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Chattanooga Parks and Recreation’s Wyatt Art Center Director Joyce Teal, of Hixson, left, and fellow quilting expert Bonnie Akhtab, of East Brainerd, work together in weekly quilting classes to create handmade quilts. This cowboy quilt is a variation of a nine-patch and will soon be presented to a young homeless boy at the Chattanooga Community Kitchen.

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Wyatt Art Center quilting group crafting quilts for the homeless

Chattanooga Community Kitchen staff estimate that 300 people in the downtown area need a home. In an effort to help keep them warm this winter, North Chattanooga’s Wyatt Art Center quilting group is sewing together bundles of warmth and love for a local homeless family.