Monday, March 23, 2020

Local Call for FaceMask Makers

Dear Quilters,

A representative from Hospice of the Upstate ( has contacted us
with an urgent request for our help. Their 70 employees caring for around 125 end-of-life patients,
both at home and at the organization’s Rainey Hospice facility, are in critical need of reusable
masks since supplies of standard paper masks are running low, and have asked if our members
would be willing to sew and donate masks to them.

Please note that these masks are to be used by staff providing general patient care; they are
not intended to replace the N95 masks and other Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) being
used by health care professionals treating patients with coronavirus disease.

Can you help?

from Erica Arndt
If you are interested in pitching in, please,
  • Wash the finished masks in hot water and iron. (Note that masks will be sanitized by Hospice of the Upstate before using in patient care.)
Once you have completed your masks, you can donate by:
  • Dropping off at the Hospice of the Upstate office (1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC 29621)
  • Contacting Hospice of the Upstate to request pick-up (Phone: 864-224-3358 or 800-261-8636 email:, or
  • Dropping off at Greenville Modern Quilt Guild member Susan Rink’s house (email with "subject: Facemask" for contact information); Susan will turn them in to her neighbor who works for Hospice of the Upstate.
Thank you for any assistance you can offer Hospice of the Upstate, their staff and their patients
during this critical shortage. 

Greenville Modern Quilt Guild