Kathie Beltz – Quilt Judge for Guild, Regional and National Quilt Shows.
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.
As an experienced quilt judge, I have evaluated quilts and worked in judging rooms at numerous fairs, quilt guilds and national shows, solo and in a team. I participated in the National Quilting Association’s Introduction to Judging class, and continue my education by taking classes and lectures to keep abreast of the latest techniques and trends in quilting.
My interest in judging has led me to enter competitions across the country. I believe that in order to be a good judge, my quilts must also have been evaluated and judged. My quilts have won awards at shows across the country, including at A Quilter’s Gathering, Home Machine Quilting Show, Images at the Lowell Quilt Festival, Machine Quilters Exposition, Machine Quilting Today Upper Midwest Show, Maine Quilts, Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Milwaukee Machine Quilting Show, MQX Quilt Festivals, National Quilting Association, Quilting With Machines, QuiltWeek Lancaster, QuiltWeek Paducah, Road to California, Southern New Hampshire Quilt Festival, Vermont Quilt Festival, and the World Quilt Show – New England. Several of my quilts were juried into QuiltWeek Paducah in 2012, 2014, 2015, and 2016, and won ribbons in 2015 and 2017.
To help quilters understand the judging process, I offer a lecture entitled “Secrets from the Judge’s Chambers,” an overview on what judges look for when evaluating competition quilts.
Judging fees vary, depending on the number of quilts and time involved. Expenses to be paid by the Sponsor include:
- Local travel at the current IRS rate per mile
- Round-trip airfare (including baggage fees) with transportation to and from the airport
- Private, non-smoking accommodations
Contact Me for more information on judging, availability, and fees.