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Fabric Face masks

I have been reading many articles, pros and cons about fabric masks and saw the article below and decided it had a great explanation of the need and use of them. I am going to call my local doctor's office and see if they are in need and even thinking about calling Butch's veterinarian, consider contacting your healthcare providers and see if they may have a use for them. This is something we can all do, and we were made to do. It seems at this point that it will depend on where you are but please consider this. The following announcement was shared on social media and I thought this explained the potential need.

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – Due to the national shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) used by healthcare workers and in an effort to conserve masks for healthcare workers caring for isolation patients locally, a group of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center employees are sewing masks that can be used by healthcare workers in non-isolation situations.

CDC guidelines, found on their website, state if all other supplies are exhausted and in a state of emergency, homemade masks that meet certain criteria are acceptable.

"Historically, fabric masks were the standard in hospitals prior to the modern disposable mask," the hospital said.
All fabric masks will be sterilized and used repeatedly by staff caring for non-isolation patients, until the national shortage of PPE is over.
"If the public is interested in donating handmade masks McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center will gladly accept the masks that are made of 100% non-stretch cotton or cotton/poly blend," the hospital said. "Many variations of mask patterns can be found on the internet."
Masks that are donated will be sterilized and distributed to healthcare providers caring for non-isolation patients.
A yellow donation barrel for the masks is located at the main entrance of McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center.
There are many tutorials out there. Just google Fabric face mask and make the style that will work for your health care providers.

Stay Safe!


Notions for Travel

Hawaiian Block Quilt PatternsTravel projects
It is that time of year when we begin to think about our travels. While traveling to Mexico City I wanted to have a project to work on in the airports and during stay. Needleturn applique projects are perfect for this and the Hawaiian Block Patterns are nice small pieces that can be prepared ahead of time. READ MORE >

Customer Spotlight - Margaret Davis

Orchid Oasis Hawaiian Wall Quilt Pattern

Here is Margaret's Story:

My journey started as a self taught piecing quilter in my mid 60's. I was fortunate enough to meet a beautiful Hawaiian couple, he knew I liked quilting so showed me pictures of Hawaiian quilts and oh, my gosh... I fell in love with the look. They sent me a pillow kit with the breadfruit design.

Expo Patchwork 2020 in Mexico City

When Mark and I were looking into going to Mexico City to visit our son, imagine how happy we were to see there was a quilt show that we could attend. This was the Expo Patchwork 2020. While attending the 12th Expo Patchwork and Quilt show in Mexico City, we were introduced to the show organizers, Eduardo Cato and his family.They made us feel welcomed and introduced us to some of the local quilters.




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