Lowell Blackberry Jam Quilt Show Judges

Quilt Show in Grange Hall
Quilt Show in Grange Hall

The Pine Needlers are excited to announce that there will be official judges for particular categories in the 2014 Blackberry Jam Quilt Show. So in addition to the people’s choice awards which we have sponsored for the past few years, in this, our 10th year, we will have a few categories that will be judged by our new official quilting judges! We are thrilled to have the talent of:

Becky Fetrow of Piece by Piece Fabrics in Eugene

Helen Andrews of The Quilt Patch in Eugene

Jeanette Singler of Country Bumpkin Quilt Store in Eugene

Kennette Blotzer of Something to Crow About in Springfield

A big thank you to each of you for participating in our show in this way! Winners will be announced on the quilt show website by mid-August.

This years show will be held July 26-27, 2014 in the Lowell Grange Hall.


Eugene Fiber Art Sale

Quilt by HelenStudio Sale at HelensA great opportunity to support local artists and their cause, Parenting Now! Make sure to save the date, Sunday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m at the home and garden of Helen & Brian Matthews, located at 4510 S. Shasta Loop, Eugene.

Come and choose from the amazing selection of beautiful handmade items at this Fiber Art & Garden Tour. Organized by Helen Matthews’ quilting group of ten talented women: MJ Gordon, Reeva Kimble, Fanny Carroll, Maxine McWhorter, Lena Schneider, Binky Takahashi, Joan Wozniak, Susan Eskildsen, and Becky Gladstone.

Quilt by Helen

Entrance to the garden by donation. All funds including a portion of all fiber art sales will be donated to Parenting Now! (formerly Birth To Three).

A great opportunity to meet talented artisans and shop (that’s multi-tasking!)

FOLLOW UP: And here is a photo from the event if you missed it!

Eugene Fiber Art Sale

Silent Auction to Benefit Town of Lowell

Here is a great opportunity to find some really unique, handmade items!

Listed below are the 2014 Silent Auction Items for the Blackberry Jam Quilt Show. This year, for the first time, we are offering an advance opportunity to purchase these handmade items, in case you aren’t able to attend the show (…..it happens, you get busy….).  The profits from the sale of these auction items goes back into our small community. In 2013 we donated to the following:

  • Lowell Food Pantry
  • Lowell Firehall
  • Lowell Library
  • Lundy Elementary Clothes Closet
  • Blackberry Jam Festival
  • Lowell High School Music Program
  • Lowell High School Scholarship Program
  • Lowell High School Nexus Greenhouse Program

If you can’t make it to the show, and you’d like to make an advance purchase as a “Buy It Now” item, please contact Joyce. We are happy to ship the item if you live out of town (at a nominal additional cost).

All items remaining when the show starts on July 26, 2014 will be available in the Lowell Grange Hall for bidding. The silent auction will be held for only ONE DAY on Saturday, July 26, 2014 so make sure to come by early (we open the show at 10 am) and put in your bid.

For the full list of items with details of sizes and pricing, check out our Blackberry Jam Quilt Show Silent Auction page. Some photos are shown below, just to peak your interest! And if you do purchase something….thank you for your support!

Featured Quilter at Our Sewing Room

My very own show! Our Sewing Room in Springfield has a selection of my quilts on show. Some are old, some are new, one is borrowed (because it’s a collaboration) and one is blue (no really!). The quilts will tell you a little bit about me: yep, I get bored easily! They are all different styles and patterns and range from old-fashioned to modern. I guess I just like to try different things.

The only quilts that are repeats are my Garden Gradation quilt which I made in three different colorways; two florals and one modern polka-dots…..just because I wanted to see how it would look.

Garden Gradation Modern Style 002

So if you are in the Springfield area, stop by Our Sewing Room and check out the show! I will be there for Springfield’s 2nd Friday Artwalk on June 13, 2014 from 5-7 pm. I will hope to see you there!

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