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KAI donates scissors to CCQ

KAI donates scissors to CCQQuite a few CCQ instructors own KAI scissors and love them. So, when the scissors used in our prison quilting classes for the past 15 years started to wear out, we decided to give them a call. After hearing about our program, KAI donated 20 pairs of their 6 1/4″ sewing scissors. They also offered that we could purchase four pairs of their 8 1/2″ dressmaker shears at their wholesale price.

We are so grateful to KAI for their generous donation. According to their website, “KAI sewing scissors and shears are hand polished and balanced allowing for fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabrics. Soft ergonomic handle grips and hardened stainless steel blades offer superior cutting action for quilting, crafting or dressmaking.” KAI scissors are generally sold in quilt shops and are also available directly from kaiscissors.com.

Three women from CCCF featured in KGW News series

Three women from CCCF featured on KGW news segmentKGW News aired a series of three stories about Coffee Creek Correctional Facility on February 3-5. It tells the stories of three women and their participation in the Mercy Corp Northwest LIFE entrepreneurship program. You can watch all three videos on the KGW website.

Donations gratefully accepted

Donations gratefully acceptedThe CCQ Fabric Sale Committee is hard at work preparing for our annual sale/fundraiser on May 30. Here’s a list of the types of things we offer at the sale:

  • 100% cotton quilting weight fabric, minimum 1/2 yard lengths (no poly blends, please)
  • 100% cotton pre-cut fabric such as fat quarters, jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc.
  • Quilt kits, panels, and patterns
  • Quilting books less than ten years old
  • Cotton or 80/20 cotton/polyester batting, minimum size 60 by 80 inches
  • Rotary cutters; cutting mats; thread, scissors, pins, needles and other quilting notions

Please contact us if you would like to make a donation for our sale.