Are you a Sewist local to the Big Bend of Florida? Want to join a virtual social movement of neighborhood sewers to support your community?
The Halfway Point is hosting a grassroots community drive to stitch together reusable, washable face masks to supplement the health supplies for the communities in our area that need it. These masks are sewn on a four-layered, 100% cotton & high-thread count standard and The Halfway Point is offering tutorials for both hand stitching & machine sewing through the Facebook event.
This is a preemptive drive, as we hear differing calls from across the globe and see an upcoming shortage in certain protective supplies. The face masks we create will be donated to a larger mutual aid fund run by Queer Tallahassee - an emerging group of LGBTQ+ professionals who aim to provide support to the marginalized corners of our community. The masks we make will directly support our Big Bend Area. For those that don't sew, but want to support this mission, we encourage you to sponsor a sewist & donate a face mask!
Saturday, March 28th, The Halfway Point will be hosting a virtual streaming event where masks makers can connect with one another while our seasoned Queer Makers whip up a bulk batch of fabric masks in the background.
Sign up to sew or Donate at the links below!
SEWING IN THE CIRCLE
THIS EVENT IS SPONSORED AND ORGANIZED BY
Queer Tallahassee is a grassroots network working to build community and power among queer and trans people in the Greater Tallahassee Area. Caring for one another is an act of resistance in a world that is institutionally stacked against us. Through mutual aid and collaborative movement, we are fighting to ensure access to the comprehensive physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental health care our LGBTQIA+ family needs, so that we are able to make together the futures we deserve. Our presence is our resistance, and our philosophies are built with love.
During this public health crisis, people & small-businesses alike are struggling to make ends meet. So, we partnered with The Halfway Point, a trans-owned zero waste market & Queer Art Hub to try and do what we can to support them and our greater community. All proceeds raised during this event will go to support The Halfway Point during this time of economic uncertainty: in return The Halfway Point is virtually instructing sewers across the Big Bend Area in how to sew reusable face masks to be donated at-need throughout our community. The Halfway Point will be matching every face mask sewn by Volunteer sewists & sewing additional masks for every face mask donation made during this event!