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CCQ instructor quilts in Stitches in Bloom show

Stitches in bloomThree CCQ instructors entered quilts in the recent Stitches in Bloom quilt show at The Oregon Garden in Silverton.

Mary Ann McCammon, who teaches in our Thursday afternoon class, entered her art quilt “Blue is not my favorite color,” pictured at left. Mary Ann made this quilt in recognition of the limited choices experienced by incarcerated women who are required to wear navy blue tee shirts, blue sweatshirts, and blue jeans, all boldly labeled with the word “inmate.” The quilting program at CCCF is an opportunity for women to learn life enhancing skills — and they get to choose the colors for their quilts.

Dee Burson, an instructor in our Tuesday evening class, won a People’s Choice award in the art category for her “Pachyderm Posies” quilt pictured at left. Although Dee has been sewing/crafting/quilting for 30+ years, this was her first attempt at an art quilt and her first submission to a quilt show outside of her guild. We think it’s pretty impressive!

Nancy Dudley, an instructor in our Tuesday morning class, won a People’s Choice award in the the traditional quilt category for her quilt titled “The Flowers that Bloom on My Quilt Tra La.” We regret that we don’t have a picture of Nancy’s quilt to post here.

Stitches in Bloom is an annual event featuring beautiful quilts, vendors selling quilting wares, lectures by featured artists and demonstrations by quilting vendors. Additional information can be found on the Oregon Garden website. Mark your calendars for next year’s show on January 22-24, 2016.

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