GAAQG Members Morph Into COVID Pandemic Superheroes

Yes, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic posed many challenges for our quilt guild, but with every challenge comes opportunities. Our members morphed into pandemic superheroes! They rose to the many challenges with grace and a sense of humor as we adapted to online meetings.

Membership in GAAQG enabled our quilting community to stay connected while we stayed home. We launched our first-ever online quilt show–drawing national and even international attention– hosted online meetings and workshops, met together in small groups, and donated hundreds of quilts and contributions for SafeHouse Center.

In 2020, our members raised a guild record amount of $13,300 for SafeHouse Center through the online quilt sale and quilt show admissions, and the new Threads of Love silent auction!

GAAQG members also made and donated 4,000 face masks for local hospitals and charitable organizations, families and friends, and scrub caps for the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor.

If there’s something you would like to see here on this pandemic page, please send your recommendation to: webmaster@gaaqg.com. 

 

 

SafeHouse ‘Quarantine Quilts’ made by our members

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Our guild Superheroes’ generosity and passion for community service drove them to surpass the 2020 goal of 300 quilts, dubbed “Quarantine Quilts” for SafeHouse Center residents. In times of crisis like the pandemic, there is often an increase in domestic violence associated with the increased stress on families and our guild’s support helped SafeHouse continue its services.

To show our SafeHouse quilts at our Quilt Day meetings, we’ve created Show and Tell sides of all 2020 quilts sent to webmaster@gaaqg.com which are posted below.

CLICK HERE to see photos of SafeHouse quilts delivered from January 2 through May 8, 2020 (scroll down and you’ll see the photo’s with the donor’s name).

CLICK HERE to see photos of new SafeHouse quilts delivered from May 9 through June 20, 2020

 

SafeHouse staff members sent this thank you card to our guild members who have donated quilts.

 

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Face Masks Donated for Health Care Workers and Other Charities

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YouTube Video Series on How to Make a Mask: Click Here

Mask Pattern with Elastic Ties: Click Here

Mask Pattern with Fabric Ties (no elastic): Click Here