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CCQ Fabric Sale canceled

We are disappointed to announce that we have canceled this year’s Annual Fabric Sale which was scheduled for September 18, 2021. It was a difficult decision, but we could not in good conscience risk our members’ and sale attendees’ health given the surge in COVID-19 cases in Oregon. We look forward to hosting our next Fabric Sale at a later date. Details will be announced here on our website and on our Facebook page.

Coffee Creek Quilters now accepting fabric and supply donations

Coffee Creek Quilters is once again accepting donations of fabric and sewing supplies in support of the quilting instruction we provide to women at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Donations are directed either to the classroom or to our annual sale, our yearly fundraiser that provides the quilting program with financial support for items we do not receive as donations. Donations in kind that cannot be used by the quilting program are donated to other local charitable organizations.

Here are our donation guidelines:
• 100% cotton quilting weight fabric (no poly blends, please)
• 100% cotton pre-cut fabric such as fat quarters, jelly rolls, layer cakes, etc.
• Quilt kits, panels, and patterns
• Quilting books less than ten years old
• Cotton or 80/20 cotton/polyester batting, minimum size 60 by 80 inches
• Rotary cutters, cutting mats, thread, scissors, pins, needles, and other quilting notions
• Portable sewing machines in good working condition

We are unable to accept the following items and kindly ask that you save them for an organization that can put them to good use:
• Fabrics (100% polyester, bedsheets, cotton knits, homespun, etc.)
• Sergers
• Quilting frames
• Sewing tables
• Quilting magazines
• Quilting books more than ten years old

Please do not drop donations off at the prison. For more information or to arrange for a pick-up or to drop-off of your fabric and/or supplies, please contact Coffee Creek Quilters at:

Phone: 503.257.1320
Email: coffeecreekquilters@yahoo.com

Our pandemic activities

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During the pandemic, CCQ hasn’t been able to teach quilting classes at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, but that doesn’t mean our members have been idle. We’ve been making quilts for donation, learning new quilting skills, and organizing our sewing spaces.

Gail Norby, who teaches in our Tuesday evening class, made the stunning quilt shown here. She took on the project as a pattern tester for Legit Kits, a company that offers paper pieced patterns and kits. It measures 60″ x 80″ and includes 115 different fabrics from her stash. Quilting is by Sally Eagleman, a longarm quilter with our program. Gail plans to hang this quilt in her sewing room.