North Idaho Quilters

"Our love of quilts is what brings us together."

Welcome to North Idaho Quilters!

January General Meeting

Our January meeting will be Ala Carte presentations. individuals will have tables set up that have a variety of examples, techniques and all things quilting related. Come and take this opportunity to ask questions of some experienced quilters, see their work, and gain an abundance of the new ideas. This is a don't miss meeting to help get you excited and get your creativity muscles working!

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NIQ Kids Camp is Featured in Quiltfolk Magazine!

The much anticipated QUILTFOLK ISSUE 20---IDAHO magazine is starting to appear in mailboxes.


With 164 pages full of photographs, and no advertisements, it’s more like a book than a magazine. We feel quite honored that they chose to feature an article about our NIQ Kids Camp.


When the editor requested a photo shoot of our longest attending campers a week before our actual camp, Ross Point Camp provided the perfect backdrop, and 6 of our most experienced campers provided the action. The result in the magazine is 10 pages of glossy photos and a good description of our North Idaho Quilters Sewing and Quilting Camp.  Quiltfolk generously gave us permission to share additional photos from the shoot, which you can see below. Their social media handle is @quiltfolk.

QUILTFOLK ISSUE 20---IDAHO is NOT available on news stands or in book stores, but you can download the coupon code to order it from their website at a significant discount.  Your Coupon Code: KidsCampQF20  This coupon code, created exclusively for you, will give you 20% off your total purchase. It is valid for three months: October 1st - December 31st.  The coupon code is very easy to use. You can go to the website and add the items you’d like to purchase to your cart. Then you can enter the coupon code in one of two places: either your shopping cart or during checkout.  The discount will be reflected on your total amount.


Other quilters in the Panhandle that are featured in this issue are Dexter Yeats, an Ironman World Champion triathlete who quilts on her “rest days”, and Karen Hagen, who has shown her delightful quilts to our guild twice and finally has her own Kascha Quilts museum in Genesee.

Please click on the thumb nail images to see them full size.  All images are by Azuree Wiitala @Quiltfolk

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2022 Raffle Quilt

Special thanks to Shirley Koning for our 2022 Raffle Quilt! It is truly beautiful! Tickets will go on sale at our general meeting on January 24th. They are $1 each or 6/$5.

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Community Service Quilts Donated to Nursing Home

Rose Buniger, a previous NIQ member, now lives in Mountain Valley of Cascadia, a rehabilitation and skilled nursing care facility in Kellogg. She felt badly for the residents in wheelchairs who didn’t have a quilt big enough to cover themselves, especially in the winter months. Her idea was to make some quilts for some of these residents. Sadly her eyesight worsened and she couldn’t sew anymore so her daughter and NIQ member, Diana Swindle, took on the task and decided to make a quilt for every resident, rather than just a few of the group.


And so it began in June 2021! Life got in the way and Diana was falling behind on making quilts.  That is when Catherine and the Community Service group decided to help out. Together, they donated 61 quilts and we were able to fulfill Rose's dream of giving quilts that would keep the residents warm this winter and for many winters to come. The residents and friends were very appreciative and the project was satisfying for all of the quilters that helped.

Top Left:  Diana Swindle and Rose Buniger.  Top Right:  Two residents get their quilts from Diana.  Middle Left:  Thank you note from a resident.  Middle Right:  Thank you not from the Mountain Valley of Cascadia Staff.  Bottom Left:  Mountain Valley of Cascadia Card

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It's never to late to join the guild!  Our membership year is September 1 through August 31.

Please see the information under the "JOIN" tab where you will find a link to the membership form.

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