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2020 Fabric sale canceled

ANNOUNCEMENT

Based on the news of the COVID-19 disease trajectory, CCQ has determined that there is no way that people will be able to be out and about in large numbers at the May sale date.

The CDC is saying that our world will not return to normal for 18 months or more or until vaccine is developed and widely distributed. Therefore, rather than reschedule the sale, we have decided to cancel for 2020 and will resume next year.

We appreciate your understanding and support and wish that you remain safe and healthy during these upcoming months.

Sincerely,
Coffee Creek Quilters

Meet our members: the CCQ kitmaking committee

CCQ offers four weekly quilting classes for women incarcerated at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. Every year our students make at least 100 quilts for donation; last year it was 140. Some years ago it became apparent that it would be most efficient to have a kitmaking committee assemble quilt kits for the classes, so member Nancy Pettit offered to start  one.

These days, Nancy and Cindy Pease co-chair the kitmaking committee. They monitor the quilt kit inventory and periodically invite other members to participate in kit making meetings to assemble more kits. They’re pictured here leading a meeting of kit makers and instructors who gathered recently to fine tune the guidelines for kits. For example, patterns for first quilts are simple, with squares and rectangles. Patterns for second quilts are more challenging and usually introduce half square triangles. Other guidelines cover fabric color selection, the size of fabric pieces, labeling, etc.

We are so grateful to Nancy, Cindy, and the other kitmakers for their efforts. The kitmaking committee is a “behind the scenes” effort that helps to make our classes and organization run smoothly.

A thank-you from Evans Creek Retreat “UP” Camp

Evan’s Creek Retreat ‘Up’ CampIn addition to quilts, CCQ students and members make pillow cases for donation. We received a lovely thank-you card from Evans Creek Retreat “UP Camp” for pillowcases we sent for participants in their Christmas program last year. The card reads:

“Just a few of the many faces that say thank you for Coffee Creek Quilters work and thoughtful gift to these special people at Christmas. Everyone is very proud of their unique pillow case and they recognize that someone took the time to make it especially for them. A true gift of love. Blessings, Evans Creek Retreat ‘UP’ Camp, 2019!”