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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.

2020 Fabric sale canceled

ANNOUNCEMENT

Based on the news of the COVID-19 disease trajectory, CCQ has determined that there is no way that people will be able to be out and about in large numbers at the May sale date.

The CDC is saying that our world will not return to normal for 18 months or more or until vaccine is developed and widely distributed. Therefore, rather than reschedule the sale, we have decided to cancel for 2020 and will resume next year.

We appreciate your understanding and support and wish that you remain safe and healthy during these upcoming months.

Sincerely,
Coffee Creek Quilters

Meet our members: the CCQ kitmaking committee

CCQ offers four weekly quilting classes for women incarcerated at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Every year our students make at least 100 quilts for donation; last year it was 140. Some years ago it became apparent that it would be most efficient to have a kitmaking committee assemble quilt kits for the classes, so member Nancy Pettit offered to start  one.

These days, Nancy and Cindy Pease co-chair the kitmaking committee. They monitor the quilt kit inventory and periodically invite other members to participate in kit making meetings to assemble more kits. They’re pictured here leading a meeting of kit makers and instructors who gathered recently to fine tune the guidelines for kits. For example, patterns for first quilts are simple, with squares and rectangles. Patterns for second quilts are more challenging and usually introduce half square triangles. Other guidelines cover fabric color selection, the size of fabric pieces, labeling, etc.

We are so grateful to Nancy, Cindy, and the other kitmakers for their efforts. The kitmaking committee is a “behind the scenes” effort that helps to make our classes and organization run smoothly.