Place in Custom Our Daily Bed at the MQX Quilt Festival – New England!

My quilt, “The Big Bang,” won Second Place in Large Quilt – Movable Machine Quilted at the AQS QuiltWeek show in Lancaster, PA!

March 1, 2017 – Today’s the Day!  The official launch of Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs: Companion Patterns for Studio 180 Design Tools.  I have designed a line of quilt patterns for smaller projects that look complicated but are easier to make than you might think.  The patterns have easy-to-follow instructions plus the advantages of using Deb Tucker’s Studio 180 Design precision tools and techniques.  Find out more under the “Shop” tab or the “Classes” tab.  Order patterns and schedule classes now!

“Easy Color for Quilters” is definitely my most popular lecture.  Check out my schedule on the Calendar page and find out where you can attend!

This low-tech gal has finally moved into the 21st century, and now has a Facebook page.  Check it out at: www.Facebook.com/KathieBeltzQuilter

My website will be updated regularly, so please come back and visit often!


“My future starts when I wake up every morning . . . .
Every day I find something creative to do with my life.”
– Miles Davis

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BlockBuster Number 20! Stellar Collision takes advantage of three different blocks made with the Tucker Trimmer, with three different results in the design. So cool! Make sure to add this to your BlockBuster collection. ...

If you need some time away from all the sun and cookouts this holiday weekend, why not take a break in your sewing room with our new BlockBuster? This month we have our Stellar Collision block, and it's a fun combination of three of my tools; the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star, Tucker Trimmer 1, and Square Squared tools. This tool combination leads us to an unexpected design, since we don't often think of using our Lemoyne Star quarters with other units. By pairing those with any of the three Tucker Trimmer units, you get some really unique layouts! BlockBuster 20 - Stellar Collision: bit.ly/BlockBuster20-StellarCollision Video Demonstrations: bit.ly/Studio180DesignVideoDemos — Products shown: Tucker Trimmer I, Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and Square Squared.

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Georgia's quilt from the Tumbling Blocks class at Nashua Sew and Vac. Love those fabrics! ...

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Kathie Beltz: Quilter, Teacher, Judge updated their cover photo. ...

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Want another reason to go to Vergennes, Vermont? How about my quilt retreats in October and in March at the Strong House Inn? Now *that's* a fabulous weekend away. ...

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