Group sewing masks for Albuquerque graduates

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A group of sewers is making keepsakes for high school graduates in Albuquerque.

Mask Up New Mexico, a volunteer and donation-driven group, is sewing masks for more than 5,000 students.

"Like having your tassel, you can still look back in ten years and say, ‘oh remember that, that was a wild year," said Stephanie Bartlett.

This project brought more than 80 sewers together, often times working 14 hours a day.

"All the different populations and anyone who’s had a really rough go at, it just deserve some acknowledgment," Bartlett said.