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Stitching love into infants’ gifts

Each year, members of the Bay Quilters Guild pour hours upon hours of love and dedication into quilts that are given to infants in need. This year, the guild has donated approximately 20 handmade quilts to the Rural Infant Services Program for infants to use during the various therapies they undergo and later on their beds as memories of how far they have come.

“The quilts have been so much appreciated in the past,” said Kathy Phillips, RISP director. “Knowing how much they mean to our children warms our collective hearts.”

Nowadays, Phillips said parents are advised to have infants sleep on their backs and then have periods of times on their stomachs called “tummy time” during play. The infants use these quilts during tummy time, when the quilts become their special blanket.

RISP specializes in working with children to help identify and treat developmental problems as early as possible. “The goal is for each infant to reach his or her ful...

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