Where can people acquire homemade cloth face masks in Birmingham? We have answers.

“The nutcracker- because I’m one of many who sew for Birmingham Ballet Academy. The director allowed us to “raid” the sewing supplies for this project. Photo and masks by Martha Ingraham Mackay

Now that the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says all Americans should wear a cloth face covering when out in public to avoid spreading the coronavirus, where can you acquire or learn how to make homemade cloth masks here Birmingham?

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Shop our Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Market at Pepper Place

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Dayspring Dairy offers a variety of sheep milk cheeses and caramel spreads that any foodie mom will love. Photo by author

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13. If that sentence just sent a wave of panic down your spine because you haven’t bought a gift yet, do not fret. Bham Now presents the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Market at Pepper Place. Open from 7 a.m. to noon this Saturday, the market has  gift options for every taste and budget.

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Celebrating civil rights one stitch at a time “The March Quilts” project

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The March Quilts – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

Last week, Bham Now talked to Bib & Tucker Sew-Op co-founder Lillis Taylor about the organization’s “The March Quilts” project which celebrates and memorializes civil rights and human rights movement anniversaries through “needles and thread, one stitch at a time.

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