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Little quilters

For nearly a decade, kindergarten students at Peterboro Street Elementary School have designed and created a quilt every year for Madison County's Prenatal Care Assistance Program.

This year the quilt was given to child born prematurely in March that just came home from the hospital.

Kim Paul and Tammy Moran's kindergarten classes began working on a calendar quilt two weeks ago. Each block of the quilt represents the 12 months of the year.

Five-year-old Emily Snyder was responsible for the month of August. Snyder's contribution started with a piece of purple colored material she brought from home. She said making the quilt was "kind of hard."

"The drawing was fun," Snyder said. "I drew the beach ball on August."

After designing each monthly theme, the kids helped with pinning and tying the knots.

Snyder said this quilt will be given to a "little baby boy named David."

Diane Osinski, Paul's teacher aide said in past years, the family receiving the quilt thanked the students with a card.

"Once [the parents] brought the baby in," Osinski said. "They were just so appreciative. It made me want to cry."

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