The March Quilts Year 7— Response Quilt + Mask Scraps (2021)
Year 7: Response Quilts & Mask Scraps
For Year 7, we are asked participants to create blocks that would celebrate the efforts of local sewists who made hundreds of thousands of reusable cloth face masks in response to the Covid-19 crisis. Bib & Tucker Sew-Op joined the county-wide initiative here in Jefferson County, AL, to get sewn face masks to front-line workers and vulnerable populations with a contribution of 2,000+ sewn masks. Our members - being quilters - saw a goldmine in the scraps that were produced and started making blocks in between making masks. This quilt is made up of these mask scraps along with embroidered names of those lost during 2020 and 2021 in order to recognize lives lost as well as celebrate the collective industry of compassionate women and men who turned their love of sewing into a life-saving initiative.