Message to the Blue Mountain Quilters’ Guild membership March 30, 2020
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As a consequence of the social distancing directive by our health care officials, the BMQG Executive has cancelled the April 16/20 Board of Directors meeting and the May 1st general meeting. The workshop scheduled for May 2nd has also been cancelled. We are hopeful that we will be able to meet in June but we cannot predict the duration of the Covid-19 outbreak.
We have been investigating the possibility of making masks to help out the health care and community groups that are working to keep us safe and healthy during the Covid-19 outbreak. Health care professionals have stressed that homemade cotton masks do not prevent the transmission of the virus but do keep the wearers from touching their face. These masks can give a false sense of security to those unaware of how the virus is transmitted.
Cloth masks need to be made of clean, high thread count cotton fabrics with fusible non-woven interfacing between layers. If these masks are going to be reused multiple times, they must be washed with soap and hot water after each use and can only be used by one individual.
At this time, the BMQG Board of Directors is not planning to take on the making of masks as a community project. We do encourage everyone to continue making preemie quilts and other items for the RCH NICU. They will be needed once the social distancing order is lifted.
If you have questions or concern that you want to bring to the Boards attention, please contact me via email. I will respond as soon as possible.
Please stay safe, maintain social distancing and avoid unessential social gatherings.