Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected. Announcing the GAAQG Covid-19 Community Webpage

Post by Susan Schwandt April 26, 2020

To all our Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild members and friends, this special webpage helps us stay connected to GAAQG and to each other during the COVID-19 crisis while we are staying at home to keep ourselves and our families safe. This page will be updated frequently, so please visit often. If there’s something you would like to see here, please send your recommendation to:

If you listen closely you can hear sewing machines humming as we sew quilts and face masks for SafeHouse Center, and masks for healthcare workers and local charities.

THANK YOU to all GAAQG members for answering the call to make quilts and masks! You are bringing comfort to SafeHouse residents and those on the front lines fighting this dreadful virus. Together we are making a difference!

GAAQG members are taking advantage of this time to make SafeHouse quilts, which we are dubbing “Quarantine Quilts,” since we are sewing them while we honor the executive order to stay home and stay safe.

How many SafeHouse quilts and face masks have GAAQG members made? Check the thermometers regularly on this special webpage to gauge our progress in serving our communities.

If the tremendous response GAAQG has received thus far is any indicator, many of us are struggling with feelings of helplessness in the face of this COVID-19 pandemic. My cousin lost her husband to the COVID-19 virus and must grieve at home alone. Making SafeHouse Quilts and face masks gives us the therapeutic, rewarding sense of satisfaction that only comes from fighting back in service to others.

Let’s keep this momentum going! Guild members, please be sure to send photos of your SafeHouse quilts to our Webmaster and she will publish them on this webpage. Many of you participate in the Ann Arbor Sewing Center’s face mask drive and make masks for other local charities. We are tracking how many charitable face masks our guild members have contributed. Please help us meet our goal of 1,000 masks made by guild members and send us your count to:

Until we can be together again, Stay Home. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy. Stay Connected!


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