An article in the July 18 issue of the Wilsonville Spokesman features Coffee Creek Quilters. Sparked by an exhibit of student- and instructor-made quilts at the Wilsonville Library, the article multiplies the public exposure for CCQ’s prison quilting program. Volunteer Molly Skeen has taken the lead in setting up the exhibit’s electronic slide show using photos taken at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility by The Oregonian’s photographer Beth Nakamura. CCQ received a $900 grant from the City of Wilsonville to fund the costs of creating the traveling exhibit.
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Since it isn’t possible to invite the community to observe our quilting classes at CCCF, CCQ is creating a traveling exhibit that we’ll take into the community to describe the diversity of the women we serve and the amazing quilts they create. The new exhibit will include photographs taken in our classes, a display of quilts made by our students and signage to tell our story. This project is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Wilsonville. The City’s Opportunity Grant Program funds a variety of projects to further educational and artistic opportunities and foster diversity in the community. The CCQ exhibit will be displayed in the Wilsonville Library during the month of July 2012 and a variety of other venues later in the year.