The 2021 Diamonds in the Rough Quilt Show was a huge success! My quilt group, the Pine Needlers, has held this show annually for 17 years. We’ve been in five different locations over the years, but no matter what comes our way (including a drive-thru show during the pandemic), we’ve held our show for the community.
This year we we are donating $3,600 to the following organizations:
$1,200 Lowell Rural Fire Protection District
$1,200 Lowell Food Pantry
$600 Lowell/Fall Creek Education Foundation
$360 City of Lowell to help residents behind on water/sewer bills
$240 Highway58Herald in Oakridge
All the money we raise goes back into the community or to our very few show expenses. A big thank you to all the people that support the sale of raffle tickets, and who purchase quilts and raffle baskets at the show, so that we can keep giving money to our community!
And of course, without the members of the Pine Needlers, and some of their spouses, for helping each year to organize and do the heavy lifting to make this show happen. This year we lost one of our founding members, Gerry Burr. We miss her terribly as we relied on her wonderful sense of humor and smile, her wicked-good quilting abilities, and her common-sense approach to difficult conversations. There is no doubt her spirit will live on in all our future quilting endeavors.
For more information about the quilt show, check out our website: https://bbjamquiltshow.wordpress.com/