CCQ donated 140 quilts in 2019

Student quiltCCQ gave 140 student-made quilts to six community organizations in 2019. The quilts were crafted by women in our prison quilting program in classes we teach in the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility dining room. Recipients of the quilts include:

Each student in our program makes three quilts. The first two are for donation and they keep the third quilt. We poll our students periodically to ask them what types of organizations they would like to support. They’ve told us they want to give quilts to organizations that support foster kids, hospice programs, and families in need.

Instructor needed for Tuesday evening class

Instructor needed

CCQ needs an additional instructor to join the team teaching our Tuesday evening class. Instructors teach the basics of quilting: reading a pattern, operating a sewing machine, sewing a quarter inch seam, and all of the skills needed to complete three quilts. The open position is a “rover” who will help a variety of students at different stages of their progress or fill in where extra help is needed.

Instructors must have at least advanced-beginner quilting skills, and a willingness to work with a wide variety of student learning styles. Prior teaching experience is not required, but patience, good listening skills, and compassion are essential. Instructors must be able to make a long-term commitment. We hold bimonthly meetings for Instructors from all four classes to talk about common issues that come up in teaching classes to this special population of quilters.

We don’t currently have openings in our other three classes. However, if you’re interested in teaching but unavailable for Tuesday evening, please contact us anyway. We might have other openings later this year.

Please contact us if you’d like to learn more.

KAI donates scissors to CCQ

KAI donates scissors to CCQQuite a few CCQ instructors own KAI scissors and love them. So, when the scissors used in our prison quilting classes for the past 15 years started to wear out, we decided to give them a call. After hearing about our program, KAI donated 20 pairs of their 6 1/4″ sewing scissors. They also offered that we could purchase four pairs of their 8 1/2″ dressmaker shears at their wholesale price.

We are so grateful to KAI for their generous donation. According to their website, “KAI sewing scissors and shears are hand polished and balanced allowing for fatigue-free cutting on all types of fabrics. Soft ergonomic handle grips and hardened stainless steel blades offer superior cutting action for quilting, crafting or dressmaking.” KAI scissors are generally sold in quilt shops and are also available directly from