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Vacaville fashion designer sparks mask movement

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What do you do with a passion for fashion, talent with a needle and a heart for humanitarianism?

Become a sewing superhero, of course.

Enter Marleen Maltby of Vacaville and her dedicated crew of volunteers, aka Marleen’s Mask Makers.

With thread to spare, armloads of fabric and time on their hands, the sewers have crafted thousands of face masks for local healthcare workers, public safety employees and, essentially, anyone in need since Solano’s shelter-at-home directive went into effect in March. About a thousand more have been made for the Navajo Nation, with more on the way.

All were given free of charge.

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