This 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.
CCQ’s kit-making volunteers meet periodically to put together quilt kits for our students’ first and second quilts. It’s a fun activity where we have the opportunity to get together with other quilters and explore our creative abilities with color and design.
Each kit includes a pattern, fabric and thread. First quilt patterns introduce basic concepts and include rectangular shapes. Second quilt patterns build skills by introducing half square triangles and other more advanced techniques.
We welcome donations of 100% quilting cotton (minimum 1-yard lengths), thread and quilting notions. We also welcome cash donations to help us purchase solid color and tone-on-tone “blender” fabrics.
On December 12th the Columbia FiberArts Guild held a silent auction fundraiser for Coffee Creek Quilters. CFG members donated several hundred items to auction including fabric, supplies, and finished pieces. Members and guests bid on the items at the Guild’s quarterly meeting, raising more than $2800 for CCQ.
Columbia FiberArts Guild is a group of fiber artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington. Members support each other in the use of design, color, and workmanship in all forms of fiber art. The Guild holds quarterly meetings and offers workshops on a wide range of topics. Visit the Columbia FiberArts Guild website to learn more about this generous group.