what are you up to these days?
March 30, 2020
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what are you up to these days?
March 30, 2020
April 7, 2020
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rock stars

Hello all, Mary Ellen here.

You ladies must be tied to your sewing machines. I hope your sewing conditions are better then the old sweat shop days. Got music? Got coffee (or your preferred beverage)? Getting up from the machine at will? Because…we have a phenomenal total of masks donated to date.

They’ve been going to all sorts of places near and far…

Roswell Park

Millard Fillmore Suburban

Niagara Hospice

Newfane ReHab

Eastern Niagara Hospital

Buffalo Medical Group


Seneca Street Community Development Corp.

Buffalo Resilience

A Rochester area nursing home

a local nursing home

friends and neighbors

And just what is our amazing total?  Wait for it! ……….. 821 masks so far

Actually I’d be willing to bet that our members have made and donated more than that, quilters are of the generous kind.

Do you think we could get to 1000? I dare you!


  1. Debbie Kent says:

    I made some masks. I just need to find out where and when to drop them off.

    • Mary Ellen says:

      That is terrific Debbie. Please let me know how many and to where they went so I can add them to our count!

    • Jackie Groszkowski says:

      Hi Debbie,
      I’m at the Amherst museum every Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:00-1:00 waiting for masks to be dropped off. If that doesn’t work you I can arrange for someone to pick them up at your house.
      Jackie Groszkowski
      Community Chairman

  2. This sounds wonderful. I just donated a couple to my pharmacist, now that we are wearing them out to the store. She admired the one my husband was wearing. So I guess they will now start going to family and friends.

  3. Mary says:

    Wow that IS amazing. We’re having a virtual sewing bee. Way to go!!

  4. Cathy Chretien says:

    Add another 40 to the mask count.
    I live in a newer patio home development with 23 homes.
    All residents are seniors. I have completed masks for all
    residents, also sent masks to Tenn.
    HINT… I ran out of elastic over the weekend. I improvised using
    3 pony tail elastics for each side of the mask. I looped the pony tail elastics together. Caution…they do melt easier than elastic.
    And I did break a needle once. I have been wearing one these past few days and it seems to be holding up. I don’t believe these will hold up for daily use, but for the occasional trip to the grocery store,
    they will work. Good luck.


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