Masks for Bozeman

Dear Fellow Sewers,

Calling all sewers to create Surgical Masks! So much happened since my first invitation & the need for homemade surgical masks continues. The Gallatin Guilt Guild is working with the Bozeman hospital, but there is a need nationwide. This page is a reference for anyone interested in creating masks whether they be for the Gallatin Valley or your own community.

We learned a lot through this process and have plenty to share with you. Please take this information and pay if forward. All my very best wishes for your health and happiness. Together we will get through this. Be well.

Ranie Wheeler

President, Gallatin Quilt Guild


The following information is specified to meet the requirements of Bozeman Deaconess Hospital & is welcome to be used by everyone.


Drop Offs:

  • Location: Bozeman Deaconess Hospital - Entrance 8 - Mask Donation Box Outside
  • Instructions: Place in plastic bag, include Name, Phone #, & Gallatin Quilt Guild
  • Pickups: If you need a home pickup or are interested in assisting with home pickups, please contact


Video Pattern Below - pattern has been approved by Incident Command BDH


Important Additional Instructions:

  • Prewash fabric in HOT water
  • Cotton or cotton/poly blend is best
  • DO NOT include elastic (for Bozeman Health)
  • DO NOT include nose piece (for Bozeman Health)
  • Pleats should face DOWN
  • Cutting dimensions:
    • Mask 15" x 7.5"
    • Binding on each side for elastic 2" wide x 6.5" long


* For masks being used outside of Bozeman Health, we have found the following to work well with the pattern

  • 1/8 inch round or 1/4 inch flat elastic
  • Plastic coated ties stacked 3 together for nose piece
  • Masks can also be made with ties instead of elastic (see Extra Tips pdf below)


Any contribution you can make will be really appreciated. You do not have to be a guild member to participate


Mask (approved by BDH) (3) Updated 3_29_[...]
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Extra Tips for Making Masks.pdf
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