North Idaho Quilters

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


July 26, 2021: Annual Basket Raffle/ Silent Auction

It is time to put your basket(s) together for the JULY Basket Raffle and Silent Auction. If you have found some things you no longer need or realize you will never use, please consider putting those items together in a basket for either the basket raffle or the silent auction! Remember, your basket or silent auction donation does NOT need to be sewing related! We have had some wonderful baskets in the past with themes like: wine, picnic, coffee, tea, game night, etc. ANYTHING goes!

Silent Auction items tend to be items that are higher in value. One year someone donated a Featherweight! Quilts and wall hangings have also been popular silent auction items. The silent auction item could even be something like a boat trip on Lake Coeur d’Alene, or catering a dinner for 8 people. We ask the person submitting the silent auction item to set the starting bid. Bids on silent auction items will increase by 10% of the starting bid price. In other words, if the starting bid is set at $20, each subsequent bid must be $2 (or more) higher, even if the first bid is $25. You may also put a reserve price on the item. If the bidding does not hit or go over the reserve price, you may take your item back at the end of the evening.

If you have items you would like to donate, but in and of itself that item(s) isn’t enough for a basket, we would be happy to accept those donations and will pair them up with some items from others. We have already received a few donations of fabric, books, rulers, even a serger sewing machine! Please call Mary Wallgren at 909-815-2596 to arrange for pick-up, or better yet, just bring them to our March or May meeting. Since we are very short of storage space, please bring your finished baskets to the July meeting. We would like to have them all there about 5:00 so we can get set up and people can purchase tickets.

Let’s hope all goes well with the world so we can still meet and have our July Basket Raffle and Silent Auction on July 26th. We look forward to having you join us and we appreciate any and all donations! Don’t forget, you are welcome to bring your friends, even if they are NOT members of NIQ. There is NO guest fee for our July meeting. It is always a great place to get some wonderful bargains and support your guild!

September 27, 2021:  TBD

November 22, 2021:  TBD

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We usually have workshops several times a year.  Unfortunately, COVID has cramped our style.  When we do have workshops, registration is first come first serve and members are given priority. If non-members wish to register, they will be welcome after members sign-up with an additional fee of $10.00.