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CCQ thanks Montavilla Sewing Centers

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMontavilla Sewing Centers has been a generous supporter of the Coffee Creek Quilters program for the past few years, servicing the Janome sewing machines we use in our classes for a special low price. Montavilla also services the donation machines we give our students when they’re released from prison. Several CCQ members showed our appreciation on a recent Friday by bringing a lunch to share with Montavilla owner Brett Moore and his staff.

In addition to Janome, Montavilla sells Viking, Pfaff, Baby Lock and Singer sewing machines and sergers at four locations in the Portland area. They also offer repair and maintenance services, classes for kids and adults, and workshops to improve sewing and quilting skills. For more information about Montavilla’s products and services, please visit their website.

Community support for prisoners

CCQ donates quilts for Rotary fundraiser

Quilt donated to Wilsonville RotaryThis week CCQ donated three instructor-made quilts to Rotary Club of Wilsonville to auction at their Heart of Gold Dinner & Auction on February 23rd. Heart of Gold is a fundraiser for Rotary activities including Through A Child’s Eyes, a program Rotary sponsors in partnership with the Oregon Department of Corrections. Each year, Rotary holds two TACE events at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility — a winter event where moms and kids do fun activities and enjoy a visit with Santa Claus, and a summer event where the moms and kids take part in crafts, games and an outdoor barbecue inside the facility. Women incarcerated at CCCF must earn the right to be included in the TACE program through good behavior. Coffee Creek Quilters also participates in the summer TACE program by offering a crafts table at the two-day event.

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CCQ featured in Wilsonville Spokesman

An article in the July 18 issue of the Wilsonville Spokesman features Coffee Creek Quilters. Sparked by an exhibit of student- and instructor-made quilts at the Wilsonville Library, the article multiplies the public exposure for CCQ’s prison quilting program. Volunteer Molly Skeen has taken the lead in setting up the exhibit’s electronic slide show using photos taken at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility by The Oregonian’s photographer Beth Nakamura. CCQ received a $900 grant from the City of Wilsonville to fund the costs of creating the traveling exhibit.

Community support for prisoners, Prison quilting