Kiki’s partnered with Central Valley Community Foundation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are going to use our 18,000 square foot facility to manufacture face masks for local hospitals spanning across 6 counties in the area. The first group of volunteers is scheduled to come in on Thursday, April 2nd to help us get this project up and running. However, we would also like to invite all of you to help us out too!

Watch the video to learn more.

How can you help?

(It’s super easy, and you can do it in the comfort of your own home.)

1. All interested volunteers must register by emailing Central Valley Community Foundation at fresnomasks@gmail.com. HandsOn Central California will be delivering kits to volunteers 55 years old and older. If you need your kit delivered, please denote that in your email when you register.

2. After you register, be sure to come by Kiki’s Quilt Shack on Thursday, April 9th and pick up your mask-making kit from 11am-2pm. Each kit makes 12 masks. Remember, supplies are limited and are available on a first-come, first-served basis

3. Kiki’s is providing all patterns, instructions, and step-by-step tutorial videos on this website to help you create your masks. Please scroll further down the page to locate these materials.

4. Once you have made all the masks in your kit, you can drop them off at Kiki’s Quilt Shack on Thursday, April 9th from 11am-2pm. We will have a drop off bin outside for you where you can turn in your completed masks to us.

For those picking up a mask kit on Thursday, April 9th, we will post another upcoming date where you can turn in a completed mask.

Be sure to check back on this webpage often. We will continue to add new video tutorials and more information on online mask-making courses very soon.

Download Kiki’s mask pattern and instructions

After you register and pick up your mask kit from Kiki’s Quilt Shack, you will need to download the pattern and instructions. Click the buttons below to get started.

Please note that our face mask pattern has been customized to meet the required standards of healthcare professionals. We ask that you do not change or modify our pattern in any way to ensure your masks can be used.

Get Kiki’s Mask Pattern
Get Kiki’s Mask Instructions

How to assemble and sew masks

Our team has put together two instructional videos to walk you through the face mask making process. Check them out below. The first video covers the materials needed and the second shows you how to sew and assemble your masks.

Mask-Making Tutorial #1: Getting to know the mask pattern and your materials

In this video, Cathy will show you how to get familiar with your mask pattern and the materials you will be working with.

Mask-Making Tutorial #2 – How to sew the mask

In this video, Cathy will show you how to sew your mask together in a simple step-by-step process.

Mask-Making Tutorial #3 — Elastic Strap Material Substitutes

As you can imagine, Kiki’s has received a high volume of questions about what to use in lieu of elastic when none is available for straps. Take a look at this video to see what materials work best as a substitute for elastic when none is available.

Additional information

At the moment, we currently do not have any upcoming mask-making courses scheduled at Kiki’s facility. However, in the event that we do, we want to ensure all future volunteers that they will be provided with a machine and a workspace that conforms to safe social distancing standards set by the state of California and the CDC.

You can learn more about our partnership with Central Valley Community Foundation by clicking here to view their official press release.

Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any additional questions. You can call us at (559) 412-8233, or email us at info@kikisquiltshack.com.