North Idaho Quilters

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

Upcoming Programs

May 24, 2023 - 21st Century Mariner's Compass

If you have ever wanted to make a Mariner’s Compass quilt but been intimidated with paper piecing, this is the class for you. Robin Long has developed a line of revolutionary rules, books, patterns, and technique for making STRIP PIECED mariner’s compass blocks and projects—That’s right, NO PAPER PIECING! She is an internationally known quilt teacher and gives classes across the country.


TIME: 9 AM TO 4 PM (6 Hr. with 1 Hr. for lunch)

PLACE: Triple Play Resort in Hayden

COST: $65 for members and $75 for non-members

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Needs to be able to use rotary cutter accurately and sew accurate ¼" seams.)

NOTE:  There is still ONE opening left for this class.  PLEASE contact Elaine BEFORE you send money.


SEPTEMBER 26, 2023

Cathy Miller is a Canadian quilter and folksinger from Victoria British Columbia. Since September 2000 she and her musician husband John have toured a program of songs and stories and quilts to guilds and quilting events across North America, Australia and New Zealand, and UK and Germany.  They have performed at over 700 quilting events for more than 60,000 quilters worldwide. These include appearances at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, AQS Nashville Show, Ricky Tim’s La Veta Colorado Gallery, and Southern Cross Quilters’ Retreats in Australia.


To date Cathy has released five CDs of songs about quilting and a book of her songs and stories. The songs range from the historical, through the poignant, to the drop-dead funny!

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MOCK MOLA "APPLIQUE":  Raw Edge Reverse Applique by Machine

WORKSHOP CLASS by Cathy Miller - Wednesday, September 27, 2023

6 hour class.  Class limit: 20 students.

This class features Cathy’s fast and easy technique for reverse appliqué.  It is a great way to use “holy” fabric, that you can’t bear to cut up, and wonderful for trying new design ideas. Students will learn this technique by working on a small individual project using two layers of fabric, plus batting and backing.  With Cathy’s help, each student will design her/his own piece. Machine quilting will attach all the layers together, then the top layer is cut to reveal the design. The pieces will be mostly completed at the end of the class.  This is a hugely popular workshop!

Machine appliqué. Some free motion experience is helpful but not required. Cathy can adapt designs to suit all capabilities.  Written instructions and design suggestions will be supplied.

Punga Fern                                                                                          Hot and Cold

                                                                                                                                                              Red Compass