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CCQ student quilts entered in Quilt Index

Oregon Quilt ProjectCathie Gleeson, an instructor in our Tuesday morning prison quilting class, ventured out on the windiest day of the year to have two CCQ student quilts documented at the Oregon Quilt Project’s DocDay in Lake Oswego. Quilt experts at the event identified the blocks, fabric, and batting; measured each block, sashing, border, and the quilt overall; noted quilting patterns and techniques; and photographed the quilts.

Information gathered at DocDay will be entered in the Quilt Index, a project of the Quilt Alliance. The database currently contains records on more than 80,000 quilts. Anyone can access this information 24/7 at no charge.

Quilt historian Mary Bywater Cross encouraged us to have two quilts documented. The quilts chosen are representative of the hundreds of quilts made by women incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for donation to organizations throughout Oregon. Mary explained that the quilts don’t have to be of great value, antiques, or to have traveled the Oregon Trail. They merely need to reflect quilting in Oregon. She believes our students’ quilts qualify as a unique example of the value of quilting. We do too.

Save the date: CCQ fabric sale/fundraiser on 5/27/17

FlyerCoffee Creek Quilters Annual Fabric Sale & Fundraiser

Please save the date! The CCQ Annual Fabric Sale & Fundraiser will be Saturday, May 27th, 2017. Sale hours will be 8 am to 2 pm. Everything will be half-priced from noon to 2 pm.

There will be a huge assortment of fabric, panels, patterns, quilt kits, books, tools, and notions. All at bargain prices.

The venue this year is St. Francis Church Parish Hall, 8818 NE Miley Rd,  Wilsonville, OR, right off I-5 at the Charbonneau exit.

All proceeds from the sale will go to support the Coffee Creek Quilters prison quilting program.

You can download a full size version of our flyer by clicking on the image. Please share it with all of your quilting friends.

A peak inside CCQ’s Thursday class

Thursday classFor a peak inside CCQ’s Thursday class, we invite you to click on over to Missouri Star Quilt Company’s blog where they posted the top three winners of the latest Stitched Together essay contest. Second place went to an instructor in our Thursday class who wrote about her experiences with our prison quilting program.

MSQC had invited their customers to share stories about how quilting made their lives better, touched their heart, or used their quilting skills to make someone else’s life better. The stories will be included in the next edition of MSQC’s Stitched Together book.