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Quilts as a way to unite a town

This Western-themed quilt is one of 15 works to be displayed around town between Memorial Day and July 6. The quilts are a fundraiser for Kent schoolchildren. Photo submitted

KENT — In a fractured world, what could be more symbolic of the coming together of a community than a quilt, put together by a quilting group, for the benefit of a local nonprofit?

The Kent Quilters organized themselves in 2014. They wanted to revive the old tradition of groups of crafters coming together to spend some time, cut some fabric, stitch some squares together and share their thoughts on this, that and the other, and raise some money for a worthy organization.

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