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A thank-you from Camp Erin

We received this thank-you note from the Providence Camp Erin Team for quilts we gave them last summer.

Camp Erin is a fun, high-energy overnight camp that provides emotional support and grief education for children and teens ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Each participant receives a quilt.

Camp Erin is a national program funded by the Eluna Foundation. Camps are held in 46 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The camp is free for kids; funding comes from Eluna and local groups. Oregon’s Camp Erin is administered by the Providence Foundation and takes place at Camp Kuratli in Boring, OR.

Stack of quilts for Kinship House

Kinship House donation

CCQ members Donna Gilbo and Diane Campbell recently dropped off another 20 quilts to Kinship House, a Portland nonprofit that provides mental health services to kids in foster care. The Kinship House outpatient program offers ongoing consultation, therapy, and education to help parents develop skills to support their children’s unique needs. You can learn more about Kinship House on their website.

In the Coffee Creek Quilters prison quilting program, our students each make three quilts. The first two are for donation to organizations like Kinship House while students get to keep their third quilts.

CCQ instructor quilts at Sisters Quilt Show

Two Coffee Creek Quilters members’ quilts were included in the recent Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Peggy Gelbrich and Joan Budd had stitched the Magic of Winter quilt as part of a Grange Girls project.

Who, you might ask, are the Grange Girls?

Peggy explains: “I rent three granges and have monthly sew days teaching and helping ladies with their projects. We have lovingly become the ‘Grange Girls.’” The groups have been meeting for five years in McMinnville, three years in Canby, and started this year in Tigard. The calendar for future Grange Girl gatherings can be found on Peggy’s website.

Thirteen Magic of Winter quilts were accepted by the Sisters Quilt Show as a special exhibit. The pattern was designed by Jason Yenter and is available as a pattern and/or kit at various quilt shops.

You can learn more about the Sisters Quilt Show on their website.