Valley quilters and sewers stepping up to make face masks

Facemasks made by Tessa Atwood, of Hummingbird Hill Quilting.      Tessa Atwood photo

By Lauren Harkawik
WILMINGTON - Quilters and sewers around the community have been employing their skills, and fabric stashes, for a good cause in recent weeks. Tessa Atwood is making masks for organizations far and wide, including hospitals. Sewers such as Twyla Wallace, Mary Brady, and Angel Balch have been busy making masks to distribute within the community.
In March, when schools closed and the news started to focus more and more on coronavirus, Atwood, a quilter, found herself sitting at the sewing machine but unable to work.

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