Coffee Creek Quilters has received a $1,000 grant from Women’s Care Foundation, an organization that serves the Portland tri-county area with a focus on women’s social concerns and health care. These funds will help pay for classroom quilting supplies, sewing tools for “release kits’ that we offer students when they leave CCCF and a variety of administrative expenses. Women’s Care Foundation’s history dates back to 1923 when Mrs. Jacob Rosenberg established a convalescent home for needy women in SE Portland. Today WCF offers grant funding to Portland area nonprofits that provide housing for the homeless, shelter for victims of domestic abuse, assistance to elderly in maintaining independent living, education, healthcare, and rehabilitation. To learn more about Women’s Care Foundation, please visit their website: Women’s Care Foundation.
Since it isn’t possible to invite the community to observe our quilting classes at CCCF, CCQ is creating a traveling exhibit that we’ll take into the community to describe the diversity of the women we serve and the amazing quilts they create. The new exhibit will include photographs taken in our classes, a display of quilts made by our students and signage to tell our story. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Wilsonville. The City’s Opportunity Grant Program funds a variety of projects to further educational and artistic opportunities and foster diversity in the community. The CCQ exhibit will be displayed in the Wilsonville Library during the month of July 2012 and a variety of other venues later in the year.
Coffee Creek Quilters teaches quilting to women in prison and currently there is a need for another instructor to help teach the Wednesday evening class. Prior teaching experience isn’t required, but we need someone with at least advanced-beginner quilting skills and a willingness to work with a wide variety of student learning styles. Patience, good listening skills, and compassion are essential. There are four other instructors and 20 students in the class. Classes are held every Wednesday from 7 pm to 9 pm in the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility dining room. CCCF is located at 24499 SW Grahams Ferry Rd, Wilsonville, OR. Please contact us at 503-257-1320 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.