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Cheryl Karge, owner of House of Threadz, holds one of the masks she makes and donates to first responders and nurses. First responders or nurses needing a mask can contact Cheryl through her Facebook page House of Threadz. She is also looking for donations of material and elastic.
Mary Compton, Freelance Reporter
1:49 pm CDT March 27, 2020

When New Lenox seamstress Cheryl Karge, owner of House of Threadz, found out masks were needed, she remodeled her living room as an emergency sewing room. With material and elastic on her couch, Karge continues to work 12-hour days to fill the needs.  

“I began making masks to help essential workers that don’t have any,” Karge said. 

So far, she has made over 150 masks and has donated all of them.