CCQ quilts on display at Canby Library

Quilt show at Canby LibraryA quilt show with quilts made by women incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility is on display at the Canby Public Library through the end of April. The exhibit also includes instructor-made quilts which are being offered for sale as part of our fundraising.

On Tuesday, April 29th Mary Ann McCammon, an instructor in our Thursday afternoon class, will make a presentation about our program at the library. Mary Ann’s talk starts at 6:30 pm.

The quilt shown at left is a student’s second quilt. CCQ’s students learn the basics of quilting with their first quilts: cutting with a rotary cutter, sewing an accurate quarter inch seam, and basic quilting techniques. With second quilts, they learn more advanced techniques such as half square triangles.

The Canby library is located at 292 N. Holly, Canby, OR. Please check the Canby Library’s website for their hours.

Foresters donates fabric for patriotic quilts

Volunteers make quilt kits for VA HospitalThe Independent Order of Foresters is partnering with Coffee Creek Quilters to make quilts for patients at the Portland VA Medical Center. Foresters purchased enough patriotic-themed fabrics and quilt batting for 14 quilts. Then volunteers from Foresters and CCQ came together on March 15th for a kit-making session. Over the next few months, students in the quilting classes at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility will sew the quilts. When the quilts are finished, Foresters volunteers will deliver the throw-sized quilts to the veterans. Funding for the fabric purchase comes from the Foresters Community Grants program, an initiative that enables Foresters members to apply for grants of up to $2,500 to fund volunteer activities that are meaningful to them and to their own communities.

A message from a student

A student's third quiltOccasionally we hear from former CCQ students after they’ve been released from Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Trish L. sent us an email expressing her gratitude for the quilting skills we taught her and for giving her a healthy outlet to cope. She attached this picture of her Mom cuddling with the quilt Trish made for her in the Thursday class. Trish is settling into her new life and has started working on another quilt from a kit we gave her.