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CCQ Fabric Sale/Fundraiser: 6/30/18

UPDATE! Thank you to all of our volunteers and supporters for making the 2018 Annual Sale a huge success.

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The Coffee Creek Quilters Annual Fabric Sale and Fundraiser is this Saturday, June 30, 2018, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. It will be at St. Francis Church Parish Hall, 8818 SW Miley Rd, Wilsonville (right off I-5 at the Charbonneau exit). Please download our flyer for details.

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

Meet our volunteers: Rachel Wallis

Rachel WallisRadio station KBOO’s Prison Pipeline program recently interviewed CCQ’s Rachel Wallis to share with their listeners about our prison quilting program. Rachel teaches in our Thursday afternoon class.

Rachel was involved in community quilting in Chicago before moving to Portland. She’s an activist who uses art in her organizing work, and an artist who engages in issues of racial and social justice. Rachel believes that traditional textile techniques, and particularly quilting, can provide a platform for creating dialog and understanding around complex ideas and issues.

We invite you to listen to the half hour KBOO interview to learn more about Rachel and our program.

Quilts for donation

Trip Around the WorldHappy new year to all of our wonderful donors and supporters!

We’re thrilled to report that women in the Coffee Creek Quilters prison quilting program made 125 quilts for donation in 2017. The quilts went to Emanuel, Good Samaritan, and Legacy Meridian Park Hospitals, Community Warehouse, and a variety of other programs that support people in need of comfort.

Each student in our program makes three quilts. The first two are for donation while students keep their third quilts. As we work on the first and second quilts, we sometimes speculate about who might receive them. A quilt with super-hero fabric might go to a kid in foster care while one with pink floral fabrics might go to an elderly woman in hospice.

We know that our quilts are much appreciated and look forward to continuing to provide quilts for donation.