North Idaho Quilters

  North Idaho Quilters




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



Activity Day

ACTIVITY DAY IS MOVING TO A NEW LOCATION.  For our next Activity Day on Saturday, October 12th from 9:30 - 3:00, we will be meeting at our new location:  Calvary Lutheran Church, 1011 N Compton Street, Post Falls.

Please remember to bring something yummy for our Pot Luck lunch.  Hot coffee is always available.


WOW!  What a great time we had in August.  Thank you all for helping Catherine Ghirarduzzi go through and sort out the tubs of fabric.  The tubs are all organized and ready to make into kits for us to sew together.


For October, the exchange block will be the Courthouse Steps.  It will be made with 2-1/2" strips and will be a 12 inch finished block.  Choose light and bright fabrics and make it "scrappy".  Follow the directions found in the newsletter (under the Resources tab.)


See you at Activity Day!



Community Service meets from 1pm to 3pm on the second Tuesday of every month (EXCEPT July and December) at Bear Paw Quilting (600 W. Kathleen Avenue) in Coeur d'Alene. We'd LOVE to see you there!
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! 

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.

"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 

Quilt Camp for Kids

It might be hard to imagine getting excited about sewing polar fleece in August, but the kids in the first session made hats, headbands, and pillows from the donated fleece. They also sewed, braided, and knotted 34 fleece dog toys to donate to the Kootenai Humane Society, which were much appreciated by our furry friends. Sewing flannel pajama bottoms was the focus of Tuesday’s class, and they even made their own magnetic name badges.

“Blocks and Bricks” was the quilt design that the kids made in the second session. They especially enjoyed picking out their own fabrics for the “bricks”.


Our camp wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions and support of so many. You donated fabrics, loaned us the use of your sewing machines, invited kids to attend, and the list goes on. We particularly want to thank the following quilters for sharing your time, and your patience, to teach the kids: Jean Brustkern, Kathy Gray, Laura Warriner, Linda Clevenger, Dennis Irish, Catherine Ghirarduzzi, Maralee Morado, Michele Sowers, Nancy Marx, Pam Moore, Pat Greene, Sandy Holzer, Sue Foster, Linda Fleming, Jan Trout, Janet Knoblock, Kim Soger, Laura Vidovich, Carlene Litz, Jean Anne Sharrai, and Cherie Vidovich. It was gratifying for us to watch the kids learn new skills, make new friends, and proudly be able to say “I made this.”