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.  My company, Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs, features companion quilt patterns for Studio 180 Design tools.  Feel free to check out my classes, lectures, retreats, and scheduling calendar by clicking on the tabs above.

Announcing Virtual Lectures and Classes!

Yes, I’m doing the “pivot,” and taking my lectures and some of my classes online.   My three lectures:

   – Easy Color for Quilters

   – Secrets from the Judge’s Chambers

   – Studio 180 Design Lecture and Trunk Show

are available as online lectures.  My two virtual classes are:

   – Quick and Easy Flying Geese


   – RickRack

Demos are also available.

Click on the “Classes” tab or “Shop” for more information.

I’d love to come and visit you virtually!



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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Here's BlockBuster #56! Wow, a perfect example of how the placement of color and value changes the look of the block. You should have fun playing with this one! ...
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#IGQuiltfest Day 3! 💜💜💜I've been judging and evaluating quilts for 14 years. I've taken many classes and lectures to learn as much as possible about all aspects of quilting, in order to be a professional and informed judge.💜💜💜My judging philosophy is to acknowledge excellence in quilting, and to educate and encourage quilters of all skill levels. I like to consider my judging work as an extension of my teaching, guiding quilters to improve their skills through constructive comments.💜💜💜I offer a lecture entitled “Secrets from the Judge’s Chambers,” an overview on what judges look for when evaluating competition quilts. This lecture is available virtually or in person.💜💜💜Contact me if you have any questions about quilt evaluation.#kathiebeltz #kathiebeltzquiltdesigns #quiltjudging #judging #quiltshows #quiltjudge ...
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I'm catching up for #IGQuiltfest Day Two! Style!💜💜💜It's hard to say that I have a particular style in my quiltmaking, because I'm always trying new techniques and tools. I'll try anything once, even if I decide later that I don't care for it. 💜💜💜But what I especially love is precision piecing. I like applique and other forms of quiltmaking, but my specialty is precision piecing. And I love to show my students how to get those sharp points and matching intersections. That's what makes a quilt pattern pop!💜💜💜Here's my Skyfall quilt, just to give you an idea of my work. Hope you enjoy.#kathiebeltz #kathiebeltzquiltdesigns #studio180design #quilts #quilting #quiltsofinstagram #piecing #ilovetoquilt #quiltersgonnaquilt #quiltingismypassion #quiltingismytherapy #ihavethisthingwithquilts ...
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Hello and Welcome to IG Quiltfest!💜💜💜My name is Kathie Beltz, and I am a professional quilter, teacher, and quilt judge. I've been quilting for 26 years, teaching for 17 years, and judging for 14 years. 💜💜💜In 2013, I became a Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker's tool and technique company. In 2017, I launched Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs with my own line of quilt patterns. 💜💜💜My latest adventure is virtual teaching and lecturing. I have classes and lectures for guilds, and live classes available for individuals. 💜💜💜Follow me to find out more information during IG Quiltfest!#kathiebeltz #kathiebeltzquiltdesigns #studio180design #quilts #quilting #quiltsofinstagram #piecing #ilovetoquilt #quiltersgonnaquilt #quiltingismypassion #quiltingismytherapy #ihavethisthingwithquilts #IGQuiltfest ...
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