2015 Blackberry Jam Quilt Show Winners!

2015 Pine Needlers Raffle QuiltViewer’s Choice Awards

Thanks to all who helped put together the awards portion of our amazing quilt show! What an exciting show it was! We’d like to announce all of the award winners for the 2015 Viewer’s Choice and they are:



1st place – #33, “Urban Owls” by Kathleen Frazer
2nd place – #26, “Night Star” by Lisa Bee-Wilson
3rd place – #1, “Hand in Hand” by Chris Daniels

Best Traditional

1st place – #42, “Pine Needlers Round Robin” by Carey Ravare
2nd place – #38, “Bend Blocks” by Teri Harter
3rd place – #37, “Sunflower Delight” by Teri Harter

Best Holiday

1st place – #6, “Celtic Knot” by Gerry Burr

Best Small-Sized

1st place – #11, “Martha’s Mexican Star Quilt” by Martha Austin
2nd place – #34, “Tumbling Blocks” by Sallie Mansbacher
3rd place – #9, “Pieces of My Heart” by Gerry Burr
Best Applique:                 1st place – #41, “Bertie’s Year” by Carey Ravare

Best Color

1st place – #21, “Friendship” by Joyce Weaver
2nd place – #28, “Green Jungle” by Lisa Bee-Wilson
3rd place – #4, “Lovely Ladders” by Chris Daniels

Best Challenge Fabric Piece

1st place – #29, “Safari Animals” by Diane Stephens
2nd place – #43, “Charley” by Carey Ravare
3rd place – #24, “2015 Challenge Quilt” by Lisa Bee-Wilson

Best Quilting

1st place –  #25, “Squared” by Lisa Bee-Wilson

Best Art Quilt

1st place – #7, “In Memory of Sackett” by Gerry Burr
2nd place – #35, “Adventure Awaits” by Sydney-Elise Miller

Honorable Mentions

“Denim Daydream” by Debi Brooks
“Ben’s Quilt” by Chris Daniels
“Gary’s Cabin” by Teri Harter
“Twisting With the Stars” by Martha Austin
“Radiant Stars” by Morgan Ravare


“Urban Owls” by Kathleen Frazer

We’d like to express our gratitude to Kennette Blotzer from Something to Crow About, who took time out of her busy schedule to visit our quilt show and judge our quilts with an expert eye. We hope you had a great time!

logoA special thank you to Carey Ravare and the award making team, who put together the most beautiful ribbons in the region.

Congratulations to all of our winners!  A huge thank you to our viewers, who recognized so much beauty and talent, and took the time to vote and support our show.

Want more information about the show? Want to enter your quilt next year? Check out our Blackberry Jam Quilt Show website.


2015 Blackberry Jam Quilt Show Opens Today!

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Today is the day! The day we’ve all been waiting for. The 11th annual quilt show opens today. It’s a two day show, so you can swing by today from 10 am – 4 pm or tomorrow from 10 am – 3 pm.

The quilts and items above in the slideshow are just some of the beautiful works of art we are displaying in this year’s “Annual Challenge.” Every year we select one fabric and each of the Pine Needlers makes something of their own choosing. And this year we’ve turned out a bounty of unique and amazing things.

2015 raffle quiltAnd there is still a chance to purchase raffle tickets to this years stunning Pine Needler raffle quilt. The quilt will be raffled off tomorrow at about 5 pm, so make sure to buy some tickets so you have a chance to win it. If you don’t buy tickets, you won’t have ANY chance at all. Where’s the fun in that? And remember, all the proceeds go toward the town of Lowell: food pantry, library, firehall, etc. All good causes. The Pine Needlers work hard all year long to make this raffle quilt and show happen and we’d love to have you drop by.

Where? Lowell Grange Hall on 2nd Street in Lowell.

See you there!

2015 Blackberry Jam Quilt Show is Almost Here!

The Lowell Pine Needlers
The Lowell Pine Needlers

The 11th annual quilt show is just days away now. So exciting! A lot of people have put in a lot of time over the past year to make this happen. The Lowell Pine Needlers are a hearty group of ladies who make this show happen. And there are supporting friends and husbands and townsfolk that contribute as well. A big thank you to all of you!

The show is held in the Lowell Grange Hall on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, 2015. And guess what? There is air-conditioning in the Grange! That’s pretty tempting, right? And while you are browsing the quilts, and voting in our “People’s Choice” awards, you can also purchase a few raffle tickets and get in on the chance to win this year’s stunning raffle quilt.2015 Pine Needlers Raffle Quilt

All the money the Pine Needlers raise goes back into the town of Lowell in one way or another. Last year we supported the good works of the Lowell Library, the Firehall, and the Food Bank just to name a few. So your dollars go for good causes. And thank you for your support.

The quilt show is FREE as well, and each year the ladies work hard to give the community a spectacular display of quilts. Each year is different. Each year is stunning. So I hope you can come by the Grange Hall and check it out.

But if you cannot attend, you can support our efforts by purchasing raffle tickets or making a donation through Eventbrite. It’s a wonderful online platform that is set up for just this sort of thing. But hurry, online ticket sales will end one hour before the show starts on Saturday, July 25th. You can click the link below to donate or to purchase tickets:
Eventbrite - 2015 Blackberry Jam Quilt Show

Wow….I’m so excited! It’s almost quilt show time!

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.