North Idaho Quilters

  North Idaho Quilters




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



NIQ Stash Buster Yard Sale

Saturday, September 22, 2018

NIQ will host a Stash Buster Yard Sale at the Post Falls American Legion Post 143.  NIQ members may register to sell their quilting/sewing supplies or finished items using the form in the link below.

Quilter's Yard Sale Registration Form




The fall NIQ quilt retreat will be held once again at

Spruce Lodge @ Glacier Camp,
West Shore Flathead Lake, Montana                         

September 27-31: 4 days/3 nights.                          (Thursday 4 PM till Sunday 1PM- Mountain Time)
Includes lodging & 6 meals (Brunch 10 AM/ 6 PM dinner)


Think of 4 days of fellowship, shopping, no meal planning or cooking and sewing to your heart's content without interruption!





Our next meeting is August 11th at the American Legion Hall , 1138 E. Poleline Avenue, Post Falls. Please bring a luncheon dish to share or a brown bag lunch. We gather at 9:30 am and have the room until 3pm. Vilene will have a Community Service quilt to tie. You can bring your hand work or bring your sewing machine and sew a project. 

Pam Moore will be demonstrating how to make a "Scrappy Quilt-as-you-Go" quilt. She will bring batting and fabric scraps.  Bring your machine and basic sewing supplies and let's make some scrappy blocks!

ACTIVITY DAY BLOCK - Variation Nine-Patch
Unfinished size: 9.5" x 9.5"
*by Clarice Drube 
A = Cut one (1), 5" square of bright kid-friendly fabric
B = Cut four (4), 2-3/4" x 5" rectangles of white fabric
C = Cut four (4), 2-3/4" squares of brights, prints, solids, or tone-on-tone fabric.  These 4 corner squares may be the same or different; your choice.

Assemble as shown in diagram.

* Clarice Drube passed away August 2017. It was her mission before her death to have our Activity Blocks completed and ready for 2018. Although simple in design, they are a tribute to Clarice and all she did for our guild and our craft.


Happy New Year everyone! Here comes another year, with all the hopes and ideas we all plan to achieve. I am making my lists with great expectations of getting them all done.....LOL!! As you do YOUR planning, please include coming to help with Community Service projects.

We meet at Bear Paw Quilting in Coeur d'Alene. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (EXCEPT July and December) from 1:00 - 3:00. Our next events are August 14th and September 11th. 

I also be setting up quilts to be worked on at Activity Day. We have a lot of fun and get a lot of quilting done. The magic is in our fingers and hearts and are poured into every quilt we complete. The quilts are donated to local charities and are greatly appreciated.

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.