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


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.


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 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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Some of the finished quilt tops from yesterday's Quilting Fundamentals class. I wish I could remember to take pictures before anyone leaves. 😜 A couple of the students actually had time to start stitch in the ditch quilting. ...

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I'm off to Manchester to teach my Quilting Fundamentals class at Patches Quilt Loft. You'd never expect to find this most adorable quilt shop within an industrial park. Let's have some fun today! ...

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My new cover photo is a Migrating Geese quilt made by Tracy Overturf in Washington State. I love the Charlie Brown theme! ...

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