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

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My next retreat, Lucky Lemoynes at the Strong House Inn, Vergennes, Vt, is scheduled for March 16, 17, and 18, 2018.  Click on the “Retreats” tab for more information.

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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.

 

NEW UPDATES!!

My quilt,”The Big Bang,” won Second Place – Innovative at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza in Oaks, Pennsylvania!

My quilt, “The Big Bang,” won an Honorable Mention in Two-Person Group Quilts at Quilt Odyssey in Hershey, PA!

The 2017 Raffle Quilt for the Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild, “Midnight Fiesta,” won a Blue Ribbon at the Vermont Quilt Festival!  Tickets are still available, and the winning ticket will be drawn September 17, 2017.

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

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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A rainbow of colors bouncing off diamonds! Using 2½” strips, this table runner is fun and quick to make. Refraction is a mixture of the Diamond Rectangle units and squares, making the simple look tricky. The Diamond Rects® tool allows you to make the diamonds easily and precisely. You’ll have fun making this beautiful table runner, and in no time it’ll be ready to use on your table. Size: 16″ x 51″
The Diamond Rects tool is required for this workshop. It is available at Nashua Sew and Vac.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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Refraction Class

March 29, 2018, 10:00am - March 29, 2018, 4:00pm

A rainbow of colors bouncing off diamonds! Using 2½” strips, this table runner is fun and quick to make. Refraction is a mixture of the Diamond Rectangle units and squares, making the simple look tricky. The Diamond Rects® tool allows you to make the diamonds easily and precisely. You’ll have fun making this beautiful table runner, and in no time it’ll be ready to use on your table. Size: 16″ x 51″ The Diamond Rects tool is required for this workshop. It is available at Nashua Sew and Vac. Skill Level: Confident Beginner

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Is the Snail's Trail block on your quilting bucket list? Here's your chance to learn how to make this traditional block with Deb Tucker's Square Squared tool. This is a small project with only 9 blocks, but you will learn two types of blocks: the Economy Block and Snail's Trail.

The Small Square Squared tool is required for this class. This tool is available at Quilting A Way.

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
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Snail's Trail Table Topper

March 24, 2018, 10:00am - March 24, 2018, 5:00pm

Is the Snail's Trail block on your quilting bucket list? Here's your chance to learn how to make this traditional block with Deb Tucker's Square Squared tool. This is a small project with only 9 blocks, but you will learn two types of blocks: the Economy Block and Snail's Trail. The Small Square Squared tool is required for this class. This tool is available at Quilting A Way. Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

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This retreat is coming up fast, and there are only a couple of spots left. Make your reservation today! ...

Lucky Lemoynes Retreat

March 16, 2018, 3:00pm - March 18, 2018, 12:00pm

Join us in lovely Vergennes, Vermont for a weekend of sewing, chocolate, pampering, and fun! Instructor Kathie Beltz will guide you through the process of creating the Lucky Lemoynes quilt. This exciting quilt design created by Deb Tucker is made using a layout of Lemoyne Stars interspersed with groups of Shaded 4-Patches. Using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star and Tucker Trimmer III tools, you won’t have to gamble on this design coming out exactly how you want it to. Size: 56” x 70” – Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced The Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star Tool is required for this class. This tool is available from the instructor during class, or is available at your local quilt shop. This quilt retreat at the fabulous Strong House Inn includes use of the specifically-designed quilting room with cutting stations, ironing stations, excellent natural light, and extra lighting for those marathon night sewing sessions. The rates of $395 ppdo/$470 so include 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 casual dinners, and an afternoon tea to break up your long sewing day. Reservations are required in advance, with a $150 deposit to guarantee your space.

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