North Idaho Quilters

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

Welcome to North Idaho Quilters!

In Memory of Terry Miller

Terry Miller passed away on March 31. Terry was a founding member of NIQ. She was active in the guild and held many positions over the years. She also was a chairperson for several different quilt show committees. In 2011 she was the featured quilter with Sally Clouse.

  

Terry was an accomplished quilter. She liked doing appliqué and preferred Big Stitch when hand quilting. She had been busy making graduation quilts for her 10 grandchildren.

  

Terry was a member of several small groups over the years. She attended Asilomar with her twin sister, and went to International Quilt Festival in Houston and Road to California in Ontario, CA. with friends.

  

Terry was a very good friend and we will miss her.


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Quilt Show Admission Wristbands For Sale

Come to Activity Day on April 9th to get your quilt show admission wristband for just $8.  PLUS, if you turn in the tab on the wristband, you also get a fat quarter raffle ticket.  Admission at the door is $10 and the fat quarter raffle tickets are $1.  That is a savings of $3.  There are a couple of rules, so make sure you are OK with these before you purchase a wristband.  Once they are sold out, they will not be restocked and you will need to pay at the door.  Don't delay!!  Get them at Activity Day and get one for your friend!


WRISTBAND RULES

1. MUST use wristband adhesive and it MUST be tight enough that it will NOT come off

2. NIQ reserves the right to check the wristband. If conditions in point 1 are not met, the wristband will be cut off and it will be considered null and void

3. No replacements, refunds, or returns - so don’t lose it!

The tab on the wristband can be exchanged for a Fat Quarter Raffle ticket.

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Volunteers are Needed for the Quilt Show!

Please be prepared to volunteer to help out at the quilt show.  We still need a LOT of volunteers for setup on Thursday, June 9th and take down on June 11th.  Hospitality needs helps on Friday and Saturday to collect money for admissions, check wristbands, and walk the sow answering questions and keeping people from handling the quilts.  There are other opportunities to volunteer as well.  Sign-up sheets will be on the tables when you come in the door at the membership meeting on the 28th.  Bring your calendar so you know when you are available to sign up!

NIQ Basket Raffle and Silent Auction

The NIQ Basket Raffle and Silent Auction is coming up on Monday, July 25th at the NIQ General meeting, 6:00-8:00 (doors open at 4:30pm)

It will be here before you know it. It's time to start putting together those baskets.

Bring your baskets or auction items to the meeting on July 25th. There will be a reserve amount for the silent auction items again this year which you get to set. That means, if the highest bid doesn’t reach the reserve amount, you can take your item back.

What to do:

  • Sign up for basket or silent auction -- Sign up sheets will be at the May meeting or email Caroline Dobner

If donating a basket:

  • Provide a list of the items in the basket
  • Who donated the basket
  • Name for the basket
  • Estimated value

Just a reminder that items DO NOT have to be quilting and sewing related

Please reach out to Caroline Dobner (208.661.9928 or [email protected]) to sign up or if you have baskets or items that you want to donate and are not able to attend the raffle. 

2022 Raffle Quilt

Special thanks to Shirley Koning for our 2022 Raffle Quilt! It is truly beautiful! Tickets will go on sale at our general meeting on January 24th. They are $1 each or 6/$5.

NIQ Kids Camp is Featured in Quiltfolk Magazine!

The much anticipated QUILTFOLK ISSUE 20---IDAHO magazine is starting to appear in mailboxes.

  

With 164 pages full of photographs, and no advertisements, it’s more like a book than a magazine. We feel quite honored that they chose to feature an article about our NIQ Kids Camp.

  

When the editor requested a photo shoot of our longest attending campers a week before our actual camp, Ross Point Camp provided the perfect backdrop, and 6 of our most experienced campers provided the action. The result in the magazine is 10 pages of glossy photos and a good description of our North Idaho Quilters Sewing and Quilting Camp.  Quiltfolk generously gave us permission to share additional photos from the shoot, which you can see below. Their social media handle is @quiltfolk.


QUILTFOLK ISSUE 20---IDAHO is NOT available on news stands or in book stores, but you can download the coupon code to order it from their website www.quiltfolk.com at a significant discount.  Your Coupon Code: KidsCampQF20  This coupon code, created exclusively for you, will give you 20% off your total purchase. It is valid for three months: October 1st - December 31st.  The coupon code is very easy to use. You can go to the website and add the items you’d like to purchase to your cart. Then you can enter the coupon code in one of two places: either your shopping cart or during checkout.  The discount will be reflected on your total amount.

  

Other quilters in the Panhandle that are featured in this issue are Dexter Yeats, an Ironman World Champion triathlete who quilts on her “rest days”, and Karen Hagen, who has shown her delightful quilts to our guild twice and finally has her own Kascha Quilts museum in Genesee.

Please click on the thumb nail images to see them full size.  All images are by Azuree Wiitala @Quiltfolk

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It's never too late to join the guild!  Our membership year is September 1 through August 31.

Please see the information under the "JOIN" tab where you will find a link to the membership form, OR, just come to a meeting and fill out a form there.


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