Welcome to North Idaho Quilters!
Dear Jane Quilters who embark upon this project are fondly referred to as Janiac’s; and there are thousands of them world wide. Trust me, I signed up to a face book Dear Jane group and within three days my mailbox was filled with well wishers from all over the world. The Jane A. Stickle quilt has become a phenomenon that quilter and author Brenda Papadakis had never envisioned as a phenomenon. Brenda just loved the blocks and wanted a way to distribute these 4 1/2” beauties to other interested Quilters. The last I heard she has sold over 100,000 copies of the book. That is pretty impressive in itself.
Personally my definition of this quilt is “Eternal Optimism. There are 169 squares, 52 pieced border triangles and four pieced corners in the original 1863 quilt hand pieced by a Vermont farm woman during the civil war period and now resides in the Vermont Bennington Museum.
Please join us for NIQ’s special showing of these wonderful blocks, Quilts and stories of our friends as they journey along the path to making their own version of small album blocks.
Image from DearJane.com
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It is that time of year - time to renew your membership!!
Please see the information under the "JOIN" tab where you will find a link to the membership form.
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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.