There have been many articles in the media internationally about how sewing volunteers are jumping in, forming information-sharing groups, posting patterns and tips, and donating their time and supplies to get the masks made and distributed. The New York Times posted this one today. The Cottage Grove Sentinel featured our own Robin Fouquette and the many masks she's created in their April 1 issue. Many governments, local, state and national, are urging or requiring everyone to wear a mask when they leave their homes. Los Angeles just joined this group today.
We quilters just happen to have a wee bit of fun and beautiful fabric in our homes, and we jumped at the chance to use it to help keep our family, friends and community a little safer. There are several styles of masks available, and many of us have made a variety before settling on one we personally prefer. For us, probably the most fun part is the fabric, and we Pioneer Quilters been sharing some photos of our creations with each other. Many are now in the hands of local essential workers, while a few others have gone to friends and family members here and across the country.
Enjoy a peek at our online Show and Tell, just a sampling of the several hundred masks Pioneer Quilters have made and distributed in the past few weeks. So many styles, and such fun fabrics!