Where the quilts are
The Canby Public Library will display 32 quilts made by inmates of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville through April 30.
The Coffee Creek Quilting program is run entirely by volunteers to provide a hands-on learning experience for inmates. The quilting process is a vehicle for students to learn life-enhancing skills, such as patience, perseverance and problem solving. Each student makes three quilts, two for charity and one to keep for herself or a loved one.
The quilting program started in 2002, and the quilts have been highlighted annually at the library since 2003. This year, 11 instructor made quilts are for sale with proceeds benefiting the quilting program.
On Tuesday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m., Mary Ann McCammon, a quilting instructor at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, will be at the library to talk about the program and how the public can get involved.
The quilting program is always looking for quilting instructors, fabric, and sewing machine donations. For more information visit www.coffeecreekquilters.org or www.canbylibrary.org.