North Idaho Quilters

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

2022 Quilt Show - June 10 - 11

The North Idaho Quilt Show dates have been changed to June 10 & 11, 2022 at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds in the Jacklin Building. This change was necessary to accommodate several overlapping events at the fairgrounds and to assure a successful venue for the 2022 Quilt Show, for all concerned – vendors, quilters and guests.


The committee looks forward to continuing our plan to have a successful show in 2022. The committee will plan to meet in August, 2021.


Thank you,

Quilt Show Committee

Michele Sowers, Quilt Show Chair

2019 Quilt Show Winners

Featured Quilter's Choice:

It was a Mystery to Me!

Made and Quilted by Valle Lee

A - Quilt of Valor -- MUST be a formally awarded QOV, include date and location of award. These quilts were awarded to:

1st - Ivan Wallgren : Made and quilted by Judy Cooper

2nd - Dennis Irish

3rd - Dale Cook

B - Quilt -- entirely hand quilted, any size

1st - Manda Benton

2nd - Louise Dressen

3rd - Kay Conners

C - Quilt -- appliqued, machine quilted by professional

1st - Johanna Renner, quilter: Kathy Sampson

2nd - Carol Niehoff, quilter: Pam Moore

3rd - Sharon Hughes, quilter: Sharon Hughes

D - Quilt -- appliqued, machine quilted by owner

1st - Carla Gentry

2nd - Cheryl Clossin

3rd - Penelope Ragland

E – Quilt -- pieced; machine-quilted by professional

1st - Kay Van Cleave, quilter: Pam Moore

2nd - Nola Mauch, quilter: Lynda Lynn

3rd - Sandy Turner-Woods, quilter: June Hollister

F – Quilt -- pieced; machine-quilted by the owner

1st - Carla Gentry

2nd - Valle Lee

3rd - Nancy Kirkland

G – Quilt – group; any size

1st - Fabrication Quilt Artists

2nd - Jean Shute, Carrolyn Vidal,

         Terry Kremmer, Mary Kay Burgess,

         Diane Dixon, Ann Wilponen

3rd - Kathy Howard, Donna Neitman

H – Challenge Theme -- "Out of the Box" (must meet all qualifications under "Out of the Box" Challenge Quilt)

1st - Mary Wallgren

2nd - Alessandra Billingslea

3rd - Kathy Howard

I – Quilt – all techniques; small-scale; maximum 4" block; LESS than 72” perimeter

1st - Julie Mosier

2nd - Julie Mosier

3rd - Julie Mosier

J – Quilt – all techniques; LESS than 144” perimeter

1st - Arless Scheet

2nd - Margaret O'Leary

3rd - Barbara Iverson

K – Quilt – all techniques; LESS than 240” perimeter

1st - Pamela Legg

2nd - Cheryl Clossin

3rd - Nancy Hurley

L – Quilt – Clothing or small items

1st - Carol Niehoff

2nd - Barb Lambrecht

3rd - Tanya Benson

M – Art Quilt – non-traditional and original design, no published pattern

1st - Alessandra Billingslea

2nd - Nancy Barr

3rd - Alessandra Billingslea

N -- Youth -- quilted items made by persons 18 years or younger -- participation ribbons awarded but quilts are not voted upon.


The 2019 quilt show is complete! What an amazing collection of beautiful quilts, 305 in total as well as 17 challenge quilts. More than 1000 visitors enjoyed the show. The merchant mall Chairwomen contracted 18 vendors of varied and desirable merchandise. We have had many positive comments on the set up and flow for the show, thanks to our set up chairwomen.

Thank you to our Featured Quilter, Barb Lambrecht who charmed everyone with her collection of whimsical and creative original quilts.

Congratulations to the winners of Ribbons, the Raffle Quilt, the Chairwomen’s Publicity basket and the Fat Quarter Raffles ( 12 total beautiful full baskets!) 

Thank you to those members who renewed their memberships and to new members who joined, we look forward to meeting you! The Country Store was a gold mine of your contributions and had a constant crowd finding new treasures. The country store chairwomen did an outstanding job of collecting and organizing all the fabrics, notions, tools, quilts, books and magazines! They will be happy to see their dining room tables again!

Thank you to all our members who volunteered for collections, set up, hostess, sit and sew, country store, take down and washing sheets. It really does take a guild to put on a show! A big thank you as well to our husbands and family members who helped in countless ways. They climbed ladders, ran errands, stored and carried items, posted signs, and visited the storage unit to only name a few of the many tasks. We couldn’t do it all without each of you!

The quilt show committee has met, planned, and organized this event for 2 years. It is a commitment that each member has kept and contributed to in so many ways. It has been my pleasure to work with each of them, they brought many talents to the table and I cannot thank these amazing ladies enough!

Thank you to the following businesses for their help in making our 2019 Quilt Show a success; The Fairgrounds- Kootenai County; DE- Expo & Event Services; Northern States Security & Investigations; Printer: Deke Cloyd; On the Edge Images; The Local Deli; Mike’s Espresso; RAMAX Engraving and Awards, Inc.

A special Thank you to the following local businesses who displayed small quilts in their business to help promote the quilt show.

In Coeur d’Alene: Kinzie at Studio 600; Mountain Madness Soaps; Kate’s Place Salon; Davidson Family Dental; Style Studio; Culinary Stone; Boardwalk; Mix-It-Up; Nailed It; Cloud 9 Bridal; Tiffany Blue; rustic; Grace and Joy; Marmalade; J Miller Salon; ISpa Nails; Well Read Moose; Into the Woods; Summer Glass; Calypso; Figpickles; Finely Brewed; Charles Bean, Attorney.

In Hayden: New Leaf Nursery

In Post Falls: A Cut Above; Stacies Cakes; Post Falls Public Library; Garden Plaza; Northland Nursery; Piper 9 Salon; Terre Coffee; Tilley’s; Huckleberry Thicket.

In Rathdrum: Piper 9 Salon; Lakeland Physical Therapy; Rathdrum Thrift on 41; Rathdrum Public library; Rathdrum Animal Clinic; Rathdrum City Hall; West Wood Gardens.

In Spirit Lake: Timberlake Physical Therapy; Bickle Creek Coffee Shop; Spirit Lake Gifts.

Linda Cathey, Chairwoman 2019

It's a Quilt World, After All!

Barb Lambrecht

Featured Quilter

Barb Lambrecht believes every quilt has a story to tell. She loves to share her stories and quilting experiences with others who then might become inspired to create their own quilts with their individual stories. She has been described as having an “infectious enthusiasm” for quilting. She is a process oriented quilter and began creating her own designs in 1998.

Barb comes from a long line of quilters, but her first epiphany came at a quilt show in 1991 when she saw a wall of appliqued quilts created from the pattern but each done in a different color way. It was at that moment she knew she had a passion for making appliqued quilts. She loves the freedom of being able to place the pieces wherever she wants to create her design. Her inspirations come from people, places and events of all types, and is especially fond of puns, incorporating them into many of her quilts.

She still has created a collection of funny, interesting and creative quilts to share with you.