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Bay Quilters bring joy to families of special-needs children

The Bay Quilters group is bringing a bit of joy to families of some special needs children. The group’s members donated more than 20 handmade quilts they poured their hearts and souls into over the past year to the Rural Infant Services Program last Thursday morning.

RISP provides early help to infants and toddlers with developmental delays; and, according to its director Kathy Phillips, these quilts will provide them with a comfortable space for therapy, play, and to enjoy.

“We encourage our young children to have what is called ‘floor time’ early on,” Phillips said. “These quilts really help to provide a special place for them to do that.” She said an important part of their therapy and early growth is to start moving around and reach. “The quilts really help normalize and make therapy fun.”

Phillips said another component of the quilts being donated is that they show parents or guardians of children with special needs that the...

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