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Quilt project aims to honor Marathon victims

Clara Wainwright’s Mending Boston quilt project also looks to mend souls

With their needles pinched between fingertips, a group of teenagers in Chinatown gathered quietly around a large cloth adorned with an impressionistic map of the Boston Marathon route and began to sew.

Sometimes in unison, and sometimes to an ­individual rhythm, their arms would reach above their heads, stretching out thread before swooping back down, sinking needles into the cloth to add the smallest details, such as angel wings, to the giant map.

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