Karen Bell joined CCQ in January of 2008 as an instructor in the Thursday afternoon class. A year before she retired she saw a brochure about the CCQ program and knew that is what she would do when she retired. After four years volunteering with CCQ she feels blessed to be part of this program and for the opportunity to work with a group of wonderful women and to share her love of quilting with our students. She’s been a quilter for more than 20 years and enjoys combining bright colors with traditional patterns. Karen currently serves as President of CCQ’s Board of Directors. She’s also our volunteer coordinator and, in that capacity, makes sure all the teaching slots in our four classes are filled. Karen is a nurse who retired, after 30 years, from Providence Health and Services as the Director of the Providence Hospice Programs. From hospice Karen learned the invaluable addition volunteers make to a program. She keeps busy in retirement. In addition to her CCQ commitments, Karen also volunteers with the Beaverton Library, cares for her grandnephew Xander and enjoys scrapbooking.