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CCQ featured on Sewing With Nancy


Coffee Creek Quilters was recently featured in a Sewing With Nancy public television broadcast. Nancy Zieman of Nancy’s Notions interviewed Peggy Gelbrich, an instructor in our Tuesday morning class in the Nancy’s Corner segment of an episode about “change-up” patchwork. You can view the five minute segment by clicking on the arrow above.

Sewing With Nancy is a half hour show that provides step-by-step instructions for sewing and quilting projects. The last segment of each episode is called Nancy’s Corner. That’s where Nancy interviews guests who make a difference in the world of sewing, quilting, and embroidery.

Wisconsin Public Television produces Sewing With Nancy in partnership with Nancy’s Notions. You can view past episodes on the WPT website. It’s broadcast on many public television stations, including Oregon Public Broadcasting.

We thank Nancy’s Notions for giving us the opportunity to tell the Coffee Creek Quilters story to a national audience.

A story about singing in prison

CCCF choirOn December 23rd Portland TV station KATU broadcast a story about a choir for women incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The choir program’s goal is similar to ours — to teach a life-enhancing skill that will improve the women’s chance of a successful return to society after leaving prison. We invite you to watch the video on KATU’s website.

CCQ donates pillowcases for kids in foster care

2015 Pillowcase donated to Embrace OregonCCQ instructors made 255 colorful pillowcases for donation to kids in foster care this holiday season. The pillowcases will be distributed through Embrace Oregon, a nonprofit that partners with the Oregon Department of Human Services in providing for some of the needs of children in foster care. Making pillowcases is just one of many ways you can help kids in foster care through Embrace Oregon. Here are some others:

  • Become a foster parent
  • Make one-time or recurring cash donations
  • Donate “welcome boxes” for kids new to foster care
  • Volunteer as an Office Mom or Dad

Please visit the Embrace Oregon website to learn more.