Ann Lander, who took a hobby and turned it into a business, opened her shop, Arcadia Quilts, in 2012. Now, she is participating in a program that connects donors, sewers and fabric store owners with frontline workers who are in need of face masks.
Lander says they were fortunate to receive one of these fabric donations at her shop in Arcadia.
She says she has had sewers from as far away as Fort Dodge come to her shop to pick up fabric. Once the masks are done, they are then picked up and delivered to facilities and agencies registered on the website. There are three different types of masks: pleated, formed and children’s masks. Patterns for these are available online giving sewers the opportunity to match the styles to the requests put in by the recipients. Lander says there is a call to work on masks now for a segment of the population that will need them very soon and she iterates the three ways of providing aid to the organization.
Lander says they will also mail fabric to sewers in the system if the distance is prohibitive. She says since she started working with Masks for the Frontlines Iowa, she has created and/or facilitated the creation of too many masks to count, but she and her employee are happy to help this initiative in any way they can. To contact Lander about participating, call 712-689-8888 or stop by her shop at 201 Gault St. in Arcadia. The hours of operation are included below.
Tuesday through Thursday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.