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CCQ receives thanks from Good Samaritan Hospital

ThreadCCQ received a letter from Chaplain Wendy Fish at Good Samaritan Hospital thanking us for quilts made by our students and donated to their hospice program. Here’s an excerpt from her letter:
First, let me say a heartfelt thank you! It means so very much to families to have your quilts. The quilts are put on a patient’s bed when a patient is near the end of life. The patient is most often not communicative, although patients sometimes indicate through body language (nod/ eyes open/ finger raised) that they feel the love you provide through your generous gift. Families, on the other hand, and we most often place quilts when loved ones are present, families are often tearful, always grateful to feel held in kindness, generosity, and a wider love just when they feel so sad, full of heart-ache, and often experience a sense of needing to be reminded that they are not alone.
Chaplain Wendy went on to give stories about 11 quilts and the patients who received them. Here’s one:
Michelle F made a quilt with stars and planets. This patient had a thirst for worldly understanding and particularly the Hubble telescope. He was a well-loved man with a sense of humor who would have appreciated the gift. The quilt went to our patient’s mother. His two brothers and sister were also present. Thank you!

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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.

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Nancy’s Notions features CCQ for “Creative Kindness”

Coffee Creek Quilters is honored to be featured on the website of Wisconsin-based quilting supply store Nancy’s Notions as an outlet for “Creative Kindness.” Creative Kindness is a book and DVD series that is part of Nancy Zieman’s long-running TV show, Sewing with Nancy (29 years and counting!). The book helps connect quilters and other fiber-artists with worthwhile projects for their creative energies around the world.

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