North Idaho Quilters

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


September 11, 2021

Mark your calendar!!  NIQ’s Stash Buster Yard Sale will be held Saturday, September 11, 2021, at the Shriner’s Event Center from 9am to 2pm.  There will be lots of wonderful shopping opportunities and we hope to see everyone there.

It’s also an opportunity to de-clutter your quilt room and make a little money at the same time. Sign up for a table at our yard sale. You can have your own table, or share one if you don’t have a lot of items to sell.


Vendor numbers will be issued as registration forms are received.

Click HERE to download the registration form.

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Watch the news for info about a 2021 retreat!


Activity Day, WILL be held on June 12, 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, June 8, 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 


WE'RE BACK!!! "School Days' is the theme for this year's Kids Camp.


August 2-3 (Monday & Tuesday) the kids will make their own name badges, key chain charms, pillowcases for the Shriners Hospital for Children, reading pillows (see picture below), journal covers, and snappy pencil bags. THIS SESSION IS NOW FULL!


Students 10 years and older will each piece, quilt, and bind their very own quilt August 4-6 (Wednesday through Friday). Yes, they can complete a quilt in 3 days, and will even be able to choose their colors and fabrics.  THIS SESSION HAS A FEW OPENINGS LEFT, PLEASE SIGN UP QUICKLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!


The cost is $30 for the 2-day sewing camp (Monday and Tuesday), and $45 for the 3-day quilting camp (Wednesday through Friday), which includes all the fabric and materials needed for all projects and quilts as well as

afternoon snacks. Lunch is NOT provided, so it's BYOBB (bring our own brown bag). 


We can even provide a sewing machine and supplies for kids who need them. Unless there is a big surge in coronavirus cases this

summer, masks will not be required.


If this looks like a lot to accomplish in a short time, you're right.  That's why we need many volunteers to help our students. Volunteers

certainly don't have to commit to all 5 days; one or two days would be great with whatever fits into your schedule, but our biggest need is the

first 2 days with the less experienced kids. 

Quilters usually learn something new too, and the kids will love you!!!


Students who turn in their homework (practice stitching sheets) when they check in will be able to start the first project right away. Kids who sign up for the 3-day quilting session are encouraged, but not required, to take the 2-day sewing session as well.


If you'd like to volunteer or have questions, please contact any of us:

Cherie’ Vidovich at [email protected] 208-659-2444

Carlene Litz at [email protected] 208-765-2501

Jean-Anne Sharrai at [email protected] 208-659-7374

Letter to Parents

Quilt Camp Registration Form

Practice Stitching Sheets

Quilts made during 2019 camp.

Pocket Pillow Project - 2021