Quilt Shoppe mask effort winding down — after thousands made and delivered

1 Jun

quilt shoppe

You may recall a few months ago when I told you about how Webster’s very own Village Quilt Shoppe was joining forces with Sew Creative in Fairport to make and donate face masks to — at first — health professionals, and then many other Rochester-area agencies.

Hundreds of customers answered the call, volunteering their time and talents to make masks from their homes. Despite having to hang a “closed” sign on their front door because of COVID, Quilt Shoppe owners Monique and Vanetta found themselves coming into their store almost every day to collect fabric and supplies for the masks, prepare mask-making kits, and put together deliveries for people who could not leave their houses.

Now that Phase II is being rolled out, Monique and Vanetta can open for business, so the mask-making effort is beginning to wind down. But I wanted to share some amazing statistics with you as it does.

Monique reports that between the two shops, a total of 15,000 masks were donated in the last two months. Here’s a partial list of where they went to:

Rochester Police Dept.
Monroe County Health Dept.
Rural & Migrant Ministry
Rochester Rehabilitation Services
RGH Hospital and their associated facilities
ACR
Strong Memorial Hospital
Greece Central School District
Honeoye Falls-Lima School District
Heritage Christian Services
Catholic Charity Services
NYC health care workers
Navajo Nation
US Navy
Alternative Wellness
Webster Town Hall
Sisters of Saint Joseph
Highland Living Center
CPA in Webster
Triton Mechanical
Mercy Hospital in Buffalo

A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped in the effort by donating supplies and/or sewing masks. (They include, Monique noted, her mother and lots of elderly folks who had to stay quarantined for the last eight weeks.)

Monique and Vanetta will be updating their website shortly to reflect their opening guidelines and hours. They’re still getting requests for masks, by the way, so they’re still providing mask-making kits and will accept completed masks.

So if you need quilting supplies, or if you’d like to continue making masks, check out their website, and stop by. Or just pop into the shop at 21 East Main Street to say THANK YOU for everything Vanetta and Monique have been doing for Webster and the Greater Rochester community.

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One Response to “Quilt Shoppe mask effort winding down — after thousands made and delivered”

  1. Beth Brasser June 2, 2020 at 8:21 am #

    THIS is what being a contributing member of society is all about! Sending a huge thank you to all who produced those thousands of masks!

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