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Quilt Raffle for Lowell Grange

Why Fight it? Donated 2014 Quilt Donated to Lowell Grange

I made this quilt entitled “Why Fight It?” years ago but it’s still one of my favorites. The block is called “54 40 or Fight.” It’s made with assorted plaid fabrics and quilted (not by me because this was years before I got my first longarm machine!). A fabulous quilt for the mountain cabin or on top of a bed. So it was time to put this quilt to good use by donating it to the Lowell Grange Hall in order for them to raffle it off and raise money for building improvements. It’s the Lowell Grange’s 100th Anniversary and Grange members have been working hard to raise funds to keep the building around another 100 years!

How do you purchase tickets? Contact Gerry Burr  and she will make sure you get as many as you need. The tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The quilt will be raffled off at the Grange Breakfast on October 5, 2014. So hurry and get your tickets now, because if you wait you might forget!

You might win a great quilt AND you are supporting a wonderful Grange Hall in the town of Lowell…..that’s a win-win!

 

Posted in Shows

2014 Blackberry Jam Raffle Quilt Tickets

2014 Raffle QuiltYou can now purchase raffle tickets online for the Blackberry Jam Raffle quilt! You no longer have to track down one of our lovely quilters, or even come to the show. We’re going to make it simple for you.

Just click on the Eventbrite button below…

Eventbrite - 2014 Blackberry Jam Quilt Show

…and you will be directed to our quilt show page where you can purchase either a 6Ticket for $5.00 deal (plus fees) or donate any amount you like.  The monies received will get mailed to the Blackberry Jam Festival in the form of a check.

Want to know more about our show? Check out our Blackberry Jam Quilt Show website.

Thank you for your support! Please help us spread the word if you are so inclined.

Posted in Shows

2014 Blackberry Jam Raffle Quilt

2014 bbjam raffle quiltOur 10th annual raffle quilt is ready and it’s absolutely spectacular! This year we went scrappy and modern and our aptly named, “Seaglass” quilt is the result.

With modern technology the way it is, you can now donate to our quilt show to help make it the best ever. The money we raise will go towards improving the show, renting the Grange Hall, buying new equipment, and helping to keep the show free for viewers. Just click on the Eventbrite button below…

Eventbrite - 2014 Blackberry Jam Quilt Show

…and you will be directed to our quilt show page where you can donate any amount you like.  The monies received will get mailed to the Blackberry Jam Festival in the form of a check.

Thank you for your support! Please help us spread the word if you are so inclined.

Posted in Shows

Blackberry Jam 2014 Raffle Quilt

2014 raffle quilt top It has begun! The Pine Needler’s 2014 raffle quilt top was sewn together yesterday. We started mid-morning and by 4:30 pm the remaining intrepid quilting warriors finished this beauty up. And what a spectacular piece of art it is!

2014 raffle quilt making

This quilt is based on an antique quilt I discovered on Tonya Ricucci’s blog Lazy Gal Quilting. She in turn had seen it on a blogpost by Lucy (from the Netherlands) called Quilting with the Past. After seeing this antique quilt I fell in love with it, because I too, am a scrap quilter at heart. So I started working on my own version in blue, teal, purple, green.

Lego Quilt by Lisa Bee-Wilson at Towerhouse Quilts

After seeing how fun it was to put together because you could use the tiniest pieces from your stash, I presented it to the Pine Needlers to see if it fit the criteria for our annual raffle quilt. It did. I fully admit there were strong-armed tactics on my part, but the fact that I am so bold as to push my idea forward, because it fit all the criteria, and the lack of other design nominations, the group selected it for the raffle quilt. Yep. Sounds like me, right?

And I think the girls were a bit skeptical at first about how it would look. But we sewed it together and WOW, it was a crowd pleaser. It has a modern feel, but also obviously takes a nod to the past. Modern quilts don’t always have so many pieces! There are thousands of pieces in this baby!

I’m hoping it will be a big ticket seller because it is so unusual and spectacular. So different than most other raffle quilts. Stay tuned because by January we should be selling tickets. And you WILL want some!

As soon as I receive the backing fabric from the team, I’ll be doing the quilting! Any suggestions?

Happy quilting!