Show Us Your Mask!

We want to hear about you and your maskmaking efforts and we want to see what you are creating. No matter what your style — sporty, crazy, glamorous — share your creativity and talent with the world. Tell your story. Upload your best creations. Get new ideas. Inspire other mask makers. (And if you love a mask the UMB donated to you show us here too.) Prizes and giveaways for posting!

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Mike Hoppe

These masks are great - USW Local 2-209 thanks the USB for their donation!

Ana Branderhorst

Homeschooling mom who enjoys sewing in her spare time.

Carlos Ginard

I just got my Union Mask Brigade mask and I LOVE IT! What I love the most is that beautiful union-made label. Big thank you to all the members of the UMB for providing me this mask. Solidarity, forever from the Chicago & Midwest Regional Joint Board of Workers United, CMRJB Workers United

MARK EILERS

From all of us at USW Local 2-209 thanks for the donation of masks. Health and safety is a major concern of our union. Any extra help to stay safe at home and at work is very welcome.

Linda Sadowski

I’m a founding member of the UMB and an Administrative Assistant at WI AFL-CIO. I have enjoyed being able to put my skills to work when the pandemic hit. It has been rewarding to be part of the “war effort” so to speak. I’ve experimented with lots of different patterns and types of fabric and had a few broken needles along the way.

Michele Schafer

UAW Local 9 Brewery Workers -- mask solidarity.

Doug Maerder

Thank you from Machinists Lodge 78

Sandra Binder

Racine Education Association member for 11 years. Loves DYI projects and camping, riding motorcycles and coffee.

Melissa Zombor

While I sew, I think about every person who may wear one of the masks. I think about the MPS teacher delivering supplies to students, the transit worker driving my neighbor to pick up groceries, the healthcare worker who needs a covering to go over the N95 mask they’ve been re-wearing. I think about my family and the people they may come in contact with at the grocery store. I’ll continue to sew cloth masks past my bedtime until everyone is protected and safe.

Anthony Rainey

I am a UAW member and member of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO Executive Board. I appreciate the Union Mask Brigade looking out for the health and safety of working people.

Carla Miller

I’m a founding member of the UMB and an Accountant at WI AFL-CIO. My mother taught me to sew when I was a child. Sewing was always a part of our home when growing up and I continue to sew on a regular basis. When the pandemic hit and there was word that masks were needed, it was an opportunity to use my sewing skills, but more importantly to help people.

Wendy Greene

I am a 10 year member of IAMAW Local Lodge 66 as a journeyman mechanic at Ocean Spray Cranberry in Kenosha, WI. I serve as a union steward, organizing committee chairperson, and currently hold the position as treasurer for the Racine County AFL-CIO chapter. I have two children and three grandchildren that I just adore. My passion is riding motorcycles and camping. I love my union family!

Ben Delie

This is a great effort of union members giving back to fellow workers and the community at large to stay healthy. We are all in this together. Thanks from all of us at AFSCME Local 3055. (President)

James Macon

Thank you to the Union Mask Brigade for the donation of masks. Our bus drivers love the masks. They are made really well and are super comfortable to wear. Excellent quality. (ATU 998 President)

Ross Winklbauer

Thanks to WI AFL-CIO and the UMB for delivering us some great homemade masks. Can't wait to try! USW Local 2-209

Sue Voelker

I’m a retired member of AFSCME Local 3055. My husband Tim, who just recently retired from National Association of Letter Carrier, Branch 619 and I are long time union supporters and excited to volunteer our efforts.

Kelli Harrison

I’m a UAW member, CAP/PAC Coordinator, and member of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO Executive Board. I have done hundreds of masks for UAW members in manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin and the Midwest. We are union strong.

SHARON ARMSTRONG

Thanks UMB from USW Local 2-209 at Harley Davidson!

IAMAW Lodge 66

Thank you from the IAMAW Local Lodge 66 at Miller Brewery!

ATU Local 998

My red UMB mask brightens my day!

Matt Albers

Thank you to all the sewers of the Brigade for your efforts. (Vice President, AFSCME Local 3055)

Jeff Weber

A big thank you to the Union Mask Brigade for helping to keep my wife Anne and I safe during these uncertain times. And thank you for the donation to the nurses and health professionals of the WFNHP! (President of the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT)

Marta Bradley

I am the Secretary-Treasurer for Metropolitan DC Federation of Musicians, Local 161-710 of the AFM. I also sew quilts, which means I have a rather large stash of fabric. I have made 500+ masks so far and have given them away to friends, but also doctors, nurses, dentist offices, nurse practitioners, and nursing care facility employees.

