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.
Planning is under way for our 2021 quilt show in July. This is our 17th Annual and we haven’t missed a year yet. While a lot of shows closed up show last year or went virtual, we had an outdoor drive-through show and it was a total success. A big thank you so my loyal team that were able to show up and help, even during the pandemic. Nothing will stop the Pine Needlers!
So we’d love to see you out at the show this year! We are going to be a nice large gym, with plenty of airflow and all COVID protocols in place. Come out and see our beautiful raffle quilt and all the varied quilts we will have on display. We typically have over 100 quilts, so there is something for everyone to enjoy.
To support our FREE event, you can purchase raffle tickets on our Eventbrite site. For more information on the show, or to enter your quilt, check out our show website. It’s FREE to attend the show.
Over 100 quilts at our show this year! Cooler weather. Sale Table, Challenge Contest. And record-breaking attendance. Thank you to the Pine Needlers, a small but hardy group, who planned all year, made a unique raffle quilt, and pulled off our 15th Annual quilt show!