A group of quilters from St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Gladstone have been Coffee Creek Quilters supporters for several years. They collect money in a “coffee can for Coffee Creek” and send the proceeds to us for our Sponsor a Quilter initiative. These quilters heard about our fundraiser at A Place To Be Cafe on Sunday, August 4th, and decided to come for lunch to support us. We appreciate their generosity!
Quilts crafted by women incarcerated at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility will be on display throughout the month of August at The Place To Be Cafe (P2B) in Canby. Quilts made by CCQ instructors will also be exhibited and offered for sale as part of our fundraising.
P2B is dedicating Sunday August 4th as a special fundraising event for Coffee Creek Quilters. On that day, P2B will donate 25% of sales to CCQ. P2B’s menu includes coffee roasted by Portland’s Water Avenue Coffee, tea, bubble tea, cold beverages, delicious panini sandwiches made to order, soup, salads, and lovely pastry items. The cafe will be open to all on August 4th from 11 am to 3 pm.
The CCQ exhibit is part of The Place To Be Cafe’s Mission Possible initiative to support local nonprofits. The Cafe is located at 190 NW 2nd Ave, Canby. It’s open Monday to Thursday, 7 am to 7 pm; Friday, 7 am to 9 pm; Saturday, 8 am to 4 pm; and Sunday 11 am to 3 pm. For additional information about The Place To Be Cafe, visit their Facebook page and their website.
Three CCQ members volunteered their quilting skills to design and construct quilts for a production of the play Quilters, which is being performed at McMinnville’s Gallery Theater this month. Peggy Gelbrich, an instructor in our Tuesday morning class, designed the quilts shown at left and coordinated the efforts of a group of quilters to make the quilts. Peggy also designed another quilt to be raffled for fundraising. Bobbie Bebereia, a CCQ board member, did the longarm quilting on the quilts in the show and the raffle quilt. And Donna Gilbo, a CCQ member who works behind the scenes assembling kits for our students, worked behind the scenes for the Quilters play too, helping make the raffle quilt on a short deadline.
Quilters is the story of a pioneer woman and her six daughters. It blends a series of interrelated scenes into a mosaic, capturing the sweep and beauty, the terror and joy, the harsh challenge and abiding rewards of frontier life. Details about upcoming performances of Quilters can be found on the Gallery Theater’s website. Hurry though — the last performance is March 16th.