Quilting garage sale fundraiser: 9/12/15

ccq garage saleCoffee Creek Quilters will hold a garage sale fundraiser on Saturday, September 12, 2015, 9 am to 5 pm. This isn’t just any old garage sale. It’s a QUILTING garage sale. Yep! Here are some of the things you can expect to find:

  • Quilting fabrics at $3/yd
  • Coordinated fabric bundles
  • Quilting tools and notions
  • Books, magazines, and patterns
  • Quilt frames
  • Finished quilts

The sale will be held at The Quilted Hill, 7601 NE Blackburn Rd, Yamhill, OR.

CCQ sponsors journal-making activity

TACE 2015CCQ members gave moms incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility the opportunity to make journals with their kids at the prison’s annual TACE event on July 11 and 12.

TACE is Through A Child’s Eyes, an annual summer event sponsored by Wilsonville Rotary where Moms and kids take part in interactive games, crafts, and other activities. They enjoy a BBQ meal together and discuss what is happening in their children’s lives. Between children, moms, volunteers and staff, about 800 people attended this year.

CCQ provided supplies for participants to make journals — matte board donated by local frame shops for covers, paper inserts, and fabric ties to make them into books. The women and their children put their artistic ideas together and came up with amazing creations. Many of the moms wrote meaningful entries in the journals for their kids.

CCQ board member Betty DeHaven and her husband Dave took charge of the activity again this year. “We are constantly encouraged by seeing the connection between mother and child, and the satisfaction and seeing the nurturing that takes place. We consider it a privilege to be part of this event,” Betty said.

A sweet story from Quilter’s Corner

Quilters CornerWe heard a sweet story this week from Beaverton’s Quilter’s Corner quilt shop. One of their customers decided to celebrate her birthday by buying $100 in fabric to donate to the Coffee Creek Quilters prison quilting program. We don’t know who the anonymous donor is, but we truly appreciate her generosity. We are also grateful for Quilter’s Corner’s support of our program. Owner Deb Messina often features CCQ in her monthly newsletter and the shop serves as a drop-off location for donations of fabric, sewing machines, and quilting supplies. You can learn more about Quilter’s Corner and sign up for their newsletter on their website, quilterscornerstore.com.