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56 minutes | 3 months ago
Scott Fortunoff of Jaftex Corporation catches us up and tells about the Facebook Live Video Challenge for shops
Scott Fortunoff, of Tales of a Fourth Generation Textile Executive (https://scottfortunoff.com/) and President of Jaftex Fabric Company joins us to talk about the fabric industry and COVID-19, his weekly trivia contest for 20 weeks, and his relationship with the Quilt Shops and with fans. 2020 marks the 90th anniversary of Jaftex in the fabric industry, and he is especially interested in the 3rd year of the Facebook Live Video Challenge for shops. It's not to late to enter and participate.
278 minutes | 5 months ago
Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit - Part 2
Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit: Part 2On 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 HospitalDr. Robin Womedou, Chief Medical Officer, Methodist University Hospital, Memphis.TN.The Science of Mask RecapHailey Barnett with Dr. Jocelyn Songer (MakerMask.org)Masks in PrisonsAngelique Thomas, Innocence Project New Orleanswith Hailey Barnett Artists and Performer ProfilesJulian McCleary, professional performer on cruise ships that turned to making masksCeeley 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.Industry PivotsMattie 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 PrintingJuan Borbon, who began making bias tape for local groups making homemade masks with a personal 3D printerAlan Puccinelli s the founder of Operation Shields up where he fabricates PPE face fields for front line caregivers. Broadway, Film, and Designers RepurposingRachna 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 ActionChelsea Cooper, new to sewingRaymond Houston, an author of quilt books, and quilt designerMisty-Anne Harold, wildlife biologists and quilterMeghan Romere, Texas law student who started making masksBeth Strand, long-time quilter who made capsMaddie Kertay of BadAss QuiltersSeth Hackler of Quilting on a Budget and Million Masks a DayJeannete Floyd, art quilterTamy Silvers, quilt businessJudy Walker, quilterEdith Gross, art quilterThe Story of AccuQuiltPam Heller and Joy BanfieldPreservationFrances Dowell and Amy Milne, Quilt AllianceMask Making and CultureRachel 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.comThe Power of Students and What’s Happening NextSunshine Best, Ph.D. student, Tulane School of Public HealthHailey Barnet, 2020 Tulane Law School graduateWhitney Chatmon, 2L Tulane law SchoolAlexa Magyari, Ph.D. student, U.S. Berkeley School of Public HealthBecky Blank, alumni, Tulane UniversityElizabeth Townsend Gard, Professor of Law, Tulane University
43 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Chad Roy explains the science of the virus
Dr. Roy is the Director of Infectious Disease Aerobiology at the Tulane National Primate Research Center and faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Tulane University School of Medicine. His career focus is on respiratory health and the aerobiology of airborne infectious diseases, including biological threat agents such as anthrax and ricin to name a few. He is currently leading a research team to advance vaccine development for COVID-19. He talks to us about his latest work, and how we should think about the virus in relationship to masks.
292 minutes | 5 months ago
Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit: Part 1
On June 17, 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 1 Guests include:Our Call to ActionEdith Gross, Judy Walker, Seth Hackler, Whitney Chatmon, Hailey Barnett, and @Tal Sherman.Mask MobilizationAlexa Magyari, co-organizer, a Ph.D. public health student at U.C. Berkeley, and an early organizer between hospitals and makers of masks.Becky Blank of We Have Masks, The Mask Makers Collective, Gina Livingston of Sewing Masks for Area Hospitals - AtlantaCathy Dickey of Face Mask Shortage (New Orleans local area) Sewing InitiativeSophie Faroushani and Alex Woodbridge TUSOM COVID Response Group, Tulane Medical StudentsJayna Zweimal of Masks4humanity@Scott Bishop, @Chippawa Thomas, and @Christine Schnittka from Auburn University.Science and MedicineDr. @Roy Rando, industrial hygienist Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical MedicineDr. Mark Wilson, industrial hygienist @ Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical MedicineDr. Chad Roy, Director of Infectious Disease Aerobiology, Tulane National Primate Research CenterDr. Scott Segal, Prof of Anesthesiology, Wake Forest, with a forthcoming article on evaluating homemade mask materials. Keynote: Dr. Jocelyn Songer, Masks Unmasked: A Look at the Science Behind Fabric Masks for COVID-19, founder of MakerMask.org (a great site of information). Dr. Jocelyn Songer is the founder of MakerMask.org, a group of volunteers providing science-based mask information and designs to community mask makers by studying and testing them. She holds a BS and MS in Biomedical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a PhD in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology from MIT.Joel Sellers: Q and A with Dr. Songer (with sample masks)A Culture of Caring: From Masks to BLMSaru Matambanadzo, Tulane Law School.That was Day 1.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Executive Director of Tech Transfer @ Tulane, John Christie explains it all
John Christie, the Executive Director of Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property Development talks to us about the science during Covid-19, and how NDS, provisional patents, and other legal tools allow for sharing information between scientists in this very difficult times.
89 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Songer of Maker Masks joins us for Part 2 of our discussion on Polypropylene fabric and masks
Dr. Songer joins us for part 2 of our discussion of Polypropylene and masks. For more information, go to: http://makermask.org/. There is lots of cool science and mask information.
