04-16-2020 Stay safe, stay calm, sew on.
I received a lovely thank-you card from the staff at St. Luke's Allentown campus. So your hard work is definitely appreciated.
This week 205 masks were delivered to the shop! The masks have been distributed to Saint Luke's Hospital in Allentown & Lehighton, and the Palmerton assistant living facility.
I am sure you have heard that people are making masks and selling them. Please do not let this discourage you from continuing with your good deeds. There will always be greedy people taking advantage of other's misfortunes. We cannot control them, but we can control what we do. Be sure your family, friends, and neighbors have masks to keep them safe, and I will continue to distribute your generous donations.
Due to the Governor's mandate the shop is closed until the ban is lifted. I will in the shop Tuesday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm to fill web and phone orders and sew masks. Much of the shop's fabric is posted on our website for your viewing pleasure. If you need something, please call ahead and we can arrange for a curb side pick-up or I can mail the item to you.
Hospitals & Nursing Homes Need Your Help!
The need for masks continues for our hospitals and nursing homes. So I am asking you to get out your stash and make masks!
If you do not have the stash to spare, a generous quilter is willing to donate kits containing pre-cut fabric to make masks following the video tutorial seen at the Missouri Star Quilt company for the rectangular pleated masks with ties. Each kit will have enough material to make 6 masks. If you need a kit, please email the shop at email@example.com to make arrangements for pick-up.
The shop will be a drop-off site for the masks. Please put them in a plastic bag and set them on the shop's porch during the day on a Tuesday Wednesday or Thursday so I am sure to see them. I will distribute them to the nursing homes and hospitals that have contacted me.
If you live in the Lehigh Valley you can deliver your masks to the Lehigh Valley Hospital at 2024 Lehigh St. Allentown, Monday- Friday between 9am and 3pm.
Deb Ranck and a group of quilters are still sewing masks. Because of the "Stay at Home" mandate, they are sewing in their homes, instead of meeting at the Heritage Center. The word of their work has spread and they are now receiving orders from medical centers for masks. Consequently, the ladies need donations of cotton or cotton/poly fabric. If you can help please, contact Deb at 484-425-0255 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stay Calm and Make Masks!
New in the Shop
Due to the closure of many of the fabric warehouses, there is nothing new in the shop this week.
New classes will be scheduled as soon as it is safe to gather.
Watch this space!
Below are the tentative meeting dates.
Crow Sew - Wednesday May 6th, 10am at the Quilted Crow
Sewcial Guild - Thursday May 28th at 11 am at the Palmerton Library Gallery (located on 2nd floor, elevator available)
Quilts of Valor - Thursday May 28th at 2pm at The Quilted Crow
***As always, we'd like to remind you that groups and guilds are a great way to make new friends! If you're wondering exactly what happens at the meetings listed above, you're more than welcome to stop by and sit in with no obligation!***
The Quilted Crow