North Idaho Quilters

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

2022 Fall NIQ Retreat 

September 19 - 22

NIQ will he hosting a daytime retreat September 19- 22, 2022, from 9:00 am to 5:00pm at the Blue Wolf Community Center at 

4479 S. Blue Creek Rd. CDA, Idaho 83814.  The price is $40.00 for NIQ members for all 4 days. For non-members the price is $60.00.  The deadline to sign up is September 12th. There is a 35 person limit and all registrations will be numbered in the order received. I will keep a waiting list and call you if someone drops out.


There will be a cutting table and ironing boards set up, but you can bring a small iron and ironing pad for your table.


I’m planning on having lunch Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Bring

your own brown bag lunch on Monday. There will be coffee, tea and water provided.


Retreat Registration Form

2022 Raffle Quilt

Special thanks to Shirley Koning for our 2022 Raffle Quilt!  It is truly beautiful!  Tickets are $1 each or 6/$5.

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Our next Activity Day, WILL be held on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 1011 Compton, Post Falls, ID from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm.

The last 2 steps of the mystery quilt will be distributed to participants.


Let’s think of some things that you may want a demonstration about or perhaps an “orphan” block exchange for the next year’s activities.

I have discovered English Paper Piecing (EPP) and will bring my current project for show and tell. What have you been working on? Bring your projects and enjoy fun with friends.


A Keurig machine will be available for your beverage pods. Bring your own lunch please. Finger foods can be brought to share if you would like.


Thank you,

Nancy Quarnberg



Hello Members!  Community Service Quilt Tying will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 from 1:00 - 3:00 pm at the Human Rights Education Institute.  The address is:  414 W. Fort Grounds Dr., Coeur d'Alene. It is the two-story brick building across the parking lot from the Merry-go-Round.  


Once you enter the front door, we will meet in the large room to your left. I will have parking passes ready for your car, there is no charge to either park or participate!  Masks are encouraged.


The public is welcome to join and help assemble and tie quilts. We accept donations of fabric, quilt blocks, quilt tops, and finished quilts. Check the guild calendar for exact meeting dates for Community Service.

If you have a quilt top or finished quilt to pass to Community Service, please contact me and we can arrange to meet.

Catherine Ghirarduzzi



If you can't help out on Tuesdays, we also make a huge presence at each Activity Day by setting up quilts to be tied. This is a great way to help complete the many quilts that are needed throughout our community. Come join in!


Watch this site for more information. We'd LOVE to have you join us!


"KINDNESS. Easy to do. Easy not to do. Choose the latter, no one will notice. Choose the former and lives may change." - Julian Bowers Brown 



Thank you to Carlene Litz, Cherie' Vidovich, and Jean-Anne Sharrai for leading another great Kids Camp this year.  A huge thank you to the volunteers who helped and without whose help the camp would not be possible!  Plans are already underway for Kids Camp 2023! 


A recap of this year's Kids Camp will be coming soon.


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After the coronavirus forced us to cancel the 2020 kids camp and left us with a “lost year”, the kids were eager to get back in front of a sewing machine again to create exciting items for themselves and others. Since they’re eager to get back to school too, this year’s theme was “School Days”.


We started with reading pillows (a.k.a. pocket pillows). They decorated a colorful panel for the outside of each pocket, created their own pillow forms from batting and fiberfill, and assembled the layers to produce a pillow with a handle and a pocket that doesn’t require a zipper, buttons, or Velcro for the closure.

Elizabeth and Stephanie


Next they sewed pillowcases for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Spokane through the Ryan’s Case for Smiles program, as well as making one for themselves.

Snappy pencil bags to take to school followed, as shown by Molly below.

We finished with individually crafted journal covers decorated with fusible designs the kids cut out themselves.

The kids were obviously proud of how much they accomplished in 2 days.  Did we have fun?  Yes, we did!

"Pluses" in 3 different sizes was this year's quilt design.  Yes, they really can finish a quilt in 3 days!  There were lots of "Pluses" and smiles at Friday's Show and Tell.