Welcome to North Idaho Quilters!
Michele Crawford, from Spokane, has been a Quilt and Needlework
Designer since June 15, 1989. She is
also teacher, author, lecturer, marketing consultant, and kit designer. She has been the owner of Flower Box Quilts,
an internet quilt pattern and kit company, since 2004. Michele has over 200 original quilt patterns
plus 3 quilt books authored by her on her website.
Michele writes, “I love to quilt and share my passion of quilting with my students and customers! I have a gift of being able to combine colors and various fabrics together to create THE quilt! I love the design process of creating a new quilt. As a quilt teacher, students will find that my classes are jam packed with cutting, piecing and pressing tips and techniques that work for me (and now many others). I encourage students to have FUN, "step out of their box" to try something new, and work at their own pace as there isn't a ‘quilt police’ in my classes.” She loves to share her “tried and true” sewing tips and techniques for accurate measuring, cutting, piecing, and pressing.
Michele has taught at many quilting expos, quilt shows, and quilt guilds. She has designed many sample projects for international trade shows, patterns, publications, websites and/or project sheets. Her quilting and needlework designs - over 4,500 designs - have been published in 40 publications since 1989.
Michele got a Bachelor of Science degree in Education in June 1976 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.
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We will have chairs set up 6 feet apart. There will be NO food or drinks. Bring your finished projects to share with the group. See the newsletter for more information.
Our next Activity Day is: October 10, 2020 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1011 Compton, Post Falls, ID.
9:30 am to 3:00 pm. Come and enjoy a day of sewing with your guild friends.
NO POTLUCK so bring your own brown bag lunch and beverage.
Our guild recently received a generous donation of fabric, quilting supplies and a Grace Z44 Fabri-Fast Hand Quilting Professional Frame from the estate of Pamela Olsen, a former member of NIQ. This top-of-the-line hand-quilting frame is fully adjustable to raise or lower the frame to several different heights (you can even quilt standing up) and tilt the work area to 6 different positions. The fourth rail comes standard and allows better management of the batting. Crib, twin, queen and king-size quilts can all be accommodated , depending which extensions are used. And it folds for compact storage, with your fabric still in place. A complete instruction manual, pole extensions, and bungee clamps are included. This would cost $1,020.00 new, but has been discounted and is no longer available. It's a real bargain for only $400.00 Contact Carlene Litz at [email protected] or 208.765.2501.
It's never to late to join the guild!
Please see the information under the "JOIN" tab where you will find a link to the membership form. Our membership year runs from September to August, so now is the perfect time of year to join!
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