North Idaho Quilters

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


September 11, 2021

NIQ’s Stash Buster Yard Sale was a huge success!  Thanks to Sally Clouse and the Yard Sale Committee for all of their hard work!  We hope you were able to attend and found some wonderful treasures!

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Watch the news for info about a 2022 retreat!


Activity Day, WILL be held on October 9, 2021 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1011 Compton, Post Falls, ID from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Currently, there is NO POTLUCK so bring your own brown bag lunch and beverage.

Please wear a mask!

Please see the home page for more information! We look forward to seeing you there!



Hello Members! It is official, we have the confirmation that we can return to Community Service Quilt Tying.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 1:00 - 3:00pm at the Human Rights Education Institute. The address is; 414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene. It is the 2 story brick building across the parking lot from the Merry-go-Round.

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. Check the guild calendar for exact meeting dates for Community Service.

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 


After the coronavirus forced us to cancel the 2020 kids camp and left us with a “lost year”, the kids were eager to get back in front of a sewing machine again to create exciting items for themselves and others. Since they’re eager to get back to school too, this year’s theme was “School Days”.


We started with reading pillows (a.k.a. pocket pillows). They decorated a colorful panel for the outside of each pocket, created their own pillow forms from batting and fiberfill, and assembled the layers to produce a pillow with a handle and a pocket that doesn’t require a zipper, buttons, or Velcro for the closure.

Elizabeth and Stephanie


Next they sewed pillowcases for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane through the Ryan’s Case for Smiles program, as well as making one for themselves.

Snappy pencil bags to take to school followed, as shown by Molly below.

We finished with individually crafted journal covers decorated with fusible designs the kids cut out themselves.

The kids were obviously proud of how much they accomplished in 2 days.  Did we have fun?  Yes, we did!

"Pluses" in 3 different sizes was this year's quilt design.  Yes, they really can finish a quilt in 3 days!  There were lots of "Pluses" and smiles at Friday's Show and Tell.