North Idaho Quilters

  North Idaho Quilters




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



NIQ Stash Buster Yard Sale

Saturday, September 22, 2018

NIQ will host a Stash Buster Yard Sale at the Post Falls American Legion Post 143.  NIQ members may register to sell their quilting/sewing supplies or finished items using the form in the link below.

Quilter's Yard Sale Registration Form



Bring your sewing machine and a couple or three projects to work on, either to complete or start anew and join the group attending the Spring Retreat at Palouse Divide on April 12-15.

Palouse divide is a conference center in the woods east of Potlatch, Idaho at the top of Palouse Divide (old ski resort). It is about 95 miles from Coeur d' Alene via US 95. Directions: Drive south on US HWY 95 toward Moscow/Lewiston for about 66 miles and turn left onto HWY 6. Drive about 23 miles and turn right onto NFD 377 Road. Palouse Lodge is approximately 6.2 miles.

Each attendee will have an individual banquet size table to set up your own sewing area in a large room with a beautiful mountain view. The sleeping area is downstairs where 2-4 people share a room with twin beds with the bathrooms and showers down the hall. Since we are usually all girls we can use the men’s bathroom facilities too. Shirley will prepare our breakfast about 9 and a dinner at 5 for our enjoyment so we aren’t interrupted to go fix dinner! She will accommodate dietary restrictions if attendees have any. She is a pretty good cook too!





The fall NIQ quilt retreat will be held once again at

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

September 27-31: 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!





Our next meeting is April 14th at the American Legion Hall , 1138 E. Poleline Avenue, Post Falls. Please bring a luncheon dish to share or a brown bag lunch. We gather at 9:30 am and have the room until 3pm. Vilene will have a Community Service quilt to tie. You can bring your hand work or bring your sewing machine and sew a project. 
I will be doing a demo on No-Waste Flying Geese. This demo will take the mystery out of flying geese! I will explain how to take your pattern and convert it to the no waste method.
Connie Antonelli will also demo how to make 8 Half-Square Triangles the fast and easy way.  And, Cheryl Feldman has a great block she is going  to "slice and dice" to make a stunning new block.

*by Clarice Drube 
Film Strip Block Materials:
Cream for "A" Strips, and scrappy light, medium , and dark blue fabrics for "B" Squares Makes a 12 1/2" square block.  Please make 2 blocks:  1 for door prize drawing, and one for Community Service. Blocks do not have to be identical.

A:  Using cream fabrics (solids or small prints), cut 5 strips 2 1/2" x 12 1/2 "
B:  Using various light, medium and dark tone blue fabrics (solids or small prints), cut 6 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"
C:  Join the 6 squares together into one strip 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"
D:  Join the 6 strips together as shown making a 12 1/2" x 12 1/2 " block
* Clarice Drube passed away August 2017. It was her mission before her death to have our Activity Blocks completed and ready for 2018. Although simple in design, they are a tribute to Clarice and all she did for our guild and our craft.


Happy New Year everyone! Here comes another year, with all the hopes and ideas we all plan to achieve. I am making my lists with great expectations of getting them all done.....LOL!! As you do YOUR planning, please include coming to help with Community Service projects.

We meet at Bear Paw on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Our next events are January 9th and February 13th. I also be setting up quilts to be worked on at Activity Day. We have a lot of fun and get a lot of quilting done. The magic is in our fingers and hearts and are poured into every quilt we complete.

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.