CCQ members make quilts for Quilters play

Quilters play CCQ members make quilts for Quilters playThree CCQ members volunteered their quilting skills to design and construct quilts for a production of the play Quilters, which is being performed at McMinnville’s Gallery Theater this month. Peggy Gelbrich, an instructor in our Tuesday morning class, designed the quilts shown at left and coordinated the efforts of a group of quilters to make the quilts. Peggy also designed another quilt to be raffled for fundraising. Bobbie Bebereia, a CCQ board member, did the longarm quilting on the quilts in the show and the raffle quilt. And Donna Gilbo, a CCQ member who works behind the scenes assembling kits for our students, worked behind the scenes for the Quilters play too, helping make the raffle quilt on a short deadline.

Quilters is the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters. It blends a series of interrelated scenes into a mosaic, capturing the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Details about upcoming performances of Quilters can be found on the Gallery Theater’s website. Hurry though — the last performance is March 16th.

 

CCQ featured on TheQuiltShow.com

quilt show logo CCQ featured on TheQuiltShow.com Coffee Creek Quilters is featured in a video available from TheQuiltShow.com, a web-based “TV show” produced by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. The segment on CCQ is part of TQS episode #1205, “Picture This: Simplified Pictorial Piecing” with Sue Rasmussen, a quilter who teaches simplified piecing techniques for landscape and pictorial quilts. The complete show runs 52 minutes.

The CCQ segment was filmed this past August at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility by a TQS film crew. It includes interviews with CCQ past president Mary Ann McCammon and several of our students in the Tuesday morning class. It gives viewers a unique opportunity to see how a prison quilting program is run.

TQS episode #1205 is available to paid subscribers to the TheQuiltShow.com starting February 25, 2013. If you are a TQS subscriber, you can view it any time at your convenience.

The show will also be available to non-subscribers at no charge for one week: March 3 – March  10, 2013. To view the episode during the free period, you need to have a Basic (free) membership. To sign up for a Basic membership, follow these steps:

1. Connect to TheQuiltShow.com with this link: Episode 1205

2. Fill out the registration form for Basic membership.

3. If you decide you want to upgrade to Star membership, you can receive a 20% discount with coupon code #233431361101.

We thank TheQuiltShow.com for their generosity in creating the video segment about our quilting program and hope you will find an opportunity to watch it.

 

CCQ donates quilts for Rotary fundraiser

donation to rotary CCQ donates quilts for Rotary fundraiserThis week CCQ donated three instructor-made quilts to Rotary Club of Wilsonville to auction at their Heart of Gold Dinner & Auction on February 23rd. Heart of Gold is a fundraiser for Rotary activities including Through A Child’s Eyes, a program Rotary sponsors in partnership with the Oregon Department of Corrections. Each year, Rotary holds two TACE events at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility — a winter event where moms and kids do fun activities and enjoy a visit with Santa Claus, and a summer event where the moms and kids take part in crafts, games and an outdoor barbecue inside the facility. Women incarcerated at CCCF must earn the right to be included in the TACE program through good behavior. Coffee Creek Quilters also participates in the summer TACE program by offering a crafts table at the two-day event.