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Two sewing machines for sale

Two BerninasWe offered a variety of used sewing machines for sale at the Coffee Creek Quilters Annual Fabric Sale & Fundraiser on July 27th. Two remain unsold — a Bernina 830 and a Bernina 930. We had originally priced these two machines at $500 each and have now lowered the price to $250 each. Both have been serviced by Montavilla Sewing Centers.

Please contact us if you’re interested in buying either of these machines.

All proceeds from the sale of these machines will go to the Coffee Creek Quilters prison quilting program.

CCQ featured on AM Northwest

The Coffee Creek Quilters program was featured on KATU’s AM Northwest morning show on July 15th. In the segment, host Helen Raptis interviewed CCQ instructor Dawn Yoshizumi and former student Angie Ptomey.

Dawn explained how our program works and what our goals are. In addition to teaching technical and artistic quilting skills, “…our program teaches students self-esteem, confidence, and an ability to believe in themselves,” Dawn said.

Angie talked about what she learned in the program, both in terms of learning a craft and life skills. “I was so blessed to be a part of the program when it started in 2002. I still quilt to this day. It’s one of those creative outlets I can use when I’m having a hard time,” Angie said.

We invite you to view the segment on KATU’s website.

New book inspired by Coffee Creek Quilters

Hope on the InsideBest selling author Marie Bostwick has a new novel out called Hope on the Inside. It’s about Hope Carpenter, a woman who finds new purpose in a new phase of her life when she volunteers to teach crafts to women incarcerated at a local women’s prison.

Marie’s research for the book included a visit to our Tuesday morning class at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and sharing lunch with the Tuesday morning class instructors.

In an acknowledgement, she dedicated the book to Coffee Creek Quilters, “who truly do bring hope to the inside and without whom this book likely would not have been written.” We invite you to read the full acknowledgement.

You can learn more about Marie Bostwick and her books on her website and Facebook page.