Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit: Part 2
On June 17, 2020 and June 20, 2020, Tulane University held the Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit, organized by the Just Wanna Quilt team of Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Hailey Barnett, Whitney Chatmon, John Spartz, and Becky Blank. Hosted by Newcomb Institute, and co-hosted by the Phyllis Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, and the Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. More information can be found at http://www.justwannaquilt.com
Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit is where we celebrate the entrepreneurial activities of the mask makers around the country, talk to industrial hygienists about how to safely move around in this world (including how many people should be in an elevator at one time), talk to the scientists, and connect the compassion of caring and making masks with BLM.
The audio link to Day One:
Part 2 Guests include:
The Story of One Hospital
Dr. Robin Womedou, Chief Medical Officer, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis.TN
The Science of Mask Recap
Hailey Barnett with Dr. Jocelyn Songer (MakerMask.org
Masks in Prisons
Angelique Thomas, Innocence Project New Orleans
with Hailey Barnett
Artists and Performer Profiles
Julian McCleary, professional performer on cruise ships that turned to making masks
Ceeley Pedescleaux is a quilter who is everything I aspire to be. Her pieces are nationally known. She is the heart of the Beecher Memorial Quilt Group in New Orleans, and she has, like so many of us, been making masks. She made quilts after Katrina, and she is now working on projects about COVID as well.
Wendy Starn is a fiber artist. We’re going to talk to her about her COVID-19 piece.
Will Nemitoff is the owner Curious Form, a local art fabrication and design business based in New Orleans. He pivoted from making large-scale artworks for events to addressing the PPE shortage with the production of over 10,000 Face Shields.
Mattie Rhodes, Quiltsmart, creates products printed on about interfacing and creating custom patterns for them. The mondo bag is legendary in the sewing world. She pivoted to making printed cotton patterns for masks.
Chris Larson, Mattress King, is a mattress maker who began using the same materials to shift and make masks.
Inventions and 3d Printing
Juan Borbon, who began making bias tape for local groups making homemade masks with a personal 3D printer
Alan Puccinelli s the founder of Operation Shields up where he fabricates PPE face fields for front line caregivers.
Broadway, Film, and Designers Repurposing
Rachna Chandra of Taj Cottage, a clothing brand that shifted to making masks
Alison Parker costumer in the film industry, and is also the founder of Ric Rack, a local group whose focus is educating the public on textile recycling.
Jeff Whiting gave studio space to Broadway costumers to make masks. Jeff is the owner and Artistic Director of The Open Jar Institute, a music theatre training program founded in 2003 for the development of music theatre artists of all ages. Jeff is extraordinarily impressive with a long resume of directing and choreography credits on broadway.
Sewist in Action
Chelsea Cooper, new to sewing
Raymond Houston, an author of quilt books, and quilt designer
Misty-Anne Harold, wildlife biologists and quilter
Meghan Romere, Texas law student who started making masks
Beth Strand, long-time quilter who made caps
Maddie Kertay of BadAss Quilters
Seth Hackler of Quilting on a Budget and Million Masks a Day
Jeannete Floyd, art quilter
Tamy Silvers, quilt business
Judy Walker, quilter
Edith Gross, art quilter
The Story of AccuQuilt
Pam Heller and Joy Banfield
Frances Dowell and Amy Milne, Quilt Alliance
Mask Making and Culture
Rachel McCrafty, Executive Director at Ace Makerspace, a 10-year-old space in Oakland, CA. She has participated in several large mask making projects including an ongoing project serving at-risk communities. Learn more at thecraftyavenger.com
The Power of Students and What’s Happening Next
Sunshine Best, Ph.D. student, Tulane School of Public Health
Hailey Barnet, 2020 Tulane Law School graduate
Whitney Chatmon, 2L Tulane law School
Alexa Magyari, Ph.D. student, U.S. Berkeley School of Public Health
Becky Blank, alumni, Tulane University
Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Professor of Law, Tulane University