North Idaho Quilters

  North Idaho Quilters




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



Welcome to North Idaho Quilters!

Habitat  for Humanity Raffle Quilt

In early February, I put out a request for a quilt that could be donated to the annual Habitat for Humanity (HfH) fundraiser. This beautiful and large quilt called "Fast Forward" designed and sewn by Marianne Harwood (finished in May 2004) was given to HfH and added to their virtual fundraiser (their first one ever!)


Great care was taken to photograph the quilt to highlight the variegated thread, gorgeous colors and even with people holding up the quilt so viewers could get a realistic representation of the size. This large piece was 96 x 102, many viewers commented on the size and the highest bidder was thrilled to get it for her large bed. This quilt was published in McCall's Quick Quilts in Sept. 2005. I am so appreciative of Marianne's generosity in donating quilts through NIQ for these events. It really showcases her and our groups talents and giving nature in sharing these works of art.


I look forward to offering your creations for use by those in need of warmth, security and joy as well as fundraising pieces for the benefit of our local non-profit organizations who also support those in need.

Thank You ~ Catherine Ghirarduzzi 208-930-1139

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General Meeting

WE ARE NOT MEETING IN JANUARY January 25, 2021 6:00 pm at Shriners Hall, 1250 W Lancaster Rd, Hayden, ID.  
Due to the limitations of large group meetings in Idaho, our January meeting has been cancelled! 

We hope you all stay safe and well!  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Activity Day -- CANCELLED due to COVID

Hey all NIQ members!!

Are you ready for Activity Day??? That’s right, Activity day is up and going again. It’s been way to long since we’ve gotten together for a fun day of fellowship. Our contract is signed for the next year and we’re back in business.

I’ve been asked if we can “re-vamp” our activities for the upcoming year. So I think it would be nice to get your input on what you would like activity day to look like.

We’ll be looking at different ways to help Catherine for community service support. Plus new ways to put blocks together and other things the NIQ represents that you would like to include. So please bring your good ideas on what and how we can better present this fun day together.

Please wear your masks! I know it’s hard, maybe we can have breaks where you step outside a couple minutes for a breather. If you would like to attend and can’t wear a mask for medical reasons, please follow social distancing rules. We won’t be having a potluck, so please bring your own drinks, hot or cold and brown bag lunch.

I really hope a bunch of you can make it. I apologize for the late notice, I’m new at this job and it will get better!!!

Take care, I look forward to seeing you all and getting to know you better!!

Cindie Lee

CANCELLED for February 13th, 2021, 9:30-3:00

Calvary Lutheran Church

1011 N. Compton St

Post Falls, ID


For Sale - price reduced to $350

The Grace Z44 Fabri-Fast Hand Quilting Professional Frame that was donated to our guild last summer is still available. With quilters still hunkered down at home, it’s a shame someone isn’t using this beautiful frame. Our asking price has been lowered to $350, but it will be offered to the highest bidder at the next basket raffle or yard sale (whichever comes first) if someone doesn’t snatch up this great bargain before then. It would cost over $1000 new, but has been discontinued. 

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 (other frames only have 3 rails) 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. 

Contact Carlene Litz at [email protected] or 208-765-2501 for details.


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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