Community Service

Face Mask information provided by members

If you are interested in making face masks, there are multiple YouTube videos and patterns on the internet. Some organizations require certain specifications. If you are thinking of making masks for a certain facility, you may want to contact them for their requirements. Thank you.

Sew and Serve Indy – info added 4/1/2020 by Michelle Phillips

This group was started by a lady in Avon. They appear to be well-organized and have guidelines and patterns for participants. The website is and they have a Facebook page/group as well – search for Sew and Serve Indy. The site has specific patterns that they are using, and you will have to use their patterns. Tutorials are available on the website. There are drop off sites around Hendricks County and elsewhere for finished masks. They will then deliver to facilities who have requested masks. This group was recently recognized by Governor Holcomb.

Hendricks County Health Dept. – received from member Glenda Pate

My daughter-in-law is a nurse with the Hendricks County Health 
Department and they are getting lots of requests for cloth face masks.  I 
told her that I would check with the guild to see if anyone is interested in making face masks. They will take anything that is made – it does not have to be a certain pattern. While there has been discussion regarding the ineffectiveness of the cotton face masks, they feel that something is better than nothing. While not stopping Covid-19, cotton face masks may help decrease the spread of other germs causing colds, flu, etc. Masks can be:

  1. Mailed to – Hendricks County Health Dept., 355 S. Washington St., Danville, IN 46122.
  2. Dropped off at my house – 1531 Smith Rd., Avon, IN.
  3. I can pick up from their homes or arrange to meet them somewhere. Thanks, Glenda Pate.

Traditions Assisted Living Facility – Avon – sent to member Claudia Lash from Pat Buckholz former Scrapbasket member

I now live at Traditions which is an assisted living facility in Avon. Could you encourage the quilt guild members to make face masks for Traditions. The nurses, staff, and residents are now required to wear face masks and are running out of their supply. I have been making face masks which require two 9″x7″ pieces of fabric plus 7″ of elastic. The phone number of Traditions is 317-271-0100. Thanks for any help that you can give. Pat, Ph 317-964-0600.

Back Door Quilts – by member Glenna Stephen

The Back Door Quilt Shop has been receiving requests from different organizations for face masks. They have been posting these requests on their Facebook page. Please refer to this before calling the shop. 3/30/2020: On the most recent email that I have received from the Back Door, they have ordered elastic and will let quilters know when it will be available. Probably next week. Suggested website for patterns and tutorials is Seth Hackler’s group called Million Masks a Day He can be contacted thru the website to see where masks can be sent and if there are any special requirements such as extra interfacing or pockets for filtration. Another Facebook Group is Indy Sewing Masks. They have a section of frequently asked questions.