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CCQ donates quilts for Rotary fundraiser

Quilt donated to Wilsonville RotaryThis week CCQ donated three instructor-made quilts to Rotary Club of Wilsonville to auction at their Heart of Gold Dinner & Auction on February 23rd. Heart of Gold is a fundraiser for Rotary activities including Through A Child’s Eyes, a program Rotary sponsors in partnership with the Oregon Department of Corrections. Each year, Rotary holds two TACE events at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility — a winter event where moms and kids do fun activities and enjoy a visit with Santa Claus, and a summer event where the moms and kids take part in crafts, games and an outdoor barbecue inside the facility. Women incarcerated at CCCF must earn the right to be included in the TACE program through good behavior. Coffee Creek Quilters also participates in the summer TACE program by offering a crafts table at the two-day event.

Community support for prisoners, News & Events, Quilt donations

Columbia FiberArts Guild holds fundraiser for CCQ

Columbia FiberArts Guild holds fundraiserOn December 12th the Columbia FiberArts Guild held a silent auction fundraiser for Coffee Creek Quilters. CFG members donated several hundred items to auction including fabric, supplies, and finished pieces. Members and guests bid on the items at the Guild’s quarterly meeting, raising more than $2800 for CCQ.

Columbia FiberArts Guild is a group of fiber artists from Oregon and Southwest Washington. Members support each other in the use of design, color, and workmanship in all forms of fiber art. The Guild holds quarterly meetings and offers workshops on a wide range of topics. Visit the Columbia FiberArts Guild website to learn more about this generous group.

Grants and donations, News & Events

CCQ receives grant from IBM

IBM awards grant 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.

Grants and donations, News & Events

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