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CCQ featured on Sewing With Nancy


Coffee Creek Quilters was recently featured in a Sewing With Nancy public television broadcast. Nancy Zieman of Nancy’s Notions interviewed Peggy Gelbrich, an instructor in our Tuesday morning class in the Nancy’s Corner segment of an episode about “change-up” patchwork. You can view the five minute segment by clicking on the arrow above.

Sewing With Nancy is a half hour show that provides step-by-step instructions for sewing and quilting projects. The last segment of each episode is called Nancy’s Corner. That’s where Nancy interviews guests who make a difference in the world of sewing, quilting, and embroidery.

Wisconsin Public Television produces Sewing With Nancy in partnership with Nancy’s Notions. You can view past episodes on the WPT website. It’s broadcast on many public television stations, including Oregon Public Broadcasting.

We thank Nancy’s Notions for giving us the opportunity to tell the Coffee Creek Quilters story to a national audience.

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Quilters Questions

Quilters QuestionsWe were pleasantly surprised to find Coffee Creek Quilters featured in a new book titled Quilters Questions: A book of Curious Queries. This book includes open-ended questions that probe feelings and opinions about quilting related topics such as quilter identity, motivation, sewing friends, quilt designs, etc.

For example, here’s question #3:
If you could host a quilting party with three famous people — living or late — who would be included? Why?

And here are the last two questions:
299. Have you ever donated quilting fabrics or books to a prison quilting program?

300. Since 2002, the Coffee Creek Quilters have taught quilting classes to incarcerated women at a correctional facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. They even offer a 14-page guide from their website on how to start such a program. Have you ever volunteered to teach quilting at a local prison or correctional facility?

Quilters Questions was written by Kyra Hicks and is available from Amazon and other booksellers.

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CCQ featured in two national quilting magazines

Magazine coversThe Coffee Creek Quilters program is featured this month in two national quilting magazines, providing a peak inside the classroom at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

“Changing Women’s Lives in Prison” by Kathy Kerler appears in the August 2014 edition of The Quilt Life, a bimonthly publication of American Quilters Society. It’s available at newsstands or via the AQS website.

“Coffee Creek Quilters: Freedom Behind Bars” by Nancy Hill was published in the August/September 2014 edition of The Quilter. You can purchase The Quilter at newsstands or via their website.

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