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Quilter making masks to slow spread of coronavirus

 

MASKED MARVELS---Folks having to venture out during the virus crisis can now do so in style. La Conner’s Laura Hill and her niece, Brandi Ray, have put in 12-hour days crafting over 100 stylish handmade facial masks made from quilting fabric. They are donating the masks to whoever needs them. They spent all weekend washing, pressing, and cutting fabric to make more, and on Monday received some elastic for ties. Their initial masks all sport cloth ties. – Photo courtesy of Laura Hill

Laura Hill fashions colorful quilts that have kept family and friends warm on many a winter’s night.

Now her latest project is one that is warming hearts in the La Conner area and beyond.

An avid sewer and crafter, Hill has literally taken the campaign to stem spread of the coronavirus into her own hands.

Using the quality cotton and flannel fabric that graces her quilts, Hill and two family members have sewn and donated masks that encourage social distancing, help wearers not touch their faces and minimize any airborne particles they might otherwise spread from a sneeze or cough.

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