IBM has awarded a grant of $500 to support Coffee Creek Quilters’ fabric purchasing project. The grant was made in recognition of the volunteer service of IBM retiree, Martha Messa. IBM’s Community Service grants are based on requests from employees or retirees who have a record of active and ongoing involvement with not-for-profit corporations and schools. Martha serves as CCQ’s Program Coordinator and teaches in the Tuesday morning class.
The fabric purchasing project supports the purchase of “blender” fabrics. While most of the fabric in CCQ’s prison quilting program comes from donations, there is an ongoing need for solid-color and tone-on-tone fabrics that coordinate with donated prints and focus fabrics. IBM’s generous grant allows us to satisfy this need with many additional colors.