Alex Boll

The message I created from Post-its and paint on our window is "Be Safe. We Deliver for You." We're doing everything we can to be safe too. The letter carriers at Wauwatosa Station and I thank the Union Mask Brigade for helping.

Andrew Stark

This is the essence of solidarity. Union workers helping union workers. The labor movement in a nutshell. Thank you to the WI AFL-CIO and all the sewers of the Union Mask Brigade for the donation of masks to UAW Local 9 Brewery Workers.

ATU Local 998

Some heroes wear masks. #ATUstrong

Michelle Ritt

I am a veteran special education teacher and active member of Madison Teachers, Inc. I also serve on the Dane County Board. So far, I have made over 500 masks. My first batch was for nurses at a local pediatric clinic. Sewing has become a part of daily life for me. I know it makes a difference. It’s something I can do to help. SMART nose strips have been an amazing addition to my masks. ❤️Solidarity.

Connie Smith

I'm with the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses and Health Professionals, AFT. I am a Surgical Tech and President of the Tech Unit at St. Francis Hospital. Here I am sporting my Blue Fist embroidered mask! Thanks, UMB!

ATU Local 998

Thanks to the UMB for having our backs while we have yours. Stay safe!

Chris Delongchamp

Thank you for the new mask! UAW Local 9 Brewery Workers.

Ezoda Whitlock

I'm a letter carrier at Wauwatosa Station and a member of the WI State Association of Letter Carriers. I'm sending thanks to the UMB for delivering these beautiful masks. It made our day!

Rachelle Alioto

I am a retired public employee at UW Milwaukee and the organizer of the Brady Street Moms. My machine was accumulating dust, so I thought this is the perfect time to get it running to help workers in Wisconsin by contributing to the Union Mask Brigade effort.

ATU Local 998

Stay safe, mask up.

Spencer Savage

The Union Mask Brigade is helping keep me and my grocery customers virus free. I'm a proud UFCW 1473 member and know my union is continuing to fight for worker protections.

Sandy

I am MTEA retired art teacher. I taught at Golda Meir, 38th Street, Sholes Middle School, Honeycreek, Neeskara, Grand Avenue, French Immersion, Carleton, Trowbridge. I’ve been making masks nonstop and handing them out wherever I can (including Washington HS for the election voters).

ATU Local 998

Our union is making sure we stay as safe as possible while keeping up our service to the community. Essential workers, unite!

Stephanie Bloomingdale

To all the Union Mask Brigade sewers - the masks you are making are being received very enthusiastically. I love them and everyone I speak with does too. I applaud and thank you for your dedication to helping union workers be safer on the job. (President, Wisconsin State AFL-CIO)

IAMAW Lodge 66

I and the IAMAW at Miller Brewery thank the UMB for the mask donations.

Scott van Derven

I'd like to thank the Union Mask Brigade for having the backs of Letter Carriers by making these fantastic masks! Our carriers have been on the front lines delivering normalcy to the American public since Day One and will be there to help deliver the recovery of our nation as well. Thanks again to our brothers and sisters of the Union Mask Brigade! (President of the WI State Association of Letter Carriers)

Dennis Delie

My wife is in the Union Mask Brigade - here's the USW mask she made that I wear with pride. Thank you to all the hardworking sewers of the UMB! (Wisconsin State AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer)

Dawn Martin

I am a member of OPEIU Local 9 and have been making masks for family members. Can't wait to make some for the Union Mask Brigade and sew some of the Union Mask Brigade labels onto the masks.

Ellen La Luzerne

Proud member of AFSCME Local 171 and reporter at WORT radio. Wearing masks is a way to show respect for others. Making masks is my way to show that respect, to give back to the community. I've been sewing since middle school. My skills were rusty when I started mask making. Before volunteering for the Brigade, I sewed masks for family and friends. The Brigade has helped my sewing skills return and, I hope, help others stay safe and well.

Tanita Mitchell

Thanks to the Union Mask Brigade for the comfy mask!

Cindy Delie

My husband Dennis is a Steelworker and Wisconsin AFL-CIO’s Secretary Treasurer. I’m so happy to be able to put my love for sewing to use making masks. I’m doing adults and kids sizes in multiple styles and patterns.

ATU Local 998

A mask helps us as drivers stay healthy as we continue to serve our communities during the COVID-19 health crisis. If you are a passenger, mask up with us. We are stronger, together.

Mario Simmons

Can't wait to pass out these masks to my fellow letter carriers! Thanks Union Mask Brigade! I will be rocking the mask on my route. Letter Carrier blue goes great with the uniform.

Marty Horn

Proud MTEA member. I am happy to donate material, resources, and my time for this great solidarity effort to get workers masks in Wisconsin.