North Idaho Quilters

  North Idaho Quilters




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





The next NIQ quilt retreat is scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 12-15th, 2018 at Palouse Divide. It is located about 1-1/2 house south on Hwy 95 and east of Potlatch, Idaho. There is a link to the registration form below. A $75.00 deposit will hold your spot. We hope you can join us! 





The fall NIQ quilt retreat will be held once again at

Spruce Lodge @ Glacier Camp,
West Shore Flathead Lake, Montana                         

September 27-30: 4 days/3 nights
(Thursday 4 PM till Sunday 1PM- Mountain Time)
Includes lodging & 6 meals (Brunch 10 AM/ 6 PM dinner)


Think of 4 days of fellowship, shopping, no meal planning or cooking and sewing to your heart's content without interruption!




Activity Day

Do you want to make new friends? Do you have a favorite technique to share? Activity Day is the place to come. We meet at the American Legion Hall in Post Falls on the second Saturday of even months.  Our next meeting is December 9th.  We will have "Mystery Quilt" sign up for this year. The cost is $7.00 and the 1st step in the pattern will be available that day for pick up.


For December, we will have our Christmas party.

We will have a potluck lunch (food is always terrific!).  We will also have a gift exchange.  Please bring a new quilters item (tool, fabric, ruler, tote, etc.) about $15 in value in a brown paper bag.  We will have a fun exchange. 

There is no project this month, but feel free to bring any project you are working on.  It is your chance to finish a few of those gifts.


Clarice Drube

Snow Ball Block

For each 6 1/2" block, cut (4) 2 1/2 " squares from white fabric and (1) 6 1/2 " square from colored fabric; cut enough of each for 4 blocks.

Draw a diagonal line through each 2 1/2" square. Lay a 2 1/2 " square onto each corner of a 6 1/2" square, stitching on the diagonal line. Trim 1/4 " and press into a 6 1/2 inch square forming the snow ball. Press towards the colored fabric.

Materials: White for background and novelty or kids brights for "snow ball". Please make a minimum of 4 blocks.


The guild gives many quilts to a variety of charitable organizations and worthy causes. Community Service meets the second Tuesday of every month (except July and December) from 1-3 pm at Bear Paw Quilting in Coeur d'Alene. 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.

NOTE:  There is no Community Service meeting in December, the next meeting is on January 9th.