Protective Mask Covers for Covid-19
The critical need in Juneau is the shortage of N-95 medical masks. While we are unable to help directly with this, we can provide cloth covers to go over these masks to extend their use.
Everyone who can sew is encouraged to help with this project. You need not be a guild member.
The pattern and instructions (click on buttons below) have been made to fit over the N-95 masks with good coverage. It is crucial that we use high quality, tightly woven, breathable fabric! COVIN-19 can penetrate to .3 microns. (An instructional video is also provided.)
The pattern was made to use 1/4” flat elastic. Any wider does not fit well behind the ear, and round elastic does not stay sewn well! Raintree Quilting has ordered the elastic and if you are a CCQ member, you may pick up a five-yard portion at Raintree paid for by the guild. They will deliver materials curbside, call 789-7900. If you can’t find 1/4” flat elastic, the pattern can also be made using two 12-15” and two 15-18” lengths of twill tape, bias tape or grograin ribbon as ties. Raintree has a limited amount of twill tape that they are donating - just tell the staff how many masks you are making and they will cut it for you. Raintree Quilting has curbside pickup or they can ship materials. Please check their website for hours.
Finished mask covers can be dropped off curbside at the following locations. Please note that you need to call before delivering the mask covers.
Bartlett Hospital please call or email ahead of time to : Gail Moorehead at 796-8912 or
Valley Medical will accept them curbside by calling 586-2434.
Both Raintree Quilting and Joann’s have volunteered to be donation drop-off sites. Please call ahead at:
We will list additional medical providers here as soon as we hear back from them that they can use mask covers.
We would like to keep a count of the number of mask covers made, so please send an email with the number and where you delivered masks to
Thank you all for your help on this important project.
The Capital City Quilters (CCQ) Guild participates in a number of community service projects throughout the year as well as providing a biennial Capital City Quilt Show free for the community.
CCQ has been making and donating comfort quilts throughout the community for years. Some of the organizations that have received these quilts include:
Juneau Police Department
Juneau Fire Department
Victims of natural disasters
Juneau Housing First
Shrine of St. Therese
Many fundraisers in the community
Currently we are working for the Red Cross, Cancer Connection, Family Promise, and Social Services for when a child is adopted. We also gave one to a little boy who ended up going for cancer treatments.
This is a guild project and needs many guild members to join in the fun. The guild budgets for batting each year and the quilt tops are made by guild members, quilted by guild members and then have the binding sew on by members.
For more information contact Judith Morley 586-4344
Pillowcases and Receiving Blankets for Aware
Capital City Quilters adopted Juneau’s AWARE shelter as their standing charity project. AWARE provides comprehensive intervention and prevention, outreach and education regarding domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. AWARE, Inc, provides these services to Juneau and smaller communities in Southeast Alaska.
Guild members make pillowcases and receiving blankets to donate to the shelter. The blankets and pillowcases are delivered to AWARE monthly. Women and children receive a pillowcase (or receiving blanket) when they arrive, using it during their stay and then taking it with them when they leave.
Members can pick up free kits at meetings, or can use their own fabrics, to sew pillowcases and receiving blankets.Holiday themed pillow cases and receiving blankets made from member's own fabrics go into a drawing to receive a prize.
For more information contact Larisa Evoy at (813) 362-1058.
Days for Girls
More information coming soon.
Contact Ann-Marie Martin
Unfinished Objects (UFO)
The Let’s Get Quilting UFO Project is sponsored by the Capital City Quilters Guild. Basically, it’s a contract to help you commit to finishing some of those “Un-Finished Objects” that you may have tucked away in a closet, drawer or from your long lost Aunt Nellie who is long since gone and has left in your devoted care. Sure…we all have something tucked away that is just waiting for completion…so here’s your opportunity. The only one you’re competing against is yourself so you determine the amount you are willing to pay to complete this project. Remember though, if you don’t complete it by September, then you owe the Guild the amount that you promised to pay. If you do complete it, with a batting, binding and label then you’re a WINNER! Congratulations! Not only did you complete your project, then you also are awarded an amazing prize by the following September Meeting. (The UFO program starts in January and forms can be found in the Members Only Section).
Contact Melissa Morgan.
Capital City Quilt Show 2021
The next Capital City Quilt Show will be held in the summer of 2021.
Contact Raydene Garrison, Sandra Bleicher, Bonnie Goodrich
One who sleeps under a quilt is comforted by love.