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Donated Face Masks from Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild
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Nurses from the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center donning their newly donated face masks from Marilyn Centa and Lezlie Evel.
 
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Donated masks with a thank you note from their quilters for keeping everyone safe.
 
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Kelly of Kelly J's Sewing Center and Quilt Shop in Colorado City with Scrappy Ladies member Carol Davis, quickly selling out of elastic as the need arises for face masks to be made.
 
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Stepping up to the plate is no longer just a baseball term in the recent weeks since the Corona Virus has taken over the news and our everyday lives. Colorado City’s Scrappy Ladies Quilt Guild “stepped up”.

Emails started popping up from Scrappy Ladies members to each other with messages from Patty Corsentino and Faye McPherson looking for help making 1000 masks for the Bethesda Senior Living Center in Colorado Springs. Patty ‘s son-in-law is the CEO for the Bethesda Senior Living Communities in Colorado Springs that is a faith based not-for-profit organization headquartered in Colorado Springs, operating 21 senior communities across 18 campuses around the country. The particular pattern needed for them is listed as: http:/www.craftpassion.com/?p=26304.

You can contact Patty at (719-738-2826) or Fay McPherson at (719-676-3230).

“A true labor of love during these hard times,” said Marilyn Centa, who is the Scrappy Ladies President and has made approximately 150 with the help of her daughter (Lezlie Evel) for the nurses at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center. The nurses are required to use regulation masks by the CDC first before handmade ones, but the handmade masks have a pocket for a filter and are washable. The site they used for their particular mask is listed as: https://youtu.be/BCJcE-r7kcg. “This is one of the sites we used for directions. Each mask is two layers of fabric with a pocket for a filter of their choice. Inside the top of the nose area we sewed a small wire twist tie or pipe cleaner so it would shape to their nose. Some masks had elastic loops to go over their ears. Some had strings seen in to tie in back.” Centa said.

Diane Birner (who volunteers for Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center) and Carol Clark are making masks for Parkview as extras to what they have so employees like security guards, valets and patients in waiting rooms have a mask of their own. There is a link to a 6.5 min video about making this mask: https://youtu.be/9tBg0Os5FWQ . One unit in Parkview heard about the masks and quickly asked for 45 of them. Birner can be contacted at (719-251-7379).

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