The Pine Needlers are in the house! Really! Who are the Pine Needlers you ask? Well, they are a small quilt group from Lowell. They began with just a few gals in 2005 and now have blossomed into a sturdy group of almost twenty women who come together each month for a sew day and potluck. So come on down to Our Sewing Room during regular business hours and enjoy the show!
That first year the hardy few managed to put on the first annual Blackberry Jam Quilt Show in Lowell at the Grange Hall, where it remains today. This year in July will be the 10th Annual Blackberry Jam Quilt Show! So if you haven’t seen it yet, you should get out to the Blackberry Jam Festival in late July and check it out.
And of course each year the Pine Needlers make a raffle quilt and sell tickets. And the Pine Needlers do things a little differently than most quilt groups. All the monies raised from the raffle ticket sales (less expenses for fabric or longarming) are all donated to the community of Lowell in some form or another. Last year over $3,000 was given to the Lowell Firehall, the Lowell Food Pantry, the Lowell High School Scholarship Program, the Lundy Elementary Clothes Closet…..you get the idea. It all goes back and nothing is used for Pine Needler recreation or education.
This years lovely raffle quilt is called, “Sea Glass” and is an amazing scrappy mix of blue, green, teal, black, gray, and white assorted fabrics. It’s a big one at 90″ x 100″ in size. The design is based on an antique quilt (and you were thinking it was modern, right?). The only modern thing about it are the types of fabrics that were used. There is one unifying fabric that is in each block that was made. Even the binding is spectacular in it’s boldness.
And yes, we WILL sell you a ticket! Or two. Or five. Tickets can be purchased at Our Sewing Room, or from one of the Pine Needlers, or online (which takes you to Eventbrite for the transaction). Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Any way you look at it it’s a fabulous deal.