Juror of Awards: Kathie Beltz

Skyfall high res

"Skyfall," Kathie Beltz, Greenfield, NH, 58x66", NFS, QU-73

Artist Statement: 

Skyfall was created by quilting partners Kathie Beltz and Mara Novak. This is their
second collaboration born of the desire to marry Kathie’s love of innovative
piecing with Mara’s interest in translating everything she sees into quilting
designs. Skyfall was inspired by Kathie’s idea to create as many different stars as
possible in one quilt. There are over 50 different stars, all precision pieced with
no foundation. Mara’s quilting adds a 3-dimensional appearance and enhances
movement of the design.


Professional Quilter ~ Teacher ~ Judge ~ Designer
I am totally addicted to quilting, and enjoy associating with other quilters who are equally
addicted. I’ve been quilting since 1995, teaching since 2004, and judging quilts since 2007.
I have been fortunate that some of my quilts have won awards at shows across the country,
including A Quilter’s Gathering, Home Machine Quilting Show, Images at the Lowell Quilt
Festival, Indiana Heritage Quilt Show, International Quilt Festival in Houston, Machine Quilters
Exposition, Machine Quilting Today Upper Midwest Show, Maine Quilts, Mid-Atlantic Quilt
Festival, MQX Quilt Festivals, National Quilting Association, Quilting With Machines,
Quiltweek Lancaster, Quiltweek Paducah, Road to California, Southern New Hampshire Quilt
Festival, Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace, Vermont Quilt Festival, and World Quilt Show
– New England. My quilts have been juried into the AQS show in Paducah in multiple years,
winning ribbons in 2015 and 2017.
As an award-winning quilter, I lecture, give demonstrations, and teach workshops at guilds, quilt
shops, and quilt shows nationally. I especially enjoy teaching beginners.
In 2013, I became a Certified Instructor for Studio 180 Design, Deb Tucker’s tool and technique
In 2017, I launched Kathie Beltz Quilt Designs, my own line of companion patterns for Studio
180 Design tools. These quilt patterns are for smaller projects that look complicated but are
easier to make than you may think.
In expanding my teaching base, I have become an Ambassador for Beth Helfter and Eva Paige
Quilt Designs, and I’m a member of the Creators Club at Northcott Fabrics. There’s lots going
on, and it’s keeping me busy!
Of course, my latest adventure is virtual teaching. I offer lectures, classes, and demos online
through Zoom or Facebook Live.
For more information on workshops, lectures, or judging, I can be reached at
Kathie@KathieBeltz.com or www.KathieBeltz.com.
Follow me at: Facebook.com/KathieBeltzQuilter

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