65 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Dr. Jocelyn Songer of Maker Mask joins us - Part 1
Dr. Songer is the founder of MakerMask.org, a group of volunteers providing science-based mask information and designs to community mask makers. She's been studying and testing masks, and we talk to her about all kinds of things, especially Polypropylene. This is Part 1 of 2. For more information go to: http://makermask.org/.
23 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Michael Hecht of GNO, Inc joins us to talk about COVID-19 and entrepreneurship
Michael Hecht, the President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc, the economic development agency for southeast Louisiana, joins us to talk about the health of the city and entrepreneurship during Covid-19. Here is more about Michael: http://gnoinc.org/uploads/M.Hecht.Biography.pdf and https://gnoinc.org.
50 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Professor Roy Rando, an industrial hygienist from Tulane talks to us about masks
Professor Roy Rando, an industrial hygienist from Tulane talks to us about masks. We have a great conversation about how to think about Covid-19.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Mark Wilson, an industrial hygienist and professor at Tulane, talks to us about our environment.
Dr. Mark Wilson, an assistant professor at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, is a molecular toxicologist and industrial hygienist that have been deeply involved in how we keep our home and especially our work environment safe(r) with Covid. A fascinating chat. He will also be a panelist at the Homemade Mask (Virtual) Summit. And he's got a lot to say about Covid-19: Volunteered on the frontline of NOLA coronavirus testing response: Here's an article: https://www.nola.com/news/coronavirus/article_0452555c-6b9b-11ea-b1f3-db5e17d5412e.html. He has as a daily COVID podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHxkG1SlFxM Here is an article he was a part of for PPE, but it does not mention homemade PPE: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/05/04/we-must-redefine-frontline-providing-ppe-all-workers. And the T-Cell Clinic at Tulane Featured in TIME:https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-t-cell-clinic-featured-time.
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: A team from Auburn University talks about their incredible teamwork on making masks
Professor Chris Schnittka of Science Education, Professor and Director of Faculty Engagement, Chippewa Thomas, and Scott Bishop, Director of Lifelong Learning joins us to talk about the mask making efforts at Auburn University. It is remarkable. https://www.auburn.edu.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Bailey Boynton from Glowforge talks to us about 3D laser printers and their 2 Million Essential Ears initiative
Bailey Boynton from Glowforge talks to us about 3D laser printers and their 2 Million Essential Ears initiative (glowforge.com/earsavers). https://glowforge.com
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Marianne Addy from the Ronald McDonald House New Orleans joins us
How was the Ronald MacDonald House in New Orleans coping with Covid-19? We asked Marianne Addy.
42 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Lauren Skinner, a nurse and designer of the BaLA mask joins us
Lauren Skinner, a nurse, talks to us about her life, and the BaLA mask. She started a facebook group, BaLa N95 Cover for Frontline Healthcare Workers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/890875771382856/. Hailey Barnett interviews her.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Shannon Kittrick makes masks in the Phish Community, beeswax wraps, and so much more.
Shannon Kittrick is a chemistry and biology teacher, who owns a custom clothing line, www.youenjoymygoods.com, and a Beeswax Wrap Company www.beegoodwraps.comHer sewing Group, You Enjoy My Goods Sewing and Crafting Community has been sewing masks for Doctors and Nurses in the Phish Community.Her husband, Bryan Sylvain has also designed special custom fabric to make masks. Note: we talk about miscarriages and still births, and it gets a bit sad. (That's my fault).
39 minutes | 5 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Heather Grant of the Strategic Sewing and Quilting Summit joins us
Heather Grant is the Executive Director of the Strategic Sewing and Quilting Summit, a non-profit organization of high-power industry leaders thinking through ways to increase consumer participation. We talk about the impact of Covid-19 on the sewing community. For more info, see https://www.sewquiltsummit.org/.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Alison Parker from Ric Rack joins us to talk about the NOLA response from film costumers
Alison Parker joins to to talk about the amazing efforts of Ric Rack, a local group whose focus is educating the public on textile recycling. She is part of the costumers in the film community here, and she used her organizing skills in amazing ways. For more, see https://www.ricracknola.com.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: William Nemitoff of Curious Form talks to us about PPE Face Shields
William Nemitoff talks to us about Curious Form, a local art, fabrication and design company in the Bywater in New Orleans. Like many other local businesses, Curious Form has pivoted to assist with COVID-19 related shortages by transforming our space to a PPE Face Shield production site. They are also taking this opportunity to employ laid off workers & those in need of income. To date they have donated a total of 1,200 face shields through crowd and community fundraising. The masks also display inspirational lines of poetry written by local poets on the front of the face shield. They also sell them to the public to raise money: https://curiousform.com.
17 minutes | 6 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: We introduce you to Medical and public health student, John Spartz, who is part of our Summit Team
John Spartz, a Tulane medical and public health student, joins our Just Wanna Quilt team as we plan the Homemade Mask Summit for June 2020. We interview him so that you can get to know him!
27 minutes | 6 months ago
Covid-19 Masks: Julian McCleary, a singer, joins us from Las Vegas as he makes masks
Juilian McCleary had his whole year planned: singing on cruise ships. And then, things changed. He talks about making masks and his life in Las Vegas.
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