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Quilts for Camp Erin

Members of Coffee Creek Quilters made 43 quilts for kids attending Camp Erin this year. We challenge ourselves every year and hold a vote for our favorite three quilts. The wonderful quilt by Dawn Yoshizumi, shown at left, was the winner of this year’s competition. Linda Forbes placed second while third place was a tie between Gail Norby and Nancy Dudley. We invite you to view all of the quilts on our 2020 Quilt Challenge page.

All of the quilts will be donated to Camp Erin, a national program where young people learn to grieve and heal following the death of a loved one. Camp Erin provides a unique opportunity for peer bonding between children and teens facing a similar life circumstance. Funded by Eluna (formerly The Moyer Foundation) and local groups, camps are held in 45 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The camp is free for kids ages 6 to 17. Oregon’s Camp Erin is administered by Providence Hospice of Oregon and is scheduled for August 14-16, 2020. You can learn more about Camp Erin on the Providence website.

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CCQ donated 140 quilts in 2019

Student quiltCCQ gave 140 student-made quilts to six community organizations in 2019. The quilts were crafted by women in our prison quilting program in classes we teach in the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility dining room. Recipients of the quilts include:

Each student in our program makes three quilts. The first two are for donation and they keep the third quilt. We poll our students periodically to ask them what types of organizations they would like to support. They’ve told us they want to give quilts to organizations that support foster kids, hospice programs, and families in need.

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A thank-you from Camp Erin

We received this thank-you note from the Providence Camp Erin Team for quilts we gave them last summer.

Camp Erin is a fun, high-energy overnight camp that provides emotional support and grief education for children and teens ages 6 to 17 who have experienced the death of a loved one. Each participant receives a quilt.

Camp Erin is a national program funded by the Eluna Foundation. Camps are held in 46 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The camp is free for kids; funding comes from Eluna and local groups. Oregon’s Camp Erin is administered by the Providence Foundation and takes place at Camp Kuratli in Boring, OR.

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