CCQ has received a grant of $460 from the Mid-Valley Quilt Guild. MVQG established its philanthropy fund in 2010 to stimulate interest in all aspects of making, collecting, tradition, history and preservation of quilts. Grant funds come from the guild’s bi-annual pot holder projects. Mid-Valley Quilt Guild is a 300+ member guild located in Salem, Oregon where the guild offers a wide range of speaker events, classes, quilt shows, and volunteer opportunities. For more information about MVQG, please visit their website: Mid-Valley Quilt Guild.
An exhibit of both student- and instructor-made quilts is on display in the Narthex Gallery at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Wilsonville. The exhibit stems from CCQ’s long-standing relationship with St. Francis Church. Our founder, Koko Sutton, was a member of the Church and arranged for CCQ to rent space in Wisdom House, the building that housed the original Church. CCQ continues to store the fabric stash and hold monthly meetings at Wisdom House. Narthex Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 2 pm; the exhibit ends October 7, 2012. St. Francis Church is located at 8818 SW Miley Rd, Wilsonville.
An article in the July 18 issue of the Wilsonville Spokesman features Coffee Creek Quilters. Sparked by an exhibit of student- and instructor-made quilts at the Wilsonville Library, the article multiplies the public exposure for CCQ’s prison quilting program. Volunteer Molly Skeen has taken the lead in setting up the exhibit’s electronic slide show using photos taken at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility by The Oregonian’s photographer Beth Nakamura. CCQ received a $900 grant from the City of Wilsonville to fund the costs of creating the traveling exhibit.