Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Centre County Recycling Center has asked for 100 face masks.

From Claire Amick:
Centre County Recycling Center has asked for 100 face masks. I  will gladly coordinate, collect, and bring to the Center.

I did ask if they preferred elastic instead of ties and the answer is yes.  If anyone needs a pattern, I'll gladly pdf the one I've been using.  I've attached a picture of this pattern.  I've also been putting lightweight non-woven interfacing inside and have also tried light fusible interfacing in a few to give extra protection.

They are also not fussy about using one solid color for all.  When I mentioned that I've been using my quilting fabric in various and assorted colors and problem, that would be fine.  In the picture attached, the mask with the red hearts is the one made with elastic -- it has three folds and opens up for good coverage.

ps -- We could consider this as payment for all the times we've used the Interpretive Center over the years.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

May Meetings cancelled

Both the evening and day May meetings have succumbed to Covid 19.  We hope to be back for the June picnic/joint meeting.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

CPQG Fundraiser Fallen Leaves 2019

From Patricia Jackson: The tickets are ready for sale now. I will have tickets at all the CPQG meetings. Please bring your checkbooks or cash to be among the first to support CPQG education programs and a local charity by purchase of a book or two at $10 each. There are 5 tickets per book. I would be thrilled if you also signed out books for sale to your family and friends. For the lockdown and social distancing future, please email me the number of tickets you wish to purchase and mail your check to the CPQG post office box. I will attempt home delivery or mail to you.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Why the best material for a homemade coronavirus face mask is hard to identify

 "The internet is exploding with mask-sewing patterns and advice on which materials are best to use, but many unanswered questions remain about how exactly SARS-CoV-2 spreads and what benefit widespread wearing of nonmedical masks may offer individuals and the public. Because of the inherent variability in household materials, mask design, and mask-wearing behavior, experts caution that the practice is no replacement for social distancing." Read more here.