OHSU lab worker sews masks for frontline workers
Annie Painter, a fabric and clothing designer who lives in Oak Grove, has donated her custom-designed fabric to Julie Felts of Clackamas who's sewn and given away over 60 masks to frontline workers.
When she's not sewing masks, Felts is a medical lab technician at Oregon Health & Science University who among other things, runs COVID-19 lab testing. At home, she's been volunteering to sew masks using Painter's fabric.
Painter of Oregon Annie Artwear began her career in soft sculpture and artwear that was shown at the Portland Art Museum, local galleries and purchased by private clients. After becoming an art teacher in Oregon, she returned to her love of applied design and wearable art in 2018.
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