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Health Notes: Local artists donate quilts for cancer patients

Women facing breast cancer will get a little extra warmth and comfort thanks to a donation from local artists to the Essentia Health Cancer Center in Duluth.

The 30 quilts were made in conjunction with the Spring Fling Quilt Show, an Essentia Health news release said. The event is coordinated by four shops: Behind the Seams in Silver Bay, Country Schoolhouse in Superior, Creations in Duluth and Quilt Corner in Beaver Bay. Each quilt bears a tag with the names of the quilters who worked on it along with the message: "P.S., We love you."

A letter accompanying the quilts asked that they be given to breast cancer patients who don't have a strong support system. Several quilts remain to be distributed, said Licia Connolly, breast health navigator at the cancer center.