Quilt exhibit at Canby Library

Canby quilt show Quilt exhibit at Canby LibraryA CCQ quilt show with 19 student quilts is on display at the Canby Public Library through the end of April. The exhibit also includes 9 instructor-made quilts which are being offered for sale as part of our fundraising.

On April 9th Deb Micaleff, an instructor in our Wednesday evening class, will make a presentation about our program at the library. Deb’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.

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.