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CCQ instructor to speak at WMQC meeting.

Westside Modern Quilt ClubCCQ instructor Mary Ann McCammon will speak at a meeting of the WestSide Modern Quilt Club on Wednesday, July 27th. We wrote about Mary Ann’s work teaching quilting to disadvantaged women in a blog post in May. Now there’s an opportunity to hear her speak. WestSide Modern Quilt Club meets at The Pine Needle, 429 1st Street, Lake Oswego, Oregon. The meeting starts at 6 pm.

Save the date: CCQ “all quilting” garage sale

garage sale flyerSave the date: September 10th, 2016. We know that’s a long ways off; we promise to post another heads-up the week of the CCQ garage sale.

There will be fabric galore, patterns, quilt kits, tools, notions, and books. No lawn chairs. No bikes. Not even a tea cup. It’s an “all quilting” garage sale.

The venue is different this year — the St. Francis Church Parish Hall in Wilsonville, right off I-5 at the Charbonneau exit.

All proceeds from the sale will go to support the CCQ prison quilting program.

You can download a full size version of our flyer by clicking on the image at left.




CCQ donates quilts to Community Warehouse

Community WarehouseCCQ donated 20 quilts to Community Warehouse this month. All of the quilts were made by women incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville. Each student in our program makes three quilts. Two are donated to organizations like Community Warehouse,
Good Samaritan Hospital, Camp Erin, and others. Students keep their third quilts or give them to loved ones.

Community Warehouse is a Portland-based “furniture warehouse” that helps families become self-sufficient by providing them with basic household furnishings. In the picture at left CCQ President Linda Downey is showing some of the donated quilts along with three Community Warehouse volunteers. When he sent us the picture, CW’s Jeremy said: “We can’t thank you enough for your donation and what these quilts will mean to our families. This donation adds that extra layer of comfort to families trying to make a new space, a home.”

You can learn more about Community Warehouse at their website.