North Idaho Quilters

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

2023 Spring NIQ Retreat 

Retreat at the Hayden Eagles

1520 W. Wyoming Ave.

Hayden, ID

May 8, 9, 10, & 11, 2023

8:00 – 5:00 each day

The price is $80.00 for all 4 days. For non- members, the price is $100.00.

Deadline for sign-up is April 28th. There is a 42 person limit and all registrations will be numbered in ordered received. I will keep a waiting list if someone drops out.

This will be a BYOL (bring your own lunch) and beverage. I will bring a Keurig coffee maker, but you must bring your own beverage pods. I will have bottled water. There is absolutely NO alcohol allowed.

The building is secure with a security system and a person lives on site.  You will have your own table and be able to sit with your friends.

What to bring:

Long extension cord and electric strip

Sewing machine with cord and foot pedal

Sewing tools and project




Retreat Registration Form

*  *  *  *  *  *  *


Our next Activity Day, will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2023 at Calvary Lutheran Church,

1011 Compton, Post Falls, ID from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

April brings sunshine and increasing daylight. As we turn our faces to the sun and outdoors, don't forget to spend a day with your sewing friends. The next clues for the mystery quilt and table runners will be distributed. Come join for a day amongst friends and create something wonderful!


Please note that it is bring your own lunch event. You may bring a finger food snack to share if you would like.  The Keurig machine will be available for your drink pods (BYOP).

I hope to see you there to share in our sewing passion and friendship.

Nancy Q  



See note to the right!  -->

Hello Members!  Community Service Quilt Tying will be held the second Tuesday of every month (EXCEPT July and December) from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Human Rights Education Institute.  The address is:  414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene. It is the two-story brick building across the parking lot from the Merry-go-Round.  Our next Community Service date is Tuesday, March 14, 2023.  Always check the guild calendar for possible date changes.


Once you enter the front door, we will meet in the large room to your left. I will have parking passes ready for your car, there is no charge to either park or participate!  Masks are encouraged.


The public is welcome to join and help assemble and tie quilts. We accept donations of fabric, quilt blocks, quilt tops, and finished quilts.  Currently, charities are requesting boys (ages 6 - 18) and men themed and colored quilts in lap to twin size.  The backing should be appropriate as well!  We also have a request for 14 twin sized quilts with gender neutral (non-floral) backings. 

If you have a quilt top or finished quilt to pass to Community Service, please contact me and we can arrange to meet.

Catherine Ghirarduzzi



If you can't help out on Tuesdays, we also make a huge presence at each Activity Day by setting up quilts to be tied. This is a great way to help complete the many quilts that are needed throughout our community. Come join in!


Watch this site for more information. We'd LOVE to have you join us!


"KINDNESS. Easy to do. Easy not to do. Choose the latter, no one will notice. Choose the former and lives may change." - Julian Bowers Brown 



Thank you to Carlene Litz, Cherie' Vidovich, and Jean-Anne Sharrai for leading another great Kids Camp in 2022.  A huge thank you to the volunteers who helped and without whose help the camp would not be possible!  Plans are already underway for Kids Camp 2023!  The dates are July 31 - August 4 at the Calum Shrine Event Center on Lancaster in Hayden.


Please check out all of the great photos at the bottom of this page from last year's event!!

* * * * * * *

Community Service Needs Your Help!

Community Service needs many helping hands!


Our NIQ quilt inventory is dwindling, and we have requests for more quilts, the CS group has donated 70 quilts this past month! There are several quilt tops that need backing, machine or tied quilting and binding (roll-over is fine!). The preferred quilt size is lap or twin size.


Thank You for Your Help!

2022 Fall Retreat

2022 Kids Camp