Welcome to North Idaho Quilters!
North Idaho State Fair - August 22 - 26
The North Idaho State Fair is coming up soon and is a great opportunity to both display your quilts and potentially take home a ribbon and even some prize money. Both NIQ and WSQ award ribbons and prizes for quilts.
There is a also a challenge category, which is the same as the theme of this year's fair: "Barn in the USA". The challenge quilts must be original design and no larger than 20" x 20".
All quilts must be turned in by AUGUST 9TH! No exceptions. For more information about entering a quilt or about the challenge, please visit the following link:
Another change this year is that quilts will be displayed in Building 19. It just means that you will see a bit more of the fair and maybe get to sample some of the great fair food before you get to see the quilts.
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NIQ Stash Buster Yard Sale
Saturday, September 22, 2018, 10:00 - 2:00
NIQ will host a Stash Buster Yard Sale at the Post Falls American Legion Post 143. NIQ members may register for a table to sell their quilting/sewing supplies or finished items using the form in the link below. If you prefer, you may also donate items to be sold in the NIQ booth.
Doors will be open for shopping from 10:00 - 2:00.
In addition to "Yards" of fabric, you will find charm packs, fat quarters, notions, thread, rulers, and many other quilting supplies, all at bargain prices. We hope to see everyone there.
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Above is the picture of our Between Shows Raffle Quilt. Tickets are just $1 each and the drawing will be in September. The photo does not do this beautiful quilt justice!
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 American Legion Post 143 at 1138 E Poleline Ave., Post Falls, ID. 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.
A NOTE FROM NONA KAY - MEMBERSHIP CHAIRPERSON
"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day.".
Membership is alive and healthy. As we start 2018, we have a total of 182 members which includes about 29 NEW members. Membership's main goal for 2018 is to keep the new members informed of all of our activities so they can get the most out of their membership dollars. I will be e-mailing them about the upcoming meetings and programs plus information concerning Activity Day.
The second goal is to make sure that those wanting to come to a meeting and do not like to drive at night or any other time, will be offered a ride from a member living in their area. Please, if you do need a ride, contact me , and I will find a member willing to take the opportunity to help a member enjoy our guild.
My third goal is to meet many of you at different activities to help you be involved and meet our members. I thoroughly enjoy my experiences with the guild and its many talented members. I learned early that the best way to get something from a group is to give something to the group. I hope I have succeeded. Additionally, if I can help you with any other guild-related information, please call me.