North Idaho Quilters

  North Idaho Quilters




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



Welcome to North Idaho Quilters!


The program for this meeting will be a Panel of Experts presenting a discussion of quilting methods. Sally Clouse will share information about hand quilting. Jill Good will share information about longarm quilting. Arless Scheet will share information about freezer paper technique for applique, "Quilt as You Go" and  how to divide and conquer quilting.

Bring your favorite comfort food or a treat for the upcoming Valentine's Day to share. Meet new friends and get some new ideas to try with your own projects.

The meeting is held at the Shriners Event Hall, 1250 W Lancaster Ave, Hayden, ID and begins at 6 pm.

Activity Day

Our next Activity Day on Saturday February 8th from 9:30 - 3:00, we will be meeting at our new location:  Calvary Lutheran Church, 1011 N Compton Street, Post Falls.

We will be showing our finished mystery quilts. Bring a potluck dish to share and your stitching and enjoy the day with friends.

See you at Activity Day!

Quilt Retreat

The NIQ Spring Retreat will be held at Palouse Divide Lodge  A $75 deposit will hold your spot!  The cost is $260.00 for members and $285.00 for non-members which is due no later than February 26, 2020.

Please make checks payable to North Idaho Quilters (the bank no longer accepts NIQ) and mail it to North Idaho Quilters, P.O. Box 777, Hayden, ID  83835 along with the retreat registration form to join the group.

2019 Quilt Show

Thank you to everyone for making this year's quilt show so wonderful:  our volunteers, everyone who displayed quilts, and everyone who attended!  
Below are the first place 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.  

     1st - Awarded to Ivan Wallgren

     Made and quilted by Judy Cooper

B - Quilt -- entirely hand quilted, any size

     1st - Manda Benton

C - Quilt -- appliqued, machine quilted by professional

     1st - Johanna Renner, quilter: Kathy Sampson

D - Quilt -- appliqued, machine quilted by owner

     1st - Carla Gentry

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

     1st - Kay Van Cleave, quilter:  Pam Moore

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

     1st - Carla Gentry

G – Quilt – group; any size

     1st - Fabrication Quilt Artists

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

     1st - Mary Wallgren

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

     1st - Julie Mosier

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

     1st - Arless Scheet

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

     1st - Pamela Legg

L – Quilt – Clothing or small items

     1st - Carol Niehoff

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

     1st - Alessandra Billingslea  

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Please see the information under the "JOIN" tab where you will find a link to the membership form.


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We invite you to come to join us. You’ll find us warm, welcoming and brimming with enthusiasm for our latest quilting projects. Our programs provide new learning opportunities and we share the joy of one another’s quilting accomplishments during our Show and Tell time. Our General Meetings are the fourth Monday of odd numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, and November) and are held at the Calum Shrine Club Event Center located at 1250 W. Lancaster Rd, Hayden, ID. Several times a year we host a nationally, regionally, or locally known speaker at our general meeting and often the speaker will present a workshop for guild members to participate in the following day. Guests are always welcome to join us at any meeting.  A $10 non-member fee is assessed when a guest speaker is presenting to help defray costs. 

We also have Activity Days where you can bring a project to stitch on (by hand or machine). These days are usually the second Saturday of even numbered months and are held at the Calvary Lutheran Church, 1011 N Compton Street, Post Falls.. We have an active Community Service group which meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Bear Paw Quilting, 600 W Kathleen Ave, #10, Coeur d'Alene, ID. There is no Community Service Meeting in July or December. Sometimes the meeting dates change, so check our calendar for current dates and time. The Guild hosts a Quilt Show for our community in June of odd numbered years. In order to encourage our youth and help them learn quilting skills, North Idaho Quilters offers a Kids Quilt Camp each summer.

The Guild is comprised of quilters from various communities located in Northern Idaho, Eastern Washington and Western Montana and has almost 200 members.