Every hospital is critically short of face masks as the whole world is in critical need of these supplies. They are being asked to reuse what masks they have to the point of wearing bandannas over them.  Hospitals are asking for anyone who can so to make cotton mask covers.
And if you have sewing elastic – dig through your supplies, please either make these masks or pass it along. Sewing elastic is now as hard to find as hand sanitizer and toilet paper. If you don’t have elastic, use ties – ribbon, cording, make fabric ties (think thin binding strips folded in half and sewn or however you make pocketbook handles).
There are many different patterns out there,  In WWII, the Red Cross had standardized patterns.  We are not there yet.  So here are some choices:
Deaconess Hospital (video at the bottom):
Missouri Star Youtube video:
I rewrote these directions, so we’ll send that out as well.  This pattern is more complex and can’t be used with N-95 masks.
Those on the home front have always come through for those on the front lines.  This guild has always stepped up for those in need and now the need is great.
– Christine


Out of an abundance of caution and in consideration of our members and those who would attend our show, North Parish Quilters it was voted at the Wednesday meeting to  cancel the quilt show that was scheduled for April 3&4.  As of last night, the Governor has made it manditory that we cancel this event.
Hopefully, this pandemic will pass quickly, we will all have gotten through it unharmed and life will return to normal.  In the meantime, find solace and calm yourself through your quilting.

– Christine

Meeting Wednesday March 11

Reminders of what to bring to the March 11th meeting:

·         20    2 ½ inch strips for game night

·         items to donate to our quilt show raffle baskets

    • If you haven’t already bought, we need more items for the Coffee/Tea basket
    • and the Spa basket (shower gel, face masks, bath bombs, etc)

·         filled out Quilt Show Entry form – (know your width, length!)

·         Boutique forms – see Sue Nelson

·         raffle quilt tickets filled out and money to pass in to Joanne Barber

·         items for Pink Elephant table – this is your last chance to donate!

·         charity items – dog beds, Yawkey Way, Veterans, Hole in the Wall

·         Bag Lady Swap block

·         Show and Tell