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Meet our members: Liz Weeks

Liz WeeksCCQ member Liz Weeks made the news recently when she was named Featured Quilter at the 2018 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Liz made her first quilt in the 1970s, then quit to raise her daughter and teach elementary school. She got bitten by the quilting bug again in 1999 and hasn’t stopped since. Liz likes to make traditional quilts best. She particularly enjoys seeing the patterns and colors come together. “I like my quilts to be useful and for people to find warmth in them,” she says.

CCQ was founded in 2002. Liz lived in Tigard at the time and became one of our first instructors after reading an article about it in The Oregonian. Teaching women incarcerated at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility was deeply satisfying to Liz. One of her students told her, “The only time I don’t think about where I am is when I’m here.”

When she moved to Bend in 2005, Liz became the Central Oregon Representative for Coffee Creek Quilters; she helps coordinate donations and publicity locally for us. Her other volunteer activities include the Quilts for Kids project, Kiwanis Food Project, and the Sisters Quilt Show.

You can learn more about Liz in the article “Featured artist finds comfort in quilts“.

Thank you Liz for your past, present and future support of CCQ.

CCQ Fabric Sale/Fundraiser: Saturday, 6/30/18

The Coffee Creek Quilters Annual Fabric Sale and Fundraiser is this Saturday, June 30, 2018, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. It will be at St. Francis Church Parish Hall, 8818 SW Miley Rd, Wilsonville (right off I-5 at the Charbonneau exit). Please download our flyer for details.

All proceeds from the sale will go to support the CCQ prison quilting program.

More details about the CCQ Fabric Sale

2018 Fabric SaleThe Coffee Creek Quilters 2018 Fabric Sale is just three weeks away. There will be hundreds of fabulous bargains, including: packages of batting in white/cream/black; quilting cotton, including yardage, fat quarters, panels, pre-cuts, and homespun bundles; kits, patterns, and UFOs; hundreds of books and patterns to inspire your next project; cutting boards, including at least one over-sized board; several sewing machines, new-in-box; and thread galore.

On Saturday, June 30th, the sale starts promptly at 8 am and ends at 2 pm. Everything, except sewing machines, will be marked down to half price during the last two hours of the sale (12 pm to 2 pm).

Cash, checks, and credit cards will be accepted.

The sale will be on Saturday, June 30th, 8 am to 2 pm at St. Francis Church Parish Hall, 8818 SW Miley Rd, Wilsonville, OR, right off I-5 at the Charbonneau exit.

For more details, please download our flyer. We hope you’ll share it with all of your quilting and sewing friends.

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