Saturday, February 6 & February 13 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Back-up date - Sunday, February 27
During these workdays, we hope to complete a majority of the quilts so they can be completed by people who are able to do the finishing at home. We have several experienced quilters ready to help, but many hands will be needed and the ability to sew isn’t required to be a part of this process. Some people will sew, but others are needed to iron, cut fabric, or tie knots.
We will have the following safety precautions in place. However, if you have health concerns or are simply uncomfortable with gathering, please know you are not required to participate. Here is the plan: *A standard questionnaire about temp, cough, flu symptoms, travel outside the country, etc. will be sent next week. You will be asked to complete it and bring it with you if you're planning to attend. If you have any COVID symptoms, you will be asked to stay home. *Entry to the building will be through the west doors only. There will be designated areas for different tasks and you will be directed to go straight to and from your assigned rooms when you enter and exit. *Hand sanitizers will be at each door and in all rooms being used for quilting *Masks will be required and will also be available for those who forget theirs. *Temperatures will be taken at the door as you arrive. *A break mid-day to allow people to go out for your lunch rather than serving a lunch at Bethel as has been our custom in the past.
Tasks will be assigned as follows: *In the CLC, we'll have no more than 10 – 12 people. *The three quilting tables will be distanced on the north side of the room; the length and width of them automatically distances 2 – 3 people at each table. *On the south side, sewers at sewing machines will be seated one at each end of the long tables, no more than 4 sewers at a time. *Those who lay out and pin the quilt squares will do so in the narthex. Again, the size of the quilts ensures a safe distance for those working at this task and limits the number of people who are working on it. *Irons and ironing boards will be set up in the youth room in 4 different corners of the room and people assigned to this task.
I hope these precautions will make you feel comfortable to join us. If not, however, know that you can pass knowing there will be grace from those who are able to work on the project.
Please watch for the questionnaire and any further directions in the coming weeks. We hope to see you!