New Britain, Connecticut

©2020 BY QUILTING AFTER DARK

AT THIS TIME, QUILTING AFTER DARK IS NOT ACCEPTING CUSTOM ORDERS

 

I WILL BE SEWING COTTON MASKS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS UNTIL FACTORIES BEGIN PRODUCING THEM IN THE NECESSARY QUANTITY.

I am making the simplest surgical style of mask, using two layers of quilting weight cotton. I fully understand that these are absolutely NOT effective barriers against Coronavirus, but they do provide some droplet barrier in low-risk contact situations, and they serve as a pretty effective reminder to keep your hands off your face. And they're better than NOTHING, which is the only option remaining for some hospitals and facilities at this point. I understand some are using them over their N95 masks to make those last (stay clean) longer.

Most of my production is going directly to hospitals and medical facilities throughout the central Connecticut region. 

I have already sent masks to several central Connecticut hospitals, as well as nursing homes, midwives, hospice nurses, and emergency response teams stationed in hot zone areas throughout the country. I have asked our veterinarian if his staff could use them, and I have left some out for our (many) stalwart delivery workers. I am now out of elastic, so the rest of what I make will have long cotton twill ties (M*A*S*H style).

I am also offering masks FOR FREE to individuals who may need a few for themselves or family members with special medical concerns. If you can't pick up masks in central Connecticut, please consider contributing a few dollars to help offset postage costs -- just click the Donate button below.

If you feel compelled to offer some compensation, I encourage you to make a donation to your local food pantry, to purchase a gift card from one of my favorite local shops (like Lisa's Clover Hill Quilts or Sew Inspired Quilt Shop) to help replenish my Strategic Fabric Reserves when this crisis starts to recede a bit and the shops open back up, or to click the Donate button below.

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