Many thanks to Suzanne Loker for immediately stepping up to the plate with news for our blog...
I won't usually post twice in a month, but this event is time sensitive and, if you're in the area, you will want to see this safe and colorful exhibition!
Masks on the Line
A public art installation in downtown Middlebury that symbolizes community spirit and commitment to healthy behaviors.
August 1 - 31, 2020
The Sewing for Change group, led by Bethany Barry, invites you to a walking tour of downtown Middlebury to view "Masks on the Line".
Originally founded to sew reusable bags to give away at local stores, in order to help with the transition to the July 1, 2020 Vermont regulation to eliminate plastic bags, the group sewed and distributed over 1000 bags.
Suzanne (on the left) assists with the installation
When the COVID-19 pandemic created a necessity for cloth masks, Sewing for Change began sewing masks for individuals, and particularly for organizations and residences that serve elderly, low income, and essential services. They made over 800 masks.
As the pandemic continued, a public art installation was envisioned.