2005 Raffle Quilt
The raffle quilt that started it all! Our very first quilt show in 2005 was started by me. After seeing the Blackberry Jam Festival upon moving to Lowell, I knew we needed to add a little something to the festivities. So the quilt show was born.
But the Pine Needler quilt group didn’t yet exist, and I wanted to feature a raffle quilt at the show, so I donated this one that I had made. This quilt raised about $300 and was the beginning of things to come.
Although I had been to many quilt shows over the years, I had never organized one before. Someone on the BBJam committee told me to call Teri H. and said she was a local quilter who had been involved in shows in Eugene. Sure enough, I called her and without even a blink of the eye – and she didn’t even know me, she volunteered to help me! That was the beginning of the quilt show. Teri helped me plan and organize the show and we figured out how it would all work. She helped me all weekend during the show and we were off and running. 2013 will be our 9th annual show!
Not long after, a quilt group was born….but that’s another story!
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Yes, the Pine Needlers give out the BEST awards of any quilt show I’ve ever seen! Our ribbons are all handmade and each one is unique. Many different fabrics go into making them, along with some satin and a very cool one-of-a-kind button that graces the center. Makes you want to get into your studio and start working on a quilt so you can win one, doesn’t it?
One of our Pine Needler members, Carey, found a pattern online and taught us how to make these. She is an amazing quilter and seamstress and we knew this was a project she could tackle with her garment and costume sewing past.This weekend the girls are getting together to begin the process….and it is a process! Each ribbon takes a long time to make and goes through many steps of construction. But it’s one way we differential our show from others.
We are small, but we are mighty!
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These are just some of the prizes you might win if you purchase a raffle ticket for the 9th Annual Blackberry Jam Raffle Quilt! The quilt is the main prize, but we have lots of other prizes to increase your chances of winning!
To purchase tickets contact the Quilt Show Director at lisa[at]towerhousequilts[dot]com.
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Sheila, the entrepreneur and fabulous longarm quilter, published author and pattern designer at License to Quilt is talking about us! Check out her latest blog post about the Lowell Pine Needlers!
How do you purchase raffle tickets? Here are some options:
Go to the official Blackberry Jam Festival website and click on the Click Here to Purchase Tickets link.
Purchase your tickets from any one of the Pine Needlers Quilt group ladies.
Email me at: lisa[at]towerhousepeople[dot]com and I’ll be happy to take your money!
Checks are made out to: “Blackberry Jam Festival.” Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.
This years raffle quilt was inspired by Emily Cier’s book entitled, Scrap Republic. So if you want to get down and scrappy, check out this book!
Click on the link below to purchase this book!
Scrap Republic: 8 Quilt Projects for Those Who Love Color
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Soon we will be at Oregon Garden’s selling tickets to our fabulous raffle quilt for 2013! This is the first time we’ve been on the road, so this is a new experience for all of us. Not that we don’t travel well together….because we do! But there are always exciting and unexpected things that can crop up when you least expect them. For example, someone comes to the show and buys 100 raffle tickets because they like our quilt so much! Fingers crossed…!