Coffee Creek Quilters donates more than 150 student-made quilts every year to a variety of organizations. This year our instructors and members made quilts for donation too. Forty-two kids attending a special summer camp for grieving children will receive member-made comfort quilts from CCQ. We made the quilts for Camp Erin, where young people learn to cope with the loss of a loved one. Camp Erin is a national program funded by the Moyer Foundation. Camps are held in 18 cities throughout the country and open to children between the ages of 6 and 17. The camp is free for kids; funding comes from the Moyer Foundation and local groups. Oregon’s Camp Erin is administered by the Providence Foundation and will take place this year at Camp Kuratli in Boring, OR, August 17-19.
Coffee Creek Quilters is honored to be featured on the website of Wisconsin-based quilting supply store Nancy’s Notions as an outlet for “Creative Kindness.” Creative Kindness is a book and DVD series that is part of Nancy Zieman’s long-running TV show, Sewing with Nancy (29 years and counting!). The book helps connect quilters and other fiber-artists with worthwhile projects for their creative energies around the world.
Seventeen children and teenagers attending a special summer camp for grieving children received comfort quilts from Coffee Creek Quilters in 2011. CCQ members – instructors and volunteers – challenged themselves to make the quilts for Camp Erin, part of the Providence Healthcare system, where young people learn to cope with the loss of a loved one. A total of 60 campers participated in the program.