North Idaho Quilters

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2022 Quilt Show Winners

2022 NIQ Quilt Show

The 2022 North Idaho Quilters Quilt Show is complete and we hope you enjoyed it!


What an amazing collection of beautiful quilts and quilt related items – 297 in all. Just under 1000 (997) visitors and members attended the show. The merchant mall chairwoman contracted 17 vendors to display a wonderful array of merchandise and equipment. We were so thrilled to have each of those vendors be a part of our successful show. We received many positive comments and compliments on the impressive array of quilts and items and also on the set up and flow of the show. Thank you to all our chairwomen responsible for these areas, Paige Winton and Cindie Lee, and all who helped them.


A big Thank You to your Featured Quilter, Paulette Steele who was there to answer questions on the many various techniques displayed on her myriad of beautiful quilts. Such an awe-inspiring number of accomplishments!


Congratulations to all whose quilts and items were awarded ribbons. The variety in each category was amazing and I know it would be hard to even choose. They were all fabulous. We have some amazing and impressive quilters in our guild.


The country store was popular, as were the Fat Quarter Raffle baskets. It was hard to choose a favorite among the 12 baskets offered for raffle.


Thank you to all who volunteered to help with collections, set up, hostess, sit & sew, country store, take down, decorations, selling raffle tickets, and signing up new guild members. All of these jobs are necessary and vital in putting on a successful event such as this. Many words of thanks to all the spouses and friends who volunteered their time to unload and load vendors, setup and take down quilts. We couldn’t possibly have done this without ALL of their help. We are so grateful for their support.

Our committee was diligent in planning and preparing, striving always to produce a hiqh-quality show and remain within our budget. I am so appreciative of the efforts of every committee chairperson who took this task on and stayed the course! I am grateful for all their efforts and proud to have served with them.

Thank you to the following businesses for their help in making our 2022 Quilt Show a success: The Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Design Events - Expo and Event Services, Northern States Security, Action Printers, Staples, Generations Awards, The Local Deli, New Leaf Nursery, Nickel’s Worth, Coeur d’Alene Press, and The Inlander.


The 2024 North Idaho Quilt Show Co-chairwomen are Cherie Vidovich and JeanAnne Sharrai.

Michele Sowers,

Chairwoman 2022

Congratulations to all of our ribbon winners!

Category B - Quilt, hand Quilted

3rd Place - B1 - Simple Gifts by Nancy Barr

2nd Place - B7 - 1930's Garden w/ Basket Weave Quilting by Kay Connors

1st Place - B6 - Hearts & Apron Strings by Kay Connors

Category F - Quilt, pieced, machine quilted by owner

3rd Place - F3 - Yo Yo Ville by Arless Scheet

2nd Place - F16 - St. Regis by Lynda Lynn

1st Place - F20 - Something Fishy by Dana Stiegemeier

Category K - Quilt, all techniques, greater than 144" perimeter

3rd Place - K19 - My Journey with Jane by Marsha Bohling

2nd Place - K2 - Misty Hawaiian Morning by Carla Gentry

1st Place - K5 - Times and Seasons by Edie Miller

Category C - Quilt, appliqued, machine quilted by professional

3rd Place - C1 - Vintage Valentine by Patti Richmond

2nd Place - C4 - Summer Penny Garden by Paige Winton

1st Place - C3 - Homegrown by Judy Boyle

Category G - Quilt, group, any size

3rd Place - G16 - Eastside Fire District 25th Anniversary by Eastside Quilters

2nd Place - G4 - A Plethora of Pinwheels by Feedsack Fannies members

1st Place - G7 - Morning Wild Flowers by Pine Tree Quilters

Category L - Miscellaneous small items, quilted, includes clothing

3rd Place - L5 - Camden Bag - Medium by Linda Clevenger

2nd Place - L4 - Camden Bag - Large by Linda Clevenger

1st Place - L3 - Santa & Elves Post by Linda Clevenger

Category D - Quilt, appliqued, machine quilted by owner

3rd Place - D21 - Memories of Beauty by Cory English

2nd Place - D4 - Bluebirds in the Bushes by Marianne Harwood

1st Place - D30 - Tulip Therapy by Lisa Reeder

Category H - Challenge, "The Year That Never Was"

3rd Place - H5 - The Year That Never Was by Diana Swindle

2nd Place - H4 - The Year That Never Was by Kathy Howard

1st Place - H6 - Challenge Quilt 2022 by Alessandra Billingslea

Category M - Miscellaneous non-quilted fiber items

3rd Place - M9 - Jacobean Spring by Lynda Lynn

2nd Place - M6 - Princess Phoebe by Diane Balbi

1st Place - M16 - Flower Garden Two by Manda Benton

Category E - Quilt, pieced, machine quilted by professional

3rd Place - E2 - Insanity II by Nancy Barr

2nd Place - E6 - Fire in the Stars by Maralee Morado

1st Place - E35 - Kentucky Bluegrass Spirits by Brenda Burger

Category I - Quilt, all techniques, small, less than 72" perimeter, no block larger than 4"

2nd Place - I1 - How Small Can you Chain? by Elizabeth Garrett

1st Place - I2 - Circle Play by Marsha Bohling

Category N - Art Quilts - non-traditional, quilter's original design

3rd Place - N21 - Colorful Happy Umbrellas by Alessandra Billingslea

2nd Place - N29 - I Found the Great Pumpkin! by Mary Wallgren

1st Place - N16 - Reflections in Petersburg, Alaska by Catherine Bilyard

Category J - Quilt, all techniques, 72" to 144" perimeter

3rd Place - J5 - Penny Gatherings by Pamela Legg

2nd Place - J7 - Baltimore in Miniature by Marsha Bohling

1st Place - J3 - Purrfectly Pieced by Patti Richmond