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CCQ featured in two national quilting magazines

Quilt life and The Quilter covers CCQ featured in two national quilting magazinesThe 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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Quilts donated to Camp Erin

yellow submarine quilt Quilts donated to Camp ErinThirty of the sixty kids attending a special summer camp for grieving children will receive quilts this summer made by CCQ members. We made the quilts for Camp Erin, where young people learn to grieve and heal following the death of a loved one. Camp Erin is a national program funded by the Moyer Foundation. Camps are held in 45 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The camp is free for kids aged 6 to 17; funding comes from the Moyer Foundation and local groups. Oregon’s Camp Erin is administered by the Providence Foundation and takes place this year at Camp Kuratli in Boring, OR, August 15-17.

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A stitch in time saves lives

jen pic A stitch in time saves livesThe Coffee Creek Quilters program was featured in the article “Coffee Creek Quilters: A stitch in time saves lives” in the December issue of Country Pleasures Magazine. In addition to describing our program, the article provides a peak inside the classroom, introducing the reader to Jennifer and Mary Ann, a student and an instructor, respectively, in the Thursday class.

Jennifer had to overcome problems with ADHD and hand tremors to learn how to cut fabric, read a pattern, and operate a sewing machine. The article reports that “as a CCQ participant, she has acquired new, useful skills. She has learned patience. She has proven to herself she can accomplish very difficult tasks despite having ADHD and hand tremors.”

Mary Ann has been a volunteer with CCQ for seven years. The Country Pleasures article quotes her as saying “As soon as I visited the program, I knew I would enjoy it. Every week I experience heartwarming moments that validate why we’re here. Several weeks ago a student brought in a picture of her son holding the third quilt she’d made. It was a New York Yankee quilt because her son loves the Yankees. She told him whenever he felt sad or sick to put the quilt around him and it’d be like having his mommy’s arms around him.”

We invite you to read the full article.

 

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