Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

We are committed in our response to this pandemic.

Our current world is changing and evolving into a new normal, as we are all home and staying healthy. We have witnessed a global sewing community rise to the occasion in making masks, sewing quilts, and making more for friends and family as well as ourselves.

Here’s a fact sheet from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention about the use of cloth face coverings to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
According to the New York Times “The best-performing designs were a mask constructed of two layers of high-quality, heavyweight “quilter’s cotton.”

Face mask patterns:

New York Times – How to Sew a Fabric Face Mask
Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19
DIY Face Masks Approved by 64 Hospitals (+ Free PDF Sewing Patterns)
How To Sew A Face Mask With Filter Pocket (NO ELASTIC!)
How to Sew a Surgical Face Mask for Hospitals – Free Pattern
Free Facial Mask With Filter Pocket PDF Pattern
DIY Face Mask With Filter Pocket
DIY No-Sew Face Mask with a Bandana and Hair Ties or Rubberbands

 

Find where to donate fabric masks in your local area:

Getting Protective Equipment to our Healthcare Heroes
Find where you can donate your masks or other personal protective equipment (PPE) in your local area
Directory of Organizations Needing Face Masks
Help your local hospital purchase PPE for healthcare workers and other desperately needed resources to fight COVID-19

 

Helpful articles:

What’s the Best Material for a Mask?
A Sewing Army, Making Masks for America
Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Interactive Map Resource Center 
Why Fabric Matters: DIY Face Masks
Local Business Owner Helping To Make Needed Masks
Minnesota doctors enlist quilters, COVID-19 workarounds
Sewing volunteers repair 20,000-plus masks for Baptist
These hobbyists are making scrubs for doctors and nurses fighting the coronavirus
Sewing community steps up to help with COVID-19 medical mask shortage
You and your sewing machine can help fight COVID-19
COVID-19 Information: How You Can Help
100 Million Mask Challenge