Meet our volunteers: Theresa Eggleston

theresaeggleston Meet our volunteers: Theresa Eggleston

Theresa Eggleston’s membership in Coffee Creek Quilters goes back to 2002, the year Koko Sutton founded our program and recruited her as an instructor. Theresa remembers the early days when there was just one quilting class and six sewing machines at CCCF. At first instructors brought fabric from home and used their own favorite patterns. We’ve grown considerably since then; today we have four weekly classes, twenty sewing machines, a nice fabric stash, and a collection of tested classroom patterns. Theresa retired as an instructor this year, so we honored her at our December brunch/meeting. Theresa and Mary Ann McCammon, pictured at left, plan to write Coffee Creek Quilters’ history next year.

CCQ receives grant from IBM

pins CCQ receives grant from IBM IBM has awarded a grant of $500 to support Coffee Creek Quilters’ fabric purchasing project.  The grant was made in recognition of the volunteer service of IBM retiree, Martha Messa.  IBM’s Community Service grants are based on requests from employees or retirees who have a record of active and ongoing involvement with not-for-profit corporations and schools. Martha serves as CCQ’s Program Coordinator and teaches in the Tuesday morning class.

The fabric purchasing project supports the purchase of “blender” fabrics. While most of the fabric in CCQ’s prison quilting program comes from donations, there is an ongoing need for solid-color and tone-on-tone fabrics that coordinate with donated prints and focus fabrics. IBM’s generous grant allows us to satisfy this need with many additional colors.

Thrivent awards grant to CCQ

bobbins Thrivent awards grant to CCQ

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has awarded an $800 grant to Coffee Creek Quilters. The funds are earmarked for classroom supplies: quilt batting, replacement rotary cutter blades, blender fabrics, needles, and thread. In addition to the grant, Thrivent is auctioning a CCQ instructor-made quilt with the proceeds going to our organization. Thrivent is a member-owned fraternal benefit society that makes grants to organizations and activities that strengthen families and communities. We’re so grateful for Thrivent’s support. Thank you!