North Idaho Quilters

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



It's a Quilt World, After All!

The 2019 quilt show is complete! What an amazing collection of beautiful quilts, 305 in total as well as 17 challenge quilts. More than 1000 visitors enjoyed the show. The merchant mall Chairwomen contracted 18 vendors of varied and desirable merchandise. We have had many positive comments on the set up and flow for the show, thanks to our set up chairwomen. 


Thank you to our Featured Quilter, Barb Lambrecht who charmed everyone with her collection of whimsical and creative original quilts.


Congratulations to the winners of Ribbons, the Raffle Quilt, the Chairwomen’s Publicity basket and the Fat Quarter Raffles ( 12 total beautiful full baskets!) 


Thank you to those members who renewed their memberships and to new members who joined, we look forward to meeting you!


The Country Store was a gold mine of your contributions and had a constant crowd finding new treasures. The country store chairwomen did an outstanding job of collecting and organizing all the fabrics, notions, tools, quilts, books and magazines! They will be happy to see their dining room tables again!


Thank you to all our members who volunteered for collections, set up, hostess, sit and sew, country store, take down and washing sheets. It really does take a guild to put on a show! A big thank you as well to our husbands and family members who helped in countless ways. They climbed ladders, ran errands, stored and carried items, posted signs, and visited the storage unit to only name a few of the many tasks. We couldn’t do it all without each of you!

The quilt show committee has met, planned, and organized this event for 2 years. It is a commitment that each member has kept and contributed to in so many ways. It has been my pleasure to work with each of them, they brought many talents to the table and I cannot thank these amazing ladies enough!


Thank you to the following businesses for their help in making our 2019 Quilt Show a success; The Fairgrounds- Kootenai County; DE- Expo & Event Services; Northern States Security & Investigations; Printer: Deke Cloyd; On the Edge Images; The Local Deli; Mike’s Espresso; RAMAX Engraving and Awards, Inc.


A special Thank you to the following local businesses who displayed small quilts in their business to help promote the quilt show. 


In Coeur d’Alene: Kinzie at Studio 600; Mountain Madness Soaps; Kate’s Place Salon; Davidson Family Dental; Style Studio; Culinary Stone; Boardwalk; Mix-It-Up; Nailed It; Cloud 9 Bridal; Tiffany Blue; rustic; Grace and Joy; Marmalade; J Miller Salon; ISpa Nails; Well Read Moose; Into the Woods; Summer Glass; Calypso; Figpickles; Finely Brewed; Charles Bean, Attorney.


In Hayden: New Leaf Nursery


In Post Falls: A Cut Above; Stacies Cakes; Post Falls Public Library; Garden Plaza; Northland Nursery; Piper 9 Salon; Terre Coffee; Tilley’s; Huckleberry Thicket. 


In Rathdrum: Piper 9 Salon; Lakeland Physical Therapy; Rathdrum Thrift on 41; Rathdrum Public library; Rathdrum Animal Clinic; Rathdrum City Hall; West Wood Gardens.


In Spirit Lake: Timberlake Physical Therapy; Bickle Creek Coffee Shop; Spirit Lake Gifts.


                                                                                            Linda Cathey, Chairwoman 2019

Barb Lambrecht

Featured Quilter


Barb Lambrecht believes every quilt has a story to tell. She loves to share her stories and quilting experiences with others who then might become inspired to create their own quilts with their individual stories. She has been described as having an “infectious enthusiasm” for quilting. She is a process oriented quilter and began creating her own designs in 1998.


Barb comes from a long line of quilters, but her first epiphany came at a quilt show in 1991 when she saw a wall of appliqued quilts created from the pattern but each done in a different color way. It was at that moment she knew she had a passion for making appliqued quilts. She loves the freedom of being able to place the pieces wherever she wants to create her design. Her inspirations come from people, places and events of all types, and is especially fond of puns, incorporating them into many of her quilts.


She still has created a collection of funny, interesting and creative quilts to share with you.