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Quilt exhibit at Summerfield Estates

Quilt by Nancy Dudley
Ten instructor-made quilts will be part of a quilt show at Summerfield Estates, a retirment community in Tigard. The beautiful quilt shown here was made by Nancy Dudley, one of the instructors in our Tuesday morning class. The quilts will be available for purchase at prices ranging from $50 to $200 as part of CCQ’s ongoing fundraising efforts. Other quilts in the show were made by members of Tualatin Valley Quilt Guild and residents of Summerfield Estates. The show will be one day only on Thursday, June 28, 10 am to 2 pm. Summerfield Estates is located at 11205 SW Summerfield Drive, Tigard, Oregon.

Quilts for Camp Erin

Teddy bear quiltCoffee Creek Quilters donates more than 150 student-made quilts every year to a variety of organizations. This year our instructors and members made quilts for donation too. Forty-two kids attending a special summer camp for grieving children will receive member-made comfort quilts from CCQ. We made the quilts for Camp Erin, where young people learn to cope with the loss of a loved one. Camp Erin is a national program funded by the Moyer Foundation. Camps are held in 18 cities throughout the country and open to children between the ages of 6 and 17. The camp is free for kids; funding comes from the Moyer Foundation and local groups. Oregon’s Camp Erin is administered by the Providence Foundation and will take place this year at Camp Kuratli in Boring, OR, August 17-19.

Meet our volunteers: Karen Bell

Karen Bell

Karen Bell joined CCQ in January of 2008 as an instructor in the Thursday afternoon class. A year before she retired she saw a brochure about the CCQ program and knew that is what she would do when she retired. After four years volunteering with CCQ she feels blessed to be part of this program and for the opportunity to work with a group of wonderful women and to share her love of quilting with our students.  She’s been a quilter for more than 20 years  and enjoys combining bright colors with traditional patterns. Karen currently serves as President of CCQ’s Board of Directors. She’s also our volunteer coordinator and, in that capacity, makes sure all the teaching slots in our four classes are filled. Karen is a nurse who retired, after 30 years, from Providence Health and Services as the Director of the Providence Hospice Programs. From hospice Karen learned the invaluable addition volunteers make to a program. She keeps busy in retirement. In addition to her CCQ commitments, Karen also volunteers with the Beaverton Library, cares for her grandnephew Xander and enjoys scrapbooking.