Just some of over 2200 masks that were made by over 50 guild members and friends.
Thank you to the 50+ members and friends of the guild who answered our call for help. Kelley Bachli and Kathleen Herring distributed packets of elastic and members scoured their stashed for material and the sewing machines got to work. All together over 2,200 adult face masks and 31 children face masks were made and given to Eisenhower Hospital.
Maria Moses from Eisenhower collected the completed masks and got them ready for distribution. The pattern that was used was from The Turban Project (turbanproject.com). They have a video demonstration as well as directions on their website. The directions are also available by clicking here to access the pdf files and then on Turban Project Face Mask. There is one difference — their pattern calls for cotton flannel. We used cotton material on both sides of the masks that were made.
Again, thank you to everyone who helped out. It was a tremendous effort.
But the job was not done. The guild then made masks for Desert Regional Hospital.
On Wednesday, April 29, Kelley and Kathleen dropped over 750 masks made by 30+ guild members and friends to the hospital staff member, Linda Evans. The following week the guild delivered over 600 masks for Desert Regional Hospital and JFK Hospital.
Thank you to everyone who has made masks or donated material. It is very much appreciated at the hospitals where they were dropped off. Desert Regional sent us some photos of staff members enjoying their masks and a chocolate kiss donated by other grateful residents.
SCSH NEEDLES AND PINS Have Been Busy!
The quilters at Sun City Shadow Hills have made 125 masks for nursing homes in the Indio area. Their efforts have been well received. This project is in addition to the guild's efforts for Eisenhower. It is wonderful to share our sewing skills.